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#The Lancet

From TheJournal.ie People in richer countries more likely to die from cancer, says new study Major Study

People in richer countries more likely to die from cancer, says new study

In poorer countries, heart disease remains a leading cause of death.

From TheJournal.ie Menopausal hormone therapies linked to increase in breast cancer risk - study The Lancet

Menopausal hormone therapies linked to increase in breast cancer risk - study

The new study is the first to show that the risk of breast cancer remains elevated 10 years after treatment has stopped.

From TheJournal.ie First-ever chlamydia vaccine trial offers hope of treating infection 'epidemic' STI

First-ever chlamydia vaccine trial offers hope of treating infection 'epidemic'

An early stage clinical trial proved successful but a vaccine will not be on the market anytime soon.

From TheJournal.ie Resistant strains of malaria spreading across south-east Asia Drug Resistance

Resistant strains of malaria spreading across south-east Asia

In some parts of south-east Asia, up to 80% of malaria parasites are drug-resistant.

From TheJournal.ie Arm function restored to paralysed patients as part of groundbreaking Australian study Nerve Transfer

Arm function restored to paralysed patients as part of groundbreaking Australian study

Two years after the procedure, most participants were able to feed themselves, use tools and handle electronic devices.

From TheJournal.ie Increase in colon cancer among younger adults in several countries including Ireland Cancer

Increase in colon cancer among younger adults in several countries including Ireland

Authors of a new study said the rise is likely driven by obesity and poor diet.

From TheJournal.ie Over 80% of Irish adults drink alcohol, and the rate is set to increase Drinking

Over 80% of Irish adults drink alcohol, and the rate is set to increase

A new study warns that worldwide alcohol consumption is on the increase.

From TheJournal.ie 'End of HIV pandemic' in sight after medicine makes virus 'untransmittable' between sexual partners ART Treatment

'End of HIV pandemic' in sight after medicine makes virus 'untransmittable' between sexual partners

The virus remains one of the world’s biggest health problems.

From TheJournal.ie New study makes strong link between use of potent cannabis and psychosis The Lancet

New study makes strong link between use of potent cannabis and psychosis

A new study published in The Lancet has found how cannabis use affects the incidence of psychosis.

From TheJournal.ie Red meat and sugar consumption must halve by 2050 to save planet, scientists warn High Steaks

Red meat and sugar consumption must halve by 2050 to save planet, scientists warn

The EAT-Lancet Commission warned that major changes are needed over the next three decades.

From TheJournal.ie 'Migrants are vital to the wellbeing of society': Study finds common myths about immigrants are false The Lancet

'Migrants are vital to the wellbeing of society': Study finds common myths about immigrants are false

The two-year research was published in the medical journal The Lancet.

From TheJournal.ie About one in three stillbirths occur before 28 weeks but are not officially recognised Pregnancy

About one in three stillbirths occur before 28 weeks but are not officially recognised

“To a mother or father, a second trimester stillbirth is no less tragic than a stillbirth at 28 weeks.”

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 Poll: Do you worry about how much alcohol you consume? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you worry about how much alcohol you consume?

Alcohol is linked to around 2.8 million deaths a year across the world.

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 Largest study to date finds link between disruption to body clock and severe depression Tick Tock

Largest study to date finds link between disruption to body clock and severe depression

The research found disruption to the body’s natural time-keeping was associated with loneliness and lower health satisfaction.

From TheJournal.ie Breakthrough could lead to treatment that would delay progression of advanced MS The Lancet

Breakthrough could lead to treatment that would delay progression of advanced MS

MS affects around 9,000 people in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Heavy drinkers have higher risk of getting dementia Premature Deaths

Heavy drinkers have higher risk of getting dementia

In a new study, the majority of early-onset dementia diagnoses were related to chronic heavy drinking.

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 Non-emergency surgical death rates in Africa are double the global average Worrying

Non-emergency surgical death rates in Africa are double the global average

Elective surgeries in African countries have a death rate double that of the global average, a new study reveals.

