Public health officials for years have urged people to limit consumption of red meat and processed meats because of concerns that these foods are link(...)

Yemeni children in the city of Taez listen to their teacher this month in a destroyed classroom at their school which was heavily damaged in an air strike during fighting between the Saudi-backed government forces and the Huthi rebels. Photograph: Ahmad Al-Basha/AFP/Getty Images

Two decades ago, nearly 10 million children did not live to see a fifth birthday. By 2017, that number – about 1 in every 16 children – was nearly cu(...)

5G is the next generation of mobile connectivity which succeeds the current 4G and older 3G systems

In 2000, the Broward County Public Schools in Florida received an alarming report. Like many affluent school districts at the time, Broward was consid(...)

Barbecue fish, seafood, poultry or plant-based foods rather than red meat and especially processed meats like hot dogs; the World Health Organisation considers processed meats a carcinogen and red meat a probable carcinogen. Photograph: iStock

Many people would be surprised to hear that barbecuing carries potential cancer risks. But each year, the American Institute for Cancer Research publi(...)

Many people complain their sleep is neither restful nor restorative, no matter how many hours of sleep they get.

How did you sleep last night? Chronic insomnia, which affects 5 per cent to 10 per cent of older adults, is more than just exhausting. It’s also link(...)

Prof Ella Arensman: Ireland lacks “an effective mental-health programme at both primary and second-level education.” Photograph: Eric Luke

A school-based pilot programme which has been shown to counteract the incidence of depression and self-harm among teenagers in Cork and Kerry should b(...)

Having a healthy diet does not offset the effects of eating larger amounts of salt, research has found. The study found those who ate higher amounts (...)

Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows that the standard prescription for weight loss is to reduce the amount of calories you consume. But a new st(...)

IAG chief executive Willie Walsh  said more must be done to reduce the cost of flying from Heathrow airport. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

International Airlines Group chief executive Willie Walsh is having a go at Heathrow airport over costs and spending. The airport charges at Heathrow (...)

Weighted results: A survey of shift workers found that slightly more than half were overweight. In the manufacturing sector, 64% said they were overweight. Photograph: PA

A report into the habits of people who work shifts has found that nearly 80 per cent reported getting insufficient sleep while two-thirds admitted to(...)

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