New international guidelines, that question the benefits of low-dose aspirin to prevent first-time heart attack, rely on research by an Irish expert. (...)

‘An Engineer Imagines’ examines the life and work of Peter Rice (L)

You wait a lifetime for a documentary on a structural engineer and then two arrive in the space of a few weeks – with both on the same structural engi(...)

An Asda in south London. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

Brexit could lead to more than 12,000 additional deaths from heart disease and stroke over the next decade due to higher fruit and vegetables prices, (...)

Hangxiety: “When people start drinking in the mornings...  they’re in a cycle of dependence.” Stock Photograph: Alex and Laila / Getty

If you are looking forward to your first stiff drink after a dry January, be warned: it may feel bittersweet. You may feel you deserve an alcoholic be(...)

Eating more fibre, found in wholegrain cereals, pasta and bread as well as nuts and pulses, will cut people’s chances of heart disease and early death(...)

 Prof Sally-Ann Cryan is the senior author on a study that has developed a new treatment for tuberculosis. Photograph: Maxwell

A team of researchers led by Irish-based scientists has made a major breakthrough in tuberculosis treatment. The treatment is administered through an(...)

GreenLight is focused on bringing novel cannabinoid medicines to market for the treatment of conditions such as multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, arthritis, epilepsy and cancer

Canadian-listed investment group SOL Global is to acquire a 25 per cent stake in Irish medical cannabis company GreenLight Medicines in a €1.8 million(...)

Sisters Margaret and Ann Kennedy at home in Greystones, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

As a woman with congenital rubella syndrome, I would like to discuss vaccinations and speak from experience. My twin sister and I share this same birt(...)

AI shows poor ability in trying out new actions or ideas. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

Artificial intelligence “still isn’t very smart” so machines won’t be taking over any time soon, according a leading expert on cognitive robotics. In(...)

Carrick Therapeutics founder Elaine Sullivan: “The best piece of advice I received was not to be afraid of trying things.”

It was Dr Elaine Sullivan’s father who prompted her to start up in business after he was diagnosed as having an aggressive stomach cancer and was told(...)

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