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“Heroin is a semi-synthetic opiate synthesised from morphine, and is the most prevalent illicit opioid worldwide.”  Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland has been named as one of six countries which have experience a significant rise in the level of opioid-related deaths. A report, Addressing (...)

The French connection. Macron and May meet  in Paris. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Image of the week: We meet again For health and safety reasons, this isn’t the photograph of the diplomatic kiss shared by Emmanuel Macron and Theres(...)

Yitang Zhang: While working for  University of New Hampshire as a lecturer, Zhang submitted an article to the Annals of Mathematics in 2013 which established the first finite bound on the least gap between consecutive primes that is attained infinitely often

Occasionally, a major mathematical discovery comes from an individual working in isolation, and this gives rise to great surprise. Such an advance was(...)

 Donald Trump: in a sense his wall is just another drug. For his fans, it is a fix of xenophobia that dulls the pain of the real epidemic that is blighting their lives and their own communities. Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

After marijuana, the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States is not heroin or cocaine or crystal meth. It is painkillers manufactured by (...)

Sarah Johnson: ‘You can make your own choices and decisions and nobody is spoon-feeding you’

Sam Blanckensee Occupation: Sam Blanckensee is national development officer at the Transgender Equality Network of Ireland. Earlier this year, he was(...)

Somebody tries to revive a man who overdosed on heroin in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, a hub for heroin addicts. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

American politicians and scientists are issuing strident warnings to policymakers in Europe and around the world, urging them to prevent an epidemic o(...)

Gerry McCartney, vice president for IT and chief information officer, Purdue University, Indiana

It’s a long journey from joining the Christian Brothers to becoming one of the leading technology innovators in the US, but then Gerry McCartne(...)