This week, in its first policy paper The Race We Don’t Want to Win, the RCPI called for the introduction of a 20 per cent tax on sugar-sweetened drinks in Budget 2015.
Who’s the first person you call in case of an accident on the roads? The ambulance, most likely, or perhaps your insurance company. But who do you think is most likely to make a claim on their car insurance?
What does the term dengue fever mean to you? Something that happens far away no doubt.
The varying degrees of gruesome imagery in the medical sphere may be enough to put one off one’s lunch. It’s a strange fact, then, that many conditions are easily described by their similarity to foodstuffs cooked or in their natural state.
It’s long been the case that the need to wear glasses has been conflated with a higher intelligence. But what if improving vision in children actually led to better performance in school?
Offices and workplaces go through structural and aesthetic change all the time. Files and personal belongings moved from one site to another can be left untouched for years, decades even.
Hook-up apps like Tinder are hotter than ever, but be careful not to get burned – a study has shown that such apps carry a higher infection risk than dating sites or old-fashioned club meetings.
The films of David Cronenberg have often been concerned with the inner and outer workings of the body.
Next time you go to get your hair done, just think what effect it might have on people around you. No, not your friends, who may be horrified by your drastic new do – the hairdresser whose bloodstream might be affected by the carcinogenic properties in permanent dyes and perming products.
In space, no one can save you from your headaches. That’s the word from a study into elevated levels of CO2 on the International Space Station, published last month in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).