A handout picture released by the University of Oxford shows a technician working on the University’s Covid -19 vaccine, which this week became the latest research centre to report positive vaccine trial results. Photograph: Getty

There is no research on how the consumption of fake news might affect people’s willingness to take a coronavirus vaccine, a conference on trust in hea(...)

Friluftsliv: People hike above Lough Tay, in the Wicklow Mountains. Photograph: iStock

For years, we simply called it “being nice and cosy indoors”. But then, it got upcycled and marketed with a lovely Scandi veneer: “hygge”. It meant gi(...)

The expert advice is that one of the best ways to remain healthy is to get a strong dose of daylight early in the morning. File photograph: Getty Images

Turn off the tv and climb off the couch. Getting out and about over the winter months is a fun and free way to boost your physical and mental healt(...)

Betty Maher (102): “I would advise people to keep active and have a hobby” Photograph: Dave Meehan for The Irish Times

If all the advice on healthy ageing could be encapsulated into one short sentence, it would be to “keep your mind and body active”. Even people suffe(...)

The Dark Knight Rises film mentioned a place called Sandy Hook. Months later, 20 children and six teachers were shot by a lone gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary School

Earlier this year, Italian scientists and data researchers set out to chart how conspiracy theories – the idea that a secret society, politician or(...)