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 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 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 Double hand transplant success: 'The boy wanted to climb monkey bars and grip a baseball bat' Medical History

Double hand transplant success: 'The boy wanted to climb monkey bars and grip a baseball bat'

“The boy wanted to be able to climb monkey bars and grip a baseball.”

From TheJournal.ie EPO will not help amateur cyclists perform better in road races Science

EPO will not help amateur cyclists perform better in road races

New research took 48 male cyclists and put them through an endurance race up the famous Mont Ventoux.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland has the worst rates in the world for drinking during pregnancy Alcohol Abuse

Ireland has the worst rates in the world for drinking during pregnancy

A new study analysed the rates of drinking during pregnancy by linking them with a condition caused by alcohol consumption.

From TheJournal.ie Just one hour physical activity a day could undo damage from 8 hours sitting around Get Active

Just one hour physical activity a day could undo damage from 8 hours sitting around

A new study shows that one hour of physical activity reduces any increased risk of death from not doing anything.

From TheJournal.ie Strokes are largely preventable with 10 risk factors responsible for 90% of them Risk Factors

Strokes are largely preventable with 10 risk factors responsible for 90% of them

The two major types of stroke include ischaemic stroke caused by blood clots, which accounts for 85% of strokes, and haemorrhagic stroke or bleeding into the brain, which accounts for 15% of strokes.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Is Ireland really one of the world's most obese countries? Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Ireland really one of the world's most obese countries?

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck puts some alarming recent headlines to the test.

From TheJournal.ie The number of people living with diabetes has quadrupled since 1980 442 Million

The number of people living with diabetes has quadrupled since 1980

One in 11 people now have the condition, with obesity playing a large part in the rise of type-2 diagnoses.

From TheJournal.ie People who use public transport have lower fat percentage than those who drive to work Commute

People who use public transport have lower fat percentage than those who drive to work

Commuters who only used public transport also had lower BMI compared to car-users.

From TheJournal.ie Myth busted: Unhappy people DON'T die younger Stress Levels

Myth busted: Unhappy people DON'T die younger

A new study examines the commonly-held view that happy people live longer.

From TheJournal.ie Weight gain between pregnancies linked to increased risk of stillbirth and infant death Maternal Health

Weight gain between pregnancies linked to increased risk of stillbirth and infant death

Babies of mothers who gain more than 11kg between pregnancies have about a 50% greater risk of their baby dying in the first four weeks of life.

From TheJournal.ie Blocking suicide hotspots can reduce the number of deaths at sites by more than 90% Bridges And Cliffs

Blocking suicide hotspots can reduce the number of deaths at sites by more than 90%

The new research found that interventions can buy time to allow an individual to reconsider their actions.

From TheJournal.ie Salt, unsafe sex and booze: These are some of the things causing death that could be prevented Bad Behaviour

Salt, unsafe sex and booze: These are some of the things causing death that could be prevented

Deaths tied to avoidable health risks like high blood pressure and smoking has shot up by almost 23% since 1990.

From TheJournal.ie Forget the drugs, listening to music during surgery can reduce your pain No Morphine

Forget the drugs, listening to music during surgery can reduce your pain

Even while you’re under anaesthetic.

From TheJournal.ie These two affordable drugs can lower breast cancer deaths Treatment

These two affordable drugs can lower breast cancer deaths

Studies found the drugs can help to reduce breast cancer mortality in postmenopausal women.

From TheJournal.ie How are you feeling? 95% of us have health problems Ailments

How are you feeling? 95% of us have health problems

The main causes of health loss have hardly changed in the past 23 years.

From TheJournal.ie Simple questionnaire can predict a person's risk of dying in next five years Mortality

Simple questionnaire can predict a person's risk of dying in next five years

Factors like a person’s usual walking speed are used to calculate their score.

From TheJournal.ie In the battle to live longer, men are catching up with women Death Do Us Part

In the battle to live longer, men are catching up with women

In 15 years, some parts of the UK there could be no difference.

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