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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Decrease in Irish psychiatric admissions

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 This post contains images

Pics: 11 curious close-ups of scientific images

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

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

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.

# health-research-board - Monday 5 December, 2011

Almost 640 drug-related deaths in Ireland, latest figures show

Heroin-related deaths increased by 20 per cent in 2009, according to the Health Research Board National Drug-Related Deaths Index, but alcohol is still a major factor in deaths of drug users.

# health-research-board - Thursday 17 November, 2011

Rise in first-time admissions to Irish psychiatric units

The 18–19 year age group represented the highest rate of first-time admissions to mental health facilities during 2009 – 2010.

# health-research-board - Wednesday 9 November, 2011

145 per cent increase in under 18s being treated for alcohol use - report

Figures show that there has been a 43 per cent increase overall in the number of cases of alcohol use being treated.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…

# health-research-board - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

Alcohol-related deaths on the rise in Ireland

Statistics compiled by the Health Research Board show an increase in alcohol-related deaths since 2004.