Members of the public walk past signage on the Princes Bridge for the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne today. Photograph: Graham Denholm/Getty Images

Dutch doctor Joep Lange and a World Health Organization official heading to an Aids meeting in Melbourne were among 298 people killed on the Malaysia(...)

A Liberian woman reads an Ebola information poster on the prevention of the Ebola epidemic, during UNICEF’s sensitisation campaign. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

West African countries neighbouring those hit by the Ebola epidemic including Mali, Ivory Coast, Senegtions neal and Guinea Bissau should prepare for (...)

Alkermes chief executive Richard Pops. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

Shares in Irish drug company Alkermes jumped over 10 per cent yesterday after it announced plans to seek US marketing approval for its experime(...)

An anti-pylon protest at Mahon Falls, Co Waterford, last year. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Eirgrid’s plan for essential upgrading of the national electricity power grid is attracting stiff opposition from communities living near the p(...)

No one seems interested in the fact that poor people cannot afford to buy real food. Photograph: Getty Images

The numbers of people with serious health problems such as cancer, obesity and diabetes are increasing at an alarming rate. A report from the I(...)

Canada has reported the first case in North America of a form of bird flu that has killed hundreds of people over the past decade. The person had trav(...)

The health sector, the education system, local authorities and other public sector organisations need to be targeted by disadvantaged groups.

The year began with “hard-hitting anti-smoking adverts from the HSE”. Dr Stephanie O’Keefe, HSE national director of Health and Wellbeing, hopes the a(...)

In Britain, dementia is the most feared health condition among people aged over 55. Photo: iStock

Many governments are woefully unprepared for an epidemic of dementia currently affecting 44 million people worldwide and set to more than treble to 13(...)

No one needs vitamin D supplements unless they stay indoors or wear clothes that cover every inch of skin. Photgraph: Getty Images

Winter has arrived and we can look forward to 10-12 weeks of cold, damp weather with a maximum of eight hours of light a day. Many people take vitamin(...)

Creamy guacamole. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

You share your body with more than 100 trillion bacteria. That’s right. It’s thought that more than 1,000 different species are growing in the gut, an(...)