More than 41,000 people in Europe have been infected with measles in the first half of this year. according to the World Health Organisation. Some 76 cases have been recorded in Ireland.

Cases of measles in Europe have reached a record high according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), with Ireland seeing a massive increase in diag(...)

Kofi Annan and former president Mary Robinson at One Young World event in Dublin in 2014. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Tributes have been paid to Kofi Annan, the former United Nations secretary general who died on Saturday, as a “dear friend of Ireland” and an exceptio(...)

Artificial intelligence has the potential to improve both compliance and the accuracy of retinal imaging, Microsoft’s chief medical officer Dr Simon Kos says.

In Ireland 6.5 per cent of adults aged between 20 and 79 live with diabetes. Unfortunately, the condition is the leading cause of blindness among adul(...)

The herbicide Roundup, which contains glyphosate, is manufactured by the Monsanto company, a unit of German pharmaceutical company Bayer AG, in St Louis, USA. Photograph: Steffen Schmidt/EPA

The weedkiller glyphosate, which is sold under the trade name Roundup, will continue to be licensed for use in Ireland in spite of a US court awarding(...)

Syrians gather at a site of car bomb in the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib. Photograph: Omar Haj Kadour/AFP/Getty Images

The Syrian military has deployed along the borders of al-Qaeda-dominated Idlib province and has begun shelling insurgents’ positions, prompting fears (...)

Mabella Market in Freetown, Sierra Leone: Many Sierra Leoneans put themselves at great risk – and often paid with their lives – to treat the sick, clean hospital wards, bury the dead and mobilise a public response. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In early 2015, as the Ebola epidemic that had killed almost 4,000 people in Sierra Leone was finally coming under control, Sinead Walsh, then Irish am(...)

Marie Diouf, aka Queen of Salt, displays some of the pure salt which her team of workers are harvesting at Fatick plains in Senegal. Photograph: Lar Boland

Nearly 19 million babies born globally every year are at risk of permanent yet preventable brain damage and reduced cognitive function due to a lack o(...)

Unless you cook it at home, it is likely the ham you eat is highly processed and involves the use of a range of flavours, additives and preservatives. Photograph: iStock

Vegans trying to win over Irish people have their work cut out trying to wrest the ham sandwiches from our hands. It’s not just the taste that makes (...)

Rates of caesarean sections tripled worldwide between 1990 and 2014 from 6.7 per cent to 19.1 per cent. Photograph: Istock

More than three quarters of all caesarean sections carried out in Ireland and the UK are carried out following a request from the mother, newly publis(...)

 Ireland recorded 392 suicides last year. Photograph: iStock

Suicide is a major problem in the modern world. Little progress was made for many years developing programmes to reduce suicide rates but encouraging (...)

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