Leo Varadkar asked people to wait until all of the facts are known 'before jumping to any conclusions'

Varadkar awaiting HSE report on abortion case

23.16 The terms of reference and the team for an internal HSE review, into the care provided to a woman who had her pregnancy ended in controversial circumstances, are due to be published tomorrow.

The scientists say the discovery will lead to multiple uses in areas like healthcare, the automotive industry and robotics

Rubber bands could monitor health issues

18.21 Ordinary rubber bands could be transformed into wearable sensors for monitoring blood pressure, joint movement and blood glucose, as a result of a discovery by researchers at the AMBER materials science centre and Trinity College, Dublin.

Concerns raised over overcrowding and staff shortages

Drogheda: Nurses in protest over overcrowding

18.33 More than 70 nurses took part in a hour long protest at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda to highlight concerns over the number of patients on trolleys in the Emergency Department.

Public health advocates stage an Ebola awareness and prevention event in Monrovia, Liberia

84 people die of Ebola in three days

19 Aug The Ebola virus recently killed 84 people in just three days, bringing the global death toll to 1,229, the World Health Organization said this morning.

Report into controversy has been sought by Tony O'Brien

HSE internal review into abortion case

18 Aug The Health Service Executive is setting up an internal review to report into the care provided to the woman at the centre of the controversy over the decision to refuse a termination of pregnancy.

The Democratic Republic of Congo is investigating the deaths of several people who displayed Ebola-like symptoms

Ebola virus causes thousands of trip cancellations

18.20 Thousands of tourists have cancelled trips to the Africa following the outbreak of Ebola, including destinations thousands of miles from the nearest infected community such as Kenya and South Africa.

The error at a hospital in Melbourne was spotted within hours

Hospital accidentally declares 200 people dead

14 Aug An Australian hospital has apologised "unreservedly" after sending out notices to the doctors of more than 200 patients telling them they had died, instead of that they had been discharged.

Dr Ray Walley said that co-payments disproportionately penalise the sickest and most vulnerable groups

Concern over possible charge for 'free' GP care

14 Aug The Irish Medical Organisation has said it is concerned with reports that the promise of free GP care at the point of access could be subject to a price for patients in the form of user charges.

The research found that aspirin may reduce death from breast cancer

Aspirin may help halt spread of breast cancer

13 Aug An Irish-funded study has found that women who have been prescribed aspirin regularly, before being diagnosed with breast cancer, are less likely to have cancer that spreads, than women not on prescription aspirin.

The department said talks on the GP service contract are continuing with the Irish Medical Organisation

No decision on nominal fee for GP consultation

11 Aug The Department of Health has said no decision has been taken on whether there will be a nominal fee for a GP consultation as part of the planned roll-out of universal free GP care.