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The Government has been urged to honour the legacy of the late CervicalCheck cancer activist Orla Church, who quietly campaigned for the introduction of more advanced screening of smear tests.
Scientists have identified genetic changes that may predict the likelihood of a breast cancer relapse in women who take a common type of hormone therapy.
Fewer than one in 10 of the country's GPs have signed up to provide medical abortions since the new law was rolled out on January 1, although the number is increasing.
A "rogue's gallery" of viruses are to blame for a significant number of chest infections this winter.
Orla Church, one of the women caught up in the CervicalCheck controversy, has died days after the Health Service Executive and a US laboratory agreed to settle her legal action.
Farmers claim they are not being afforded a fair hearing as part of an "open season" undercutting beef producers.
HUNDREDS of Irish nurses in Australia have challenged the Irish Government to give them a reason to come home.
ORLA Church, one of the 221 women caught up in the CervicalCheck controversy, has died days after the Health Service Executive and a US laboratory agreed to settle her legal action.
Some pregnant women whose unborn baby has been diagnosed with a major foetal abnormality may still have to travel abroad for a termination, according to new guidelines issued to obstetricians.
At least 84,000 children are waiting for dental services, with half of these on lists for more than a year.
Mother-of-four Teresa Ross has to pay €6,500 for two of her children's dental treatments and it will take up to two years to pay off the costs.
The Dublin Well Woman Centre, which had a 31pc rise in women coming for cervical screening since the CervicalCheck scandal in May, said it is concerned the results of some tests carried out in November have still not come back.
A distraught woman whose unborn baby was diagnosed with a fatal foetal abnormality was refused a termination at one of the country's biggest maternity hospitals, it was claimed yesterday.
The new abortion law has been operational for nearly three weeks and apart from the medical concerns about the rushed roll out and a few minor pro-life demonstrations it has been without major controversy.
Older people who move around more - even just doing housework - may protect themselves against dementia, research has shown.
Much-anticipated legislation creating exclusion zones to prevent intimidation and protests around healthcare facilities providing abortion is not expected to be ready until March.
The death toll from flu has risen to nine as the virus is expected to spread for at least another six weeks.
Women from Northern Ireland who want to have a medical abortion in the Republic will have to pay the €450 fee.
A pregnant woman whose baby was diagnosed with a fatal foetal abnormality has been refused a termination, the Dáil has been told.
A woman from Northern Ireland swallowed an entire plastic and foil packet of painkillers in the middle of the night and forgot about it — and doctors couldn’t find it for more than two weeks.
The Finance Minister has ruled out a 12pc pay hike for nurses to avert strikes because of the "great risk" of knock-on claims by public servants.
The massive bill for the new national children's hospital which is due to open its doors in 2022 will be at least €1.7bn, it emerged yesterday.
At best a child with special needs is waiting seven months for an assessment, but at worst the wait can be almost two-and-a-half years.
Cancer patients, diabetics and newborns in neonatal units are believed to be on the "critical list" being compiled to guard against medicine shortages here after Brexit.
Fianna Fáil has demanded urgent government engagemet with nurses who have threatened strike action later this month.