The researchers wanted to test if interleukin-6 and c-reactive protein  may explain how our personality traits are related to how long we live. Photograph: iStock

The immune system plays a role in the link between personality traits and long-term risk of death, new research led by the University of Limerick (UL)(...)

Teresa McDonagh: family devastated after her death due to dog bites

Calls have been made for a full review of dog-control legislation following the death of a Co Galway woman from serious bite injuries at the weekend. (...)

The number of people hospitalised with dog bites per 100,000 population jumped from 4.65 in 1998, to 5.07 in 2007, and further still to 5.64 in 2013.

The number of people hospitalised for dog bites rose by 50 per cent between 1998 and 2013, and the incidence of such cases in Ireland is much higher t(...)