A comprehensive report on organ donation in Ireland was  published by the Oireachtas committee in September 2013.

A year ago the then Minister for Health Leo Varadkar announced during Organ Donor Awareness Week that the Department of Health was working on legislat(...)

Ibuprofen provides meagre benefit for back pain, according to a new study. Photograph: Thinkstock

Common drugs used to treat back pain only provide meagre benefits that are outweighed by the side effects, scientists have warned. A new study sugges(...)

The GP will kick off with an open question like: “What brings you here today?”

Going to the GP can be a stressful experience: the phone’s engaged for ages, the receptionists are scary as hell and securing an appointment this side(...)

Junior doctors and supporters hold placards during a strike outside St Thomas’s Hospital in London, in April. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

A union representing British doctors has called off a five-day strike scheduled for next week, citing concerns about patient safety, but it stuck to p(...)

Junior doctors and the British government will return to the negotiating table on Monday in an effort to break the deadlock over the controversial new contract for junior medics. File photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Junior doctors and the British government will return to the negotiating table on Monday in an effort to break the deadlock over the controversial new(...)

 Accident and emergency department junior doctor Lisa Wallberg draws on the pavement outside King’s College Hospital  in London, England. File photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Getty Images

Junior doctors across England have kept up pressure on the British government as their all-out strike over a new contract continues for a second day. (...)

British boxer Nick Blackwell who has been in an induced coma since his defeat to Chris Eubank Jr. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Nick Blackwell’s struggle to recover after his fight last week against Chris Eubank Jnr has once again highlighted the fateful unpredictability of wha(...)

 Representative bodies are calling for reform to address extended hospital waiting lists in the North. Photograph: PA

The Minister for the Health on the Northern Ireland Executive Simon Hamilton has stated he remains “100 per cent committed” to tackling hospital waiti(...)

Junior doctors protest outside the department of health in London at the British government’s intention to impose new contracts. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Junior doctors in Britain’s National Health Service have said they will consider “all options open to us”, possibly including an all-out strike, afte(...)

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(...)

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