A study by researchers at Dublin City University found that only 8 per cent of teens are getting the daily recommendation of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity. Photograph: iStock

Teenagers who play sport are much more likely to have higher levels of wellbeing and lower symptoms of anxiety and depression, new research shows. Th(...)

A selection of food high in vitamin D. A new study has found that many multivitamin supplement products for children do not contain the UK’s recommended daily vitamin D dose.  File photograph: Getty Images

Parents and caregivers have been advised to check the amount of vitamin D in multivitamin supplements for children after a study found many such produ(...)

Dr Mary Rose Sweeney: “Some countries have mandatory addition of synthetic folic acid to staple foods.”  Photograph: Frank Miller

How did you become interested in health research? I fell into it. I come from Co Donegal and at 18 I went to train as a nurse at St James’s Hospital(...)

The study was based on questionnaires sent to parents of almost 8,000 primary school children in mainstream and special education. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Autism affects at least 1 per cent of the Irish population, similar to rates in the US and the UK, a study by researchers in DCU suggests. Within spe(...)