Danielle Barron

Danielle Barron

The truth about HRT

The truth about HRT

Hormone replacement therapy as a treatment for menopause is once again mired in controversy after a new study, but despite the latest uproar, many doctors are convinced of its safety and effectiveness

The Fertility Question - A Sunday Business Post Magazine special report

When the sands of time run out: The road beyond IVF

When the sands of time run out: The road beyond IVF

Fertility treatment can be a long and bumpy road. What happens when it reaches its conclusion? In the concluding part of our fertility series, Danielle Barron reports

The fertility question: The longest shortest time

The fertility question: The longest shortest time

The IVF process is emotionally intense, physically draining and astonishingly expensive. But advanced medical knowledge and pioneering lab techniques are making the ‘take-home baby rate’ for women and couples better than eve

The fertility question: The next steps

The fertility question: The next steps

When a couple can’t get pregnant, it’s hard to know where to look next for answers. Danielle Barron talks to a fertility consultant, a well-woman GP and a fertility coach to find a path through the maze

Cracking the fertility code: The cost of IVF

Cracking the fertility code: The cost of IVF

One in six Irish couples will face fertility challenges. For many, IVF is the solution. But the costs can be onerous and draining

Medical Error: Why hospitals still aren't telling patients the truth

Medical Error: Why hospitals still aren't telling patients the truth

The failure of open disclosure has been at the heart of recent medical scandals, including CervicalCheck and the Portlaoise babies. Patients want the truth, but for healthcare staff fearful of legal action, forthcoming legislation may only muddy the waters further

The Morrissey judgment and the ‘absolute confidence’ test

The Morrissey judgment and the ‘absolute confidence’ test

The awarding of €2.1 million in compensation to a terminally ill Limerick woman who was wrongly given the all-clear by CervicalCheck has alarmed the medical profession, but if the state appeals the ruling, it risks alienating the public and campaigners