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From TheJournal.ie Student sex survey: 8% of women have had non-consensual sexual contact in the last year Consent

Student sex survey: 8% of women have had non-consensual sexual contact in the last year

The study also focused on the role alcohol plays in young people’s sex lives.

From TheJournal.ie This video game helps doctors perform better in severe trauma situations Research

This video game helps doctors perform better in severe trauma situations

Physicians who played the game had a 53% failure rate, compared to 74% for those who studied the textbooks.

From TheJournal.ie Myth debunked: Rainy weather does NOT cause achy joints and sore backs Research

Myth debunked: Rainy weather does NOT cause achy joints and sore backs

Researchers from Harvard Medical School found there is no correlation between achy joints and rainfall.

From TheJournal.ie ESRI forecasts strong growth in economy ... but Brexit will hamper some sectors Economy

ESRI forecasts strong growth in economy ... but Brexit will hamper some sectors

The ESRI expects unemployment rates to fall to around 5% in 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Why do your ears hang low? New research shows the answer to that question can be very complicated Earlobe

Why do your ears hang low? New research shows the answer to that question can be very complicated

New research gives a glimpse into how different genes interact to produce traits.

From TheJournal.ie Marriage could help reduce the risk of dementia - study Heartwarming

Marriage could help reduce the risk of dementia - study

The widowed were 20% more likely to develop dementia than married people, the meta analysis indicated.

From TheJournal.ie 'Real change': Breakthrough drug could halve length of migraine attacks Clear Head

'Real change': Breakthrough drug could halve length of migraine attacks

Half of those who took part in the trial saw the length of their migraine reduce when they took the drug erenumab.

From TheJournal.ie Losing darkness at night: LED lights are boosting light pollution worldwide Goodnight To Night

Losing darkness at night: LED lights are boosting light pollution worldwide

Nighttime lights disrupt our body clocks and raise the risks of cancer, diabetes and depression.

From TheJournal.ie 'Imagine getting rape threats when you open an app': The toll of online abuse on women Amnesty Survey

'Imagine getting rape threats when you open an app': The toll of online abuse on women

Women in eight different countries reported feeling anxious, less confident and unable to sleep after receiving abuse online.

From TheJournal.ie 'Motivating alternative': Virtual reality therapy just as effective as regular therapy after stroke Research

'Motivating alternative': Virtual reality therapy just as effective as regular therapy after stroke

That’s according to new research published in the Neurology journal.

From TheJournal.ie Study shows video games could cut dementia risk in seniors Brain Training

Study shows video games could cut dementia risk in seniors

The trial studied nearly 3,000 older people.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland has only recovered by 41% from the recession Are We There Yet

Ireland has only recovered by 41% from the recession

The 2016 Deprivation Index, which is deemed to be a more detailed view of how the economy is performing, was published yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie 'Nobody should live in fear due to lack of garda resources': 45% of all agricultural crime not reported to gardaí Rural Crime

'Nobody should live in fear due to lack of garda resources': 45% of all agricultural crime not reported to gardaí

A new ICSA study looks at why agricultural crimes are not being reported to gardaí.

From TheJournal.ie There's been a rise in weather-related disasters of almost 50% and it's being blamed on climate change Day After Tomorrow

There's been a rise in weather-related disasters of almost 50% and it's being blamed on climate change

Between 2007 and 2016, there was a 46% increases in the number of weather-related disasters.

From TheJournal.ie Doctors in Irish hospitals sharing sensitive patient data on Whatsapp Research

Doctors in Irish hospitals sharing sensitive patient data on Whatsapp

A research paper has identified the widespread use of WhatsApp at the University Hospital Limerick.

From TheJournal.ie Almost half of people with food allergies develop them in adulthood - US study Misconception

Almost half of people with food allergies develop them in adulthood - US study

Shellfish and peanut allergies were the most common among US adults.

From TheJournal.ie Oberstown: Almost half of children detained in centre at risk of abuse or neglect Study

Oberstown: Almost half of children detained in centre at risk of abuse or neglect

This is according to the a new study into the detainees of the centre.

From TheJournal.ie Pollution linked to nine million deaths around the world in 2015 (and close to 1,800 of those were in Ireland) The Lancet

Pollution linked to nine million deaths around the world in 2015 (and close to 1,800 of those were in Ireland)

A major study in The Lancet looked at the effect pollution has on countries around the world.

From TheJournal.ie No public health policy has 'been designed with the homeless population specifically in mind' Crisis Point

No public health policy has 'been designed with the homeless population specifically in mind'

A new study has shown increases in the number of homeless people dying from drug and/or alcohol abuse and on methadone.

From TheJournal.ie Gamble on sports? 'Tone' of tweets can help predict the outcome of football matches Study

Gamble on sports? 'Tone' of tweets can help predict the outcome of football matches

A study has found that the tone of a Twitter post that can predict when a team is more likely to win.

