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From TheJournal.ie Big Sugar and government neglect to blame for dental healthcare's 'state of crisis' Root Causes

Big Sugar and government neglect to blame for dental healthcare's 'state of crisis'

In Ireland, vulnerable people have more untreated dental disease, and poorer oral health-related quality of life than others.

From TheJournal.ie First scientific review of menstrual cups finds they're safe - and leak the same as other sanitary products Period Poverty

First scientific review of menstrual cups finds they're safe - and leak the same as other sanitary products

Results from 13 studies suggest that 70% of women wanted to continue using menstrual cups once they knew how to use them.

From TheJournal.ie Upscaling rollout of HPV vaccine could 'eliminate' cervical cancer in some countries, study finds Cervical Cancer

Upscaling rollout of HPV vaccine could 'eliminate' cervical cancer in some countries, study finds

The disease claims the lives of more than 300,000 women every year.

From TheJournal.ie Youths who identify as sexual minorities more vulnerable to depression from age 10 Research

Youths who identify as sexual minorities more vulnerable to depression from age 10

Findings suggest that sexual minority youths and are four times more likely to report recent self-harm at ages 16 and 21 years than their heterosexual peers.

From TheJournal.ie Caesarean section use has almost doubled globally since 2000 Warning

Caesarean section use has almost doubled globally since 2000

There are dangers associated with the procedure.

From TheJournal.ie Over 1.4 billion adults globally at risk of disease from not doing enough physical activity Study

Over 1.4 billion adults globally at risk of disease from not doing enough physical activity

The diseases include type two diabetes, dementia, cardiovascular disease and some cancers.

From TheJournal.ie Changing the drug used during labour could halve the number of women needing an epidural Pain Relief

Changing the drug used during labour could halve the number of women needing an epidural

Pethidine is the most widely used drug but new research suggests remifentanil may work better.

From TheJournal.ie 75% of chronic pulmonary disease cases linked to childhood illnesses and parental smoking Lancet

75% of chronic pulmonary disease cases linked to childhood illnesses and parental smoking

The findings were published in The Lancet journal this week.

From TheJournal.ie The Paris Climate Agreement is REALLY expensive... but it could end up saving us money Climate Change

The Paris Climate Agreement is REALLY expensive... but it could end up saving us money

Its cost could be outweighed by health savings in the area of air pollution disease and death.

From TheJournal.ie Single dads at higher risk of premature death than single mothers or couples - study Lancet

Single dads at higher risk of premature death than single mothers or couples - study

Single fathers ate fewer fruit and vegetables, and were more likely to binge drink than single mothers and partnered parents, the study found.

From TheJournal.ie Scientists say adolescence now lasts until the age of 24 Grow Up

Scientists say adolescence now lasts until the age of 24

Experts have argued the definition should be changed so that laws and social policy can be developed around it.

From TheJournal.ie Traffic fumes could cancel out benefits of walking for older people - study Air Quality

Traffic fumes could cancel out benefits of walking for older people - study

The EPA said that around 1,500 premature deaths in Ireland in 2014 were directly attributable to air pollution.

From TheJournal.ie In 1975, one in every 100 Irish children was obese. Now, it's one in every 10 Global Problem

In 1975, one in every 100 Irish children was obese. Now, it's one in every 10

Rates of child and adolescent obesity are highest (over 30%) in some islands in Polynesia.

From TheJournal.ie Increase in rate of HIV cases in Irish people aged over 50 Europe

Increase in rate of HIV cases in Irish people aged over 50

In 2015, around one in six new cases of HIV diagnosed in Europe are among people aged over 50.

From TheJournal.ie Face-to-face bullying is still far more common than cyberbullying Study

Face-to-face bullying is still far more common than cyberbullying

Much of the focus in recent years has been on cyberbullying.

From TheJournal.ie A new study suggests living near a busy road could increase your chances of dementia Research

A new study suggests living near a busy road could increase your chances of dementia

The study found no link between traffic exposure and Parkinson’s disease or multiple sclerosis.

From TheJournal.ie More US adults are using marijuana as they don't think it's harmful Cannabis

More US adults are using marijuana as they don't think it's harmful

There have been a number of calls for cannabis to be legalised in Ireland for medical reasons.

From TheJournal.ie Magic mushrooms might be able to help people with severe depression Psilocybin

Magic mushrooms might be able to help people with severe depression

A small trial has found that a compound made from the mushrooms helped people with treatment-resistant depression.

From TheJournal.ie One of the most common treatments for osteoarthritis is 'ineffective' Paracetamol

One of the most common treatments for osteoarthritis is 'ineffective'

The condition affects around 400,000 people in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Contraception pill reduces risk of developing womb cancer The Pill

Contraception pill reduces risk of developing womb cancer

About 300 women in Ireland are diagnosed with womb cancer each year.

