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From TheJournal.ie People who abstain from alcohol are off sick more often than the average drinker - study Drinking

People who abstain from alcohol are off sick more often than the average drinker - study

The lead author of the study said the findings could be explained by health problems leading to people abstaining from drink.

From TheJournal.ie How many people need to take a stand to instigate social change? Study

How many people need to take a stand to instigate social change?

A study examined this question – and came up with a definite figure.

From TheJournal.ie One in every five young adult deaths in the US is related to opioids Drug Use

One in every five young adult deaths in the US is related to opioids

The study found that the percentage of deaths attributed to opioids in the US increased by 292% from 2001 to 2016.

From TheJournal.ie This is how much exercise is needed to help improve thinking skills Research

This is how much exercise is needed to help improve thinking skills

Scientists found that people who exercised an average of at least 52 hours over about six months for around an hour each session may improve their thinking skills.

From TheJournal.ie Alcohol a factor in 1 in 20 cases at emergency departments Drinking

Alcohol a factor in 1 in 20 cases at emergency departments

The study found Saturday night and Sunday morning to be the busiest times and that most patients with alcohol-related presentations were male.

From TheJournal.ie Study shows overweight people twice as likely to survive when hospitalised for infectious disease Obesity Paradox

Study shows overweight people twice as likely to survive when hospitalised for infectious disease

The study into the so-called “obesity paradox” looked into the health over 35,000 patients in Denmark.

From TheJournal.ie Can chimpanzee vocalisations reveal the origins of human language? This study found out Research

Can chimpanzee vocalisations reveal the origins of human language? This study found out

It has long been difficult to determine how and why human language began.

From TheJournal.ie Study looks at whether women who have had a C-section should attempt vaginal birth Medical Risk

Study looks at whether women who have had a C-section should attempt vaginal birth

Though absolute rates were low in mothers who had attempted this type of birth.

From TheJournal.ie Enjoy saunas? New research finds they significantly lower risk of stroke Good News

Enjoy saunas? New research finds they significantly lower risk of stroke

The study found people taking 4-7 saunas a week were 61% less likely to have a stroke than those taking one a week.

From TheJournal.ie Women who eat fast food and little or no fruit take longer to become pregnant, study finds Pregnancy

Women who eat fast food and little or no fruit take longer to become pregnant, study finds

Women who consumed fast food four or more times a week took nearly a month longer to become pregnant than those who didn’t.

From TheJournal.ie 'My fear was what if the baby had HIV. When I had my daughter, thank god, she was HIV negative' Living With Hiv

'My fear was what if the baby had HIV. When I had my daughter, thank god, she was HIV negative'

A new report details concerns Irish mothers had after being diagnosed with HIV.

From TheJournal.ie Mid-life anxiety may be linked to dementia in later life Mental Health

Mid-life anxiety may be linked to dementia in later life

The study does not say if active treatment could curb the risk.

From TheJournal.ie Galaxies grow bigger and puffier as they age, new study finds Astronomy

Galaxies grow bigger and puffier as they age, new study finds

“This is the first time we’ve shown shape and age are related for all kinds of galaxies.”

From TheJournal.ie Saving a penalty: This is how science helps predict the match score Research

Saving a penalty: This is how science helps predict the match score

Researchers propose a new model to explain how a goalkeeper dives to the right corner at the right time in penalty kick situations.

From TheJournal.ie Victims of bullying 'predominantly taunted about weight or body image' School Students

Victims of bullying 'predominantly taunted about weight or body image'

Physical harassment was considerably more prevalent in the all-boys school.

From TheJournal.ie A single concussion may increase the risk of Parkinson's disease by 56% Concussion

A single concussion may increase the risk of Parkinson's disease by 56%

Researchers also found that those with a traumatic brain injury were diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease an average of two years earlier than those without.

From TheJournal.ie After we increased the minimum wage in 2016, unemployment didn’t go up (contrary to warnings) Low Pay Commission

After we increased the minimum wage in 2016, unemployment didn’t go up (contrary to warnings)

It’s been argued that an increase in the minimum wage would lead to more unemployment among minimum wage workers.

From TheJournal.ie This is why expressive brows might have mattered during human evolution On Fleek

This is why expressive brows might have mattered during human evolution

Mobile eyebrows gave us the communication skills to establish large, social networks.

From TheJournal.ie If you're a night owl, you're likely to die younger... Oh Great

If you're a night owl, you're likely to die younger...

New research suggests that a person’s internal clock may be at odds with their external environment – and that they should be allowed start work later.

From TheJournal.ie 75% of chronic pulmonary disease cases linked to childhood illnesses and parental smoking Lancet

75% of chronic pulmonary disease cases linked to childhood illnesses and parental smoking

The findings were published in The Lancet journal this week.

