Cheryl Fernandez Versini: her eyes regularly well up while judging ‘The X Factor’.

It seems to be a contractual obligation for participants in reality TV shows to, following the dropping of a hat, weep until instructed to stop. The (...)

The decision by the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) to carry out a national quality assurance review of antimicrobial stewardsh(...)

MRSA  bacteria in a petri dish. The WHO has warned that a post-antibiotic era could arrive this century unless something drastic is done. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters.

Drug-resistant superbugs could kill an extra 10 million people a year and cost up to $100 trillion (€83tn) by 2050 if their rampant global spread is n(...)

What if Alexander Fleming’s funding been restricted to a ‘time-locked deliverable’?

The philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831) found himself at the centre of an unlikely political ruckus in Australia this time last y(...)

 Nobel Prize winner US Professor John O’ Keefe speaks to reporters after winning the award for Physiology or Medicine during a press conference in London. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

A son of Irish emigrants, Anglo-American professor John O’Keefe jointly won the 2014 Nobel Prize for medicine today with Norwegian couple May-Britt an(...)

British prime minister David Cameron used his last visit to Scotland before the historic independence referendum this week to implore Scots to remain part of the United Kingdom, warning today that a breakaway vote would be irreversible. Photograph: Reuters

British prime minister David Cameron used his last visit to Scotland before the historic independence referendum this week to implore Scots to remai(...)

An MRSA bacteria strain in a petri dish. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Files/Reuters

Have you ever watched one of those period films and had a little giggle at how nervous they get at the hint of a cold? The idea of an otherwise(...)

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