Photograph: Johanna Geron/Reuters

Social network Facebook is to make new data available to researchers who are tracking and fighting the coronavirus pandemic. The new data tools coul(...)

‘Cocooning’: think of it as the community temporarily wrapping a soft blanket around its most vulnerable members. Photograph:

In his widely praised St Patrick’s Day address to the nation, outlining the challenge we face as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Taoiseach Leo (...)

A Chinese shopkeeper waits for customers at a local market in Beijing on March 4th. A 55-year-old individual from Hubei province may have been the first person to have contracted Covid-19 in November last year. Photograph: Getty Images

This is the first in a series of regular updates from Irish Times Environment and Science Editor Kevin O’Sullivan on scientific initiatives and develo(...)

File photograph of a consultant analysing a mammogram. File photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The risk of developing breast cancer as a result of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is twice what was previously thought, according to new research (...)

An estimated 188 million parents worldwide say their children are unvaccinated. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Trust in vaccines – one of the world’s most effective and widely-used medical products – is highest in poorer countries but weaker in wealthier ones w(...)

Domestic questions that are burning and unanswerable in more or less equal measure are a staple of social media. This week, it was towels. Specificall(...)

E.coli: the risks of antimicrobial resistance are  further complicated by the lack of development of new antibiotics by pharmaceutical companies. Photograph: iStock/Getty

Antimicrobial resistance – the ability of bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites to resist the effects of a medicine that could previously treat t(...)

More than 100,000 stillbirths and baby deaths worldwide could be prevented by the development of a vaccine against an infection commonly carried by pr(...)

One Californian study  found that children born to mothers with traces of organophosphate metabolites – a key element of many pesticides – during pregnancy had more ‘adverse mental development at two years of age, attention problems at three-and-a-half and five years, and poorer intellectual development at seven years’. Photograph: Getty Images

It is hard not to be well disposed to organic food and those who grow it. Small-time growers competing with huge multi-nationals who are free to use c(...)

Obese middle-aged people are nearly 30 per cent less likely to develop dementia than those of a healthy weight, a study has revealed. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire.

Obese middle-aged people are nearly 30 per cent less likely to develop dementia than those of a healthy weight, a study has revealed.It also found tha(...)

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