Pink sneakers: Fort Worth state senator Wendy Davis tried to talk out the bill restricitng abortion in Texas. She filibustered on her feet for 11 hours and 15 minutes, wearing pink sneakers which became a symbol of women’s struggle.

A 13-year-old American girl pregnant as a result of rape has a constitutional right to an abortion. But in practice it may be impossible for her to ob(...)

A surface sensor, or skin patch

How would you like to be fitted with miniature electronic devices so compatible with your body that you are physically unaware of them? They would (...)

US doctors and teaching hospitals got $6.49 billion from drug and medical-device makers in 2014, according to new government data .

US doctors and teaching hospitals got $6.49 billion from drug and medical-device makers in 2014, according to new government data on the financial lin(...)

The sugar content of one glass of pure orange juice and a yogurt exceed the WHO recommended daily limit for children. Photograph: Thinkstock

In 1972, when John Yudkin wrote Pure, White and Deadly: How Sugar is Killing Us and What We Can Do to Stop it, his theories were ridiculed by the f(...)

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Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body weight and is widely used to calculate the prevalence of obesity in the population. According to this crite(...)

Former Central Remedial Clinic chief executive Paul Kiely  followed by chairman James Nugent  after appearing before the Public Accounts Committee. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

Over the past few weeks salaries and fringe benefits of chief executive officers (CEOs) and senior managers of state, semi-state and voluntary agencie(...)

General practice, for years the only stable and consistently functioning part of the Irish health system, is now on its knees, as its resources have been systematically removed since the beginning of the economic recession. Photograph: Getty Images

“I lie awake at night dreading the next day. Can’t relax in evening because ofpaperwork not done . . .”“Enjoy seeing patients but overloaded with work(...)

Lethal injection chamber in Huntsville, Texas: the state of Texas performs more executions than any other US state.  photograph: david j sams collection/the image bank

On February 15th 1998, Michael Wayne Hall (18), a labourer from Dallas, abducted a 19-year-old woman and shot her several times with a .22-calibre pis(...)

A child at a March Against Monsanto in Los Angeles, California, last week. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Foods derived from genetically modified (GM) crops are not available for human consumption in large parts of the world, including Europe, because of h(...)

Cold salmon frittata. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

As I was growing up, eggs made a regular appearance at tea time. They were scrambled, boiled, poached or fried. A standalone source of protein, someti(...)