From TheJournal.ie Meteorites splashing into warm ponds could have started life on Earth Dawn Of Life

Meteorites splashing into warm ponds could have started life on Earth

A new study points to the life-giving potential of these “warm little ponds”.

From The42 Former rugby players suffer joint, bone problems - study Issues

Former rugby players suffer joint, bone problems - study

The participants were on average 60 years old, and they had played rugby for an average 20 years.

From TheJournal.ie Sexual and aggressive impulses overlap in male animal brains, but not in females - study Brain

Sexual and aggressive impulses overlap in male animal brains, but not in females - study

The finding could help develop a drug that would suppress extreme aggression in humans.

From TheJournal.ie Diesel emissions may be responsible for 5,000 deaths in Europe every year Pollution

Diesel emissions may be responsible for 5,000 deaths in Europe every year

Researchers say almost half of those deaths could be preventable.

From TheJournal.ie Seven million deaths were caused by tobacco use last year Premature Death

Seven million deaths were caused by tobacco use last year

The study made findings on life expectancy and causes of death.

From TheJournal.ie Rise in house sales along commuter belts due to lack of affordable homes in Dublin For Sale

Rise in house sales along commuter belts due to lack of affordable homes in Dublin

A MyHome.ie study shows the number of house sales has increased by 8.4% in the first half of 2017.

From TheJournal.ie Many mislabelled moisturisers are causing problems for skin disorder sufferers Study

Many mislabelled moisturisers are causing problems for skin disorder sufferers

A new study has found that moisturisers marked ‘fragrance free’ and ‘hypoallergenic’ often were not.

From TheJournal.ie Heavy drinking may affect young male and female brains very differently Electric Responses

Heavy drinking may affect young male and female brains very differently

There are hundreds of alcohol-related deaths in Ireland every year.

From TheJournal.ie 11 minutes of mindfulness enough to make heavy drinkers cut back on alcohol, study says All In The Mind

11 minutes of mindfulness enough to make heavy drinkers cut back on alcohol, study says

New research suggests that mindfulness is more effective than relaxation techniques at curbing drinkers’ urges.

From TheJournal.ie Most schools with low uptake rate of HPV vaccine are disadvantaged - study Irish Medical Journal

Most schools with low uptake rate of HPV vaccine are disadvantaged - study

The study examined 577 schools across the country and analysed figures from the 2013/2014 academic year.

From TheJournal.ie Deadly heat waves could hit South Asia this century Global Warming

Deadly heat waves could hit South Asia this century

Global warming could lead to uninhabitable temperatures, a study found.

From TheJournal.ie Women with history of gum disease at higher risk of cancer, study says Warning Signs

Women with history of gum disease at higher risk of cancer, study says

Women who have a history of gum disease face a higher risk of several types of cancer, particularly tumours in the oesophagus and breasts.

From TheJournal.ie Study indicates diabetes drug could help slow progression of Parkinson's The Lancet

Study indicates diabetes drug could help slow progression of Parkinson's

Parkinson’s is the second largest neurological condition in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie The number of blind people in the world is set to triple by 2050 Threefold Increase

The number of blind people in the world is set to triple by 2050

That is according to a new study, which said more than 115 million people will be blind by the middle of this century.

From TheJournal.ie The Mediterranean diet only has heart benefits for the well-off, says study The Food Pyramid

The Mediterranean diet only has heart benefits for the well-off, says study

The researchers have concluded that the quality of the food may be as important as the frequency in which it’s eaten.

From TheJournal.ie Small decline in MMR vaccinations could have a serious effect America

Small decline in MMR vaccinations could have a serious effect

A 5% drop in measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations caused a threefold increase in annual measles cases, a new study found.

From TheJournal.ie In a study of older Irish women with Down Syndrome, almost all had dementia 20 years later Much Higher Risk

In a study of older Irish women with Down Syndrome, almost all had dementia 20 years later

At the end of the long-term study, 97.4% of participants had developed dementia.

From TheJournal.ie Warning of 'huge public health problem' as men's sperm counts have halved in last 40 years Little Swimmers

Warning of 'huge public health problem' as men's sperm counts have halved in last 40 years

Sperm counts among men in western countries dropped by over 50% between 1973 and 2011.

From TheJournal.ie Study finds 99% of former NFL players have brain disease caused by blows to the head Head Trauma

Study finds 99% of former NFL players have brain disease caused by blows to the head

Head injury risks in the US sport have become a major concern as former players speak out about long-term health effects.

From TheJournal.ie 'It shouldn't be laughed at': Study begins on effect bowel disorders have on women's minds Nui Galway

'It shouldn't be laughed at': Study begins on effect bowel disorders have on women's minds

Researchers hope the study will recognise the seriousness of the chronic, painful condition.