So far this year, six cyclists have been killed on Irish roads and many more injured, some very seriously. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Irish hospitals treat one cyclist every three days for major trauma sustained in road traffic incidents, according to new research. A total of 410 cy(...)

Laura Deming: ‘The idea was to starve a worm, mutate it, and then laser its gonads off, which increases the worm lifespan by 60 per cent’

Laura Deming is early for the interview in the restaurant in San Francisco’s hip Mission district, bent over a book. Bathed in the light streaming thr(...)

A Red Cross team responds to an alert from family members who lost a loved one suspected of having died of Ebola, in Beni, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on June 2nd. Photograph: Maria Santto/EPA

Aid agencies are expected to confirm this week that more than 2,000 people have been infected with Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since(...)

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(...)

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