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(...)

Dr Rachel McLoughlin at the research bench in TCD. Photograph: Jason Clarke

You look at how the body reacts to a very common bacterium. Can you explain why? I’m interested in a bacterium called Staphylococcus (“Staph”) aureus(...)

Ireland rugby head coach Joe Schmidt launched the 2017 National Saddle Up For Epilepsy cycle, which took place earlier this year – along with Rick O’Shea (second left) and Brenda Quigg (third  left).

Brenda Quigg was diagnosed with epilepsy in November 2012, following a seizure she suffered while sleeping. With her diagnosis, the former community n(...)

There has been a “very deliberate policy on the part of the State of increasing the number of people with doctoral education”, says the Higher Education Authority. Photograph: Getty Images

The number of people in Ireland with doctorates has doubled in the past 10 years, in line with State policy to improve the country’s research credenti(...)

 Dr Brian Farrell  said that CSO data uses coroner data but that it should be possible to apply the balance of probabilities or clinical test in researching statistics to provide a more accurate count on the number of suicides every year. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Official statistics on suicides are not accurate and should include deaths where suicide is considered on a balance of probabilities, former Dublin Ci(...)

The HSE set up a programme in 2011 allowing intravenous drug users to exchange their needles for clean ones in designated pharmacies around the country

Users of a fake tanning product that is injected into the skin are availing of a HSE needle exchange programme set up to prevent the spread of diseas(...)

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