Deborah Huffman  in the bathroom of her home, where she worked up  the nerve to show her husband her back, and tell him about her skin-picking disorder. Photograph: Christopher Lee/ The New York Times

When Deborah Huffman went for her annual physical a few years ago, she saw a new doctor who handed her a paper gown, instructing her to leave it open (...)

Neasa Hardiman’s Sea Fever will be among the 54 per cent of films directed by women playing in the Discovery strand at Toronto

Next week, the Dublin Feminist Film Festival makes a welcome return to the Light House Cinema. It hardly needs to be said that the event swells with m(...)

Esaïe Prickett, wearing Google Glass, with his mother, Rose, and brother Morgan at their home. Photograph: Cayce Clifford/The New York Times

When Esaïe Prickett sat down in the living room with his mother, father and four older brothers, he was the only one wearing Google Glass. As Esaïe, (...)

Jo Cameron, who has a rare disorder that means she does not experience pain or anxiety, in Gilsland, England. Photograph: Mary Turner/The New York Times

A recent article about Jo Cameron – who has lived for 71 years without experiencing pain or anxiety because she has a rare genetic mutation – prompted(...)

Dr Sindy Joyce has been appointed to the Council of State. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A member of the Traveller community appointed by President Michael D Higgins as one of his advisers sees her new role as a rebuke to attacks on her co(...)

In 2014, John Cryan, a professor at University College Cork in Ireland, attended a meeting in California about Alzheimer’s. He was not an expert on d(...)

Scarlett Johansson: she, rather than a Japanese actor, is the star of the manga film Ghost in the Shell

At least year’s Academy Awards Leonardo DiCaprio was king of the world. The Revenant star laid waste to one of the internet’s longest-running movie me(...)

The radiotherapy sensor test set-up.

One in every three Irish people will develop cancer at some stage during their lifetimes with 30,000 new cases of the illness being diagnosed here, on(...)

 Galway Bahá’i  community member Sahar Rahmani (right), who spoke at the screening of the documentary ‘To Light a Candle’,  with her daughter Amelia Chah and her mother Mitra Rahmani. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Irish universities could provide moral support to the persecuted Bahá’i community in Iran through recognising their third-level qualifications, a mee(...)

Mark Pollock at the Fail Better exhibition in Trinity’s Science Gallery. Photograph: Alan Betson

Being blind and paralysed from the waist down has not stopped Mark Pollock from achieving more in his 38 years than most fully able-bodied people do i(...)