The hidden costs of getting treated for cancer mean that for many patients, fighting the disease is only half the battle. Eimear Vize reports
Govt and bishops may clash on abortion centres
The Oireachtas Health Committee hearings have heard calls for emergency terminations to be carried out in all general hospitals, and not just maternity units. This could lead to a clash between the Government and Catholic-owned hospitals
Genetic breast cancer is rare - Cancer Society
Angelina Jolie has revealed that she underwent a double mastectomy earlier this year after discovering she had an increased risk of developing breast cancer, however genetic breast cancer is rare, according to the Irish Cancer Society
Safety scandals led to hospital reforms
Health Minister James Reilly's hospital reorganisation plan is very welcome. It's a pity patients had to die or get injured unnecessarily for it to finally become a reality
GPs vote in favour of limited abortion
In a significant move, the AGM of the College of GPs voted narrowly in favour of abortion in cases of lethal fetal abnormalities. It narrowly rejected, however, a call for abortion to be legalised in cases of rape or incest
Two-tier system for hospital tests
Public patients in Ireland face much longer waits than their private counterparts for often vital hospital tests, a new study has shown.
Health reform plan coming off the rails
Far from introducing free GP care as promised, the Government is actually making more people pay for care. Has James Reilly's much vaunted healthcare reform plan finally come off the rails?
Taking heart from organ donation
Karen McDermott was only in her 30s when she was told she was in end-stage heart failure and would need a heart transplant. She now wants to raise awareness of the importance of organ donation
From bedside to bed
When consultant cardiologist Brian Maurer became seriously ill, he got a chance to view life from the bed rather than the bedside. He found that while the standard of treatment was excellent, there were issues with coordination of care.