Lifestyle interventions, such as weight-loss and physical exercise programmes, are widely known to be the best way to prevent those with pre-diabetes becoming diabetic.

One in 20 people in Ireland suffers from diabetes. In those those aged 50 and over, the figure rises to almost one in 10. Ninety per cent of these peo(...)

The first emergency auxilliary hospital was set up by Dr Ella Webb at 40 Merrion Square.

The St John Ambulance Brigade was founded by Dr John Lumsden, chief medical officer of the Guinness Brewery in 1903. Lumsden identified the need to h(...)

Soft-Kin  by Richard Gorman, which has been shortlisted for the inaugural RCSI Art Award. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The opening of this year’s RHA Annual Exhibition also saw the announcement of a shortlist for a new award: the RCSI Art Award. Five artworks made th(...)

Working collaboratively: Several institutions, including Trinity, UCD and DCU offer interdisciplinary master’s degrees. Photograph: Getty

Young people throughout the European Union represent the largest cohort of jobseekers that cannot secure long-term employment. The rate of unemploy(...)

Dr Fiona Ginty Principal scientist in the Life Sciences and Molecular Diagnostics Organization at GE Research Center (GRC) in NYC, working on a cure (...)

Fitness instructor Steph Sinnott: ‘Squats with a weight is fine as long as it’s not too heavy.’

There are misconceptions that cause women to worry that exercise will somehow endanger their pregnancies, says Prof Fergal Malone, chairman of the Roy(...)

At The Irish Times Debate final, individual winner Clíodhna Ní Chéileachair and team winners Ross O’Mahony and Aaron Vickery (centre) are joined by adjudicator Prof Brent Northup of Carroll College, Montana. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Those opposing the proposition that 2016 should be the last year in which Ireland commemorates the Easter Rising were the big winners in The Irish Tim(...)

A team from the Solicitors’ Apprentice Debating Society of Ireland has won the final of The Irish Times annual student debate while the individual debating prize winner was Clíodhna Ní Cheileachair from UCD. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Those opposing the proposition that 2016 should be the last year in which Ireland commemorates the Easter Rising were the big winners in The Irish Tim(...)

The last semi-final of The Irish Times Debate 2015/2016:  Claire Ní Cheallaigh of the TCD Philosophical Society in full flight. Photograph: The Irish Times

The final of the Irish Times Debate, the annual student debating competition, takes place in Dublin this evening on the question of whether 2016 shoul(...)

RHA president Mick O’Dea, Prof Cathal Kelly, chief executive/registrar RCSI, Kevin O’Sullivan, editor of The Irish Times and Declan Magee, president of the RCSI announcing details of the new award. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A new €15,000 award will celebrate the contribution that art makes to the healing process. The award is being funded and organised by the Royal Colleg(...)