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#Health Research Board

# health-research-board - Thursday 8 September, 2022

Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder 'may be detectable years before illnesses begin'
# Research
# Research

Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder 'may be detectable years before illnesses begin'

Sep 8th 2022, 6:00 AM 24,957 Views 10 Comments

A new study led by UCD suggests the possibility of earlier intervention and even prevention of the illnesses.

# health-research-board - Monday 13 June, 2022

'Tipping point': Surge in cocaine use in Ireland as it overtakes heroin as main problem drug
# Cocaine
# Cocaine

'Tipping point': Surge in cocaine use in Ireland as it overtakes heroin as main problem drug

Jun 13th 2022, 7:07 AM 24,949 Views 48 Comments

The number of cases of people seeking treatment for problem cocaine use has tripled between between 2015 and 2021.

# health-research-board - Wednesday 8 June, 2022

Report finds one in three young drinkers in Ireland have an alcohol use disorder
# Health Research Board
# Health Research Board

Report finds one in three young drinkers in Ireland have an alcohol use disorder

Jun 8th 2022, 12:05 AM 27,009 Views 40 Comments

The number of young people abstaining from alcohol has increased from 11% in 2002 to 26% in 2019.

# health-research-board - Thursday 1 July, 2021

More people are using cocaine and ecstasy, but slightly fewer are using cannabis
# Drugs
# Drugs

More people are using cocaine and ecstasy, but slightly fewer are using cannabis

Jul 1st 2021, 6:20 AM 14,893 Views 12 Comments

Men are more than twice as likely as women to use drugs, according to a new survey.

# health-research-board - Thursday 15 April, 2021

People in Ireland drink, on average, the equivalent of 40 bottles of vodka a year
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

People in Ireland drink, on average, the equivalent of 40 bottles of vodka a year

Apr 15th 2021, 6:00 AM 42,857 Views 103 Comments

Every person in Ireland aged 15 and over drinks, on average, 10.8 litres of pure alcohol each year, according to new figures.

# health-research-board - Monday 12 October, 2020

Adolescents who use e-cigarettes three-to-five times more likely to start smoking, new review says
# Vaping
# Vaping

Adolescents who use e-cigarettes three-to-five times more likely to start smoking, new review says

Oct 12th 2020, 9:12 AM 12,291 Views 35 Comments

The Health Research Board’s review will help inform Department of Health policy.

# health-research-board - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

7,500 cases of problem alcohol use were treated in Ireland last year, with an increase in cases involving cocaine
# Health
# Health

7,500 cases of problem alcohol use were treated in Ireland last year, with an increase in cases involving cocaine

Jul 28th 2020, 6:30 AM 11,564 Views 7 Comments

There is already concern around the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on alcohol misuse.

# health-research-board - Friday 24 July, 2020

Many Irish people 'may be in denial' about the amount of alcohol they drink
# Study
# Study

Many Irish people 'may be in denial' about the amount of alcohol they drink

Jul 24th 2020, 7:47 AM 63,376 Views 82 Comments

Only a third of regular binge drinkers in Ireland recognise their drinking as harmful.

# health-research-board - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Children being admitted to psychiatric units increases by a fifth, from 408 to 497
# Health Research Board
# Health Research Board

Children being admitted to psychiatric units increases by a fifth, from 408 to 497

Jul 16th 2020, 2:20 PM 11,954 Views 3 Comments

Depression remains the most common diagnosis among children, followed by neuroses, eating disorders and schizophrenia.

# health-research-board - Thursday 9 July, 2020

Treatment for problem use of cocaine has tripled since 2013
# Drugs
# Drugs

Treatment for problem use of cocaine has tripled since 2013

Jul 9th 2020, 7:55 AM 14,480 Views 26 Comments

Cocaine has risen from the third to second most common problem drug between 2013 and 2019.

# health-research-board - Thursday 12 December, 2019

Almost 800 people died from drug use in 2017, new figures show
# Drug Deaths
# Drug Deaths

Almost 800 people died from drug use in 2017, new figures show

Dec 12th 2019, 6:10 AM 10,296 Views 33 Comments

A third of overdoses involved alcohol while more than half involved prescription drugs.

# health-research-board - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Nearly 55,000 cases of problem alcohol use treated in Ireland over seven years
# Drinking
# Drinking

Nearly 55,000 cases of problem alcohol use treated in Ireland over seven years

Nov 19th 2019, 12:27 PM 10,169 Views 12 Comments

The figures show the number of cases treated between 2012 and 2018 across the country.

# health-research-board - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Older people, men and those in rural areas at higher risk of dying in residential fires, report finds
# Fire Fatalities
# Fire Fatalities

Older people, men and those in rural areas at higher risk of dying in residential fires, report finds

Oct 16th 2019, 4:21 PM 4,296 Views 5 Comments

The Health Research Board found there were 101 fires recorded in closed inquest cases between 2014-2016.

