By second year,  females from middle-class professional backgrounds maintain interest in education while another group begins  actively disengaging from school work. Photograph: Getty Images

Children return to school today after the Christmas break and for many of those in third year the mock Junior Certificate exams are only weeks away. (...)

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A woman in Sweden has given birth after receiving a womb transplant, the doctor who performed the pioneering procedure said.

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Deirdre Burke (left) from Killiney and Paggy Caffrey from Waterford among members of Ireland’s first ever Complaints Choir. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien
Sing your heart out in a choir
  • Health
  • September 28, 2013, 01:01

If you like to sing but you haven’t yet extended your talents to beyond a few tunes in the shower, why not join a choir?There’s evidence that singing (...)