A healthcare worker wearing conducts a Covid-19 swab test, Sydney, Australia. Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg

Pregnant women in hospital with coronavirus are less likely to show symptoms and may have a greater risk risk of being admitted to an intensive care u(...)

Malawi’s main opposition Malawi Congress Party leader Lazarus Chakwera campaigns in  Lilongwe on June 20th. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Lazarus Chakwera, a Pentecostal pastor-turned-politician, was inaugurated as Malawi’s president after winning the first opposition victory in an elect(...)

Prof Iseult Lynch said as ‘a woman in science’ she felt especially proud to see her work recognised.

An Irish scientist has been named the winner of the Royal Society of Chemistry John Jeyes Award for her research into microparticles and plastic waste(...)

In Ireland the Government is stockpiling personal protective equipment  in anticipation of a second wave of Covid-19. File photograph: The Irish Times

The Health Service Executive has received a consignment of 900,000 isolation gowns from China, representing just 12½ days’ of stock based on current d(...)

Lawson Mpame at a rally on Monday in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement outside the US embassy in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Children should learn about racism and black history from an early age while more teachers of colour are needed in our schools to encourage an underst(...)

Homemade paneer and chard with easy flatbreads and yoghurt

I tell the time by meals now. Like many people, I have stopped wearing a watch. There seemed very little point in observing how slowly time was passin(...)

Fiona de Londras with the Barnacle geese in Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham
Welcome to my place ... Birmingham
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  • February 2, 2020, 06:01

Fiona de Londras grew up near Dundrum in Co Tipperary, went to school in Tipperary town and university in UCC. In 2012 she became a professor at Durha(...)

‘So have you any secrets you want to share?’ Photograph: iStock

“All old people are weird.” The sweeping statement wafts over my right shoulder from the table behind me and causes a ripple in the froth of my skinn(...)

More women present with appendicitis symptoms because, compared to men, there’s a bigger range of things that can cause right-sided tummy pain in females. Photograph: iStock

If you develop appendicitis, try not to become unwell in the UK. This is the rather surprising message emanating from research published this month. A(...)

Seeing the glass as half full may mean a longer life. Photograph: iStock

Seeing the glass as half full may mean a longer life, according to research suggesting optimists not only live longer in general, but have a better ch(...)

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