Green is good: a housing estate in Maynooth, Co Kildare, demonstrates the look of  tree cover. Among other benefits trees can protect against air and noise pollution

There is a justifiable push to build more housing, but this pressure should not ignore the benefits of greenery residential areas. Not only for aesthe(...)

New international guidelines, that question the benefits of low-dose aspirin to prevent first-time heart attack, rely on research by an Irish expert. (...)

 Study: Two or more diet drinks a day increase the risk of stroke, heart disease and the chances of  an early death. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA

Two or more diet drinks a day increase the risk of stroke, heart disease and the likelihood of an early death, research suggests. A large study invol(...)

Are your tastebuds salivating at the thought of the first Roses or Quality Street passing your lips since this time last year? Photograph: iStock

Are you getting in shape for the annual guzzlefest that is Christmas? Are your tastebuds salivating at the thought of the first Roses or Quality Stree(...)

Amarin chief executive John Thero: detailed results for fish-oil drug Vascepa confirm initial figures for its success

Amarin, a one-drug Irish company, will discover the market’s verdict on its prospects Monday after presenting detailed data on a very successful clini(...)

Salt may not be as damaging to health as is usually claimed, according to a controversial new study which suggests campaigns to persuade people to cut(...)

According to recent data, about half our shopping trolley each week is made up of ultra-processed foods

Well known facts abound in the area of food and health and, of late, one of these putative facts centres on what are termed ultra-processed foods. The(...)

Many more stroke patients than previously thought can be saved from disability or death if doctors remove blood clots that are choking off circulation(...)

Dogs really are our best friends, according to a Swedish study that says canine ownership could reduce heart disease. A study of 3.4 million people b(...)

Do you savour mealtimes or do you wolf your food down? Eating at your desk or on the run can mean you can gulp down your breakfast or lunch in less t(...)

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