The recent flurry of excitement about coffee preventing heart disease illustrated two important points: suspected “causes” of coronary heart disease c(...)

Bad news for those who regularly run marathons or ultra-marathons: such running can damage your health. Photograph: Thinkstock

There is much evidence that regular aerobic exercise will significantly reduce your chances of contracting a variety of serious health problems, in(...)

Nick Tarrant adjusts an 1850 bronze and gilt clock at the London Antique Clock Centre in Portobello Road, London as the  clocks go forward this weekend. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Switching over to daylight saving time, and losing one hour of sleep, raised the risk of having a heart attack the following Monday by 25 per c(...)

Married men and women had lower rates of heart disease than those who were widowed, divorced or single, with fewer conditions like hardening of the arteries or blood clots, a study found.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Being married appears to be a heart-healthy lifestyle, according to researchers. Married men and women had lower rates of heart disease than those (...)

Brian Maurer, who died late last year at the age of 72, was one of Ireland’s most prominent physicians and a pioneer of cardiology. A founder member o(...)

In the pits: traders signal offers at the Chicago Board Options Exchange recently.

Last week, we looked at 10 of the more unlikely findings into stock market behaviour. The list of market anomalies is a long one, however, with equity(...)

Irish cyclist Dan Martin leading  the peloton on the climb of the Col de Portet d’Aspet during stage nine of the 2013 Tour de France last July. Martin went on to win the stage. Photo:  Pensinger/Getty Images

French riders in the Tour de France live an average of six years longer than the general population and die less often of cardiovascular problems, res(...)

Ronan McGreevy A simple blood test devised by Irish doctors has resulted in a near 40 per cent dec(...)