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From TheJournal.ie Repurposed drugs may be a 'cheap option' to treat Covid-19 patients until a vaccine is developed Coronavirus

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Belfast researchers launch clinical trial for Covid-19 patients using umbilical cord cells Queen's University

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

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

From TheJournal.ie China's shutdown of Wuhan in January may have prevented 700,000 new cases, researchers say Hubei Province

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

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

From TheJournal.ie UK advises against all non-essential foreign travel for 30 days Change Of Tack

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Three-quarters of children with autism not getting needs met in public system Waiting For Therapy

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Eating a Mediterranean diet boosts chances of 'healthy' ageing among older people Gut Feeling

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Toddlers who view screens for over three hours a day are 'less physically active at age five' Screen Time

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Gluten-free snacks are 'not as healthy as many people think and most who buy them are not coeliac' Research

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

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

From The42 'I don't think it's a huge issue for us' - Cork star on GAA's binge-drinking culture No Problem

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

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

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.

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