An estimate suggests that 350,000 excess deaths annually in the EU can be attributed to burning fossil fuels.

Health risks will increase as climate change intensifies with the elderly and sick children amongst the most vulnerable groups, according to a new rep(...)

A mosquito consuming human blood. Photograph: Getty Images

A fungus genetically engineered to produce spider venom can quickly kill mosquitoes spreading malaria, a study suggests. Scientists from the Universi(...)

Norway’s largest pension fund, with $80 billion in assets under management, will sell out of companies that derive more than 5 per cent of their revenue from alcohol or gambling, a divestment of $320 million

Norway’s largest pension fund will divest from companies that generate revenue from alcohol and gambling, a further push by KLP to drop so-called “sin(...)

One of the core objectives of the project which Ulster University is leading is to improve health outcomes for children in underdeveloped areas in the world

A team from Ulster University is leading a project aimed at dealing with one of humanity’s great challenges – access to clean, safe water. According t(...)

During strong bull markets, positive economic and corporate news can cause investors to forget the lessons of history and to assume the trend will continue indefinitely. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Invest in a diversified portfolio, rebalance occasionally, ignore short-term market movements and allow your returns to compound over time – investing(...)

Moninne Griffith of BeLonG To: ‘We still regularly have young people arrive on our doorstep, having been asked to leave the family home because they have come out.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Young LGBT people are still being “asked to leave” their homes after coming out to family, a leading campaigner for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, tran(...)

The number of Irish  babies born with low birth wieght is rising at a rate exceeded only by Czechia among higher income countries. Photograph: iStock

An increasing number of Irish babies are being born with low birth weight, putting them at increased risk of health issues during life, a major intern(...)

 Health workers take part in the funeral of Kahumbu Ngalyakuthi, a woman who got infected in her home village of Mutwanga, some 40km from Beni in North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, on May 12th. Photograph: Hugh Kinsella Cunningham/EPA

As the Democratic Republic of Congo continues to struggle with the second largest Ebola outbreak in recorded history, officials say poor medical train(...)

A migrant woman reacts inside the Anti-Illegal Immigration Agency detention centre in Tajoura, Libya  after it was hit by  shrapnel from an air strike. Photograph: Hani Amara/Reuters

An air strike hit a migrant detention centre in eastern Tripoli on Tuesday night, as the battle for Libya’s capital city continues to rage. Witnesses(...)

Most Irish men, and 40 per cent of the population overall, are classified as heavy episodic drinkers in a new global study of alcohol consumption. Al(...)

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