Three out of five cancer patients don’t see a dietician as part of their treatment, yet the affects of malnutrition is a contributing factor in the de(...)

 Siobhán Dowling and her baby son Harvey with her mother-in-law Mary Heseltine. Photograph: Alan Betson

When new mother Siobhán Dowling was feeling at her most vulnerable in hospital the day after her son’s birth, she felt she was lucky to have her mothe(...)

 Back, wrist and neck   are the most frequent  types of injuries that golfers suffer from. Photograph: iStock

Until recently I had dismissed golf as a mere leisure pursuit, a prejudice deepened by its practitioners’ shared phenotype of pastel-coloured jumpers (...)

Tiger Woods will play Phil Mickelson in a winner-take-all $9 million match-play event on November 23rd in Las Vegas. Photograph: EPA/Tannen Maury
When the final whistle blows

The rewards of a successful sporting career at the top level are well-known. English Premier League footballers can earn hundreds of thousands of euro(...)

Sir Paul Nurse speaking after being awarded the inaugural George Sigerson award for ‘inspiring aspiring’ scientists by UCD Biological Society. Photograph: Aoife O’Sullivan

It’s not every day you meet a Nobel prizewinner, and members of UCD Biological Society were clearly excited to have English geneticist and cell biolog(...)

Hugh Kearney: challenged the prevailing anglocentricity in histories of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Through his book The British Isles: A History of Four Nations, Hugh Kearney, who has died aged 93, sought to alter the way the islands’ occupants view(...)

Secondary school students taking part in group work as part of the new junior cycle.

Every three years, half a million 15-year-olds in more than 70 countries take a two-hour test designed to measure their ability to think. The release(...)

L’Oréal joined with French biotechnology start-up Poietis for the project. Photograph: AFP

Have comb-overs, toupees and hair transplants had their day? In the latest salvo in the battle against baldness, French beauty group L’Oréal wants to (...)

SNP leader and first minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon: she has hailed the start of “a new conversation” to gauge Scottish views on Brexit, Europe and independence. Photograph:  Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

At the Scottish National Party’s spring conference in March, leader Nicola Sturgeon was greeted with rapturous applause when she announced a new drive(...)

Fiona Hyslop, cabinet secretary for external affairs in the Scottish government: “We have been growing closer together in recent years and it is even more imperative now.” Photograph: Ken Jack/Corbis via Getty Images

Scotland is Ireland’s closest neighbour, yet at times the political distance between the two countries has seemed far greater than the 12 miles that s(...)

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