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# bmj - Last year 2021

Over 200 health journals unite in calling for urgent action on climate change
# Urgent Editorial
# Urgent Editorial

Over 200 health journals unite in calling for urgent action on climate change

Sep 6th 2021, 7:19 AM 12,213 Views 45 Comments

The BMJ said it is the first time so many journals have come together to make the same statement.

# bmj - All time

At least 20% of world population may not have access to Covid-19 vaccine until 2022, study warns
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

At least 20% of world population may not have access to Covid-19 vaccine until 2022, study warns

Dec 16th 2020, 6:10 AM 9,393 Views 16 Comments

A second study estimates that 3.7 billion adults worldwide are willing to have a Covid-19 vaccine.

Social distancing rules for Covid-19 are based on outdated science, researchers argue
# Bmj
# Bmj

Social distancing rules for Covid-19 are based on outdated science, researchers argue

Aug 26th 2020, 6:00 AM 38,685 Views 34 Comments

That’s according to research published in medical journal the BMJ.

Women who are pregnant or trying for a baby should avoid caffeine altogether, research suggests
# Study
# Study

Women who are pregnant or trying for a baby should avoid caffeine altogether, research suggests

Aug 25th 2020, 8:43 AM 25,796 Views 40 Comments

The current guidelines from the HSE suggest that pregnant women drink no more than 200mg of caffeine per day.

Drug backed by Donald Trump does not help treat Covid-19, according to new research
# Hydroxychloroquine
# Hydroxychloroquine

Drug backed by Donald Trump does not help treat Covid-19, according to new research

May 15th 2020, 6:10 AM 19,148 Views 64 Comments

In one study, adverse effects were more common in patients who received hydroxychloroquine.

'Unprecedented' rise in infant mortality in England linked to poverty
# Welfare Cuts
# Welfare Cuts

'Unprecedented' rise in infant mortality in England linked to poverty

Oct 4th 2019, 6:30 AM 68,738 Views 8 Comments

Welfare cuts in the last decade have taken their toll on certain communities, new research has found.

Breakfast may not be the most important meal of the day after all
# Weight Loss
# Weight Loss

Breakfast may not be the most important meal of the day after all

Jan 31st 2019, 9:43 AM 51,066 Views 35 Comments

New research has shown that skipping breakfast might not have an adverse effect on a person’s weight.

Smoking and diabetes have a greater impact on heart attack risk in women than men - study
# Bmj
# Bmj

Smoking and diabetes have a greater impact on heart attack risk in women than men - study

Nov 8th 2018, 6:15 AM 5,792 Views 11 Comments

Smoking increased a woman’s risk of a heart attack by 55% more than it increased the risk in a man.

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

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

Feb 15th 2018, 6:10 AM 23,207 Views 39 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 1st 2018, 6:15 AM 15,109 Views 36 Comments

Around one billion people worldwide are affected by migraine.

Smoking one cigarette a day instead of 20 'just halves your risk of a heart attack'
# Bmj Study
# Bmj Study

Smoking one cigarette a day instead of 20 'just halves your risk of a heart attack'

Jan 25th 2018, 8:33 AM 15,810 Views 26 Comments

“In order to get the big benefits on cardiovascular disease [smokers] need to quit completely,” the lead author said.

Holding your nose and closing your mouth while you sneeze is a very bad idea
# Warning
# Warning

Holding your nose and closing your mouth while you sneeze is a very bad idea

Jan 16th 2018, 6:20 AM 58,990 Views 21 Comments

It caused one man to rupture the back of his throat, leaving him barely able to speak or swallow.

Man developed chronic hepatitis after drinking 4-5 energy drinks a day for 3 weeks
# British Medical Journal
# British Medical Journal

Man developed chronic hepatitis after drinking 4-5 energy drinks a day for 3 weeks

Jan 6th 2018, 7:45 AM 43,922 Views 24 Comments

The 50-year-old said he had begun to use energy drinks due to his “labour-intensive workday”.

Nerf guns can cause serious eye injuries and internal bleeding, doctors warn
# Beware
# Beware

Nerf guns can cause serious eye injuries and internal bleeding, doctors warn

Sep 19th 2017, 1:00 PM 14,608 Views 31 Comments

The warning comes after three people were hospitalised with serious eye injuries caused by the guns.

