Mothers wait  with their children  in Bagamoyo, Tanzania, during tests for a  vaccine against malaria. Researchers have said that final clinical trials of a possible world-first licensed vaccine for the disease suggest the jab has the ‘potential to prevent millions of cases’.  Photograph:  Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images

Final clinical trials of a possible world-first licensed vaccine for malaria suggest the jab has the “potential to prevent millions of cases”, researc(...)

One-third of women said they were surprised at how many units they had consumed when they added them up for the survey. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/PA Wire

Almost half of all women who completed an online survey for The Irish Times admitted to binge drinking in the past seven days. About 45 per cen(...)

A man reacts to an air strike in the Yemeni capital,  Sanaa, on Wednesday. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

Houthi forces fought street-by-street battles with local militia in the old centre of Aden yesterday, as the first boatloads of emergency medical aid (...)

 South Yemenis stand on a tank used by militiamen loyal to the Saudi-backed Yemeni president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, following clashes with Houthi fighters in the  port city of Aden on Wednesday. Photograph: EPA

As the US expedited arms deliveries to the Saudi-led coalition, the UN warned the situation in Yemen could become “catastrophic”. Trond Jensen, head o(...)

Sean Hayes managing director of MTD Precision Engineering  and Dr Leonard O’Sullivan, senior lecturer  of ergonomics and human factors at the University of Limerick.

Researchers at the University of Limerick have been awarded €250,000 in funding to develop assistive exoskeletons for older adults.The researchers are(...)

Foreign pharmaceuticals companies in China have struggled with regulatory problems in recent years, including more stringent approval requirements

US drugmaker Pfizer has halted vaccine sales in China after an import licence for one of its top-selling treatments expired, dealing a blow to the com(...)

Malaria is caused by a parasite borne by mosquitoes. Only the United Kingdom and Belgium have higher rates of imported malaria among EU states than the Republic of Ireland. File photograph: Getty Images

Eighty cases of malaria were reported in the Republic of Ireland last year and the State now has the third highest incidence of imported forms of the (...)

Some children (and their parents) find it harder than others to maintain a healthy diet and adequate physical activity. Photograph: Thinkstock

In 1968, the World Health Organisation established criteria for determining which diseases to screen for, in order that early detection and treatme(...)

A dangerous trend is emerging in Russia: the rise  of potentially lethal moonshine, medical alcohol or even cleaning products. File photograph: Getty Images.

As the economic crisis sweeps Russia, a dangerous trend is emerging in the traditionally heavy-drinking country: the rise in consumption of potentiall(...)

Three times more women than men suffer from migraine attacks. Photograph: Thinkstock

‘Sorry, I can’t come in today: I’ve got a migraine.” Bosses don’t often hear those words from their employees. That’s because migraine is still not(...)