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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 15,410 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 3,876 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 65,086 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 17,039 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 34,669 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 38,637 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 13,215 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 15,446 Views 27 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: Government inaction allowing private sector to take control of our DNA

Oct 4th 2020, 1:00 AM 46,120 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: UCD agreement with for-profit DNA collection company 'restrictive'

Oct 4th 2020, 12:59 AM 580 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 571 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 33,767 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 38,623 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 25,634 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 46,793 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 17,499 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 15,393 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 33,738 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 9,516 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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High blood pressure can double risk of Covid-19 death, study says

Jun 5th 2020, 7:37 AM 19,047 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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Drug backed by Donald Trump does not help treat Covid-19, according to new research

May 15th 2020, 6:10 AM 19,113 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 26,811 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 11,262 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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Concerns over timing of opt-out 'publicity campaign' for genomics research

Apr 29th 2020, 7:30 PM 17,328 Views 7 Comments

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

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This nationwide survey is asking the public which Covid-19 restrictions they would like lifted

Apr 22nd 2020, 6:10 AM 59,942 Views 55 Comments

The survey is being carried out by researchers at DCU and NUI Galway

Researchers seek volunteers for Irish study on impact of quarantine on romantic relationships
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Researchers seek volunteers for Irish study on impact of quarantine on romantic relationships

Apr 21st 2020, 6:05 AM 20,728 Views 7 Comments

Stressful experiences can impact on couples, but support from a partner during anxious times can also help alleviate stress.

Repurposed drugs may be a 'cheap option' to treat Covid-19 patients until a vaccine is developed
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Repurposed drugs may be a 'cheap option' to treat Covid-19 patients until a vaccine is developed

Apr 10th 2020, 12:05 AM 64,694 Views 59 Comments

A study has shown that a vaccine to protect against SARS-CoV2 may be 12-18 months away from development.

Belfast researchers launch clinical trial for Covid-19 patients using umbilical cord cells
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Belfast researchers launch clinical trial for Covid-19 patients using umbilical cord cells

Apr 7th 2020, 12:54 PM 14,727 Views 15 Comments

The trial is being led by professors at Queen’s University, Belfast.

China's shutdown of Wuhan in January may have prevented 700,000 new cases, researchers say
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China's shutdown of Wuhan in January may have prevented 700,000 new cases, researchers say

Apr 1st 2020, 7:17 AM 25,589 Views 94 Comments

The researchers used a combination of case reports, public health information, and mobile phone location tracking.

UK advises against all non-essential foreign travel for 30 days
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UK advises against all non-essential foreign travel for 30 days

Updated Mar 17th 2020, 12:37 PM 44,836 Views 64 Comments

Meanwhile, scientists say that the UK had ‘no time to lose’ in changing coronavirus strategy to prevent thousands of deaths

Three-quarters of children with autism not getting needs met in public system
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Three-quarters of children with autism not getting needs met in public system

Feb 21st 2020, 7:31 PM 18,168 Views 37 Comments

Some families are going into debt because of their child’s condition – one to the tune of €150,000.

Eating a Mediterranean diet boosts chances of 'healthy' ageing among older people
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Eating a Mediterranean diet boosts chances of 'healthy' ageing among older people

Feb 18th 2020, 8:42 AM 27,150 Views 24 Comments

A Mediterranean diet promotes gut bacteria linked to healthy ageing, according to a UCC study.

'Sexuality does not affect your athletic performance... We don't want people taking their own life' From The42

'Sexuality does not affect your athletic performance... We don't want people taking their own life'

Feb 17th 2020, 4:25 PM 6,399 Views 0 Comments

Marc Leckie of the Harlequins Foundation talks to The42 about their research into the use of homophobic language in sport.

Toddlers who view screens for over three hours a day are 'less physically active at age five'
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Toddlers who view screens for over three hours a day are 'less physically active at age five'

Jan 29th 2020, 6:45 AM 13,335 Views 13 Comments

That’s according to a new study carried out on 500 children.

Gluten-free snacks are 'not as healthy as many people think and most who buy them are not coeliac'
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Gluten-free snacks are 'not as healthy as many people think and most who buy them are not coeliac'

Jan 29th 2020, 6:10 AM 23,056 Views 28 Comments

More than one in five people buy gluten-free foods, 92% of whom do not have a gluten-related disorder, according to new research.

'I don't think it's a huge issue for us' - Cork star on GAA's binge-drinking culture
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'I don't think it's a huge issue for us' - Cork star on GAA's binge-drinking culture

Dec 17th 2019, 5:00 PM 33,586 Views 17 Comments

Darragh Fitzgibbon says the Cork hurlers have a sensible attitude in relation to alcohol.

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

Dec 5th 2019, 8:56 AM 11,414 Views 39 Comments

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

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

Dec 3rd 2019, 6:10 AM 9,251 Views 5 Comments

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

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

Nov 27th 2019, 8:10 PM 22,537 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Nov 23rd 2019, 11:11 AM 41,484 Views 33 Comments

‘Who’s a good man?’

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