Among older adults ‘higher levels of circulating’ omega 3  from seafood ‘were associated with a lower risk of unhealthy ageing’, the sutdy found.

Higher blood levels of omega 3 fatty acids found in seafood are associated with a higher likelihood of healthy ageing among older people, according to(...)

Young teenagers in Ireland and the UK are among the worst in Europe for drunkenness, health experts say, although alcohol consumption in the age group(...)

A farmer harvesting coca leaves in the department of Cauca, Colombia. The UN report estimated that enough coca was grown to produce 1,379 tonnes  of cocaine – up 31 per cent on 2016. Photograph: Luis Robayo/AFP/GettyImages)

Colombia is desperate to shed its reputation as a nation dogged by the drug trade, but new figures from the United Nations show that it continues to b(...)

While the step-counter industry has led to a generation of fitness lovers fixated on achieving 10,000 steps, there is no known upper ceiling on how much is good for us.

In recent years, the 10,000-steps-a-day regime has become entrenched in popular culture. You can barely walk down the street without someone stomping (...)

“I am concerned that we are witnessing a resurgence in measles infection, with potentially hundreds of children put at risk of brain damage, including by SSPE.” File photograph: Getty Images

Many doctors of my generation have witnessed at first hand the devastating effects of measles infection. I have seen children with profound deafness a(...)

Some 95 per cent of eligible children need to be vaccinated with two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella(MMR) vaccine to prevent outbreaks. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

More than 41,000 children and adults across Europe have been infected with measles in the first six months of 2018 and at least 37 people have died, a(...)

Improvements made in mortality from stroke in Irish women has levelled off in recent years, according to an EU study. The study, published in the Eur(...)

Salt may not be as damaging to health as is usually claimed, according to a controversial new study which suggests campaigns to persuade people to cut(...)

A recent UN review predicted a doubling in the consumption of poultry, a 69 per cent increase in beef and a 42 per cent increase in pork by mid-century. Photograph: iStock

Rising global meat consumption is likely to have a devastating environmental impact, scientists have warned. A new major analysis suggests meat consu(...)

Medical personnel wearing protective suits check patients at the Medical College hospital in Kozhikode, Kerala, India following an outbreak of the Nipah virus. Photograph:  AFP

A rare virus spread by fruit bats, which can cause flu-like symptoms and brain damage, has killed 12 people in southern India, health officials said o(...)

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