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(...)

Gardasil, a vaccine against cervical cancer: Approximately 300 women get cervical cancer every year in Ireland and 100 women die from the disease. The vaccine can prevent seven out of 10 cervical cancers.  Photograph: AFP/ Getty Images

Vaccinations are getting a bit of a bad press these days, particularly the HPV vaccine – Gardasil – which is administered to girls in their first seco(...)

Pfizer’s little blue pills, which generally cost about $15 each, replaced treatment that included penile injections, pumps and surgery.

Fifteen years after Pfizer’s Viagra changed the sexual equation for older men, the impotence drug is set to become available in a less expensive gene(...)