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Children may hold the answer to our alcohol problem

Children may hold the answer to our alcohol problem

With conventional campaigns failing to reduce our consumption, we might have to rely on something similar to the climate movement

State denies all liability as woman takes swine flu vaccine case

State denies all liability as woman takes swine flu vaccine case

Accusations that HSE was ‘controlled’ by Pandemrix makers GlaxoSmithKline Health are ‘unjust’, High Court hears

Perennial cash injections just a plaster to fix spending on health

Perennial cash injections just a plaster to fix spending on health

There is huge frustration in government that funds spent on health do not readily translate into positive, measurable impact, unlike voter-friendly tax cuts

Harris accused of breaching terms of consultant contracts

Harris accused of breaching terms of consultant contracts

Dr Donal O’Hanlon, president of the Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA), wrote to the minister last week outlining various alleged breaches

HSE expects 500 a day on trolleys during the winter months over delayed discharges

HSE expects 500 a day on trolleys during the winter months over delayed discharges

The Sunday Business Post has obtained details of the HSE’s ‘winter-ready plan’ which is being drawn up to deal with the traditional surge in hospital admissions over the October to March period

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

Up to 8,000 women with breast implants will be warned about cancer risk

Up to 8,000 women with breast implants will be warned about cancer risk

Hundreds of women worldwide have suffered or died from rare cancer linked to the implants

Harris faces grilling over claims of fresh hike in Children’s Hospital cost

Harris faces grilling over claims of fresh hike in Children’s Hospital cost

Contractor BAM has submitted additional claims which could lead to rise in final bill

CervicalCheck report fails to provide clarity on a complex issue

CervicalCheck report fails to provide clarity on a complex issue

Cervical screening is an imperfect science, but the latest HSE report misses an opportunity to close the gap between public understanding and medical reality

New figures provide lab breakdown for CervicalCheck tests

New figures provide lab breakdown for CervicalCheck tests

State Claims Agency reveals it is now handling 125 legal actions

The leaked tape, and the report that scuppered the NAGP

The leaked tape, and the report that scuppered the NAGP

The Garda National Economic Crime Bureau and the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement have begun a criminal investigation into the National Association of General Practitioners. The association imploded in May, leaving €400,000 in debts

Mainstay hopes US regulator will approve back pain device in 2020

Mainstay hopes US regulator will approve back pain device in 2020

Company says it will need to raise €45 million if it gets FDA green light

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