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For sunscreen to be effective, it is very important that you apply a generous amount to your skin before going out in the sun, advises the health Service Executive. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Health professionals and the HSE have warned that people with conditions such as diabetes and heart complaints should take extra care during the curre(...)

It’s tempting to water everything in sight, but you need to prioritise. Photograph: Getty

Signs of the prolonged heat and lack of rainfall are showing everywhere in Irish gardens, from sun-burnt lawns to wilting foliage and drooping flowers(...)

Popcorn has been linked to ailments including cancer, heart disease and bronchiolitis.

In the second part of our – incredibly random – series of Ask Us Anything we will attempt to answer some of the consumer questions that may have been (...)

Most of us apply only 20-50 per cent of the recommended amount of sunscreen, which means we end up with a lot less protection than we imagine. Photograph: iStockphoto

At the stroke of midday today, on almost every beach on the Med, you will see local people packing up and heading for the shade of holiday apartments,(...)

John Risher, 106, watches the game and records statistics manually in the press box during a University of Virginia home football game in Charlottesville. Photograph: Lexey Swall/The New York Times

Charlottesville, Virginia. John Risher drove north on Route 29, a briefcase resting in the car’s back seat. Through sunglasses, Risher, who is 106 (...)

The Catarata del Toro waterfall falling into a volcano crater

The leaf on the ant’s back is three times the size of its body. Stretched in a long line, its colleagues are following along the top of a yellow wall.(...)

Hollie Swift and member of staff in the DSPCA applies sun cream to Fergi the saddleback pig in this picture from 2013. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

Sunscreens can be a little bewildering to an Irish person raised on a diet of heavy clouds, rain, and all-too-brief bursts of sunshine, followed, in (...)