# health-research-board - Thursday 4 July, 2019

A third of children admitted to psychiatric units in 2018 had depression
# Health Research Board
# Health Research Board

A third of children admitted to psychiatric units in 2018 had depression

Jul 4th 2019, 2:21 PM 9,648 Views 37 Comments

Depressive disorders were the most common diagnoses recorded for all admissions, accounting for 24%.

# health-research-board - Friday 8 March, 2019

736 people died directly as a result of drugs in 2016
# Drugs
# Drugs

736 people died directly as a result of drugs in 2016

Mar 8th 2019, 7:49 AM 10,465 Views 49 Comments

Of the total number, 549 were male and 187 were female.

# health-research-board - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

There are at least 40,000 problem gamblers in Ireland
# Health Research Board
# Health Research Board

There are at least 40,000 problem gamblers in Ireland

Feb 27th 2019, 4:09 PM 12,628 Views 27 Comments

The proportion of problem gamblers in Ireland is far lower than in Northern Ireland, according to data from the Health Research Board.

# health-research-board - Saturday 1 September, 2018

Research shows 21 people a day seek treatment for problematic alcohol use
# Problem Drinking
# Problem Drinking

Research shows 21 people a day seek treatment for problematic alcohol use

Sep 1st 2018, 7:30 AM 11,874 Views 26 Comments

Experts say the figure may be heavily underreported.

# health-research-board - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Two people died every day in 2015 over drug use with alcohol the number one drug
# Health Research Board
# Health Research Board

Two people died every day in 2015 over drug use with alcohol the number one drug

Dec 12th 2017, 12:05 AM 13,366 Views 23 Comments

Almost 20,000 potential life years were lost in 2015 alone.

# health-research-board - Monday 3 July, 2017

The average person in alcohol treatment in Ireland is 41, male and started drinking at 16
# Dependency
# Dependency

The average person in alcohol treatment in Ireland is 41, male and started drinking at 16

Jul 3rd 2017, 12:24 PM 16,246 Views 20 Comments

The Health Research Board has published new figures on alcohol use between 2009 and 2015.

# health-research-board - Thursday 11 May, 2017

The number of people seeking treatment over cocaine use at highest since 2010
# Drug Treatment
# Drug Treatment

The number of people seeking treatment over cocaine use at highest since 2010

May 11th 2017, 10:24 AM 12,228 Views 49 Comments

The report found cannabis to be the second most common drug among those treated between 2009 and 2015.

# health-research-board - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

Drug-related deaths: 62% increase in fatalities over ten-year period
# Drug Deaths
# Drug Deaths

Drug-related deaths: 62% increase in fatalities over ten-year period

Dec 13th 2016, 12:01 AM 6,420 Views 29 Comments

Alcohol remains the single most common drug implicated in deaths between 2004 and 2014.

# health-research-board - Saturday 23 July, 2016

Girls make up vast majority of young people seeking psychiatric help for eating disorders
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Girls make up vast majority of young people seeking psychiatric help for eating disorders

Jul 23rd 2016, 10:00 PM 14,587 Views 68 Comments

Some 87% of people under the age of 18 presenting with eating disorders are female.

# health-research-board - Friday 22 July, 2016

'It's like a death': Divorced people are at higher risk of psychiatric illness in Ireland
# Breakup
# Breakup

'It's like a death': Divorced people are at higher risk of psychiatric illness in Ireland

Jul 22nd 2016, 6:10 AM 21,035 Views 32 Comments

Although divorced people accounted for only 4% of all psychiatric admissions, they had the highest rate compared to married or single people.

# health-research-board - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

These counties have the highest numbers of people treated for alcohol abuse
# Problem Alcohol Use
# Problem Alcohol Use

These counties have the highest numbers of people treated for alcohol abuse

Jun 10th 2015, 6:10 AM 25,374 Views 34 Comments

Figures published show a drop in the number of cases of alcohol abuse in Ireland.

# health-research-board - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Could magic mushrooms be used to treat pneumonia patients?
# Watch This Space
# Watch This Space

Could magic mushrooms be used to treat pneumonia patients?

Oct 29th 2014, 2:20 PM 12,013 Views 31 Comments

Irish researchers are attempting to find out.

# health-research-board - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Irish cancer study reaches 'the Oscars of the radiation oncology world'
# THERAPY
# THERAPY

Irish cancer study reaches 'the Oscars of the radiation oncology world'

Sep 16th 2014, 10:45 AM 7,837 Views 4 Comments

The clinical trial has shown how to reduce hospital visits for patients with a certain kind of tumour.

