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Lone parents and their children account for more than half of all homeless families
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Lone parents and their children account for more than half of all homeless families

Sep 14th 2021, 7:36 AM 13,700 Views 9 Comments

Less than 25% of lone parents reported home-ownership, compared with 70% of the total population.

LED streetlights contribute to insect population declines, study finds
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LED streetlights contribute to insect population declines, study finds

Aug 25th 2021, 10:51 PM 43,230 Views 28 Comments

‘Eco-friendly’ lights were found to be worse than sodium ones – but both contribute to insect decline, new research has found.

Global study suggests new treatment approach for critically-ill Covid patients
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Global study suggests new treatment approach for critically-ill Covid patients

Aug 22nd 2021, 3:24 PM 36,178 Views 21 Comments

The study involved 1,121 patients in Ireland, the US, Canada, Mexico, France and Spain.

Sex worker activists among world's most 'at risk' human rights defenders
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Sex worker activists among world's most 'at risk' human rights defenders

Aug 12th 2021, 11:35 AM 12,659 Views 13 Comments

The report notes several cases of activists being asked to provide sex to police in exchange for the freedom of other detained sex workers.

Older people felt 'cancelled' during Covid-19 due to Ireland's 'endemic' ageism, report finds
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Older people felt 'cancelled' during Covid-19 due to Ireland's 'endemic' ageism, report finds

Jul 29th 2021, 6:20 AM 16,065 Views 43 Comments

The report says older people’s health deteriorated during the pandemic and the incidence of depression rose.

Domestic violence costs Irish victims €113,000 over more than 20 years – study
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Domestic violence costs Irish victims €113,000 over more than 20 years – study

Jul 14th 2021, 9:56 AM 7,789 Views 10 Comments

Lost income, health and legal costs and damage to property are cumulatively costing domestic violence victims billions every year.

UCD researchers developing ‘life changing’ treatment for painful skin condition
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UCD researchers developing ‘life changing’ treatment for painful skin condition

Jul 4th 2021, 3:16 PM 33,319 Views 7 Comments

Epidermolysis bullosa, known as ‘butterfly skin’, is a genetic condition which causes blistering of the skin.

House prices spike 13% across Ireland as supply dips further
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House prices spike 13% across Ireland as supply dips further

Jun 28th 2021, 9:41 AM 28,402 Views 36 Comments

Prices are rising at a much faster rate outside Dublin.

Over 95% on PUP would be financially better off in employment – ESRI
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Over 95% on PUP would be financially better off in employment – ESRI

Jun 21st 2021, 7:57 AM 18,615 Views 31 Comments

The payment is not a disincentive to employment, new research has found.

One-third of nation feels nervous about being able to meet up with people indoors again
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One-third of nation feels nervous about being able to meet up with people indoors again

Jun 17th 2021, 6:00 AM 9,485 Views 15 Comments

That’s according to new polling conducted by Red C on behalf of The Journal.

Global warming responsible for one in three heat-related deaths, says study
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Global warming responsible for one in three heat-related deaths, says study

May 31st 2021, 4:34 PM 7,725 Views 24 Comments

The findings are based on simulations of climate, with and without human-induced emissions.

Relationship breakdowns and parental job losses 'key triggers' for child poverty, research shows
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Relationship breakdowns and parental job losses 'key triggers' for child poverty, research shows

May 31st 2021, 6:00 AM 9,541 Views 13 Comments

The ESRI found that around four in ten young people surveyed experienced at least one spell of poverty between 2007 and 2017.

Almost half of Irish people are concerned about sharing personal information online
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Almost half of Irish people are concerned about sharing personal information online

May 17th 2021, 12:36 PM 7,076 Views 10 Comments

This is a decline of 8% from 2019 to 2020, placing Ireland close to the global average of 45%.

