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Researchers call for action to address health inequalities in light of cost of living crisis
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Researchers call for action to address health inequalities in light of cost of living crisis

Jun 21st 2022, 6:00 AM 3,965 Views 0 Comments

Health experts from three universities have said that the cost of living crisis, will disproportionately affect the health of the most vulnerable people in Ireland.

Bringing native lynx and wolves back to Ireland could help curb damaging deer, research finds
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Bringing native lynx and wolves back to Ireland could help curb damaging deer, research finds

Jun 16th 2022, 11:10 AM 34,905 Views 65 Comments

Invasive species, such as sika deer, are “evolutionary naive” to native predators.

Frequent bad dreams and nightmares linked to Parkinson’s in new study
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Frequent bad dreams and nightmares linked to Parkinson’s in new study

Jun 8th 2022, 8:18 AM 21,581 Views 1 Comment

Experts think there is growing evidence that regular bad dreams could be an early warning sign for developing the condition.

Irish businesses divided on going cashless within a decade
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Irish businesses divided on going cashless within a decade

Jun 7th 2022, 9:50 PM 22,350 Views 45 Comments

The counties most confident of this transition are Dublin (55%) and Galway (51%).

Three quarters of long Covid patients consuming problematic levels of alcohol
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Three quarters of long Covid patients consuming problematic levels of alcohol

Jun 5th 2022, 4:30 PM 65,506 Views 26 Comments

Two new studies have found that complications arising from long Covid are primarily brain related – not heart and lung conditions, as previously thought.

Three in five people believe they will have to cut back on food spending over the coming year
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Three in five people believe they will have to cut back on food spending over the coming year

May 27th 2022, 8:29 AM 8,298 Views 17 Comments

Consumer pessimism is at its highest level for nine years.

Pensioner goes to A&E with memory loss after day-time sex with wife
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Pensioner goes to A&E with memory loss after day-time sex with wife

May 26th 2022, 12:17 PM 74,330 Views 46 Comments

The curious case appears in the latest edition of the Irish Medical Journal.

Taking painkillers in pregnancy 'more likely to lead to complications'
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Taking painkillers in pregnancy 'more likely to lead to complications'

May 13th 2022, 10:53 AM 11,634 Views 5 Comments

University of Aberdeen researchers looked at more than 151,000 pregnancies over a 30-year period.

Sea levels in Dublin Bay have risen at nearly double global rate since 1997, research shows
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Sea levels in Dublin Bay have risen at nearly double global rate since 1997, research shows

Apr 28th 2022, 2:31 PM 17,524 Views 29 Comments

The research was led by the Hamilton Institute and ICARUS Climate Research Centre at Maynooth University.

Eating vegetables may not protect against heart disease, study suggests
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Eating vegetables may not protect against heart disease, study suggests

Feb 21st 2022, 11:41 AM 82,638 Views 41 Comments

The findings challenge previous research that suggests eating more vegetables is linked to a lower risk of heart attack, stroke and death.

Depression a 'neglected global health crisis' despite impacting one in 20 people each year - study
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Depression a 'neglected global health crisis' despite impacting one in 20 people each year - study

Feb 16th 2022, 6:15 AM 6,619 Views 1 Comment

The study, commissioned by The Lancet, found that depression remains poorly recognised and misunderstood despite being a common condition.

Almost 2 in 5 people cutting back on essential heating and electricity due to cost concerns
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Almost 2 in 5 people cutting back on essential heating and electricity due to cost concerns

Feb 10th 2022, 6:30 AM 13,982 Views 47 Comments

37% of people have cut back on essential heating and electricity use.

Study claims reluctance to get Covid-19 vaccine may be linked to childhood trauma
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Study claims reluctance to get Covid-19 vaccine may be linked to childhood trauma

Feb 2nd 2022, 10:36 AM 18,613 Views 31 Comments

The UK study found people who suffer in childhood are also least likely to trust NHS information.

Non-native conifer plantations likely to 'have a damaging impact' on red squirrel conservation
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Non-native conifer plantations likely to 'have a damaging impact' on red squirrel conservation

Jan 12th 2022, 2:20 PM 9,678 Views 12 Comments

A new study found that native predators in native woodland are key for the species to survive in Ireland and Britain.

‘Trove of racial hatred’ exposed by investigation into online platforms
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‘Trove of racial hatred’ exposed by investigation into online platforms

Jan 12th 2022, 9:05 AM 13,700 Views 18 Comments

The director of the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right said its findings “makes it seem that platforms just don’t care enough” to address online abuse.

Apprenticeships and post-grad studies are on the rise according to a new education report
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Apprenticeships and post-grad studies are on the rise according to a new education report

Dec 28th 2021, 1:49 PM 12,744 Views 1 Comment

The number of teachers at primary and post-primary level went up from 61,942 in 2016 to 69,343 in 2020.

Scientists may have identified trigger behind rare AstraZeneca-linked blood clots
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Scientists may have identified trigger behind rare AstraZeneca-linked blood clots

Updated Dec 2nd 2021, 9:16 AM 44,231 Views 22 Comments

Additionally, the UK has approved a Covid drug treatment that makers say works against Omicron.

Six in 10 people have reduced social contacts over the last week, new poll shows
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Six in 10 people have reduced social contacts over the last week, new poll shows

Nov 22nd 2021, 9:36 PM 27,716 Views 45 Comments

44% of people said that they had cancelled plans for the pre-Christmas period within the last week.

Trials of new obesity drug found it can result in weight loss of two stone in six months
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Trials of new obesity drug found it can result in weight loss of two stone in six months

Nov 22nd 2021, 3:08 PM 26,494 Views 19 Comments

The trials took place in ten countries, including Ireland, and involved 706 participants.

One in five people worried they missed out on diagnosis or treatment due to Covid-19 pandemic
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One in five people worried they missed out on diagnosis or treatment due to Covid-19 pandemic

Nov 3rd 2021, 8:59 AM 9,490 Views 8 Comments

More than one-in-ten (11%) adults did not seek treatment despite feeling unwell during this period.

England and New Zealand women to wear impact-monitoring gumshields for November Tests
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England and New Zealand women to wear impact-monitoring gumshields for November Tests

Oct 29th 2021, 2:42 PM 2,013 Views 1 Comment

Leinster, Clermont and Benetton’s men’s teams are also trialling the gumshields as rugby attempts to learn more about its links to head injury.

Ireland's first national survey into suicide bereavement being launched today
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Ireland's first national survey into suicide bereavement being launched today

Oct 5th 2021, 7:00 AM 9,228 Views 8 Comments

The research aims to provide a national profile of the impact of suicide bereavement.

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 14,050 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 43,515 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 36,367 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 12,708 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 16,207 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 7,854 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 33,452 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 28,611 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 18,725 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 9,518 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 7,732 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 9,610 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 7,134 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 16,673 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 16,182 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 21,027 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 15,609 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 3,921 Views 4 Comments

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

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