# health-research-board - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Don't know how to help grandparents with dementia? Ask them about the olden days
# Tell Us A Story
# Tell Us A Story

Don't know how to help grandparents with dementia? Ask them about the olden days

Sep 4th 2014, 7:30 AM 9,480 Views 10 Comments

It’s the little things.

# health-research-board - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

The county with the most people seeking treatment for alcohol abuse? Waterford
# Drink
# Drink

The county with the most people seeking treatment for alcohol abuse? Waterford

Apr 2nd 2014, 6:30 AM 12,374 Views 25 Comments

A new study has found that an average of 8,000 people a year seek treatment for alcoholism in Ireland.

# health-research-board - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

One person dies from a drug overdose every day in Ireland
# Stats
# Stats

One person dies from a drug overdose every day in Ireland

Jan 22nd 2014, 10:51 PM 21,619 Views 149 Comments

New figures on drugs-related deaths in Ireland show that the number of people who have died from cocaine misuse has halved in four years.

# health-research-board - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Intervention to change unhealthy behaviour could save Irish lives
# Research
# Research

Intervention to change unhealthy behaviour could save Irish lives

Jan 8th 2014, 11:00 PM 15,054 Views 48 Comments

The research into behavioural intervention is one of six major projects given a total of €9 million today.

# health-research-board - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Irish researcher tells why lack of sleep is bad for the heart
# Sleep Tight
# Sleep Tight

Irish researcher tells why lack of sleep is bad for the heart

Jan 4th 2014, 8:30 PM 34,030 Views 38 Comments

It’s not so much your blood pressure, as it is how sleep deprivation affects how blood pumps around your body. Yes, science.

# health-research-board - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

Study of Irish babies notes impact of even mild lack of oxygen at birth
# Health
# Health

Study of Irish babies notes impact of even mild lack of oxygen at birth

Dec 31st 2013, 7:30 AM 14,926 Views 10 Comments

The new information should be used to provide early intervention for those babies who medics previously didn’t believe to be at risk of later developmental difficulties.

# health-research-board - Thursday 26 December, 2013

Breast cancer patients who stop oral hormone therapy at threefold risk of recurrence
# Health
# Health

Breast cancer patients who stop oral hormone therapy at threefold risk of recurrence

Dec 26th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,862 Views 5 Comments

Study by Trinity College Dublin scientists found that taking the treatment consistently over five years has real benefits for survival.

# health-research-board - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

Trial sees volunteers befriend mental health service users
# Outreach
# Outreach

Trial sees volunteers befriend mental health service users

Dec 25th 2013, 8:30 AM 5,043 Views 3 Comments

A controlled trial saw that a small investment led to big benefits for building confidence and reducing isolation.

# health-research-board - Friday 24 May, 2013

€1.5 million research investment into healthcare quality and patient safety
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

€1.5 million research investment into healthcare quality and patient safety

May 24th 2013, 9:10 AM 3,540 Views 13 Comments

The research project aims to identify the most immediate and important safety and quality issues in the health service and improve care by developing changes in policy and practice.

# health-research-board - Thursday 6 December, 2012

New research looks at flu vaccines and antibiotic misuse
# Picture Of Health
# Picture Of Health

New research looks at flu vaccines and antibiotic misuse

Dec 6th 2012, 7:30 AM 3,554 Views 10 Comments

The Health Research Board published its Picture of Health for 2012 today.

# health-research-board - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Decrease in Irish psychiatric admissions
# Psychiatric Admissions
# Psychiatric Admissions

Decrease in Irish psychiatric admissions

Nov 7th 2012, 8:54 AM 4,544 Views 24 Comments

Depressive disorders accounted for almost one in three admissions, as unskilled workers remain the most likely group to be admitted.

# health-research-board - Sunday 15 July, 2012

Pics: 11 curious close-ups of scientific images
# Magic
# Magic

Pics: 11 curious close-ups of scientific images

Jul 15th 2012, 9:15 AM 7,983 Views 6 Comments

The Health Research Board wants to “showcase the magic of science” with amazing images. Job done.

# health-research-board - Friday 10 February, 2012

Column: To fight the drug problem, we must treat users with compassion
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: To fight the drug problem, we must treat users with compassion

Feb 10th 2012, 7:30 AM 69 Views 27 Comments

Demonising drug users creates social outcasts, while the real criminals go free. We need to try a humane approach, writes Tim Bingham.

# health-research-board - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

Number entering drug treatment up 52 per cent in six years: report
# HRB
# HRB

Number entering drug treatment up 52 per cent in six years: report

Dec 13th 2011, 9:04 AM 1,427 Views 30 Comments

A new study into problem drug use in Ireland has found that the number of cases reporting cannabis as their main problem substance has increased significantly.

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