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The stunning Covid vaccines manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna drew upon long-buried discoveries made in the hopes of ending past epidemics (Jason McLellan  pictured).  Photograph: Sergio Flores/The New York Times

Thousands of miles from Dr Barney Graham’s lab in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, a frightening new coronavirus had jumped from camels to humans in the Middl(...)

‘The whole issue is an embarrassment for the White House’. Photograph: EPA/Shawn Thew

A common sight on the front doors of pharmacies around Washington (and elsewhere in America) over recent weeks has been a sign advising customers that(...)

Passengers travelling to the United States from Ireland and elsewhere will have to undergo testing for Covid-19 within one day of their departure under new measures to be introduced by the Biden administration. Photograph: Emmanuel Croset/AFP via Getty Images

Joe Biden has announced new actions to combat the coronavirus in the US, including a nationwide campaign encouraging vaccine boosters, an expansion of(...)

Former US secretary of state Colin Powell. He had undergone treatment for multiple myeloma, which compromised his immune system, a spokeswoman said. Photograph: Tim Sloan/AFP via Getty Images

Colin Powell, the former US secretary of state who played a pivotal role in attempting to justify the 2003 invasion of Iraq, has died from complicatio(...)

Gnet Studios has worked on major games, including Call of Duty and Cyberpunk 2077.

Dublin headquartered video games specialist Keywords Studios has agreed to buy Gnet Media in a deal worth up to $32 million. The US-based company pr(...)

We know people with mental illness are less likely to access healthcare and public health advice. But the statistic in this US study are seismic. Photograph: iStock

The novel coronavirus, Sars-CoV-2, has brought us on many unexpected journeys. In narrow medical terms, loss of taste and smell, inflammation of the h(...)

Donald Trump’s doctor, Sean Conley, has refused to give a time frame for his release from hospital after his infection with Covid-19. Photograph: Live screengrab

White House physician Sean Conley has said the president “is doing well” as he provided a first substantive update on the health of President Donald T(...)

Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Microsoft said on Monday it would acquire ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion (€6.4 billion) in cash, strengthening its Xbox video game offering with the s(...)

 American banker Elizabeth Trump Grau (L) her brother US president  Donald Trump, and their mother Mary Trump  as they pose together at the Mar-a-Lago estate, Florida, 1995. File photograph:  Davidoff Studios/Getty Images

A new TG4 documentary about Donal Trump’s mother has claimed the US president has done nothing to help the Scottish island where she grew up. Mary An(...)

Pumped breast milk may not deliver the benefits of the sugars that arrive in breast milk straight from the source. Photograph: iStock

In the earliest days after birth, millions of bacteria make their home in a baby’s body – in the skin, mouth and especially the gut. These immigrants (...)

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