The legalisation of cannabis as a recreational drug in some US states has led to an increase in driving incidents and psychiatric admissions,  says Alex Berenson.

The Government has been urged to “stand up for science” by rejecting the notion that cannabis can be considered a medicine. “Governments don’t have t(...)

Trinity College Dublin has dropped 40 places in university rankings. Photograph: thinkstock

Trinity College Dublin has tumbled down in the latest set of world university rankings, sparking calls for urgent Government funding to reverse a deca(...)

Lead author Dr Edmund Gilbert, who is based at RCSI, said the work was helping understand the role of genetic variation in human disease. File photograph: Getty

A complete genetic map of Britain and Ireland, generated by scientists for the first time, provides proof of common ancestry going back hundreds of ye(...)

Claire Morrissey running the 101km Eiger Ultra Trail in Switzerland last July.

It is many people’s idea of hell – running through treacherous terrain over mountains for days and nights in often hostile weather conditions – but mo(...)

Nurses and patients in a hospital ward in Ireland circa 1890. Photograph: Sean Sexton/Getty Images

Public fascination with surgical developments was mirrored by this newspaper throughout its first 50 years; stories of ‘remarkable’ and ‘extraordinary(...)

More than 19,000  children in Ireland were waiting longer than 12 months to see a specialist. Photograph: iStock

There are nearly 50,000 children waiting to see a paediatrician for an outpatient appointment, hospital consultants have said. The Irish Hospital Con(...)

Prescribing guidelines suggest benzodiazepines not be prescribed for a period greater than four weeks. File image: Getty Images/iStockphoto

What are Benzodiazepines and what are they used for? Benzodiazepines are a family of drugs used to induce sleep and to treat anxiety. They are also (...)

These nanoparticles have been built at a scale small enough to interact with individual molecules. Photograph: Medi-Mation/Science Photo Library

The idea that a tiny machine could be inserted into the body and then travel to the site of damaged or diseased cells to repair those cells onsite has(...)

Ruth Morrissey and her husband Paul speaking outside the High Court after winning her case. File photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

A statement issued by the solicitor of Ruth Morrissey, a terminally ill woman with cervical cancer, has accused the Minister for Health and his depart(...)

Elysha Brennan at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland: ‘I’m in such a blessed position because I know what it is like to have it all taken away from you.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

In October 2016 medical student Elysha Brennan was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, a debilitating condition which led to her hospitalisation for 10(...)

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