Professionals have warned that the positives should still be weighed up against the negative impacts of alcohol. Photograph: iStock

The occasional glass of red wine could be linked to better gut health, according to a new study. Lower levels of both obesity and “bad” cholesterol m(...)

Anorexia affects between 1 per cent to 2 per cent of women and 0.2-0.4 per cent of men. It has the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric illness. Photograph: iStock

Anorexia is at least partly a metabolic disorder and not just psychiatric as previously thought, new research suggests. The genetic basis of anorexia(...)

Joan Redmond: ‘I fear for British academia and its further provincialisation with Brexit’

I am an Irish academic working in the UK, in the fields of Irish and British history. My perspectives on Brexit, Britain and Ireland are centred aroun(...)

The research by Ipsos MORI for King’s College London found that more Leave than Remain voters would want the North to stay in the Union. File photograph:  PA

Just over one in three people in Britain hope that Northern Ireland remains in the United Kingdom, according to a new poll. The research by Ipsos MOR(...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn (C), shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer and shadow business secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey  in the Houses of Parliament in London preparing for a meeting with prime minister Theresa May. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

British prime minister Theresa May and the British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn held a “useful but inconclusive” meeting on the way forward on Brexit o(...)

Singer Annie Lennox, model Adwoa Aboah, Meghan Markle, former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Camfed Regional Director Zimbabwe’s Angeline Murimirwa attend a panel discussion convened by the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust to mark International Women’s Day on March 8th, 2019 in London. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/WPA Pool/Getty Images.

Meghan Markle said on Friday she hoped the baby she is expecting this spring with Britain’s Prince Harry will follow in her feminist footsteps. The e(...)

Many European mainlanders remember ‘the squelch of carts laden with possessions on muddy tracks’. Above, the evacuation of Paris in 1940. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

What does the EU want? This simple question has foxed Brits throughout the Brexit talks. It is alleged that Brussels is desperate to retain Britain; t(...)

We need to rethink a system which pushes ever more young people straight into full time degrees, says Alison Wolf. Photograph: iStock

Universities are booming. In many countries close to half of young people now go on to tertiary education. Others, including Ireland, are at that poi(...)

Harmony will be available to buy as a standalone robotic head ($8,000-$10,000) or you can also purchase the body ($6,000-plus)

“McMullen moves behind [Harmony] and flips a switch. He turns her on. Slowly her head lifts and her eyes open. Her body remains motionless: it contain(...)

The country’s top-ranked unversity fell three places to 120th place in The Times Higher Education world university rankings for 2019. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Trinity College Dublin has slipped again in the latest set of influential global university rankings. The country’s top-ranked university fell three (...)

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