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At least 20% of world population may not have access to Covid-19 vaccine until 2022, study warns
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At least 20% of world population may not have access to Covid-19 vaccine until 2022, study warns

Dec 16th 2020, 6:10 AM 9,374 Views 16 Comments

A second study estimates that 3.7 billion adults worldwide are willing to have a Covid-19 vaccine.

Social distancing rules for Covid-19 are based on outdated science, researchers argue
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Social distancing rules for Covid-19 are based on outdated science, researchers argue

Aug 26th 2020, 6:00 AM 38,660 Views 34 Comments

That’s according to research published in medical journal the BMJ.

Women who are pregnant or trying for a baby should avoid caffeine altogether, research suggests
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Women who are pregnant or trying for a baby should avoid caffeine altogether, research suggests

Aug 25th 2020, 8:43 AM 25,704 Views 40 Comments

The current guidelines from the HSE suggest that pregnant women drink no more than 200mg of caffeine per day.

Drug backed by Donald Trump does not help treat Covid-19, according to new research
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Drug backed by Donald Trump does not help treat Covid-19, according to new research

May 15th 2020, 6:10 AM 19,134 Views 64 Comments

In one study, adverse effects were more common in patients who received hydroxychloroquine.

'Unprecedented' rise in infant mortality in England linked to poverty
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'Unprecedented' rise in infant mortality in England linked to poverty

Oct 4th 2019, 6:30 AM 68,553 Views 8 Comments

Welfare cuts in the last decade have taken their toll on certain communities, new research has found.

Breakfast may not be the most important meal of the day after all
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Breakfast may not be the most important meal of the day after all

Jan 31st 2019, 9:43 AM 50,997 Views 35 Comments

New research has shown that skipping breakfast might not have an adverse effect on a person’s weight.

Smoking and diabetes have a greater impact on heart attack risk in women than men - study
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Smoking and diabetes have a greater impact on heart attack risk in women than men - study

Nov 8th 2018, 6:15 AM 5,777 Views 11 Comments

Smoking increased a woman’s risk of a heart attack by 55% more than it increased the risk in a man.

Study finds possible link between cancer and ultra-processed foods like TV dinners
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Study finds possible link between cancer and ultra-processed foods like TV dinners

Feb 15th 2018, 6:10 AM 23,167 Views 39 Comments

The study’s authors said this “may drive an increasing burden of cancer in the next decades”.

Migraine associated with heart attack, stroke, blood clots and irregular heart rate
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Migraine associated with heart attack, stroke, blood clots and irregular heart rate

Feb 1st 2018, 6:15 AM 15,082 Views 36 Comments

Around one billion people worldwide are affected by migraine.

Smoking one cigarette a day instead of 20 'just halves your risk of a heart attack'
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Smoking one cigarette a day instead of 20 'just halves your risk of a heart attack'

Jan 25th 2018, 8:33 AM 15,664 Views 28 Comments

“In order to get the big benefits on cardiovascular disease [smokers] need to quit completely,” the lead author said.

Holding your nose and closing your mouth while you sneeze is a very bad idea
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Holding your nose and closing your mouth while you sneeze is a very bad idea

Jan 16th 2018, 6:20 AM 57,826 Views 21 Comments

It caused one man to rupture the back of his throat, leaving him barely able to speak or swallow.

Man developed chronic hepatitis after drinking 4-5 energy drinks a day for 3 weeks
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Man developed chronic hepatitis after drinking 4-5 energy drinks a day for 3 weeks

Jan 6th 2018, 7:45 AM 43,854 Views 24 Comments

The 50-year-old said he had begun to use energy drinks due to his “labour-intensive workday”.

Nerf guns can cause serious eye injuries and internal bleeding, doctors warn
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Nerf guns can cause serious eye injuries and internal bleeding, doctors warn

Sep 19th 2017, 1:00 PM 14,493 Views 31 Comments

The warning comes after three people were hospitalised with serious eye injuries caused by the guns.

