The number of people living with dementia worldwide is set to treble by 2050.
RTÉ News has learned that a review is under way of over 20 female patients treated by a consultant, involving the care provided at a number of private hospitals.
Minister for Health James Reilly has rejected calls for an independent inquiry to be carried out into the top-up controversy.
The Department of Health is to ask the European Commission for an extra year to allow the VHI be reformed into a new private corporate structure and to end its unlimited State guarantee.
The Irish Cancer Society has donated €1m to the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme, BowelScreen.
Former chairman of the Central Remedial Clinic Des Peelo has said there has been no misuse of funds at the charity.
The Director of Human Health at Safefood has said hidden sugars in common fruit drinks are contributing to childhood obesity.
Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn has said the board of the Central Remedial Clinic should resign after it emerged public donations were being used to top up staff salaries.
The results of the first year of a screening programme based at the Mater Hospital Emergency Department have revealed high rates of undiagnosed HIV infection in Dublin.
The Central Remedial Clinic has confirmed that money donated by the public is being used to top up salaries of some its staff.
The Emergency Department at St Luke's General Hospital in Kilkenny has been evacuated due to a fault in the ventilation system.
A design team for the new National Children's Hospital is to be appointed in Spring 2014.
The latest findings from the 'Growing Up in Ireland' survey show that 20% of five-year-old children are overweight or obese.
More than €20m in funding is to be invested in a research centre that is 'mining milk' for bioactive ingredients that can be used to develop new foods with nutritional and health benefits.
Hyperactivity symptoms similar to those of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are caused by a mutation in a gene that is involved in the functioning of the brain's nervous system, scientists at Trinity College have discovered.
A mass vaccination programme is getting under way in the Philippines to immunise children affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
The Minister of State for Primary Care has reiterated that universal free GP care will be available by 2016.
The Cabinet has asked former Circuit Court Judge Yvonne Murphy to report by February on a possible ex-gratia redress scheme for women affected by the past surgical practice of symphysiotomy.
The Health Service Executive is due to deliver its 2014 National Service Plan to Minister for Health James Reilly today covering spending of over €13 billion.
Smoking rates among children and pregnant women have declined in the past decade, but children from disadvantaged areas are a particular risk of tobacco-related harm, according to a new report.