Irish Cancer Society chief executive Averil Power, Minister for Health Simon Harris and Irish Heart Foundation chief executive Tim Collins at the launch of the new research. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Advertising of e-cigarettes is to be restricted in order to limit the exposure of young people to them, Minister for Health Simon Harris has confirme(...)

 ‘I remember sitting watching the clock going round and wondering if I had enough money to get out of the car park’. Michael Finnegan from Leitrim. Photograph: Andres Poveda

A cancer survivor from Co Leitrim has said his savings were wiped out in a year while tackling the illness. Michael Finnegan, who was diagnosed with(...)

Previous studies have suggested that statins, which are used to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and heart disease, could have a role in slowing down the growth of different types of cancers. Photograph: iStock

Men taking cholesterol-lowering drugs may have a reduced risk of developing a more lethal form of prostate cancer, new Irish research suggests. Men w(...)

The study looked at how e-cigarettes can cause damage to the body through toxic chemicals produced in the vaping process. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The Government should ban all e-cigarette advertising in forthcoming Dáil legislation after a report found that e-cigarettes damage the brain, heart, (...)

Kay McKeon: ‘I was overwhelmed by how beautiful the images were; in some cases I couldn’t believe I was looking at me. They are so tasteful, elegant, strong and beautiful.’ Photograph: Waneska Valois

A few days after her double mastectomy Kay McKeon found herself in her hospital bathroom doubled over in pain, still in shock following a speedy diagn(...)

The Daffodil Centre in St James’s Hospital, Dublin, is one of 13 such centres across the country which have helped   300,000 people   since   2009

When William Wordsworth penned his famous words “I wandered lonely as a cloud”, he couldn’t have imagined that the flowers which brought such joy to a(...)

Supplies of tamoxifen, used in the treatment of breast cancer, in short supply due to manufacturing delays. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The Health Service Executive has sought to reassure cancer patients about supplies of tamoxifen as supplies of the drug run short internationally. It(...)

The risk of dying from cancer before the age of 75 was about one in 10 for women and one in eight for men. File photograph: Getty

Men are more likely to develop cancer than women and are 32 per cent more likely to die from it, according to the findings of a report analysing cance(...)

Ross Walsh was contacted by a  Solomon Gundi, who was not as wise as his name might suggest. Photograph: iStock

A 22-year-old Limerick student has achieved an unprecedented grand slam of scam-baiting by simultaneously wasting a con artists time and making them l(...)

The research  says there is a need to improve the design, conduct, analysis and reporting of such trials. Photograph: iStock

Almost half of cancer drug trials supporting new treatments over a three year period had a high risk of bias that may show effects were exaggerated, a(...)

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