Conjoined twins Moaz and Nawras being evacuated by ambulance to the children’s hopsital in Damascus. Photograph: Syrian Red Crescent  via Twitter

Conjoined twin baby boys in Syria were evacuated across lines from a rebel stronghold to Damascus Children’s Hospital on Friday, the first of at leas(...)

Turin city: Chiara Appendino, the new mayor of Turin, has pledged  to promote vegetarian and vegan diets as a ‘priority’ in her administration. Photograph: iStockphoto

From vitello tonnato – veal with tuna sauce – to beef braised in the Piedmont region’s most famous red wine, brasato al Barolo, meat dishes have been (...)

Health workers get ready to spray insecticide to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that transmits the Zika virus, under the bleachers of the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, which will be used for the Archery competition in the 2016 summer games. Photograph: Leo Corea/AP Photo

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has rejected calls from 150 leading scientists to move or postpone the Rio Olympics because of the ongoing Zika vi(...)

Health workers under the bleachers of the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro in January get ready to spray insecticide to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that transmit the Zika virus. Photograph:Leo Correa/AP

This summer’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics should be moved or postponed because of the Zika virus, according to more than 150 global health experts. In an(...)

A banner on the Zika virus outbreak on display  at the opening of the World Health Assembly, with some 3,000 delegates from its 194 member states attending, on May 23rd, 2016 in Geneva. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Zika virus has been added to the list of notifiable infectious diseases that must be reported to Irish authorities. The disease has been linked to bi(...)

US president Barack Obama speaks as vice-president Joe Biden,  US Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Anthony Fauci and members of the press listen after a meeting about the Zika virus in the Oval Office of the White House. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Doctors are monitoring 279 pregnant women with confirmed or suspected Zika virus infections in the US and its territories, federal health officials sa(...)

A file image of a female Aedes aegypti mosquito takes flight as she leaves her host’s skin surface with newly-obtained red blood visible through her now transparent abdomen.  The WHO said on Wednesday that there was a risk that the Zika virus could spread to Europe.

The Zika virus, an infectious disease linked to severe birth defects in babies, may spread into Europe as the weather gets warmer, although the risk (...)

Depression research has entered a new era with many different personalised treatment being tested around the world. Photograph: iStockphoto

When the “sunshine drug” Prozac was approved by the FDA in 1987, it was hailed as a miracle drug and paved the way for the next generation of antidepr(...)

Building trust involves all the partners keeping the promises they make, being supportive of each other, and behaving in ways that benefit the partnership as a whole. Illustration: Thinkstock

Partnership working has been in the news lately with politicians talking about partnership government which we are, unfortunately, not going to get. D(...)

Ukrainians light candles at the memorial for ‘liquidators’ who died during cleaning up works after the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, during a ceremony in Slavutich city, some 190km north of the capital Kiev on Tuesday. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Ukraine held memorial services on Tuesday to mark the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, which permanently poisoned swathes of easte(...)

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