‘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(...)

Italy’s deputy prime minister and League party leader Matteo Salvini greets supporters during a rally of European nationalist and far-right parties in Milan last Sunday. Photograph: Alessandro Garofalo/Reuters

As Matteo Salvini stepped out of his ministerial car and was whisked by security guards into a theatre in the southern Italian town of Foggia, the che(...)

Mark Lyons: at the helm of Alltech, the firm founded by his late father, Dr Pearse Lyons.

For a man whose shoulders now carry the burden of a multibillion-euro company, Mark Lyons is incredibly relaxed. In March 2018, Dr Pearse Lyons, his (...)

If you can run 5km fairly easily, consider training for a half-marathon. Photograph: iStock

Twenty seconds “Some people think if they can’t fit in a 60-minute gym routine, there’s no point,” says Steve Kamb, a fitness instructor and the foun(...)

Designed by the artist Anuradha Patel, the new memorial comprises three large metal trees with the names of the victims punched into their leaves, marking the city with the identities of those Brummies who never came home that night.

The Birmingham pub bombings of November 1974 killed 21 people and left a further 200 injured, but the damage went far deeper. In addition to the misca(...)

A public seminar on clinical trials will be held in the Trinity Translational Medicine Institute at St James’s Hospital, Dublin, on   December 5th. Photograph: iStock

1) A public seminar on clinical trials will be held in the Trinity Translational Medicine Institute at St James’s Hospital, Dublin, on Wednesday, Dece(...)

Galway 2020: the city beat Dublin, Limerick and the Three Sisters cities of Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford to become European Capital of Culture

When a group of artists in this year’s European Capital of Culture, the Dutch city of Leeuwarden, wanted to make a point about lack of community engag(...)

The gathering heard that abortion would not be allowed “in any circumstances” once the foetus reaches viability.

The proposed abortion law in Ireland which will come in if the Eighth Amendment is repealed will be much more restrictive than the law in Britain, a l(...)

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