Irish people’s relationship with red meat has always been problematic, leading not only to cancer but to cardiovascular diseases. Photograph: Thinkstock

I was in Belfast when the report on red and processed meats from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) was published. Did it stop me (...)

Sierra Leone’s health officials check passengers transiting at the border crossing with Liberia in Jendema. Photograph: Zoom Dosso/AFP/Getty Images 1:38

Residents of Sierra Leone’s capital held a candlelit vigil and celebrations to mark the end of an Ebola epidemic that has killed almost 4,000 peopl(...)

The European Commission is likely to face pressure from the food industry to downplay the findings amid fears of its impact on food consumption. Photograph: Getty Images 1:26

The European Commission said it will “carefully analyse” the World Health Organisation report that processed meats can increase the risk of cancer. S(...)

It doesn’t matter how old or thin we are, everyone needs to exercise. Photograph: Thinkstock

Today is World Physiotherapy Day and the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists is highlighting the benefits of exercise to human health. (...)

Garbage floats in the polluted Cunha canal which flows into the notoriously polluted Guanabara Bay, site of sailing events for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The Rio government promised to clean 80 percent of pollution and waste from the bay in time for the games but admits that goal now is unlikely to be reached. Photo: Getty Images

Sailors and other athletes preparing for the Olympics have been training for months in contaminated waters where the Rio Games will be held. Many beli(...)

Malaria infects around 200 million people a year and killed an estimated 584,000 people in 2013, the vast majority of them babies in sub-Saharan Africa. Photograph: AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo

The world’s first malaria vaccine got a green light on Friday from European drugs regulators who recommended it as safe and effective to use in babies(...)

“I’ve starred in a lot of science fiction movies and, let me tell you something, climate change is not science fiction, this is a battle in the real world, it is impacting us right now.” Photograph: Ken Ishii/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures International

Arnold Schwarzenegger has been chosen by the French government to join Nobel prizewinners, philosophers, UN secretary generals, spiritual leaders and (...)

A photograph of my 1966 Leaving Cert class shows 17 young women, aged 16 to 18 years, all of normal weight. The majority are on the thin side. Chests (...)

Health workers in Liberia where a second case of ebola has been reported.

Liberia has confirmed a second case of Ebola just a day after authorities said they had detected a new case of the deadly virus previously thought (...)

Hans Jørgen Wiberg, inventor of Be My Eyes. Be My Eyes that connects blind people with volunteer helpers from around the world via live video chat Photograph: Thelle Kristensen

A Danish nonprofit startup has combined the humble video call with an army of volunteers who can see clearly. The result is an app that enables visual(...)