Escape: Michael Gibbons was the only survivor when the helicopter he was in hit trees in thick fog

Michael Gibbons was the only survivor of a helicopter crash in 2005. Despite injuries to his spine and brain, he has rebuilt his l(...)

Regina Cunnane: “Our niche is really in high quality product with quirky, interesting clothes”

Small Business: Inside Track Q&ARegina Cunnane, Design House Barna, Co Galway

 Ann and Paul with their daughters, Sophia and Grace. Sophia was born at 25 weeks and four days.

Despite being a young area of medicine, neonatology is proving very dynamic

Eating foods that are high in fat and refined sugars activate the pleasure and reward centres of the brain, causing an increase in the release of the neurotransmitter dopamine. Photograph: Thinkstock

US study suggests cravings for fatty, sugary foods can be satisfied with healthy grub through special programme

Dr Louise Kenny, professor of obstetrics at University College Cork and a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, says she would never try to talk a woman or couple out of trying to conceive just because she is over 40.

Despite a woman’s fertility falling after the age of 36, more than a quarter of all births are to women over 35

A male Wakatobi Flowerpecker. Photographs: David Kelly and Nicola Marples

Research by a Phd student on a unique bird species may form part of international conservation planning

Mark Pollock at the Fail Better exhibition in Trinity’s Science Gallery. Photograph: Alan Betson

Blind and paralysed athlete Mark Pollock is racing to find a cure for spinal injury, with help from a global network

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A new obesity study brings cautious optimism, but the researchers say the current level is unacceptable

‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams is the top requested song on Upbeat radio.

Having people with experience involved in the delivery of recovery courses and seminars is important

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