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Driving health ministers into the bunker bad for everyone

Driving health ministers into the bunker bad for everyone

Freed from fighting fires over operational matters, those in charge could take the time to step back and look at the big picture – to the benefit of us all

Pharmacists say Harris has delayed expansion of their roles

Pharmacists say Harris has delayed expansion of their roles

There was a commitment in the Programme for Government to allow community pharmacists to prescribe more medicines directly to patients and manage their health better 'within two years'

Inside Ireland's cosmetic procedure industry

Inside Ireland's cosmetic procedure industry

Leading dermatologists are calling time on dangerous, unregulated cosmetic procedures

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

Political short-termism is killing the HSE

Political short-termism is killing the HSE

Not only does the government fail to let the health service plan ahead or budget for vital services, it cynically lets the HSE take the blame for any shortfalls

Sláintecare plan would destroy our hospitals

Sláintecare plan would destroy our hospitals

Removing private practice from public hospitals would turn them into the poor house of healthcare – without improving waiting lists

New report suggests removing private practice from public hospitals

New report suggests removing private practice from public hospitals

The loss of income would be catastrophic for an already cash-strapped system, say doctors

Independent review of 1,000-plus smear tests to share findings this month

Independent review of 1,000-plus smear tests to share findings this month

Concern in health service that results will fuel further fears about quality of health screening: Hundreds of women declined to take part in the tests

US ruling highlights need for Irish debate on opioids

US ruling highlights need for Irish debate on opioids

An Oklahoma court's decision to impose a fine of €515 million on Johnson & Johnson over opioids should mark the beginning of a much-needed change when it comes to the control and sale of these products

Beaumont Hospital board flags 'financial predicaments'

Beaumont Hospital board flags 'financial predicaments'

The hospital board’s chairman Enda Connolly called on the HSE to address four key challenges at the large north Dublin acute hospital

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

HSE taking to Twitter to combat online misinformation on vaccines

HSE taking to Twitter to combat online misinformation on vaccines

The health body has become increasingly concerned about the role of social media in spreading misinformation which causes parents not to vaccinate their children

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

Human rights group calls for genetic data firm probe

Human rights group calls for genetic data firm probe

GMI, which was founded in 2015, was acquired last year by Chinese-owned WuXi NextCode. The firm aims to harvest genetic data from 400,000 Irish people for medical research

Trolls target medicinal cannabis mum

Trolls target medicinal cannabis mum

Campaigner won legalisation battle