Passengers  queue for PCR   at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. Photograph:  Phill Magakoe/AFP/Getty

Israel on Saturday said it would ban the entry of all foreign visitors into the country, making it the first country to shut its borders completely in(...)

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control warned against all but essential travel to much of Spain, including the holiday island of Ibiza. Photograph:  Zowy Voeten/Getty

Germany has tightened restrictions on returning travellers due to concerns that holidaymakers could fuel a fresh increase in Covid-19 cases, after Eur(...)

Ireland’s official Covid tracker app. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The practice of contact tracing was pioneered by Asian countries before being adopted in Europe. It has been particularly effective in Japan and South(...)

A patient is transferred to a medicalised hotel during the COVID-19 outbreak in Madrid, Spain. File photograph: Bernat Armangue/AP.

The Spanish government has withdrawn 9,000 Chinese-made coronavirus testing kits from use after it emerged that they had an accurate detection rate of(...)

‘So have you any secrets you want to share?’ Photograph: iStock

“All old people are weird.” The sweeping statement wafts over my right shoulder from the table behind me and causes a ripple in the froth of my skinn(...)

Yoga is now a central  part of the school day in some primary schools. Photograph: iStock

When Mary Casey, a teacher at Ballinora National School in Co Cork, arranged for a yoga teacher to visit her class, she wasn’t sure what to expect. Y(...)

Researchers have also found that musical memory is one of the last types of memory people with dementia lose

The human capacity to build cognitive reserve (ways to protect the brain against memory loss) has become a prominent area of research in dementia. The(...)

In 2003, Chuck Feeney signed off on a decision to spend all of his fortune in his lifetime. “Giving while living,” he called it.

Chuck Feeney today is a man of no property. He and his wife Helga live in a modest rented apartment in San Francisco. He has no car or luxuries of any(...)

The stigma associated with dementia in particular is the theme of Headspace 2018, a two-day symposium in Trinity College Dublin (TCD) on March 2nd and 3rd

“We talked about growing old gracefully And Elsie who’s seventy-four Said, ‘A, it’s a question of being sincere, And B, if you’re supple you’ve nothin(...)

Atlantic Philanthropies founder Chuck Feeney (right) with president and chief executive Christopher Oechsli. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

Atlantic Philanthropies is to give €138 million – its largest grant to date – to Trinity College Dublin and University of California San Francisco to (...)