WHO described the outbreak as a 'major public health emergency'

Legionnaire's outbreak kills 10 in Portugal

21 Nov An outbreak of Legionnaire's disease at a Lisbon suburb that has killed ten people and infected over 300 others over the past two weeks has ended, Portugal's health minister said.

Anthony Doolan drives 50 miles a day to bring his son to school

Call for Carer's Allowance application review

21 Nov The Carers' Association has called for a complete review of the application process for the Carer's Allowance in respect of those looking after people with learning disabilities and autism.

The HSE said in recent years the majority of convictions relate to offences in smoking areas of licenced premises

Most smoking ban breaches in pubs

20 Nov The Health Service Executive has said there have been 278 convictions for smoking ban violations since the law was introduced in March 2004.

Fampyra helps multiple sclerosis sufferers to walk

HSE to reconsider funding of MS drug

19 Nov The Health Service Executive has said its drugs committee will meet to reconsider a decision not to fund a life-changing drug for MS sufferers.

A nurse wearing personal protective equipment helps an Ebola patient at the Kenama treatment centre in Sierra Leone

Ebola death toll stands at 5,420 - WHO

19 Nov The World Health Organisation said that 5,420 people had so far died of Ebola across eight countries, out of a total 15,145 cases of infection, since late December 2013.

Patients recuperate in the intensive care ward at the Chhattisgarh Institute of Medical Science hospital in Bilaspur

Rat poison chemical found in sterilisation pills

15 Nov Tablets linked to the deaths of more than a dozen women who visited a sterilisation camp in India are likely to have contained a chemical compound commonly used in rat poison, two senior officials in Chhattisgarh state said this morning.

Liberia has been hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak

Mali reports second Ebola death

12 Nov Mali has suffered a new case of Ebola infection with the death of a nurse who treated a patient from Guinea, according to medical sources.