If Ireland complete the Six Nations Grand Slam this year Rory Best will have the third best success rate as captain. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

If Ireland go on to complete the job this season, an umbilical link between the most successful captains in the history of Irish rugby and the Six Nat(...)

Dr Maeve Eogan, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Rotunda Hospital. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A vaccine for Group B Streptococcus (GBS), the most common cause of severe infection in babies under three months of age, may be available within the (...)

I didn’t know what “no nasal bone” meant in practice, but I knew it was nothing good. Photograph: Getty Images

“I’m sorry, but I’m just having a bit of trouble locating a nasal bone.” Time slowed down when she said those words. Our bright and easy conversation(...)

Prof Robert Harrison, founder of the Human Assisted Reproduction Ireland, (Hari) unit at Rotunda Hospital, Dublin. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill
Obituary: Robert Harrison
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  • February 11, 2017, 06:07

Prof Robbie Harrison, who has died aged 76 from pancreatic cancer, was a pioneer in the field of assisted reproduction in the Republic. A gifted teach(...)

Within families, children born by caesarean were 64 per cent more likely to be obese than their siblings born by vaginal delivery.

Babies born by caesarean section are more likely to be obese as adults, according to a study that suggests the way we are born could have a lasting im(...)

Women who are travelling to the US at a later stage in pregnancy should check their travel insurance policy as they may not be covered for medical treatment if they go into pre-term labour while in the States. Photograph: iStockphoto

So you’ve decided to take the bump on a babymoon but are unsure as to the risks of travelling while expecting. Making any trip as safe and comfortabl(...)

David Ford, NI Justice Minister: “I can only go on the evidence that I have...that it is possible to diagnose accurately fatal abnormalities of a foetus.”  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Nobody has ever had a heart attack. The medical term is myocardial infarction. Nobody has ever died of a stroke. But many have succumbed to a cerebrov(...)

The UAE procedure deprives fibroids of their rich blood supply and they commonly shrink by 40-60 per cent within six months. Photograph: Thinkstock

Until 20 years ago about half of the women referred by their GPs with heavy menstrual bleeding would eventually have required a hysterectomy. With up (...)

Helen McConnell and her son Thomas (3) at home at Knocklyon, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The back pages of The Irish Times reflect our changing lives. But it is not every day you come across an advertisement encouraging you to freeze your (...)

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