In central  Copenhagen more than 55 per cent of people commute by bicycle.

Even before it became one of the world’s great cycling cities, Copenhagen was a great city to cycle in. Like the rest of Den- mark, it is almos(...)

The global market in e-cigarettes from $2 billion in 2012 to $3 billion last year. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

First they were banned on buses and trains and now e-cigarettes are being ruled out of order on all hospital campuses, as Irish regulators grap(...)

Throughout May, hundreds of local and national events will be organised by See Change, the National Stigma Reduction Partnership, as part of the Green Ribbon national calendar of activities.

A campaign to promote open discussion about mental health is to begin next month. Throughout May, hundreds of local and national events (...)

A United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and Syrian Arab Red Crescent team arrives to the Bustan al-Qasser neighbourhood in Aleppo, which is controlled by opposition forces. Photograph: EPA/UNHCR

Fighting, and the calculations of both the Syrian government and insurgents, determine whether civilians in contested areas eat, drink, cook an(...)

File photo  of Tamiflu medication. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Researchers who have fought for years to get full data on Roche’s flu medicine Tamiflu said today that governments who stockpile it are wasting(...)

Campaign groups have called on the Government to introduce a national vision strategy to help prevent eye disease. Photograph: PA

A proper strategy to deal with preventable eye diseases could save the State €76 million a year, it has been claimed. A new report by th(...)

Workers from Médecins Sans Frontières prepare isolation and treatment areas in Gueckedou, Guinea. Photograph: AP Photo/Kjell Gunnar Beraas, MSF

Guinea faces an ebola epidemic on an unprecedented scale as it battles to contain confirmed cases now scattered across several locations that a(...)

We spent €1.44 billion in outlets selling fast food in 2012. That’s a whole lot of cheeseburgers, taco fries and spicy chicken wraps

We like our chips. And burgers, kebabs, snack boxes and whatever you’re having yourself. Irish people spent more money per head on fast food than 1(...)

The tenth anniversary of the 2004 workplace smoking ban is a significant milestone. Up to 4,000 smoking-related deaths have been prevented in t(...)

Nadine Keegan, who has narcolepsy, tries to study but is often overcome by sleep. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In the coffee dock reception area by the first floor function rooms at the Red Cow Inn, Conor Talbot is out for the count. Stretched along the (...)

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