More than 400 million people worldwide, including 200,000 in Ireland have type 2 diabetes. Photograph: iStock

“Hope” is a beautiful word, with a soft start, an assertive end, and cosy roundness in the middle – round in the middle like middle-aged me. In the ic(...)

Claims of benefit from statin trials have “virtually disappeared” since new regulations were introduced in 2005. Photograph: iStock

There is no evidence that high levels of total cholesterol or of “bad” cholesterol cause heart disease, according to a new paper by 17 international p(...)