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Structure of the amyloid beta peptide   bound to the cell membrane. Scientists at Washington University  reported that they had devised the most sensitive blood test yet. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

For decades, researchers have sought a blood test for beta amyloid, the protein that is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. Several groups and companie(...)

US president Donald Trump with Jerome Powell, chairman of the US Federal Reserve. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

A widely watched bond market indicator sent its strongest recession warning in more than a decade this week, as the global growth outlook dimmed and q(...)

Many people complain their sleep is neither restful nor restorative, no matter how many hours of sleep they get.

How did you sleep last night? Chronic insomnia, which affects 5 per cent to 10 per cent of older adults, is more than just exhausting. It’s also link(...)

Matt Bomer: 'We live in times where society is becoming more divided.' Photograph: Fred Hayes/Getty for SAGindie

Fate has made at least one effort to keep Matt Bomer in Ireland against his will. About 20 years ago, when he was still a student, he spent time as a (...)

Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

After years of criticism, Facebook said on Tuesday that it would stop allowing advertisers in key categories to show their message only to people of a(...)

US Republican senator  Lindsey Graham  dines at the Palace of Princes restaurant in Manbij, Syria, in July 2018. Photograph: Charlie Savage/New York Times

For US troops posted in the dusty flatlands of northern Syria, the Palace of the Princes restaurant in Manbij offered a pleasant place to stop for gri(...)

Darlene Coker is shown with her thoracic surgeon David Sugarbaker

Darlene Coker knew she was dying. She just wanted to know why. She knew that her cancer, mesothelioma, arose in the delicate membrane surrounding her(...)

Rabbi Jeffrey Myers leads a gathering in Hanukkah songs outside the Tree of Life synagogue on the first night of Hanukkah, on Sunday, December 2nd, 2018. Photograph: Gene J Puskar

Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill is a bustling, leafy neighbourhood of locally owned shops and large residential brick homes where residents are busily shov(...)

 Former US president George HW Bush (bottom) celebrates his 85th birthday by jumping with the US army’s Golden Knight parachute team in a tandem jump with SFC Michael Elliott in Kennebunkport, Maine in  2009. Photograph: Reuters

George Herbert Walker Bush Born June 12th, 1924 Died November 30th, 2018 George HW Bush, who has died aged 94, was the 41st president of the US (19(...)

Hiring seniors is a good deal for fast-food chains. They get years of experience for the same wages

The sullen teenager grinding through a restaurant shift after school was once a pop culture clichés American as curly fries. Nowadays, Brad Hamilton, (...)

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