Myths that migrants spread diseases or that migration is bad for public health were dismissed recently at a special seminar at the graduate entry medi(...)

Young teenagers in Ireland and the UK are among the worst in Europe for drunkenness, health experts say, although alcohol consumption in the age group(...)

Latest WHO report shows most European countries are on track to reach Health 2020 inititiative targets Photograph: iStock

Smoking, drinking, obesity and “under-vaccination” are hindering progress in the field of health in some European countries but there has been a susta(...)

More than 41,000 people in Europe have been infected with measles in the first half of this year. according to the World Health Organisation. Some 76 cases have been recorded in Ireland.

Cases of measles in Europe have reached a record high according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), with Ireland seeing a massive increase in diag(...)

Health ministers from 11 countries are to meet on Tuesday to discuss progress with the European Vaccine Action Plan, which includes the aspired elimination of measles and rubella. Photograph: istock

A leading doctor has said the rising incidence of measles in Ireland could be due to a previous shortfall in vaccinations that has caught up on the po(...)

 British military medics donning protective equipment during training for Operation Gritrock, the exercise for deployment to treat the Ebola, in Sierra Leone, at the British Army Medical Services training centre in northern England. Photograph: Graham Harrisson/British Ministry of Defence/EPA

More cases of the deadly Ebola virus will almost inevitably spread in Europe but the continent is well prepared to control the disease, the World Heal(...)