It is World Meningitis Day with parents being warned to look for early signs in their children.
Three African countries have been chosen to test the world's first malaria vaccine, the World Health Organisation said.
LATEST: The head of the Oireachtas Health Committee says he believes there is still a window of opportunity to save the new National Maternity Hospital deal.
A draft report due to be published next month is set to recommend free GP care for all, within the next five years.
The Government is calling on anyone who is feeling down to reach out and talk to someone.
The public are being offered a rare opportunity tonight to see life from the perspectives of those living with autism.
Just one of 35 primary health care centres announced by the Government to great fanfare almost five years ago is operational, it has emerged.
Vera Twomey’s walk to the Dáil was a landmark moment for patients all over Ireland, and the latest moment in a wide history of people having to fight for access to medicinal cannabis.
Seventeen people have died from measles in Romania in an outbreak affecting thousands, the country's health minister said on Friday.
Chinese premier Li Keqiang has pledged to make the country's skies blue again and "work faster" to address pollution caused by coal burning.
There has been a surge in patients who are dodging waiting lists by availing of free medical treatments in other EU countries.
A health promotion initiative targeting drug injectors — funded by an Elton John charity — has been rated a success by users and pharmacy staff.
The mother of a six year old girl with catastrophic epilepsy has expressed her devastation after the HSE turned down her application for medicinal cannabis for her little Ava.
The Minister for Health has announced a compassionate access programme for cannabis-based treatments.
The Minister for Education says schools have a vital role to play in safeguarding students' wellbeing and mental health.
New research shows the need for more supports for breastfeeding mothers, while a survey of women who gave birth four months before found that more than a third were in distress for a variety of reasons.
A tumour weighing more than nine stone has been removed from a man who had been told by doctors he was just fat.
Concern is growing over transfer times for patients needing transplants at the National Children's Hospital.
Breakthrough Cancer Research is calling on the public to make small changes in their lifestyle to help dramatically reduce their cancer risk.
Nurses are accusing the HSE of being reckless in their efforts to deal with hospital overcrowding.