An illustration of an active neurone. Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Scientists have discovered 287 regions of the human genome that contribute to the genetic risk of developing schizophrenia. It is the culmination work(...)

Cold-water immersion has garnered a lot of attention lately, especially for its supposed mental health benefits. Photograph: iStock

In a TikTok video from January, self-help author Mel Robbins held a hammer in minus 11 degrees weather in her backyard in the northeastern US state of(...)

The number of those living with dementia is predicted to nearly triple globally to 153m by 2050. Photograph: iStock

Having two or more chronic health problems in middle age more than doubles the risk of dementia, according to a study that researchers say underscores(...)

‘When the movements of the lower part of the face are disrupted or hidden, this can be problematic, particularly for positive social interactions.’ Photograph: iStock

Hiding the bottom half of the face with a mask could have a detrimental effect on our ability to socially interact and share other people’s emotions, (...)

Val Cummins of Simply Blue Energy: Irish politicians must begin backing floating wind now to ensure  its potential is unlocked over the next decade. Photograph: John Allen

Val Cummins is probably the only person in Irish corporate life who has dissected 3,000 edible periwinkles. She studied – not ate – the creatures duri(...)

A placard during a Wales independence march in Cardiff on May 11th, 2019 when up to 3,000 people marched through the centre of Cardiff in a demonstration led by the grassroots group YesCymru. Photograph:  Mark Hawkins/Composed Images /Barcroft Media via Getty Images

The campaign for next month’s Senedd parliamentary elections in Wales has been dominated by the coronavirus pandemic and its handling by Mark Drakefor(...)

Test accuracy could even be lower if used at home by members of the public, the research found.

One in five people who undergo rapid Covid testing could be incorrectly told they have the virus, according to new research suggesting accuracy rates (...)

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham: “The culture is still that Westminster holds all the power and all the money.” Photograph:  Jacob King/PA

The coronavirus crisis has from the beginning revealed the limits of Westminster’s reach, as devolved governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Irel(...)

‘The difference with Complex PTSD sufferers is the fact that they are associated with functional impairment in their case.’ File photograph: Getty

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) sufferers around the world are benefiting from better treatment options thanks to the work of Ulster University (...)

Planet Venus, seen from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Akatsuki probe. Photograph: J. Greaves/Cardiff University/JAXA via AP

Scientists said they have detected in the harshly acidic clouds of Venus a gas called phosphine that indicates microbes may inhabit Earth’s inhospitab(...)

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