Ireland has passed its peak of Covid-19 infections, according to international modelling data published on Tuesday.  File photogaph: Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images

Ireland has passed its peak of Covid-19 infections but can expect a total death toll of more than 400 virus-related fatalities by next month, accordin(...)

With any vaccine still in early development, the best way to mitigate the pandemic is social distancing, experts say. Photograph: iStock

As many as 25 per cent of people infected with the new coronavirus may not show symptoms, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Preventi(...)

 Dr Anthony Fauci,  director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, rubs his forehead after a President Donald Trump referred to the “Deep State Department” during a White House briefing on March 20th. Photograph:  Erin Schaff/The New York Times

At a White House briefing on coronavirus on March 20th, President Donald Trump called the state department the “Deep State Department”. Behind him, Dr(...)

Prof Carolyn Webster-Stratton is a big advocate of the group approach at a time when other societal trends are fragmenting families and isolating parents

Prof Carolyn Webster-Stratton is not a household name in Ireland but many families around the country have benefitted from the fruit of her life’s wor(...)

Moderate coffee drinking – three to five cups a day – has proven health benefits. Photograph: iStock

We’ve come a long way as coffee drinkers, with our oat milk lattes, cold brews and Frappuccinos. Some of us are still very utilitarian about the drink(...)

Sepsis is now a bigger killer than cancer, with more than double the number of deaths worldwide than previously estimated.

Sepsis is now a bigger killer than cancer, with more than double the number of deaths worldwide than previously estimated, a global study suggests. O(...)

Uighur men arriving before Eid al-Fitr prayers, marking the end of Ramadan, outside the Id Kah mosque in Kashgar, Xinjiang, in June 2019. Photograph:  Greg Baker/AFP via Getty Images

China is ramping up a programme to send cadres to stay in the homes of Xinjiang’s ethnic minorities, a policy the government calls an affectionate cul(...)

Yemeni children in the city of Taez listen to their teacher this month in a destroyed classroom at their school which was heavily damaged in an air strike during fighting between the Saudi-backed government forces and the Huthi rebels. Photograph: Ahmad Al-Basha/AFP/Getty Images

Two decades ago, nearly 10 million children did not live to see a fifth birthday. By 2017, that number – about 1 in every 16 children – was nearly cu(...)

Which Face Is Real is a game that shows people how good these neural networks are at generating fictional human faces

There’s fake news, fake Nigerian princes, fake weather, even deep fakes of celebrities … but if you see a picture of someone on the internet, whether (...)

Photograph: Jena Ardell/Moment/Getty

The architecture of our intimate lives is changing. Irish couples have more choice than ever about how they want to design their relationships, and th(...)

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