Mon, 06 Apr, 2020
Chair of the trade association, Keith Flynn, said members had signed a code of conduct agreeing to only sell vaping products to people over the age of 18. The code, published last month, also states that members should always ask for identification if there is any doubt about a person's age.
Mon, 22 Jul, 2019
A lack of psychological and social therapies for people with mental health difficulties is partly to blame for high prescribing rates for antidepressants. That’s according to doctors addressing the Oireachtas joint health committee on foot of recent media reports on overuse of prescription drugs.
Thu, 22 Mar, 2018
Cervical cancer is the second most common cause of death from cancer for young Irish women, despite an effective screening programme and free vaccine. Why has there been such a dramatic fall in the number of girls getting vaccinated? asks.
Tue, 02 May, 2017
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has supported Health Minister Simon Harris in his call for “breathing space” to resolve the new national maternity hospital crisis, saying talks are needed to put in place a “legally waterproof situation”.
Fri, 28 Apr, 2017
The founder of the Jack & Jill Foundation said he is “withdrawing gracefully” from his public campaign opposing the location of the new children’s hospital at the St James’s Hospital site in Dublin.
Fri, 28 Apr, 2017
A doctors’ group has backed Dáil calls to impose a minimum price on all alcohol products and a de facto ban on TV advertising for the items during sports events, saying the moves are vital if Ireland is to finally tackle its binge drinking culture.
Tue, 23 Jun, 2015
More than 200 Indian doctors working in the Irish health service continue to be ineligible for career-essential training posts despite treating patients on a daily basis, an anomaly repeatedly condemned by the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO).
Mon, 13 Apr, 2015