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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.

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 This ancient strain of plague may have aided in wipeout of Neolithic Europeans Plague

This ancient strain of plague may have aided in wipeout of Neolithic Europeans

New research suggests that plague may have been spread among Neolithic European settlements by traders.

From TheJournal.ie Thyroid cancer impact on children and teens following Fukushima nuclear accident Study

Thyroid cancer impact on children and teens following Fukushima nuclear accident

More than 3,600 people died from causes such as illness and suicide linked to the aftermath of the tragedy.

From TheJournal.ie Angry customers and bullying: Why job stress in Ireland has doubled Long Hours

Angry customers and bullying: Why job stress in Ireland has doubled

Employees in the health sector and public administration experience the highest levels of job stress.

From TheJournal.ie Antidepressant prescriptions increased after Brexit vote England

Antidepressant prescriptions increased after Brexit vote

The UK voted to leave the EU on 23 June 2016.

From TheJournal.ie MDMA makes you more likely to cooperate, but only with trustworthy people - study MDMA

MDMA makes you more likely to cooperate, but only with trustworthy people - study

The team behind the study said their findings could help the treatment of psychiatric conditions such as PTSD.

From TheJournal.ie UCD research to explore how child abuse survivors found strength in their struggles Trauma

UCD research to explore how child abuse survivors found strength in their struggles

The research aims to identify the positive factors that helped peole who experienced trauma in their childhoods.

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 Many non-Irish nationals are as likely to be employed and as educated as Irish people Study

Many non-Irish nationals are as likely to be employed and as educated as Irish people

Research published by the ESRI this morning examines how well migrants are settling into Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Culture strongly influences how young people cope with natural disasters, study finds Natural Disasters

Culture strongly influences how young people cope with natural disasters, study finds

“We found that culture really matters in terms of how adolescents respond to a disaster.”

From TheJournal.ie One fifth of obese 13-year-olds in Ireland believe they are just the right weight Growing Up In Ireland

One fifth of obese 13-year-olds in Ireland believe they are just the right weight

A new report published today noted similar findings among parents of obese children.

From TheJournal.ie Study says humans can recognise 5,000 faces Research

Study says humans can recognise 5,000 faces

The study by the University of York found that humans could recall between 1,000 to 10,000 faces.

From TheJournal.ie First-born children more likely than younger siblings to learn about sex from parents Sex Education

First-born children more likely than younger siblings to learn about sex from parents

The order in which children are born may play a significant role in how they learn about sex, especially for boys.

From TheJournal.ie About one in three stillbirths occur before 28 weeks but are not officially recognised Pregnancy

About one in three stillbirths occur before 28 weeks but are not officially recognised

“To a mother or father, a second trimester stillbirth is no less tragic than a stillbirth at 28 weeks.”

From TheJournal.ie It's not just for kids - even adults appear to benefit from a regular bedtime, study finds Research

It's not just for kids - even adults appear to benefit from a regular bedtime, study finds

The study found that irregular sleepers were also more likely to report depression and stress than regular sleepers.

From TheJournal.ie How Irish researchers will explore Atlantic Ocean over next two years Deep Dive

How Irish researchers will explore Atlantic Ocean over next two years

18 state-of-the-art seismometers will measure movement at the floor of the ocean.

From TheJournal.ie Anorexia patients hide batteries in sanitary pads to appear heavier while being treated in hospital Sligo

Anorexia patients hide batteries in sanitary pads to appear heavier while being treated in hospital

Some also engage in “animated conversation” in an effort to burn calories.

From TheJournal.ie Groundbreaking new cancer treatment discovered by Belfast researchers Queen's University

Groundbreaking new cancer treatment discovered by Belfast researchers

The process uses the aggressive nature of cancer cells against them.

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 Being homeless for more than six months can significantly damage children's health - study Homelessness

Being homeless for more than six months can significantly damage children's health - study

Although the study is US-based, many factors of it still ring true for those children who are homeless in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Researchers say plastic is 'indispensable' so they're trying to make it more sustainable Food Waste

Researchers say plastic is 'indispensable' so they're trying to make it more sustainable

Some 500,000 tonnes of plastic waste from the EU end up in the sea every year.

From TheJournal.ie No partitions between desks may be 'healthier' for office workers Study

No partitions between desks may be 'healthier' for office workers

This layout is linked to higher levels of physical activity while at work, and lower levels of stress outside the office, a new study suggests.

From TheJournal.ie New research shows 10% of children do not wear seatbelts while travelling on Irish roads Belt Up

New research shows 10% of children do not wear seatbelts while travelling on Irish roads

Gardaí have warned motorists to safeguard everyone who gets into a vehicle.

From TheJournal.ie Poor sleep triggers viral loneliness and social rejection, study finds Sleep Deprivation

Poor sleep triggers viral loneliness and social rejection, study finds

That alienating vibe also makes sleep-deprived individuals more socially unattractive to others.

From TheJournal.ie Out of your league? Study shows most online daters seek more desirable mates Research

Out of your league? Study shows most online daters seek more desirable mates

The majority of people in the analysed dating networks contact other people who are 25% more desirable than themselves.

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