Bagpipe player had inhaled fungi growing inside pipes

Musicians warned after 'bagpipe lung' death

23 Aug Musicians are urged to clean their wind instruments regularly after British doctors reported that "bagpipe lung" had killed a man who inhaled fungi growing inside his pipes.

Kevin Kelleher said having the measles vaccine is now as important as having a passport when going abroad

People urged to get measles vaccination

16 Aug A public health consultant has said the latest case of measles in north Cork should act as a "good stimulus" for those who have not been vaccinated and who have never had the disease to get the jab.

Some patients are temporarily attending St Luke's in Rathgar for treatment

Group unhappy with care of sarcoma patients

11 Aug The Sarcoma Action Group has said it is unhappy with new arrangements for the care of patients with the rare condition, where cancer grows in the connective tissues of the body.

Eight patients used virtual reality scenarios to train their minds

Brain-training boost in paralysis research

11 Aug Paraplegic patients recovered partial control and feeling in their limbs after training to use a variety of brain-machine interface technologies, according to new research.

Public hospitals were described as being ineffective by a consultant

Harris urged to tackle 'chaos' at public hospitals

09 Aug A Consultant Ophthalmologist based at the Mater Private and Temple Street Children's Hospital in Dublin has said the Minister of Health needs to address issues at hospital level before anything can be changed regarding waiting lists.

IMPACT said significant issues remain over pension entitlements

CRC staff can move to public pension scheme

09 Aug Staff at the Central Remedial Clinic have been told they can move to a public service pension scheme following a dispute over the closure of the private scheme earlier this year.

HIQA carried out the inspection in April

Kerry residential centre criticised over safety

09 Aug A residential centre for people with disabilities in the Killarney area is not sufficiently resourced to ensure the delivery of safe, quality supports and services, according to the Health Information and Quality Authority.

People who have applied for a medical card cannot currently track the progress of their application online

Technical issue with medical card website

08 Aug The Health Service Executive has said it is dealing with a technical issue with its medical card website service as a matter of urgency and hopes to resolve services as soon as possible.

The parasite claims around 60,000 lives around the world every year (Pic: Dr Christina Dold and Prof Celia Holland)

Irish scientists make parasite treatment discovery

04 Aug A team of Irish based scientists has made a potentially significant advance in the fight against a parasite which kills tens of thousands of people around the world each year and makes hundreds of millions sick.