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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 Young teenagers' privacy at risk and left vulnerable on Yubo app - DCU study Social Media

Young teenagers' privacy at risk and left vulnerable on Yubo app - DCU study

Fifteen-year-olds are the most prevalent users of Yubo, representing almost one-third of the overall sample.

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 Guide suggests not enough evidence that screen time is harmful to children's health Study

Guide suggests not enough evidence that screen time is harmful to children's health

Published by the RCPCH the guide consulted 109 children and young people across the UK.

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 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 There's a higher risk of having a heart attack on Christmas Eve - study British Medical Journal

There's a higher risk of having a heart attack on Christmas Eve - study

The risk is also higher during New Years’ Day and Midsummer holidays, and on Monday mornings.

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 Too much sleep linked to increased risk of death and heart disease - study European Heart Journal

Too much sleep linked to increased risk of death and heart disease - study

The recommended amount of sleep is about six to eight hours a day.

From TheJournal.ie New report details surge in activity from far-right Twitter accounts during Mediterranean crisis Refugees

New report details surge in activity from far-right Twitter accounts during Mediterranean crisis

Dublin City University analysed almost 7.5 million tweets during the period October 2015- May 2016.

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 Suicide: Concerns that Netflix show 13 Reasons Why could lead to 'copycat cases' New Research

Suicide: Concerns that Netflix show 13 Reasons Why could lead to 'copycat cases'

The popular Netflix drama has proven controversial, with research around the world ongoing.

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 Growing up in Ireland: Just one in four 9-year-olds get recommended level of physical activity Families

Growing up in Ireland: Just one in four 9-year-olds get recommended level of physical activity

One quarter reported being physically active for at least 60 minutes every day.

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 There are more people who drink, smoke and have illnesses in deprived areas Health Study

There are more people who drink, smoke and have illnesses in deprived areas

In the last 3 years, the number of smokers in Ireland decreased by 80,000.

From TheJournal.ie For 25% of young adults, the 2016 US election was a 'traumatic experience' Study

For 25% of young adults, the 2016 US election was a 'traumatic experience'

“There was a lot of discourse around race and identity… I think that really heightened stress for a lot of people,” the lead author said.

From TheJournal.ie E-cigarette vaping causes skin wounds to heal more slowly - study QUIT SMOKING

E-cigarette vaping causes skin wounds to heal more slowly - study

Studies have indicated that e-cigarettes aren’t necessarily healthy, but could be less damaging than normal cigarettes.

From The42 France defied poor stats to win 2018 World Cup, says Fifa report Study

France defied poor stats to win 2018 World Cup, says Fifa report

The report also said that the competition was short of classic playmakers.

From TheJournal.ie Caesarean section use has almost doubled globally since 2000 Warning

Caesarean section use has almost doubled globally since 2000

There are dangers associated with the procedure.

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 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 The42 Male tennis players punished more than women - report Study

Male tennis players punished more than women - report

Men were fined 344 times compared to 140 for “audible obscenity” and 287 to 67 for unsportsmanlike conduct.

From TheJournal.ie Drinking full-fat milk can 'lower the risk of heart disease' Ticker Shape

Drinking full-fat milk can 'lower the risk of heart disease'

Good news for whole-fat milk enthusiasts – a new study suggests consuming same can lower your chances of death by heart disease.

From TheJournal.ie The Junior Cert results are out today - here's all you need to know Results Are In

The Junior Cert results are out today - here's all you need to know

Grades in the pillar subjects of Irish, English, and Maths remain relatively unchanged from previous years.

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 This is how much sleep you should be getting every night for maximum heart healthiness The Sweet Spot

This is how much sleep you should be getting every night for maximum heart healthiness

Much less than six hours, and anything more than eight puts you at a significantly higher risk of heart trouble, new research suggests.

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 Alcohol is linked to 2.8 million deaths worldwide each year Slainte

Alcohol is linked to 2.8 million deaths worldwide each year

The study’s authors said that there is no safe level of alcohol as benefits are outweighed other effects of drinking.

From TheJournal.ie A third of fruit and veg 'too ugly' to sell Not Very A Peeling

A third of fruit and veg 'too ugly' to sell

More than 50 million tonnes of fruits and vegetables are discarded each year in Europe.

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 Exceptionally hot weather expected for another four years, researchers say Heating Up

Exceptionally hot weather expected for another four years, researchers say

Manmade global warming and a natural change in the Earth’s temperature will join forces over the coming years, the study suggested.

From TheJournal.ie Irish scientists discover new treatment to help prevent relapse of aggressive form of breast cancer Study

Irish scientists discover new treatment to help prevent relapse of aggressive form of breast cancer

The groundbreaking research was conducted by scientists at the Apoptosis Research Centre in NUIG.

From TheJournal.ie E-cigarette vapour can damage immune system in lungs, study suggests Study

E-cigarette vapour can damage immune system in lungs, study suggests

Some of the effects were similar to those seen in regular smokers and people with chronic lung disease.

From TheJournal.ie New study finds that men can get postpartum depression too Mental Health

New study finds that men can get postpartum depression too

Previous studies have found that men sometimes exhibit symptoms reminiscent of pregnancy.

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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