From TheJournal.ie In the battle to live longer, men are catching up with women Death Do Us Part

In the battle to live longer, men are catching up with women

In 15 years, some parts of the UK there could be no difference.

From TheJournal.ie Another reason to fear climate change: Disease carrying mosquitoes Sucking Your Blood

Another reason to fear climate change: Disease carrying mosquitoes

The insects could thrive in the UK with a small increase in temperature.

From TheJournal.ie Find it difficult to quit smoking? This might be why Nicotine

Find it difficult to quit smoking? This might be why

A study has revealed the rate at which smokers metabolise nicotine could predict the best way to quit.

From TheJournal.ie Women using birth control shot have increased risk of contracting HIV Sub-Saharan Africa

Women using birth control shot have increased risk of contracting HIV

Other forms of contraception, such as the pill, do not appear to increase this risk.

From TheJournal.ie Experimental Ebola vaccines may be lifeline for African countries Finding A Cure

Experimental Ebola vaccines may be lifeline for African countries

Hopes raised that the trial will “form the basis of a more potent vaccine” – there is currently no effective vaccine against the Ebola or Marburg virus.

From TheJournal.ie Caring for a relative with dementia can make you depressed Mental Health

Caring for a relative with dementia can make you depressed

A new study shows the benefit of learning coping strategies.

From TheJournal.ie More antibiotics would stop rise in dangerous Strep B infections in babies - scientists Newborns

More antibiotics would stop rise in dangerous Strep B infections in babies - scientists

New research has recorded a rise of 60% in cases of the infection over the past 25 years in the Netherlands.

From TheJournal.ie Knocked out: Global players’ union want action after World Cup concussions Playing On

Knocked out: Global players’ union want action after World Cup concussions

FIFPro say the decision needs to be taken out of the hands of team doctors.

From TheJournal.ie Kids who take antibiotics before their first birthday may be more likely to get asthma Research

Kids who take antibiotics before their first birthday may be more likely to get asthma

The study also found that there is no link between babies using antibiotics and the development of allergies.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland, UK and Malta have the highest death rates for children in western Europe Third Last

Ireland, UK and Malta have the highest death rates for children in western Europe

Last year, 300 children under the age of five died in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Physiotherapy sessions might not treat whiplash any better than exercise at home Exercise

Physiotherapy sessions might not treat whiplash any better than exercise at home

New research found little difference in the patients recovery depending on these two treatments.

From TheJournal.ie Can 'Supermums' make kids wash their hands more - and help save lives? To The Rescue

Can 'Supermums' make kids wash their hands more - and help save lives?

A new trial says that using ‘emotional drivers’ can encourage handwashing among children – and help fight diseases.

From TheJournal.ie Toxins in everyday items linked with ADHD and other brain development disorders Neurology

Toxins in everyday items linked with ADHD and other brain development disorders

Experts say they are worried that children are being exposed to chemicals that are “silently eroding intelligence, disrupting behaviours, truncating future achievements, and damaging societies”.

From TheJournal.ie Study finds sexual violence against women "endemic" in some countries Sexual Assault

Study finds sexual violence against women "endemic" in some countries

The study revealed that an estimated one in 14 women worldwide have been sexually assaulted by someone other than their partner.

From TheJournal.ie Global health inequality could be eliminated by 2035 — report Investment

Global health inequality could be eliminated by 2035 — report

An increase of €2.2 billion in Research and Development, combined with a shift in GDP calculations, could bring about the change “within a generation”.

From TheJournal.ie New drug could fight psychotic symptoms of Parkinson's Breakthrough

New drug could fight psychotic symptoms of Parkinson's

The new drug can stop people from having to be admitted to nursing homes, those in charge of the drug trial claim.

From TheJournal.ie Strokes among younger people are increasing worldwide Health

Strokes among younger people are increasing worldwide

A major new study also shows that strokes caused by high blood pressure and unhealthy lifestyles were now to blame for over half of stroke deaths.

From TheJournal.ie This is how much cancer cost the EU in one year... Healthcare

This is how much cancer cost the EU in one year...

A major research project into the economic burden of cancer has thrown up some shocking numbers.

From TheJournal.ie Scientists meet to discuss ending the world's AIDS pandemic Aids

Scientists meet to discuss ending the world's AIDS pandemic

The symposium next month will look at what can be done to achieve an AIDS-free world.

From TheJournal.ie New drug can lower cholesterol by 57 per cent Health

New drug can lower cholesterol by 57 per cent

A new class of drugs could replace statins, which have 30 million people prescribed to them.

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