US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said that a rate rise would probably be appropriate in “coming months” if the US economy continued to improve. Photograph:  Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

The head of the US Federal Reserve said has said that a rate rise would probably be appropriate in “coming months” if the US economy continued to impr(...)

Qstream chief executive Duncan Lennox

Boston-based software company Qstream is to add more jobs at its international head office in Dublin, mostly engineering positions. After a panel di(...)

Women who attended religious services more than once per week had a 33 per cent lower risk of death during the 16 years of follow-up compared with women who never attended. Photograph: iStockphoto

I suspect even the most irreligious of us may mutter a silent prayer when faced by catastrophe or major illness. But is there any evidence that relig(...)

Investors expect the Bank of Japan to muster further stimulus steps, perhaps as early as this summer

Asian shares rose on Monday after a solid session on Wall Street, while the dollar moved away from recent highs. Financial spreadbetter IG expected B(...)

Depression research has entered a new era with many different personalised treatment being tested around the world. Photograph: iStockphoto

When the “sunshine drug” Prozac was approved by the FDA in 1987, it was hailed as a miracle drug and paved the way for the next generation of antidepr(...)

Joe Gough of Ireland celebrates winning the men’s 800m masters final at the World Indoor Championships in Oregon. Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

We piled into the Volvo estate with Rhode Island plates and tore up I-95 towards Harvard University. If there’s one thing guaranteed to get college at(...)

The ape-like heavy jaw and teeth were more or less gone by the time Homo erectus appeared two million years ago. Photograph: Xavier Rossi/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

Our taste for processed foods is nothing new, early humans processed meat and vegetables two million years ago. A diet of processed food also encour(...)

Joan Ross  President of the Claddagh Association, Perth, Australia When police in Perth contacted the local Irish club after finding a dead ho(...)

Andrey Kostin (centre) , chief executive officer of VTB Bank PJSC, makes a telephone call between sessions during the World Economic Forum in Davos. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The world economy is precariously balanced between continued recovery and a third leg of the global financial crisis, according to leading economists (...)

Researchers  have found a link between higher consumption of potatoes before pregnancy and a greater risk of developing diabetes while pregnant. Photograph: Rob White/Getty

The humble spud has come under renewed attack on health grounds, with a new study finding a link between higher consumption of potatoes before pregna(...)

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