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From TheJournal.ie Scientists develop monthly contraceptive pill, but it's only been tested on pigs so far Research

Scientists develop monthly contraceptive pill, but it's only been tested on pigs so far

The pill sits in the stomach and dissolves slowly, releasing the hormones required to prevent pregnancy.

From TheJournal.ie New approach to treating cystic fibrosis could reduce the need for lung transplants, RCSI study finds Cystic Fibrosis

New approach to treating cystic fibrosis could reduce the need for lung transplants, RCSI study finds

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that affects around 1,300 children and adults in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Life expectancy in Ireland's most deprived area 7 years lower than most affluent area Poverty

Life expectancy in Ireland's most deprived area 7 years lower than most affluent area

That’s according to a new report published by Trinity College Dublin researchers today.

From TheJournal.ie Dog years are a myth and puppies are middle-aged, scientists claim Good Man

Dog years are a myth and puppies are middle-aged, scientists claim

‘Who’s a good man?’

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's 20-year-olds are stressed, living with their parents and worried about housing Growing Up In Ireland

Ireland's 20-year-olds are stressed, living with their parents and worried about housing

Financial security and a good job were their priorities for the next 10 years, according to the Growing Up In Ireland report.

From TheJournal.ie Measles can cause immune system to become 'more baby-like', study finds Measles

Measles can cause immune system to become 'more baby-like', study finds

The research found that the measles virus deletes part of the immune system’s memory.

From The42 Study that finds footballers are three-and-a-half times more likely to die from dementia '15 years too late' New Research

Study that finds footballers are three-and-a-half times more likely to die from dementia '15 years too late'

Ex-Celtic and England striker Chris Sutton has expressed his anger after the report’s release yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Restaurants with nutritional info on menus serve healthier food Food Labelling

Restaurants with nutritional info on menus serve healthier food

Eateries that share nutritional information on menus were found to have 45% less fat and 60% less salt than those that don’t.

From TheJournal.ie School intervention in sleep may help children get to bed earlier, new study finds Sleep

School intervention in sleep may help children get to bed earlier, new study finds

A study of sixth-class pupils found a 21% rise in those going to bed before 11pm after learning more about sleep.

From TheJournal.ie Irish research on type of breast cancer may have found new treatment approach Cancer Treatment

Irish research on type of breast cancer may have found new treatment approach

One in eight breast cancer patients have a particular form that is difficult to treat.

From TheJournal.ie Repetitive knocks key to understanding MMA and rugby-related head injuries, Trinity scientists say Study

Repetitive knocks key to understanding MMA and rugby-related head injuries, Trinity scientists say

The study was undertaken by the Trinity-led concussion research interest group.

From TheJournal.ie Being optimistic can help you live longer, a new study finds Bright Side Of Life

Being optimistic can help you live longer, a new study finds

The research suggests that having a positive attitude could keep you living to 85 and beyond.

From TheJournal.ie Amazon, Microsoft and Intel may be putting world at risk through killer robot developments, study says Study

Amazon, Microsoft and Intel may be putting world at risk through killer robot developments, study says

The report surveyed major players from the tech sector about their stance on lethal autonomous weapons.

From TheJournal.ie Microplastics found in Arctic and Alps after being carried by wind and snow, scientists warn Microplastics

Microplastics found in Arctic and Alps after being carried by wind and snow, scientists warn

The researchers have called for urgent research to assess the health risks of inhalation.

From TheJournal.ie 'Approach with your eyes open': Default options can sway customers buying financial products online Online Banking Tools

'Approach with your eyes open': Default options can sway customers buying financial products online

Longer default options leads people to sign up for longer loan terms and pay more interest.

From TheJournal.ie Climate change happening faster than many animals can adapt, study finds Climate Change

Climate change happening faster than many animals can adapt, study finds

Meanwhile, Health Minister Simon Harris has launched a public consultation on the impact of climate change on the health sector.

From TheJournal.ie Figures suggest two-in-five renters in 'pressure zones' still being hit with rent increases above 4% Renting

Figures suggest two-in-five renters in 'pressure zones' still being hit with rent increases above 4%

Under RPZ legislation, annual rent rises are capped at 4% in certain areas.

From TheJournal.ie Landlords selling a private rental property one of the main drivers of family homelessness in Dublin Homelessness

Landlords selling a private rental property one of the main drivers of family homelessness in Dublin

The research from homeless charity Focus Ireland examines family homelessness in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Irish researchers make discovery which may lead to epilepsy 'warning system' Epilepsy

Irish researchers make discovery which may lead to epilepsy 'warning system'

The discovery was made by researchers at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie HSE to spend up to €60k on abortion in Ireland research study Abortion

HSE to spend up to €60k on abortion in Ireland research study

Abortion services were introduced in Ireland earlier this year.

