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# bmj - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Social distancing rules for Covid-19 are based on outdated science, researchers argue

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

# bmj - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

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

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

# bmj - Friday 15 May, 2020

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

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

# bmj - Friday 4 October, 2019

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

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

# bmj - Thursday 31 January, 2019

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

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

# bmj - Thursday 8 November, 2018

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.

# bmj - Thursday 15 February, 2018

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”.

# bmj - Thursday 1 February, 2018

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

Around one billion people worldwide are affected by migraine.

# bmj - Thursday 25 January, 2018

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

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

# bmj - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

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

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

# bmj - Saturday 6 January, 2018

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

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

# bmj - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

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

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

# bmj - Thursday 27 July, 2017

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

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

# bmj - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Common painkillers linked to increased risk of heart attack - study

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

# bmj - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

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

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

# bmj - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

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

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

# bmj - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

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

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

# bmj - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

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

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

# bmj - Friday 30 January, 2015

Female students are now drinking more than male students

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

# bmj - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

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

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

# bmj - Thursday 1 January, 2015

Doctor criticised after saying cancer is 'the best way to die' Saying Goodbye This post contains a poll

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

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

# bmj - Friday 12 December, 2014

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It's official, science says men are idiots

“Men are idiots and idiots do stupid things”.

# bmj - Friday 25 July, 2014

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

Men are most at risk, a new study suggests.

# bmj - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

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

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

# bmj - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

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

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

# bmj - Friday 27 July, 2012

Shift work increases the risk of heart problems

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

# bmj - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Sleeping tablets 'increase risk of cancer and death'

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.