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Itoje emerges as a doubt for England's Six Nations battle with Ireland
The imposing lock was unwell overnight and missed England’s captain’s run today.
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Trump’s younger brother Robert ‘seriously ill’ in hospital
The White House did not immediately release details about why Robert Trump had been taken to hospital.
Rassie Erasmus seriously ill when coaching Springboks to glory - reports
The 47-year-old transformed the national team from a laughing stock to world champions.
Alex Ferguson recovering in hospital after brain haemorrhage
The former Manchester United boss was rushed to hospital for emergency surgery.
'It's a wake-up call': 73 children on trolleys in emergency depts so far this year
The Irish Nurses and Midwives’ Association has just launched a new trolley watch system – where it counts how many children are on trolleys in EDs.
Labour's Diane Abbott takes break from campaigning due to ill health
Jeremy Corbyn said Lyn Brown will fill in for Abbott as shadow home secretary.
Poll: Have you ever gone to work when you were sick?
Your daily bite-sized ballot break.
Ireland call on Tracy as cover after captain Rory Best hit by stomach bug
Niall Scannell will make his debut in the starting team if Best does not recover.
Measles warning after second case confirmed this year
The person in question had been in Dublin and Kerry leading up to and including the May bank holiday weekend.
MMA fighter rushed to hospital after Dublin event
Joao Carvalho ‘fell very ill’ after his bout in the National Stadium on Saturday night.
Irish family face $2million in medical bills after daughter diagnosed with tumour
Fundraising is ongoing in the US and Ireland to help the family.
Woman in iconic 9/11 'Dust Lady' photo dies of cancer
Marcy Borders said her cancer diagnosis was as a result of inhaling toxic air from the attack.
Nurses are going to work sick because they 'don't want to let the team down'
Researchers say cutting sick leave entitlements will not reduce absenteeism in the health sector.
'Closure of taxi rank at Beaumont Hospital will impact on elderly patients'
Dublin City Council ordered the closure of the rank at the end of the month.
'It means everything to me': Temple Street dads on their love for their kids
They shared their stories with us.
Peter Robinson has had a suspected heart attack
The North’s First Minister felt unwell this morning, the DUP said.
Friend confirms Joni Mitchell 'not in a coma, and nowhere near giving up'
Media reports last night suggested the singer was in a coma.
Seriously ill Antarctic worker transferred to hospital after two-week journey
An icebreaker transported the man back to Australia.
'Me and my wife took part in a kidney swap arrangement and I would do it again'
Husband and wife Karen and Patrick Bradley travelled to Coventry
Do not eat: Supermarkets warned to keep daffodils away from fruit and veg
The National Poisons Information Centre of Ireland said bulbs have been mistaken as onions in some cases.
Flu is 'actively circulating' and on the rise in Ireland
The HSE said that the rate has risen by almost 14%.
Opinion: My tips for feeling healthy and happy this winter
Last winter I got sick and I couldn’t shake it off without a trip to the doctors. In hindsight, it’s very obvious why – I wasn’t really taking great care of myself.
Condition of UK Ebola patient has deteriorated to "critical"
A second person is now being tested for Ebola as a “precautionary measure” in Swindon.
Internet rallies to help dying father see final Hobbit movie
Will Peter Jackson see the request?
Parents of missing boy to appear before Spanish judge tomorrow
Ashya King was taken from hospital by his parents without doctors’ consent.
Dangerous laser targets air ambulance carrying critically ill baby
The green laser was shone right into the cockpit. The air corps said it could carry risks to passenger and crew.
Families who had discretionary medical card revoked already will not get them back
The HSE said there are legal issues surrounding the reinstating of discretionary medical cards that have already been taken away.
Scientists have proven a good sleep could actually cure your cold
Experiments on fruitflies showed faster recovery and better survival rates for the ones that had more sleep.
Be careful: Most accident-prone days of the year are Stephen’s Day and 27 December
Colds, minor burns and injuries from falls are the most common types of injuries and illnesses.
All set for Christmas, but now you're sick? What should you take to help?
Confused about over-the-counter medicines? If you’re sick what should you ask for?
Love/Hate’s Fran, Colin Farrell and Katie Taylor rally support for Merryn
Four-year-old Merryn was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma – an aggressive childhood cancer of the nervous system.
Column: Families who assist their loved ones to die will continue to feel the full wrath of the law if it is not changed
Today, the case began of Gail O’Rorke who has been charged under the Criminal Law (Suicide) Act 1993 for assisting an MS sufferer to die.
Column: The equality struggle didn’t end with Mandela’s prison release, it must continue
Mandela did not topple white rule single-handedly – nor did he ever claim to, writes David Cronin, who says that while he retains a deep admiration for Mandela, he did turn his back on some of his beliefs.
Nelson Mandela: Prisoner, president and father of 'Rainbow Nation'
The former president of South Africa, who spent 27 years in prison, inspired a nation and the world.
How did a woman get the world's first human case of H6N1 bird flu?
A 20-year-old woman was found with the virus after presenting to hospital with flu-like symptoms.
Poll: Do you think the law should be changed to allow for assisted suicide?
A man in Canada recorded a video eight days before he died asking for the laws on assisted suicide to be changed – what’s your view?
Junior Minister Kathleen Lynch admitted to hospital
Minister Lynch was visiting Letterkenny General Hospital when she took ill earlier today.
Obama to meet Mandela's family - but won't visit him in hospital
Barack and Michelle Obama will meet privately with members of Mandela’s family to offer their thoughts and prayers, a US official said.
Watch the animated life and times of Nelson Mandela
A series of animated videos tell the story of Madiba’s life, from birth to today.
Reports: Nelson Mandela 'on life support'
The former President of South Africa was admitted to hospital due to recurring lung problems.