People who had difficult childhood events may be struggling with mental health during pandemic, researchers say
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People who had difficult childhood events may be struggling with mental health during pandemic, researchers say

Mar 26th 2021, 6:10 AM 16,609 Views 21 Comments

A clinical psychologist at NUI Galway says self-compassion and hope are key to mental wellbeing amid Covid-19.

Significant drop in number of children drinking and smoking in the last two decades
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Significant drop in number of children drinking and smoking in the last two decades

Updated Mar 8th 2021, 2:29 PM 16,171 Views 30 Comments

More children reported feeling low and being on a diet compared with 1998.

Men in Ireland have less regret over being drunk than women, study suggests
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Men in Ireland have less regret over being drunk than women, study suggests

Jan 25th 2021, 9:00 AM 20,970 Views 27 Comments

The Global Drugs Survey 2020 found respondents in Ireland were drunk more times in a year than the global average.

Almost three-quarters of Irish adults aged 58 and over have two or more medical conditions
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Almost three-quarters of Irish adults aged 58 and over have two or more medical conditions

Dec 17th 2020, 6:10 AM 15,533 Views 22 Comments

New research from Trinity College should provide a baseline to identify longterm impacts of the pandemic.

More 'robust' proof needed to show link between heading and dementia - FIFPro medical officer
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More 'robust' proof needed to show link between heading and dementia - FIFPro medical officer

Nov 18th 2020, 5:09 PM 3,897 Views 4 Comments

The disease has become a major issue again following the death of Nobby Stiles.

Mouthwash can kill coronavirus within 30 seconds in laboratory tests, study finds
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Mouthwash can kill coronavirus within 30 seconds in laboratory tests, study finds

Nov 17th 2020, 7:36 AM 65,301 Views 36 Comments

Professor David Thomas said although the study is very encouraging, more clinical research is now needed.

Study finds link between air pollution and neurological disorders
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Study finds link between air pollution and neurological disorders

Oct 20th 2020, 8:24 AM 17,067 Views 23 Comments

The study is the first nationwide analysis of the link between fine particulate pollution and neurodegenerative diseases in the US.

Bottle-fed babies may ingest 'millions' of microplastics each day, Irish researchers find
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Bottle-fed babies may ingest 'millions' of microplastics each day, Irish researchers find

Oct 19th 2020, 5:36 PM 34,730 Views 41 Comments

The authors noted that it was in developed nations that babies were likely ingesting the most plastic.

First Covid-19 reinfection in US confirmed by researchers
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First Covid-19 reinfection in US confirmed by researchers

Oct 13th 2020, 10:18 AM 38,669 Views 47 Comments

A 25-year-old man with no known immune disorders or underlying conditions was infected with Covid-19 on two separate occasions.

Young people who play sports show lower levels of anxiety and depression, study says
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Young people who play sports show lower levels of anxiety and depression, study says

Oct 12th 2020, 6:00 AM 13,415 Views 16 Comments

Researchers surveyed more than 5,000 11-20-year-olds late last year.

Ireland's public healthcare expenditure ranks ninth in Europe, ESRI report says
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Ireland's public healthcare expenditure ranks ninth in Europe, ESRI report says

Oct 6th 2020, 6:20 AM 16,141 Views 26 Comments

The report author said Ireland’s HCE should not be “interpreted as a measure of hospital service expenditure”.

Selling Our Genes: Government inaction allowing private sector to take control of our DNA
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# Selling Our Genes

Selling Our Genes: Government inaction allowing private sector to take control of our DNA

Oct 4th 2020, 1:00 AM 47,364 Views 33 Comments

Hospitals and universities across Ireland are collaborating with Genuity Science due to, experts say, lack of a public project or strategy.

Selling Our Genes: UCD agreement with for-profit DNA collection company 'restrictive'
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# Selling Our Genes

Selling Our Genes: UCD agreement with for-profit DNA collection company 'restrictive'

Oct 4th 2020, 12:59 AM 685 Views 0 Comments

Expert familiar with such agreements cited issues with data access, exclusivity and intellectual property.

