Cancer death rates in men have declined by eight per cent over the past five years, but cancer deaths among women have only fallen by four per cent, a new  study shows. Photograph: PA

Death rates for cancer will continue their gradual decline across the European Union this year, but the improvement is slower among women because of d(...)

Marchers hold up a  banner  reading “Let’s oust Renzi”  during a demonstration ahead of a referendum next Sunday on constitutional reform. Photograph: Andrew Medichini/AP

If Matteo Renzi is to score a comeback victory in the constitutional referendum that has transfixed Italian politics, Flavio Arzarello, a bearded(...)

Dr Patrick Prendergast: TCD’s membership of the league will have a positive impact on  students. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Trinity College Dublin has become the first Irish university to join a leading network of European research-intensive colleges which includes Oxford a(...)

 Nico Olivieri and Sabine Hobbel: “Our products are intended for people who pursue a healthy lifestyle in which highly nutritious, clean foods play a major role.”

Pasta with Benefits is a new, wheat-free pasta product from Dublin-based natural food company, Leaves. Made from buckwheat and chickpeas, the product (...)

Raffaele Sollecito (right) and Amanda Knox. Cassation judges can either uphold the convictions if they find the appeals trial was properly conducted or order yet another appellate trial. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/Tiziana Fabifilippo/AFP/Getty Images

Italy’s highest court will not rule until Friday on whether to uphold the conviction of American Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend for the murd(...)