From TheJournal.ie Men perceive themselves as smarter, even compared to women whose grades are just as good Study

Men perceive themselves as smarter, even compared to women whose grades are just as good

A new study has found that women are far more likely to underestimate their own intelligence than men.

From TheJournal.ie Parts of the Amazon thought uninhabited were actually home to up to a million people Research

Parts of the Amazon thought uninhabited were actually home to up to a million people

Archaeologists have uncovered evidence that there were hundreds of villages in the rainforest away from major rivers.

From TheJournal.ie Banana plant extract could be key to creamier, longer lasting ice cream The Future

Banana plant extract could be key to creamier, longer lasting ice cream

Researchers have found that adding tiny cellulose fibres extracted from banana plant waste to ice cream could slow melting.

From TheJournal.ie Sick air travelers are mostly likely to infect those in the next row, study reveals Illness

Sick air travelers are mostly likely to infect those in the next row, study reveals

Researchers also warned that infectious crew members could infect an average of 4.6 passengers per flight.

From TheJournal.ie Two-thirds of Deaf community face difficulty finding out about their rights Deaf Community

Two-thirds of Deaf community face difficulty finding out about their rights

A new report has been published detailing the experiences of Deaf people in accessing public and social services.

From TheJournal.ie Myth debunked: Neither the low-carb nor the low-fat diet is superior Diets

Myth debunked: Neither the low-carb nor the low-fat diet is superior

Cutting either carbs or fats shaves off excess weight in about the same proportion.

From TheJournal.ie New blood and urine tests can indicate autism in children earlier Early Development

New blood and urine tests can indicate autism in children earlier

The “first of their kind” tests measure damage to proteins that can be an early indicator of autism.

From TheJournal.ie 'A gender equality paradox': Countries with more gender equality have fewer female STEM grads Study

'A gender equality paradox': Countries with more gender equality have fewer female STEM grads

The researchers believe this might be because countries with less gender equality often have little welfare support.

From TheJournal.ie Study finds possible link between cancer and ultra-processed foods like TV dinners Science

Study finds possible link between cancer and ultra-processed foods like TV dinners

The study’s authors said this “may drive an increasing burden of cancer in the next decades”.

From TheJournal.ie Single dads at higher risk of premature death than single mothers or couples - study Lancet

Single dads at higher risk of premature death than single mothers or couples - study

Single fathers ate fewer fruit and vegetables, and were more likely to binge drink than single mothers and partnered parents, the study found.

From TheJournal.ie Organic food provides significant environmental benefits to vegetarian diets - research Food Consumption

Organic food provides significant environmental benefits to vegetarian diets - research

The study of over 34,000 people is the first to examine the environmental impacts of both food choices and farm production systems.

From TheJournal.ie People living in areas of high radon exposure at higher risk of lung cancer Toxic

People living in areas of high radon exposure at higher risk of lung cancer

The ESRI has linked cancer figures with geographical data on radon gas.

From TheJournal.ie Why do we trust, or not trust, strangers? The answer is based on those we've previously known Research

Why do we trust, or not trust, strangers? The answer is based on those we've previously known

Research has revealed that strangers resembling past individuals known to be trustworthy are trusted more.

From TheJournal.ie Ibuprofen during pregnancy could harm fertility of unborn baby girls - study Fertility

Ibuprofen during pregnancy could harm fertility of unborn baby girls - study

One in three women are estimated to use ibuprofen in the first three months of pregnancy.

From TheJournal.ie Migraine associated with heart attack, stroke, blood clots and irregular heart rate Stroke

Migraine associated with heart attack, stroke, blood clots and irregular heart rate

Around one billion people worldwide are affected by migraine.

From TheJournal.ie Number of elderly people with four or more diseases to double by 2035 Research

Number of elderly people with four or more diseases to double by 2035

A third of these people will be diagnosed with dementia, depression or a cognitive impairment.

From TheJournal.ie Irish researchers looking to develop wearable device for dementia patients who wander Dementia

Irish researchers looking to develop wearable device for dementia patients who wander

Dementia is on the rise, with approximately 55,000 sufferers in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Using monkeys and apes in film and TV is 'misleading' millions of viewers Monkey Business

Using monkeys and apes in film and TV is 'misleading' millions of viewers

A third of people surveyed think that chimpanzees are not endangered because they star in films and TV shows often.

From TheJournal.ie Bikram yoga is 'no more effective than yoga practiced at room temperature' Don't Sweat It

Bikram yoga is 'no more effective than yoga practiced at room temperature'

This type of yoga is carried out in a room heated to 35–42 degrees Celsius.

From TheJournal.ie Myth debunked: Age isn't a risk factor for complications after surgery among older patients Research

Myth debunked: Age isn't a risk factor for complications after surgery among older patients

Instead, frailty, depressive symptoms, cognitive impairment and smoking were associated with postoperative complications.