“Not an hour went by without some kind of disruption. It’s a terrible way to start recovery.” Photograph: iStock

If part of a hospital stay is to recover from a procedure or illness, why is it so hard to get any rest? There is more noise and light than is conduc(...)

Netwatch co-founders David Walsh, left, and Niall Kelly with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, centre. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

With more than 300,000 customers in the US and Europe and 500 staff spread across three countries, Netwatch is well on the way to achieving its founde(...)

 Charles Krauthammer: Named in 2006 by the “Financial Times” as the most influential commentator in the US, he has died at 68. Photograph: Michael Temchine/New York Times

Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Krauthammer, who gave up a psychiatric career to become one of the leading conservative political commentators in the US(...)

'When I would actually think about killing myself, I would think, ‘Am I really just gonna kill myself over a penis?’' Photograph: Andrew Mangum/New York Times

In a 14-hour operation, a young military veteran – whose genitals were blown off by a bomb – has received an extraordinary transplant: a penis, scrotu(...)

During a brain surgery, a team led by Dr David Langer uses a videomicroscope, which provides a magnified, high-resolution 3D image, at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. Photograph: Beatrice de Gea/The New York Times

One blue surgical drape at a time, the patient disappeared, until all that showed was a triangle of her shaved scalp. “Ten seconds of quiet in the ro(...)

Orreco chief operating officer Fiona Slevin  and chief executive Brian Moore.

Orreco is a company that merges biology and advanced computer technology as a way to help elite athletes train longer, recover faster and reduce the (...)

 Thomas Manning gives a thumbs up from his hospital bed  in Boston, Massachusetts, US. Photograph: Massachusetts General Hospital/Sam Riley/EPA

A 64-year-old man became the first in the US to undergo a successful penis transplant in a procedure at Massachusetts General Hospital earlier this mo(...)

The results are in for the first trial of a “poop pill”, which represents a significant breakthrough in the science of faecal therapy. True, it wil(...)

Boston firefighter James Plourde carries an injured girl away from the scene after  the Boston Marathon bombing. Photograph: Ken McGagh/AP Photo/MetroWest Daily News

The Boston Marathon bombs had been packed with metal fragments and placed close to the ground, causing amputations and other s(...)

Two people are reported dead and 22 were injured after two explosions at the finish line of the Boston marathon about three hours after the wi(...)

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