The authors call for nine ambitious actions to be undertaken by policymakers and individuals. Photograph:iStock

Modifying 12 risk factors over the course of one’s life could delay or prevent 40 per cent of dementia cases, according to the latest verdict of The L(...)

The Lancet Commission on prevention of dementia has set out new risk factors and including nine actions for policymakers and individuals after a review by its panel of international experts. Photograph: iStock

The Government needs to adopt new public health approaches to reduce prevalence of dementia in the Irish population in light of the findings of a majo(...)

A woman wearing a mask reacts at her garden which is located next to the chimneys of a coal-fired power plant in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province, China. Photograph: Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon

This newspaper recently highlighted the findings of the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health. The commission pointed to the serious health burden(...)

Of the more than 300 million surgical procedures worldwide in 2012, only 6 per cent were performed in countries that comprise 37 per cent of the world population. Photograph: PA

Across the world this year, many more people will die from lack of access to safe surgery and anaesthesia than from malaria, HIV/Aids and tuberculosis(...)