Moderate coffee drinking – three to five cups a day – has proven health benefits. Photograph: iStock

We’ve come a long way as coffee drinkers, with our oat milk lattes, cold brews and Frappuccinos. Some of us are still very utilitarian about the drink(...)

Flower shop owner Iris Leung wears her protective face mask as she delivers flowers with masks to customers on Valentine’s Day in Hong Kong. Photograph: AP

Beijing on Friday imposed a 14-day self-quarantine on people returning to the Chinese capital from holidays to prevent the spread of the new coronavir(...)

President John F Kennedy’s visit to  Galway. Fitzpatrick demonstrates that “the course of modern Irish history is inexplicable without confronting Americanisation”. Photograph: Corbis/Getty Images

The exodus of nearly 10 million people from Ireland after 1700 to North America, but also Britain and Australasia, created a diaspora unique in scale (...)

The scientific and farming consensus is that a ‘wildlife reservoir’ of infected badgers sustains TB. File photograph: Getty

The first direct evidence of how bovine tuberculosis (TB) transmits infection between badgers and cattle has been revealed. The research by scientist(...)

“If you want to optimise your exercise regime for your mental health, according to our research, exercising for 45 minutes at a time, three to five times a week, has the most beneficial mental health effects.”Photograph: iStock

When you are struggling with your mental health, getting active may be one of the last things you feel like doing. But if you can muster the energy, e(...)

An MRI image of the brain of a patient with Alzheimer’s.

A chemical in cannabis could treat pancreatic cancer, it was reported in August. A Harvard study demonstrated that it could even kill cancer cells fro(...)

The company expects to invest £500 million per year by 2021 to develop purpose-built student accommodation in the UK and Ireland. Photograph: iStock

US-based CA Ventures is to invest millions of euro in developing student accommodation in Ireland, with plans for more than 500 beds in Dublin and Bel(...)

Lead author Dr Edmund Gilbert, who is based at RCSI, said the work was helping understand the role of genetic variation in human disease. File photograph: Getty

A complete genetic map of Britain and Ireland, generated by scientists for the first time, provides proof of common ancestry going back hundreds of ye(...)

Greenpeace activists  outside the United Nations in Geneva on Thursday as the IPCC special report on Climate Change and Land is released. Photograph: Martial Trezzini/EPA

The latest report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was broadly welcomed by scientists across the globe as a framework to t(...)

Women smokers have a significantly higher increased risk compared to men, according to new research.

Women smokers have a significantly higher increased risk compared to men, according to new research in the UK. The findings, led by Sheffield Teachin(...)

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