Selling Our Genes: Government needs to keep ‘our national identity’ in public ownership
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Selling Our Genes: Government needs to keep ‘our national identity’ in public ownership

Oct 4th 2020, 12:58 AM 684 Views 0 Comments

Ireland still has a chance to take control of genomics research – if it follows this advice.

Covid-19 virus analysis suggests low level of mutation compared to other RNA viruses
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Covid-19 virus analysis suggests low level of mutation compared to other RNA viruses

Sep 18th 2020, 7:31 AM 33,791 Views 23 Comments

But the researchers say some changes are occurring and these are useful to follow the spread of virus.

Social distancing rules for Covid-19 are based on outdated science, researchers argue
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Social distancing rules for Covid-19 are based on outdated science, researchers argue

Aug 26th 2020, 6:00 AM 38,662 Views 34 Comments

That’s according to research published in medical journal the BMJ.

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 25,722 Views 40 Comments

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

Children may carry more Covid-19 in their system than previously thought, new research says
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Children may carry more Covid-19 in their system than previously thought, new research says

Aug 20th 2020, 9:18 AM 46,828 Views 84 Comments

The lead author of the study in the US said he “was not expecting the viral load to be so high” in children infected with Covid-19.

Embryos could be susceptible to Covid-19 in second week of pregnancy, study finds
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Embryos could be susceptible to Covid-19 in second week of pregnancy, study finds

Aug 5th 2020, 7:12 AM 17,571 Views 28 Comments

“It is important to say that this work is at a very hypothetical stage,” Professor Christoph Lees said.

Evidence of Iron Age temple complex uncovered at Navan Fort
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Evidence of Iron Age temple complex uncovered at Navan Fort

Jul 16th 2020, 4:51 PM 15,405 Views 8 Comments

The research will be published in the Oxford Journal of Archaeology.

As millennials approach middle age, they face the second recession of their generation
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As millennials approach middle age, they face the second recession of their generation

Jun 30th 2020, 8:04 AM 34,113 Views 84 Comments

Dr Amie Lajoie says millennials hope the policy of Ireland’s new government will be anything but austerity, to avoid further damaging an already bruised generation.

Nationwide survey will ask people how they are coping as Covid-19 restrictions ease
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Nationwide survey will ask people how they are coping as Covid-19 restrictions ease

Jun 16th 2020, 3:10 PM 9,528 Views 13 Comments

It will also ask people about how well they feel the government is balancing the lifting of restrictions with that of economic and social wellbeing.

High blood pressure can double risk of Covid-19 death, study says
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# Nui Galway

High blood pressure can double risk of Covid-19 death, study says

Jun 5th 2020, 7:37 AM 19,088 Views 8 Comments

The new research was published today in the European Heart Journal.

Drug backed by Donald Trump does not help treat Covid-19, according to new research
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# Hydroxychloroquine

Drug backed by Donald Trump does not help treat Covid-19, according to new research

May 15th 2020, 6:10 AM 19,138 Views 64 Comments

In one study, adverse effects were more common in patients who received hydroxychloroquine.

Opinion poll shows 43% of people think the worst of the coronavirus crisis is over
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Opinion poll shows 43% of people think the worst of the coronavirus crisis is over

May 11th 2020, 7:01 PM 26,859 Views 99 Comments

Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan said he is ‘hopeful’ that restrictions will be lifted in line with Phase One of the Roadmap, next week.

Doing yoga may help you suffer less from migraines alongside taking your medication, study suggests
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Doing yoga may help you suffer less from migraines alongside taking your medication, study suggests

May 7th 2020, 6:20 AM 11,275 Views 7 Comments

The number of migraines reported over a three-month period fell by almost half in the study of over 100 people.

Concerns over timing of opt-out 'publicity campaign' for genomics research
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# Consent Process

Concerns over timing of opt-out 'publicity campaign' for genomics research

Apr 29th 2020, 7:30 PM 17,412 Views 7 Comments

Researchers are worried that affected patients and families will not see notices for commercially linked study.

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