Patients should be advised 'to stop treatment when they feel better' instead of full antibiotics course
# New Research
# New Research

Patients should be advised 'to stop treatment when they feel better' instead of full antibiotics course

Jul 27th 2017, 12:35 PM 16,704 Views 21 Comments

Taking the full course doesn’t combat antibiotic resistance, according to a paper in the BMJ.

Common painkillers linked to increased risk of heart attack - study
# Ibuprofen
# Ibuprofen

Common painkillers linked to increased risk of heart attack - study

May 10th 2017, 9:55 AM 19,119 Views 42 Comments

The study found that taking any dose of ‘NSAID’ painkillers for a week was associated with an increased risk of heart attack.

Belief that saturated fat clogs arteries is 'just plain wrong'
# Landmark Review
# Landmark Review

Belief that saturated fat clogs arteries is 'just plain wrong'

Apr 26th 2017, 7:40 AM 54,672 Views 63 Comments

An editorial in the British Medical Journal finds no link between saturated fat and issues like coronary heart disease.

Children who spend more time on phones and tablets are 'more likely to develop diabetes'
# Oh Sugar
# Oh Sugar

Children who spend more time on phones and tablets are 'more likely to develop diabetes'

Mar 14th 2017, 6:15 AM 39,976 Views 40 Comments

Researchers have said limiting usage of electronics can help stave off future health issues.

Study shows shift work and physically demanding jobs may lower women's fertility
# Research
# Research

Study shows shift work and physically demanding jobs may lower women's fertility

Feb 8th 2017, 6:10 AM 7,892 Views 21 Comments

Research shows that heavy lifting at work or working rotating patterns can be associated with poorer egg quality.

Irish doctors find unusual 'violent trauma' injury in young rugby players
# Fracture
# Fracture

Irish doctors find unusual 'violent trauma' injury in young rugby players

Mar 8th 2016, 7:29 AM 20,865 Views 15 Comments

The ‘acetabular fracture’ affects the socket of the hip bone.

Female students are now drinking more than male students
# UCC
# UCC

Female students are now drinking more than male students

Jan 30th 2015, 12:25 PM 14,914 Views 64 Comments

UCC’s student union backs the push for a ban on alcohol sponsorship in sports.

Heart attacks are hard to diagnose in women, but this test could change that
# Matters Of The Heart
# Matters Of The Heart

Heart attacks are hard to diagnose in women, but this test could change that

Jan 21st 2015, 7:15 AM 12,026 Views 4 Comments

It has proved to be twice as effective when compared with previous methods.

Doctor criticised after saying cancer is 'the best way to die'
# Saying Goodbye
# Saying Goodbye

Doctor criticised after saying cancer is 'the best way to die'

Jan 1st 2015, 9:20 PM 43,421 Views 143 Comments

Robert Smith recognised his comments represented “a romantic view of dying”.

It's official, science says men are idiots
# Idiots
From The Daily Edge
# Idiots

It's official, science says men are idiots

Dec 12th 2014, 2:37 PM 3,467 Views 5 Comments

“Men are idiots and idiots do stupid things”.

Are you on shift work? It could increase your risk of diabetes
# Type 2
# Type 2

Are you on shift work? It could increase your risk of diabetes

Jul 25th 2014, 7:00 AM 7,143 Views 19 Comments

Men are most at risk, a new study suggests.

Eating too much red meat could increase your risk of breast cancer
# Diet
# Diet

Eating too much red meat could increase your risk of breast cancer

Jun 11th 2014, 6:45 AM 6,567 Views 23 Comments

A new study looks at diet in early adulthood, while previous research had focused on diet later in life.

The Sun's breast check campaign could actually harm women, warns doctor
# Breast Cancer
# Breast Cancer

The Sun's breast check campaign could actually harm women, warns doctor

Apr 2nd 2014, 7:00 AM 22,156 Views 27 Comments

The Sun’s campaign has divided critics in the UK with its photographs of topless women examining their breasts.

Shift work increases the risk of heart problems
# Shift Work
# Shift Work

Shift work increases the risk of heart problems

Jul 27th 2012, 9:09 AM 3,952 Views 24 Comments

Shift work increases the risk of heart attack by 23 per cent and stroke by five per cent.

Sleeping tablets 'increase risk of cancer and death'
# Health
# Health

Sleeping tablets 'increase risk of cancer and death'

Feb 28th 2012, 8:18 AM 3,481 Views 9 Comments

A new study in the British Medical Journal found that the tablets could have caused more than 300,000 deaths in the United States alone.