World Health Organisation director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: ‘This is a devil that everybody should fight.’ File photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images

The head of the World Health Organisation has warned that “without national unity... the worst is yet ahead of us” in the coronavirus outbreak, revivi(...)

A young girl and her grandfather play at a park in Taipei on April 6th, 2020. Photograph: Sam Yeh/AFP

In the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, researchers at John Hopkins University predicted that Taiwan would be one of the countries most affected b(...)

A researcher works on virus replication in order to development a vaccine for Covid-19, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Photograph: Douglas Magno/Getty

The global rush to produce vaccines and treatments against Covid-19 cannot be allowed proceed without adequate scientific scrutiny, according to leadi(...)

US president Donald Trump, flanked by US vice-president Mike Pence, speaks during the daily briefing on Covid-19, at the White House  in Washington, DC. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Spain reported its first decline in new coronavirus deaths in more than a week on Friday, suggesting strict confinement measures may be helping to bri(...)

Kerry Group is offering enzymes free of charge to Irish Distilleries.

Kerry Group has joined the rush by companies globally to ramp up production of alcohol for hand sanitisers as health systems struggle to deal with the(...)

Kay Redfield Jamison: ‘We need more people – doctors, lawyers and other professionals – to talk about their experiences of living with bipolar disorder.’

It’s not often that medical professionals share their personal experience of illness and it’s even rarer that they would share their experience of men(...)

Dr Frates: “It’s all about having a peaceful mind, a joyful heart and healthy body”

Sometimes, it takes a long time for academics to catch up with popular knowledge as their need for evidence delays their willingness to promote what m(...)

 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un discussing a nuclear weapons programme with officials  in a photograph released in  September 2017.  Photograph: KCNA via Reuters

North Korea has already made considerable progress in dismantling its nuclear test site at Punggye-ri as promised, according to a report on the 38 No(...)

One of Dr Barry’s ‘golden rules’ is to try and get everyone who’s depressed to exercise for 30 minutes a day

With the State exams on the horizon, taking time out to exercise every day may be seen as a waste of good study time, but flexing those muscles or jus(...)

Children from around the country compete in table tennis at the Aldi Community Games Festivals. Photo: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

The table quiz final at the Community Games is barely two rounds old and already the fat lady has started to clear her throat within earshot of the te(...)

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