From TheJournal.ie Bacteria discovered in Cork improves ability to cope with stress Gut Reaction

Bacteria discovered in Cork improves ability to cope with stress

The bacteria is being developed for a microbacterial and vitamin supplement.

From TheJournal.ie Countries that help working class students get into university have happier citizens Research

Countries that help working class students get into university have happier citizens

That’s according to a study published in the British Journal of Sociology of Education

From TheJournal.ie Messages highlighting dangers of drug use during sex need to target wider audience Chemsex

Messages highlighting dangers of drug use during sex need to target wider audience

Researchers say the messages should not only focus on gay and bisexual men.

From TheJournal.ie Drinking alcohol during teenage years linked with stunted brain growth Research

Drinking alcohol during teenage years linked with stunted brain growth

Many teens start drinking just as their brains begin to undergo important developments.

From TheJournal.ie This video game training device is helping stroke survivors regain arm movement Video Games

This video game training device is helping stroke survivors regain arm movement

Most of the 32 study participants experienced increased arm mobility and reduced arm stiffness after using the game.

From TheJournal.ie Teen vapers are more likely to use sweet-flavoured e-cigarettes than adult vapers, study finds Vaping

Teen vapers are more likely to use sweet-flavoured e-cigarettes than adult vapers, study finds

The US Food and Drug Administration has declared youth e-cigarette use as an epidemic in the country.

From TheJournal.ie This town in Longford is the most at-risk place from job automation in the country Job Losses

This town in Longford is the most at-risk place from job automation in the country

Research from University College Cork has identified the top 10 most at-risk towns in Ireland for the first time.

From TheJournal.ie Millennials still recognise songs from music's 1960s-90s golden age, study finds Music Knowledge

Millennials still recognise songs from music's 1960s-90s golden age, study finds

By contrast, their recognition of musical hits from 2000 to 2015 diminishes rapidly over time.

From TheJournal.ie Bees have brains that can figure out basic maths, new study finds Buzz Buzz

Bees have brains that can figure out basic maths, new study finds

The researchers built on their previous finding that honeybees can understand the concept of zero.

From TheJournal.ie New study seeks first-time mothers in Ireland who experienced trauma during childbirth Research

New study seeks first-time mothers in Ireland who experienced trauma during childbirth

The study will explore the impact of a traumatic birth on a mother’s emotional and psychological wellbeing.

From TheJournal.ie Babies who hear two languages at home have a better ability to concentrate Development

Babies who hear two languages at home have a better ability to concentrate

This new research suggests the advantages of living in a bilingual home begin from the very earliest stage of development.

From TheJournal.ie Better forecasts may be possible with new research on extreme rainfall patterns Study

Better forecasts may be possible with new research on extreme rainfall patterns

The new research has revealed that there are larger-scale global patterns to extreme rainfall events.

From TheJournal.ie How and why the brain decides whether to hold 'em or fold 'em Research

How and why the brain decides whether to hold 'em or fold 'em

A team of researchers are John Hopkins University has found out why the brain makes high-risk decisions.

From TheJournal.ie Researches reveal how the brain tells you to scratch an itch Itchy And Scratchy

Researches reveal how the brain tells you to scratch an itch

The itch-scratching cycle can significantly impair quality of life and lead to serious skin and tissue damage.

From TheJournal.ie New tool identifies which patients with COPD are at risk of death or serious complications Breathing Problems

New tool identifies which patients with COPD are at risk of death or serious complications

About 500,000 people in Ireland have COPD, but half of them likely do not know they have the condition.

From TheJournal.ie Weirdly shaped mouse sperm can be used to tell species apart Swimmers

Weirdly shaped mouse sperm can be used to tell species apart

Being able to better differentiate between species will help researchers fight the spread of diseases they carry.

From TheJournal.ie Removing sweets from supermarket checkouts linked to fall in unhealthy snack purchases Research

Removing sweets from supermarket checkouts linked to fall in unhealthy snack purchases

That’s according to a study published in the Plos Medicine journal this week.

From TheJournal.ie Saturn is losing its rings at the 'worst-case scenario' rate Research

Saturn is losing its rings at the 'worst-case scenario' rate

The rings are being pulled into Saturn by gravity as a dusty rain of ice particles under the influence of Saturn’s magnetic field.

From TheJournal.ie Breakthrough from scientists in Cork shows flying reptiles had feathers over 200 million years ago Pterosaurs

Breakthrough from scientists in Cork shows flying reptiles had feathers over 200 million years ago

The discovery has been hailed as shifting our knowledge concerning the origin of feathers.

From TheJournal.ie Brainwaves suppress obvious ideas to help us think more creatively, study finds Research

Brainwaves suppress obvious ideas to help us think more creatively, study finds

Creativity requires humans to break away from more common and easily reached ideas.

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