The AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. File photograph: Ahmad Yusni/EPA

Data from Scotland’s Covid vaccination programme has revealed a possible small increase in the risk of a treatable and often mild bleeding disorder af(...)

Inger Andersen, executive director of UNEP: ‘Fast and ambitious methane mitigation is one of the best strategies available today to deliver immediate and long-lasting multiple benefits for climate, agriculture, human and ecosystem health.’ Photograph: Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Swift action to cut methane, a greenhouse gas (GHG), would rapidly reduce the rate of global warming while boosting health and food production, a UN r(...)

A healthcare worker administers a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at a community vaccination clinic in Ottawa,  Canada, on Tuesday. Photograph: Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press/Bloomberg

The planet could have a year or less before first-generation Covid-19 vaccines are ineffective and modified formulations are needed, according to a su(...)

The TikTok app is displayed in the app store on a smartphone. Photograph: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg

Social media platform TikTok has taken another step to safeguard users with the launch of its European Safety Advisory Council, which will advise on i(...)

President Michael D Higgins hosting the second seminar in the Machnamh 100 series at Áras an Uachtaráin on Thursday. Photograph: Maxwell Photography/PA Wire

Irish people were “willing agents” and often “enthusiastic accomplices to the excesses of colonialism”, President Michael D Higgins has suggested. Th(...)

A woman who received her first shot for a Covid-19 vaccine trial, receives her second AstraZeneca shot at a vaccine trial facility. South Africa have abandoned plans to use AstraZeneca vaccine. Photograph: Jerome Delay/AP Photo

South Africa has scrapped plans to use the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine because it “does not prevent mild to moderate disease” of the varian(...)

A man in a Melbourne hotel where travellers from overseas must quarantine. Photograph: William West/AFP via Getty

Efforts to control Covid-19 across Europe, including Ireland, have a serious flaw: the lack of workable rules that ensure people who must self-isolate(...)

Friends and colleagues Melisha Squire and Lesley Blues in the centre of Edinburgh stop for a chilly lunch break in the centre of Edinburgh. Photograph: Freya McClements

There was, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon wrote last week, “no single sentence that has made me happier to utter in nine long months than t(...)

The tech “evangelist” from Kilkenny targeted the software sector without any coding knowledge.

“Having a degree in maths has been a real door-opener,” says Rebecca Kelly. The New York-based Kilkenny native was this month named tech evangelist o(...)

There are now more options for tests with antigen tests allowing for more rapid testing which will help the public to get on top of the virus and open the way for normal life to resume.  Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP via Getty Images)

The world is in for a “brutal” experience over the winter months with Covid-19 but a corner will be turned by next March, a public health expert has s(...)

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