Attendees at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Photograph: Gregory Bull/AP

Slendertone has brought its ab-toning belt into the connected age with a Bluetooth version that connects to your smartphone. The electric muscle sti(...)

A genetically engineered AquAdvantage salmon. Photograph: Barrett and Mackay Photography/The New York Times

US health regulators have cleared the way for a type of genetically engineered Atlantic salmon to be farmed for human consumption - the first such app(...)

Dishcloths: E. coli was present on over one-quarter of dishcloths and 14 per cent were contaminated with Listeria. Photograph: Thinkstock

Increasingly obsessed with keeping ourselves and our environment germ-free, many of us would prefer to live in a sterile world. Touch surfaces made fr(...)

The company received approval last year from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US to begin a clinical trial of its implantable neurostimulation system aimed at treating chronic low back pain

Irish medical devices firm Mainstay Medical, which agreed a debt facility of up to $15 million (€13.1 million) earlier this week, has been awarded an (...)

Amarin chief executive and president  John Thero. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

A small one-product Irish pharmaceutical company has secured a landmark victory over the US drugs regulator in a New York court. US district ju(...)

LDL cholesterol causes “furring” of the arteries that supply blood to the heart and the brain, which puts those affected at greater risk of heart attack and stroke. Photograph: JB Reed/Bloomberg News

A novel class of cholesterol-lowering drug could be available to Irish patients by the end of the year, following the approval of the first of the new(...)

Back pain: Reactiv8 helps restore control to the muscles that stabilise the lumbar spine.

Irish-listed firm Mainstay Medical has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US to begin a clinical trial of its implan(...)

Amarin chief executive John Thero: Irish pharma group is suing US regulator FDA over first amendment rights. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Drugmakers have long argued they should have the right to talk to doctors about unapproved uses for their products, as long as they are being truthful(...)

Revolutionary personalised cancer vaccines tailored to individual patients have produced highly promising results in an early clinical trial.The vacci(...)

 McDonald’s Europe announced the plan to end use of antibiotics classified by the World Health Organisation as “highest priority critically important”. It said it would phase out the use of fluoroquinolones and marcolides over the next three years. (Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire)

Food safety experts and campaigners questioned McDonald’s plans to stop serving chickens fed and injected with antibiotics at its 14,000 US restaur(...)

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