Patients should be advised 'to stop treatment when they feel better' instead of full antibiotics course
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Patients should be advised 'to stop treatment when they feel better' instead of full antibiotics course

Jul 27th 2017, 12:35 PM 16,671 Views 21 Comments

Taking the full course doesn’t combat antibiotic resistance, according to a paper in the BMJ.

Common painkillers linked to increased risk of heart attack - study
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Common painkillers linked to increased risk of heart attack - study

May 10th 2017, 9:55 AM 19,086 Views 41 Comments

The study found that taking any dose of ‘NSAID’ painkillers for a week was associated with an increased risk of heart attack.

Belief that saturated fat clogs arteries is 'just plain wrong'
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Belief that saturated fat clogs arteries is 'just plain wrong'

Apr 26th 2017, 7:40 AM 54,579 Views 63 Comments

An editorial in the British Medical Journal finds no link between saturated fat and issues like coronary heart disease.

Children who spend more time on phones and tablets are 'more likely to develop diabetes'
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Children who spend more time on phones and tablets are 'more likely to develop diabetes'

Mar 14th 2017, 6:15 AM 39,858 Views 41 Comments

Researchers have said limiting usage of electronics can help stave off future health issues.

Study shows shift work and physically demanding jobs may lower women's fertility
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Study shows shift work and physically demanding jobs may lower women's fertility

Feb 8th 2017, 6:10 AM 7,835 Views 21 Comments

Research shows that heavy lifting at work or working rotating patterns can be associated with poorer egg quality.

Irish doctors find unusual 'violent trauma' injury in young rugby players
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Irish doctors find unusual 'violent trauma' injury in young rugby players

Mar 8th 2016, 7:29 AM 20,772 Views 15 Comments

The ‘acetabular fracture’ affects the socket of the hip bone.

Female students are now drinking more than male students
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Female students are now drinking more than male students

Jan 30th 2015, 12:25 PM 14,870 Views 64 Comments

UCC’s student union backs the push for a ban on alcohol sponsorship in sports.

Heart attacks are hard to diagnose in women, but this test could change that
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Heart attacks are hard to diagnose in women, but this test could change that

Jan 21st 2015, 7:15 AM 12,014 Views 4 Comments

It has proved to be twice as effective when compared with previous methods.

Doctor criticised after saying cancer is 'the best way to die'
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Doctor criticised after saying cancer is 'the best way to die'

Jan 1st 2015, 9:20 PM 42,946 Views 148 Comments

Robert Smith recognised his comments represented “a romantic view of dying”.

It's official, science says men are idiots
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It's official, science says men are idiots

Dec 12th 2014, 2:37 PM 3,342 Views 5 Comments

“Men are idiots and idiots do stupid things”.

Are you on shift work? It could increase your risk of diabetes
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Are you on shift work? It could increase your risk of diabetes

Jul 25th 2014, 7:00 AM 7,124 Views 19 Comments

Men are most at risk, a new study suggests.

Eating too much red meat could increase your risk of breast cancer
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Eating too much red meat could increase your risk of breast cancer

Jun 11th 2014, 6:45 AM 6,553 Views 23 Comments

A new study looks at diet in early adulthood, while previous research had focused on diet later in life.

The Sun's breast check campaign could actually harm women, warns doctor
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The Sun's breast check campaign could actually harm women, warns doctor

Apr 2nd 2014, 7:00 AM 22,104 Views 27 Comments

The Sun’s campaign has divided critics in the UK with its photographs of topless women examining their breasts.

Shift work increases the risk of heart problems
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Shift work increases the risk of heart problems

Jul 27th 2012, 9:09 AM 3,937 Views 24 Comments

Shift work increases the risk of heart attack by 23 per cent and stroke by five per cent.

Sleeping tablets 'increase risk of cancer and death'
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Sleeping tablets 'increase risk of cancer and death'

Feb 28th 2012, 8:18 AM 3,336 Views 9 Comments

A new study in the British Medical Journal found that the tablets could have caused more than 300,000 deaths in the United States alone.