Kathleen Alexandra Kennedy and Robert F Kennedy Jr in 2016 in New York City. Photograph: Donna Ward/Getty Images

A brother, sister and niece of Robert F Kennedy Jr have chastised him for campaigning against vaccines, saying he has been disseminating “dangerous mi(...)

MyDawa, which launched in March 2007, now has over 80,000 registered users. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

MyDawa, a Kenyan technology company founded and led by Cork businessman Neil O’Leary, has raised $3 million (€2.7 million) in investment to bring tota(...)

A file photograph of a measles vaccination being administered. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

The number of measles cases in Ireland has increased more than three-fold, according to a United Nations (UN) report that warns millions of children w(...)

Mom is right when she says to eat your peas. In one of the largest surveys of data on global dietary habits and longevity, researchers found that con(...)

A TB patient in Srinagar in Indian-administered Kashmir. According to the World Health Organisation, there were more than 10m  new cases of TB diagnosed around the world in 2017. Photograph: Yawar Nazir/Getty Images

Last month Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau travelled to Iquilat, the capital of the territory Nunavut, to say sorry. He was there to offer nort(...)

Superbugs: there is a  need for guidelines on antibiotic prescribing to be simplified so that they can be applied more easily in everyday practice. Photograph: iStock

Imagine I told you of a new disease that was on track to become a bigger killer than cancer by 2050. You would be alarmed, I imagine, and want to know(...)

How many studies do you have to throw at the vaccine hysterics before they quit? How much of a scientific consensus, how many unimpeachable experts an(...)

Facebook has announced its first policy to combat misinformation about vaccines, following in the footsteps of Pinterest and YouTube. The social net(...)

Till Roenneberg, professor of chronobiology, says employers should ban the use of alarm clocks and instruct employees to start work only once they had had adequate sleep. Photograph: iStock

Do you set an alarm to wake you up on weekdays, then hit the snooze button at weekends because you need more sleep? If so, you could be experiencing s(...)

“If you equip third level students to take on a good work/life balance, there is a good chance that they will stick with it as they embark on life,” says Brian Mullins, director of Health Promotion at University College Dublin.  Photograph: istock

The principle that healthy teenagers are much more likely to become healthy adults is the core philosophy behind the international healthy campuses in(...)

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