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The e-cigarette was supposed to be the future of tobacco - an innovation marketed as “reduced risk” that could offer a growth story to an industry who(...)

Exercising in the morning is more effective than post-3pm workouts for losing weight, a new US study has found. Photograph: iStock

People who exercise in the morning seem to lose more weight than people completing the same workouts later in the day, according to a new study of wor(...)

E-scooters: not so fast - or climate friendly

Although the use of electric scooters on public roads falls into a legal grey area here in Ireland, it is possible to purchase or rent one. Aside from(...)

Anorexia affects between 1 per cent to 2 per cent of women and 0.2-0.4 per cent of men. It has the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric illness. Photograph: iStock

Anorexia is at least partly a metabolic disorder and not just psychiatric as previously thought, new research suggests. The genetic basis of anorexia(...)

Snacks found in vending machines tend to be high in calories and contain large amounts of fat and sugar. Photograph: iStock

In recent years, many nutrition experts have linked the obesity epidemic to the spread of ultra-processed foods that are engineered to have a long she(...)

A live demonstration uses artificial intelligence and facial recognition at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Experts believe it is already too late to restrict the movement of face data across geographic borders. Photograph: David McNew/AFP/Getty Images

When Jillian York, a 36-year-old American activist, was on vacation in February, she received an unexpected text. Her friend Adam Harvey, another acti(...)

A medic walks between police cars after a shooting on the campus of University of North Carolina Charlotte in University City, Charlotte. Photograph: Logan Cyrus/AFP/Getty Images

A gunman reported to have been a student opened fire in a building at the University of North Carolina’s Charlotte campus on Tuesday, killing two peo(...)

Coach Sylvia Hatchell: according to several witnesses she  regularly put the health of individual players at risk, forcing them to play and to train when battling torn labrums, torn knee tendons and even a broken hand.  Photograph:  Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

After a mediocre display against Howard University last December, the University of North Carolina women’s basketball team coach warned her squad that(...)

Undated photograph of Cesar Sayoc arrested on allegations  he was the person that mailed pipe bomb devices that targeted critics of  Donald Trump.  Photograph: Broward County Sheriff’s Office/Getty Images)

Long before Cesar Sayoc was arrested on Friday for allegedly sending pipe bombs to critics of US president Donald Trump, the 56-year-old former stripp(...)

Alabama Crimson Tide and Notre Dame Fighting Irish during  a  college football game. Research suggests former students who attend games are more likely to donate. File photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

It’s a crisp week day morning in the small city of Columbia in central Missouri. Like many towns across America at this time of year, shopfronts and h(...)

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