Rather than dealing with anxiety by getting lost worrying, it’s helpful to experiment with empowering strategies. Photograph: iStock

In this emotional equivalent to an ultramarathon, it’s key to have some stress-reducing strategies available that work quickly and efficiently to help(...)

A boy selling produce in a market in Ibafo, Nigeria. The population of sub-Saharan Africa is forecast in a new study  to triple to 3.07 billion by 2100. Photograph: Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The world’s population is likely to peak in 2064 at about 9.7 billion, and then decline to about 8.8 billion by 2100 – two billion lower than some pre(...)

A masked worker checks pigs in a hog pen in Suining, Sichuan province, China. Photograph: EPA

A new flu virus found in Chinese pigs has become more infectious to humans and needs to be watched closely in case it becomes a potential “pandemic vi(...)

A funeral takes place at the Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, for a victim of coronavirus. Photograph: Victor Moriyama/New York Times

Brazil has overtaken Britain as the country with the world’s second-highest Covid-19 death toll after its total rose to more than 42,000. On Friday e(...)

Picture taken through a multi-glazed security window shows scientists of the Helmholtz Center for Infection Research  wearing special protecitive suits as they work in a  laboratory   researching Covid-19 in  Germany on Friday. Photograph: Jens Schulueter/AFP

More than 3.86 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 270,020 have died, according to John Hopkins Uni(...)

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan, his deputy   Dr Ronan Glynn (right) and chief clinical officer  Dr Colm Henry (second left) and Dr Cillian De Gascun (left) at a Covid-19 press conference at the Department of Health. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

How is Ireland doing in the fight to slow the spread of Covid-19? After more than two weeks of lockdown with wide ranging restrictions limiting comme(...)

A man wearing a protective suit and face mask leaves a supermarket after shopping in Nice, France. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

Spain and Austria allowed partial returns to work on Tuesday but France and India extended lockdowns to try to rein in a coronavirus pandemic that the(...)

Ireland has passed its peak of Covid-19 infections, according to international modelling data published on Tuesday.  File photogaph: Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images

Ireland has passed its peak of Covid-19 infections but can expect a total death toll of more than 400 virus-related fatalities by next month, accordin(...)

With any vaccine still in early development, the best way to mitigate the pandemic is social distancing, experts say. Photograph: iStock

As many as 25 per cent of people infected with the new coronavirus may not show symptoms, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Preventi(...)

 Dr Anthony Fauci,  director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, rubs his forehead after a President Donald Trump referred to the “Deep State Department” during a White House briefing on March 20th. Photograph:  Erin Schaff/The New York Times

At a White House briefing on coronavirus on March 20th, President Donald Trump called the state department the “Deep State Department”. Behind him, Dr(...)

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