Vicky Phelan arriving at the Dáil. She succesfully sued a US laboratory after she received incorrect results from a cervical cancer test. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Cancer screening is in the news for all the wrong reasons. The CervicalCheck scandal will be added to a rich strand of medical history examining the w(...)

Philip Roth pictured in New York in 2010. Photograph: Reuters

Prize-winning novelist Philip Roth has died at the age of 85. Roth’s literary agent, Andrew Wylie, said that he died in a New York City hospital of c(...)