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UK medical journals tell British government relaxing restrictions for Christmas could 'cost many lives'
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UK medical journals tell British government relaxing restrictions for Christmas could 'cost many lives'

Dec 15th 2020, 12:56 PM 44,641 Views 8 Comments

London mayor Sadiq Khan has also expressed concerns over the five-day “Christmas window”.

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 25,719 Views 40 Comments

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

There's a higher risk of having a heart attack on Christmas Eve - study
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There's a higher risk of having a heart attack on Christmas Eve - study

Dec 13th 2018, 6:05 PM 15,770 Views 18 Comments

The risk is also higher during New Years’ Day and Midsummer holidays, and on Monday mornings.

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 58,088 Views 21 Comments

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

Effect of new medicine in animal studies was "misrepresented" to get funding for human trials
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Effect of new medicine in animal studies was "misrepresented" to get funding for human trials

Jan 11th 2018, 6:30 AM 9,275 Views 16 Comments

A new report in the British Medical Journal has pointed to a “systemic failure” in the use of animal studies.

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 43,859 Views 24 Comments

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

Pressure mounts on rugby chiefs as academics call for school scrums to be banned
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Pressure mounts on rugby chiefs as academics call for school scrums to be banned

Sep 30th 2017, 9:15 AM 11,886 Views 47 Comments

A leading expert says young people are at greater risk of concussion and brain injury.

World Rugby slams calls for tackling ban in schools
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World Rugby slams calls for tackling ban in schools

Sep 26th 2017, 5:44 PM 7,497 Views 38 Comments

Allyson Pollock and Graham Kirkwood from the Institute of Health at Newcastle University have published research on the issue.

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 16,673 Views 21 Comments

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

Abortion: 95% of Irish women who used pills to end pregnancy 'didn't need surgical intervention'
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Abortion: 95% of Irish women who used pills to end pregnancy 'didn't need surgical intervention'

May 17th 2017, 6:30 AM 20,993 Views 143 Comments

Study from the British Medical Journal say the pills offer ‘an alternative to unsafe methods’

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 54,586 Views 63 Comments

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

Woman in UK hospitalised after taking herbal remedies for New Year detox
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Woman in UK hospitalised after taking herbal remedies for New Year detox

Jan 4th 2017, 12:51 PM 20,393 Views 50 Comments

The woman collapsed and suffered a seizure after consuming a number of herbal medicines, including valerian root.

Medical journal retracts major study into benefits of baby formula
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Medical journal retracts major study into benefits of baby formula

Oct 29th 2015, 6:07 AM 26,303 Views 28 Comments

The 1989 paper had been at the centre of a high-profile libel case earlier this year.

Cocaine cut with cattle de-wormer made this woman's skin rot
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Cocaine cut with cattle de-wormer made this woman's skin rot

Sep 23rd 2015, 3:55 PM 27,990 Views 56 Comments

Levamisole is regularly used as an adulterant in cocaine.

Heart attacks are hard to diagnose in women, but this test could change that
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# Matters Of The Heart

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 43,057 Views 143 Comments

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

A glass or two of alcohol a day is good for you? Think again, say scientists
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A glass or two of alcohol a day is good for you? Think again, say scientists

Jul 14th 2014, 3:15 PM 25,892 Views 21 Comments

Researchers say the long-held belief in the health benefits of light drinking may have been flawed.

Think e-cigarettes are harmful? 37% of Irish people believe they are
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Think e-cigarettes are harmful? 37% of Irish people believe they are

Jun 17th 2014, 6:00 AM 9,432 Views 59 Comments

About 29.3 million adults across the 27 countries have tried e-cigarettes.

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.

Barca success caused a baby boom: study
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Barca success caused a baby boom: study

Dec 18th 2013, 12:05 AM 4,713 Views 4 Comments

Some media have said the birth rate in Catalonia rose by an astonishing 45 percent nine months after a dramatic semi-final.

Research links 5,000 additional suicides in 2009 to global economic crisis
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Research links 5,000 additional suicides in 2009 to global economic crisis

Sep 18th 2013, 11:20 AM 2,049 Views 8 Comments

There were 97 additional suicides in Ireland in 2009 with the research pointing out that rates are higher in countries with higher job losses.

One teen under age of 17 dies by suicide each month
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One teen under age of 17 dies by suicide each month

Aug 16th 2012, 9:07 AM 7,190 Views 49 Comments

New Irish study raises concern over 15- to 17-year-old age group while British study links recession and unemployment to rise in overall suicide rate.

794 people die each year in Europe from sunbed-induced skin cancer - research
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794 people die each year in Europe from sunbed-induced skin cancer - research

Jul 25th 2012, 12:41 PM 4,228 Views 23 Comments

Women account for most of the melanoma cases related to sunbeds, according to the British Medical Journal.

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 3,345 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.

Elderly patients forced to ‘wait on floor’ at Galway hospital
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Elderly patients forced to ‘wait on floor’ at Galway hospital

Aug 30th 2011, 7:30 AM 892 Views 11 Comments

Labour TD to meet University Hospital Galway chief today to discuss overcrowding complaints at emergency department.

Alcohol linked to cancer, new study shows
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Alcohol linked to cancer, new study shows

Apr 8th 2011, 8:28 AM 908 Views 0 Comments

Study shows that 10 per cent of cancers in men and 3 per cent of cancers in women are caused by drinking alcohol, particularly when people drink above the current recommended limits.