Coffee is ‘more likely to benefit health than harm,’ a new review has found. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Early risers will be happy to hear that drinking more coffee isn’t necessarily a bad thing, following research which has found that three to four cups(...)

Researchers showed synapses in five people who had died with Dementia with Lewy Bodies contained clumps of the damaging protein which could contribute to dementia symptoms.

A new study on dementia has found how damage spreads through the brain by “jumping” between cells. Scientists used new technology to discover key che(...)

Trinity College Dublin has climbed several places in the Times Higher Education world university rankings for 2018. Photograph: iStock

Trinity College Dublin has climbed several places in the Times Higher Education world university rankings for 2018. Brexit means “great opportunities(...)

Stephen Rea as Eric in Cyprus Avenue by David Ireland. Photograph:  Ros Kavanagh

A play set in Northern Ireland exploring the extremes of sectarianism has won one of the UK’s most distinguished literary awards. David Ireland’s tr(...)

File image of an Antarctic ice shelf. File photograph: German Aerospace Centre/EPA

Scientists believe they have found the largest volcanic region on Earth — under the ice of Antarctica. A remote survey has discovered 91 volcanoes r(...)

A woman demonstrates her prosthesis created with 3D printing technology at the Tecnologico de Monterrey in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, earlier this month. Photograph: Ulises Ruiz Basurto/EPA

Erik Gatenholm first saw a 3D bioprinter in early 2015. His father, Paul, a professor in chemistry and biopolymer technology at Chalmers University of(...)

Prof Mark Woolhouse of the University of Edinburgh said prescribing practices needed to change. “We need to start to use antibiotics more wisely before it’s too late.”

If you are tired of trying to remember to complete every course of antibiotics your doctor prescribes then the good news is you may not need to. A t(...)

Dr Hagai Levine, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, who co-led the research, said the  study “is an urgent wake-up call for researchers and health authorities around the world to investigate the causes of the sharp ongoing drop in sperm count, with the goal of prevention.” Photograph: Hebrew University/PA

Sperm counts of Western men are in a “shocking” downward spiral that poses a potential threat to fertility in industrialised countries, a major study (...)

Chafing is more common in women who run without sports bras

In his poem O Jesus! O Epidermis! (1997), George A Ferguson wrote: That, my friend, is all there is Between you and the abyss. Two hundred and ninetee(...)

Some of the cyclists who took part in Bike to Work Lunchtime Cycle which started from Grand Canal Square, Dublin through the city, the 5km spin was promoting safe cycling, fun way to get about and a healthy and stress free way to travel. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

“Yuh still holdin’ me up, Daddy?” I yelled over my shoulder, as dusk fell on a Belfast park. “Uh-huh,” came a faint reply. Peeking behind, I realised,(...)

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