Health


The two phases of the coronavirus

July 17 marked the 200th day of counting the number of infections and deaths arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, writes Dr John Egan. This count…





Coronavirus throws a curveball

Peering into a crystal ball to glimpse how the emerging coronavirus crisis might unfold, bold decisions need to be made, with profound social and economic…


Nitrate: there’s something in the water

The United Kingdom’s four nations have the highest river nitrate concentrations in Europe. The European Environment Agency is demanding change, writes James Fitzgerald. The UK’s…



Pressure grows to weed out glyphosate

Scientific evidence is mounting against the world’s most common herbicide, writes James Fitzgerald. This may be the knock-out round for Roundup, Monsanto’s top selling weed…


When regulation is not a dirty word

In a week of political brinkmanship regulations have become a thorny subject, but aligning regulations is a practical way to make relationships work, as is…