Milk chocolate Easter eggs may be more common, but  dark chocolate has more health benefits. Photograph: iStock

Greetings fellow chocoholics. Are you still revelling in the hit after enjoying an Easter egg over the weekend? Please join me for a look at the healt(...)

Andrea Mulcahy gazes into her backyard outside her home in Ocala, Florida. Her  husband, Tim, who believed that he contracted the coronavirus from a co-worker, died in July  at the age of 52. Photograph: Zack Wittman/New York Times

A nation numbed by misery and loss is confronting a number that still has the power to shock: 500,000. Roughly one year since the first known death by(...)

Samantha Power said she felt ‘immensely fortunate to have the chance to serve again, working with the incredible USAID team to confront Covid-19, climate change, humanitarian crises, and more.’ File photograph: Don Emmert/AFP via Getty Images

Former US ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power has been nominated by president-elect Joe Biden to lead USAid, the government’s top developm(...)

Msgr Tom Stack with former president Mary McAleese, Dr Martin McAleese and Archbishop Diarmiud Martin, in 2008. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The death has taken place of Msgr Tom Stack, former parish priest at Milltown in Dublin, regular contributor to The Irish Times and frequent guest on (...)

Fiona Devine, and her daughter Aoibh (born 29 April 2020), at their home in Co Meath. “My last hospital appointments were all on my own. I remember overhearing one poor woman crying in the hallway after getting bad news. I couldn’t even go and sympathise with her,” she said, due to coronavirus restrictions.Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/The Irish Times

the virus Has Changed the course of newborn babies' first hours and days of life Úna Caroline Haran was born the day the World Health (...)

Our hunter-gatherer and farming ancestors never ran or walked several miles a day just for health. Photograph: iStock

Exercise leaves us healthier and more likely to live longer, yet many of us struggle to swallow the recommended dose of physical activity. This is be(...)

If nominated and confirmed, Anthony Blinken would be a leading force in the incoming administration’s bid to reframe the US relationship with the rest of the world after four years in which Donald Trump questioned long-time alliances. Photograph:  Stephane de Sakutin/AFP via Getty

US president-elect Joe Biden has announced senior members of his cabinet, foreign policy and national security teams, as he accelerates preparations t(...)

Members of a military band arrive at Ethiopian  prime minister Abiy Ahmed’s  compound in  in Addis Ababa on Tuesday. Photograph: Eduardo SoterasS/AFP via Getty Images

Gashaw Koye, a 42-year-old farmer from Amhara dressed in crisp new battle fatigues, met his wife from the neighbouring region of Tigray more than two (...)

Commuters in New Delhi’s heavy smog. Photograph: Rajat Gupta/EPA

India’s capital, New Delhi, is beleaguered by a winter surge in coronavirus cases as temperatures fall and severe air pollution appears to exacerbate (...)

The sheer number of colds children get means many develop floods of coronavirus antibodies that are present almost continuously, the study found. Photograph: iStock

It’s been a big puzzle of the pandemic: Why are children so much less likely than adults to become infected with the new coronavirus and, if infected,(...)

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