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(...)

Health Research Charities Ireland has said research is now ‘drawing to a halt’. File photograph: Getty

Strict new laws around personal data protection have stalled vital medical research and prompted concerns that future trial participants might be put (...)

The Rally is an international charitable event which involves driving from Prague to Ulan Ude in Russia in a 1 litre engine car

Not many people can say they drove from Newbridge in Co Kildare to Russia, but even fewer people can say they did it in a 1 litre Nissan Micra. Patri(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris acknowledged   resources would be needed to address the requirement of cancer survivors. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The physical, psychological and financial needs of almost 200,000 survivors of cancer are not currently being met, according to a report prepared for (...)

John Cregan with Patsy, left, and Mary Cregan at the 2018 GAA Hurling All Ireland medal presentation to Limerick at Adare Manor Hotel in Limerick. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene

It’s often said that the death of a son or daughter is one of the most devastating things a parent could ever face in life and John Cregan speaks hone(...)

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