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Custard creams and chocolate biscuits are in, but trendy fads such as avocado on toast have not made it to new hospital menus.
Up to 378 patients are stuck in hospitals, awaiting a place in a nursing home. The patients are occupying hospital beds even though they are well enough to be discharged.
A bizarre Frankenstein-style experiment has breathed life into the brains of pigs four hours after death.
The final compensation bill for the CervicalCheck controversy could potentially spiral after it emerged yesterday that another 1,776 women whose slides are currently being reviewed are to be included if they want to take a case.
Eating one rasher or a slice of ham a day increases the risk of bowel cancer, a new study shows.
A tribunal of compensation is to extend to women outside the 221 group who were caught up in last year’s CervicalCheck crisis.
A "three-tier" system of access to expensive cancer drugs has emerged after it was confirmed Vhi will only cover the medicines for its insured patients who are being treated in private hospitals.
Up to 17,000 staff at 36 hospitals, including health care assistants, chefs, laboratory aides and theatre staff, are set to ballot for strike action.
Yvonne Shannon has spoken about how her daughter Ruby was diagnosed with a brain tumour aged just two-and-a-half after she told her she had an "ouchy" in her head.
When Joe Carroll's wife was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) a few years ago, the family never thought they might have to sell their farm to pay nursing home bills.
The HSE has asked the High Court for orders compelling a man who it says has been fit for discharge for some time to leave one of its medical facilities.
Addiction to the painkiller codeine is "an epidemic verging on eruption and should be recognised now", according to an article in the 'Irish Medical Journal'.
Concern is mounting over the rising cost of funding the Fair Deal for nursing home care, as demand for the scheme soars.
Thousands of people with health insurance are in the dark about attempts by State hospitals to charge them on the double for treatment.
Parents who are grieving the loss of a baby can access a new website which for the first time aims to offer information and support.
UP to 17,000 staff at 36 hospitals including health care assistants, chefs, laboratory aides and theatre staff are set to ballot for strike action.
One in 16 patients who are admitted to hospital end up sicker after picking up a serious or life-threatening infection on a ward, a new survey has revealed.
The mandatory vaccination of children against diseases like measles and mumps will be discussed by Health Minister Simon Harris and his EU counterparts in Bucharest, Romania, this week.
Obstetricians are taking acting workshops with coaches from the Abbey Theatre in Dublin to improve communication with distressed patients.
THE number of public patients waiting to see a specialist has climbed to another new high with 546,630 on outpatient lists - a rise of over 4,700 in a month.
Much-needed doctors are quitting Irish hospitals for abroad because they are fed up with understaffing and lack of respect from senior medics, a damning new report has revealed.
Any plans by Health Minister Simon Harris to ban children who are not vaccinated against measles from schools and crèches are expected be blocked by people's right to bodily integrity.
An email sent to health officials last year on behalf of former clinical director of CervicalCheck Gráinne Flannelly - warning of potential result delays if women were offered free repeat smear tests - was not shown to Health Minister Simon Harris until this year.