Minister for Primary Care Alex White has told irishhealth.com he wants to improve the bad atmosphere that currently exists between the Government/HSE and GPs, in the wake of the row over proposals to introduce free GP care for the under sixes later this year.
How come most health scandals involve women patients?
If men had babies, would we have a safer maternity service? The question might not seem so flippant in the wake of the Portlaoise scandal
Most smokers want to quit
At least eight in 10 smokers in Ireland want to quit the habit, a new survey has found. Around one-in five people in Ireland aged over 15 now smoke, which indicates that smoking rates are dropping
Obesity - from epidemic to pandemic
A medical expert has warned that obesity in Ireland isn't an epidemic - it's actually worse than that. And our cash-strapped health service will struggle to cope with the diseases obesity can cause
An open relationship?
A new survey shows that while patients have high levels of trust in their doctors, medics themselves are reluctant to report an incompetent colleague or to admit to their own serious errors.
To e or not to e...
Are e-cigarettes a major breakthrough that will help reduce the number of people smoking or will they cause more harm than good? Eimear Vize investigates.
Transplant patients 'skipping vital medications'
Recent cuts to medical cards have led to some transplant recipients going without their vital medication. Deborah Condon reports.
Safety last - the Portlaoise findings
The Department of Health report into infant deaths at Portlaoise Hospital includes some shocking findings and hard-hitting recommendations
UHI - what is it and will it work?
Will universal health insurance (UHI) be the panacea for all our health service ills? Niall Hunter looks at the UHI plans in the Government White Paper, due to be officially published shortly