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From TheJournal.ie 'Unprecedented' rise in infant mortality in England linked to poverty Welfare Cuts

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Breakfast may not be the most important meal of the day after all Weight Loss

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Smoking and diabetes have a greater impact on heart attack risk in women than men - study Bmj

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Study finds possible link between cancer and ultra-processed foods like TV dinners Science

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Migraine associated with heart attack, stroke, blood clots and irregular heart rate Stroke

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

Around one billion people worldwide are affected by migraine.

From TheJournal.ie Smoking one cigarette a day instead of 20 'just halves your risk of a heart attack' Bmj Study

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Holding your nose and closing your mouth while you sneeze is a very bad idea Warning

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Man developed chronic hepatitis after drinking 4-5 energy drinks a day for 3 weeks British Medical Journal

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Nerf guns can cause serious eye injuries and internal bleeding, doctors warn Beware

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Patients should be advised 'to stop treatment when they feel better' instead of full antibiotics course New Research

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Common painkillers linked to increased risk of heart attack - study Ibuprofen

Common painkillers linked to increased risk of heart attack - study

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

From TheJournal.ie Belief that saturated fat clogs arteries is 'just plain wrong' Landmark Review

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Children who spend more time on phones and tablets are 'more likely to develop diabetes' Oh Sugar

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Study shows shift work and physically demanding jobs may lower women's fertility Research

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish doctors find unusual 'violent trauma' injury in young rugby players Fracture

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Female students are now drinking more than male students UCC

Female students are now drinking more than male students

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

From TheJournal.ie Heart attacks are hard to diagnose in women, but this test could change that Matters Of The Heart

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Doctor criticised after saying cancer is 'the best way to die' Saying Goodbye This post contains a poll

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

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

It's official, science says men are idiots

“Men are idiots and idiots do stupid things”.

From TheJournal.ie Are you on shift work? It could increase your risk of diabetes Type 2

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

Men are most at risk, a new study suggests.

From TheJournal.ie Eating too much red meat could increase your risk of breast cancer Diet

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The Sun's breast check campaign could actually harm women, warns doctor Breast Cancer

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Shift work increases the risk of heart problems Shift Work

Shift work increases the risk of heart problems

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

From TheJournal.ie Sleeping tablets 'increase risk of cancer and death' Health

Sleeping tablets 'increase risk of cancer and death'

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.