At the launch of  Cancer Trials Ireland’s  Just Ask Your Doctor! campaign: patient advocate Eddie Mac Eoin from Bandon, Cork, with his two grandchildren, James Noonan  and Laoise McAdam. Photograph:  Andres Poveda

The vast majority of Irish people with cancer are willing to participate in a clinical trial on potential new treatments, according to a survey – thou(...)

The statins industry rests on the unproven cholesterol hypothesis: that eating saturated fat raises blood cholesterol concentrations, which clogs coronary arteries, inducing CVD.

In 2016, when Ireland’s State-funded sector spent almost €50 million on cholesterol-lowering statins – the world’s most prescribed drug – was the mone(...)

According to the Health Research Board, Ireland has the fourth-highest level of alcohol consumption in the OECD region. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is to hold up Ireland’s alcohol consumption policies as an exemplar for other developed countries. B(...)

Gardaí will be targeting  drivers using alcohol and drugs. Photograph:  Julien Behal/PA Wire

A total of 59 people have been killed or seriously injured in Easter bank holiday crashes since 2012, according to figures published by the Road Safet(...)

Gardaí will mount   checkpoints across the State this weekend. Photograph: Collins

Gardaí have warned they will be targeting “high risk” behaviour, including driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, over the Easter bank holid(...)

A Swedish study   on more than 43,000 men  found that how much a person drinks in their late teens can predict the risk of developing cirrhosis later in life. Photograph: iStock

Daily alcohol consumption even at very low levels early in life may significantly increase the risk of alcoholic liver disease in men, a new study sug(...)

An international study found  the number of involuntary admissions to psychiatric care in Ireland had risen from 46.5 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2013 to 52.6 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2016.

A new international study has criticised Ireland for its lack of reform in the mental health sector despite Vision for Change, which it described as “(...)

It isn’t a textbook but opens up the world of science: Foraminifera are single-celled protists with shells. Illustrations from Life Under The Lens by Jennifer Delaney.

Who doesn’t love colouring in? No matter what age you are, if you can hold a pencil, marker or crayon then keeping between the lines offers hours of f(...)

‘The Wonder Woman Pose’ (try it, it’s fun) is used to get psyched up before an important presentation
The warts and all of open science

Science has become the new self-help. In favour of street-smart classics like How to Make Friends and Influence People, we reach for popular science t(...)

Ireland’s track record of delivering high calibre Stem graduates into industry has helped the pharma sector develop

A knowledge economy depends entirely on having a ready supply of knowledge workers. That is never more the case than in the life sciences sector, wher(...)

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