MDLinking’s founder, Hans Flu, is also a surgeon

“It has been a year since I gave up practicing medicine and I have to say I miss it a lot – so much so that sometimes I actually dream about performin(...)

More Irish people are a healthy weight now than eight years ago. Photograph: Thinkstock

Obesity is in the news again. The latest global report on obesity trends in 200 countries from 1974 to 2014 was published in the Lancet in early April(...)

  Ireland is set to become the most obese country in Europe, with the UK, within a decade, according to a study. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Ireland is set to become the most obese country in Europe, with the UK, within a decade, according to a study published in The Lancet. Irish men alre(...)

An artist’s impression of what the Abelisaur looked like and how it moved, as revealed by an analysis of its femur, its largest leg bone. Illustration: Davide Bonad

A fossil lying forgotten in a museum drawer has revealed new information about a ferocious meat eater that lived 95 million years ago. It had a deadl(...)

The results from trials of a new treatment for cystic fibrosis have been welcomed by Cystic Fibrosis Ireland

Trials of a new treatment for cystic fibrosis (CF) have delivered “a significant if modest benefit” for patients who experienced an improvement in lun(...)

A professor of immunology will explain why we age and what we can do about it during a talk at Athlone IT tonight.

A professor of immunology will explain why we age and what we can do about it during a talk at Athlone IT tonight. “We won’t slow it down, but there a(...)

“This study shows that babies born by C-section are more likely to be overweight or obese later in life,” said Prof Neena Modi, senior author of the study, who is based in the department of medicine at Imperial College London. “We now need to determine whether this is the result of the C-section, or if other reasons explain the association.”

Babies born by Caesarean section are more likely to be overweight or obese as adults compared(...)

The Wellcome Trust-funded study found that men who had been unemployed for more than two of the preceding three years were more than twice as likely to have these genetic changes compared to men who were continuously employed.

Men who are unemployed age faster than those who are working, according to a research study from Britain and Finland. The genetic changes seen in m(...)

Russian astronaut Oleg Kotov holds an Olympic torch (in foreground) during a spacewalk as Russian astronaut Sergey Ryazansky gives instructions outside the International Space Station. Photograph: Reuters/Nasa TV/Handout via Reuters

The Olympic torch that will light the flame in the upcoming Winter Olympics 2014 has just completed an unusual leg of its journey – into space. The un(...)

“We know that the baby does need to move a certain amount for healthy skeletal development but what we don’t know is how much movement is needed,” says Dr Niamh Nowlan

When a baby in the womb kicks, those flutters, rolls and even big hoofs in the belly can be reassuring and fun for the parents. But is there more to i(...)