Scientists say they have developed a blood and urine test which can detect autism in children

Scientists in Britain say they have developed a blood and urine test which can detect autism in children. Researchers at the University of Warwick i(...)

Maintaining sufficient vitamin D levels may help to prevent rheumatoid arthritis, according to researchers. A study led by the University of Birmingh(...)

Susanna Ceccardi of the right-wing Northern League, who is mayor of Cascina, in Tuscany. “I think that regulating immigration is a moderate position,” she says. Photograph: Facebook

In September 1944 African-American soldiers from the US Army’s “Buffalo” division helped liberate Cascina from German forces retreating north into the(...)

Dublin’s Aviva Stadium: Winning the bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup would bring a potential economic windfall of €1.5 billion. Photograph: ©INPHO/James Crombie
Answering Ireland’s call

Two Irish teams will do battle for the 2023 Rugby World Cup: the starting XV on the pitch; off it, an organising group hoping to land hosting rights. (...)

Psychologists at Spain’s University of Granada describe Post Holiday Syndrome as the gloom you feel after going away and the subsequent anxiety and upset of having to do some work again

It’s September. The kids are back at school. The M50 resembles a car park and it’s getting darker earlier every evening. Taking it all into account, i(...)

The authors suggest giving women Vitamin B3 (niacin) supplements before and during pregnancy could significantly cut the rate of miscarriages and congenital malformations globally. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Scientists in Australia have identified a major cause of miscarriages and multiple birth defects that could change the way women prepare for pregnancy(...)

Campaigners for the Repeal of the Eighth Amendment demonstrate outside Government Buildings last year. ‘Since 1983, the Constitution has insulated politicians from having to make hard legislative decisions about abortion.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Citizens Assembly took TDs by surprise last weekend. In truth, it took many of us by surprise. Although it had been clear for some time that most (...)

Christopher Marlowe: collaborated with Shakespeare

The long-held suggestion that Christopher Marlowe was William Shakespeare is now widely dismissed, along with other authorship theories. But Marlowe i(...)

PhD student Nina Wemken and Dr Marie Coggins with an air sampler

Persistent organic pollutants do pretty much what they say on the tin – these chemicals hang around in the environment for a long time and can build u(...)

“They end up having a lot more exposure to chemicals in dust and they are more vulnerable to toxic effects because their brains and bodies are still developing,” said on scientist. Photograph: iStock

Household dust harbours a cocktail of toxic chemicals that have been linked to an increased risk of a range of health hazards, from cancer to problems(...)

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