The demand for puberty blockers has been growing in both the UK and here, and the demographics of those seeking the treatment has undergone significant change. Illustration: iStock

The debate in the UK about the use of puberty-blockers, an experimental treatment administered to children suffering from gender dysphoria, has in rec(...)

The  US president Joe Biden with leading immunologist Dr Anthony Fauci, who said  that most Americans could begin accessing vaccines by April. Photograph:  Saul Loeb / AFP

US president Joe Biden has said there will be enough vaccines to inoculate every American adult by the end of July, as his administration purchased 20(...)

Pharmacist Asha Fowells after vaccinating Judy Phillips with her first dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine in south London. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

It has been difficult to keep track of the events concerning access to vaccines over the last few days. Just over a week ago, the EU Commission signal(...)

John Pence, nephew of US vice-president Mike Pence, with supporters of Donald Trump from the Navajo Nation. Photograph: Suzanne Lynch

It’s just after noon at Window Rock on the Arizona-New Mexico border, and a small but vocal group of residents has gathered beneath the searing sun at(...)

Pedestrians in the Pinheiros neighbourhood of São Paulo, Brazil. Photograph: Victor Moriyama/The New York Times

By late March, the Mexican government calmly predicted that its coronavirus outbreak would peak in April. A few weeks later, it changed its prediction(...)

 A staff member checks the temperature of a moviegoer wearing a face mask during the reopening of the Massimo cinema in Turin. Photograph:Tino Romano/EPA

Scientists in Italy have found traces of the new coronavirus in wastewater collected from Milan and Turin in December 2019 - suggesting Covid-19 was (...)

US president Donald Trump: “I just want to be open with the American public. I happen to think it’s good.” Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP

US president Donald Trump has said that he has been taking the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine, the controversial medication that has not been a(...)

Among the new partnerships is a deal between electricity transmission system operator EirGrid and French-based Réseau de Transport d’Électricité that will see them support projects on renewable energies and smart grids.

The Irish Research Council and the Embassy of France in Ireland have revealed the details of new strategic partnerships for a programme that supports (...)

 Prof Patrick Johnston, who was in his late 50s,  took over as president and vice-chancellor of Queen’s University in 2014. File photograph: Alan Betson

The death has occurred of the vice-chancellor of Queen’s University, Belfast, Professor Patrick Johnston, the college confirmed on Sunday. A leading (...)

 Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald: said she was greatly encouraged by the outcome which showed the importance of providing early intervention services.

Children with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can make significant improvements in behaviour if their parents receive a special tr(...)

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