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(...)

New research emanating from the US has sparked fresh debate about whether certain forms of cancer should be classified as cancers at all.The issue has(...)

A radiographer prepares a woman for a breast screening. US researchers are suggesting that screening strategies need to be personalised and not all abnormal growths should be called cancers.

Low-risk growths in the breast, prostate and elsewhere should no longer be called cancer and screening efforts to spot them should be cut back, a wor(...)

Headlines announcing a 71 per cent increased risk of high-grade prostate cancer in men with high levels of fatty acids derived from fish oils were (...)