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#Lancet

# lancet - Monday 15 August, 2022

Hundreds of thousands of Long Covid sufferers could cripple health service says Denis Naughten
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Hundreds of thousands of Long Covid sufferers could cripple health service says Denis Naughten

Aug 15th 2022, 4:16 PM 26,918 Views 17 Comments

Denis Naughten TD has called on Government to treat long Covid patients with the same urgency as the initial Covid-19 infections.

# lancet - Friday 5 November, 2021

FactCheck: Are vaccinated people as likely to transmit Covid-19 as non-vaccinated people?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Are vaccinated people as likely to transmit Covid-19 as non-vaccinated people?

Nov 5th 2021, 12:05 AM 76,898 Views 0 Comments
  • A TD made the claim this week, leading to the Minister for Health criticising the spread of 'anti-vax information'
  • We spoke to the author of the study referenced by the TD, who said the claim was incorrect
  • The study's results were complex and it's easy to see how messages became mixed around the findings, writes Brianna Parkins

# lancet - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

'A hidden pandemic of orphanhood': One million children worldwide have lost a parent to Covid-19
# Study
# Study

'A hidden pandemic of orphanhood': One million children worldwide have lost a parent to Covid-19

Jul 21st 2021, 6:00 AM 7,824 Views 4 Comments

A new study based Covid-19 orphanhood figures on mortality data from 21 countries accounting for 77% of global Covid-19 deaths.

# lancet - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

'This is not good enough': Experts call for comprehensive reform of miscarriage care and treatment
# Lancet
# Lancet

'This is not good enough': Experts call for comprehensive reform of miscarriage care and treatment

Apr 27th 2021, 6:30 AM 9,036 Views 4 Comments

The authors of a UK report recommend at least a minimum service to all women who have had a miscarriage.

# lancet - Thursday 18 March, 2021

Covid-19 reinfections are rare, but more common in people 65 and older, study finds
# The Lancet
# The Lancet

Covid-19 reinfections are rare, but more common in people 65 and older, study finds

Mar 18th 2021, 7:45 AM 13,477 Views 5 Comments

Researchers found that initial infection with Covid-19 was likely to bestow 80% protection from reinfection among under-65s.

# lancet - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Study shows unchanged teen smoking rates in 40% of countries over past two decades
# Smoking
# Smoking

Study shows unchanged teen smoking rates in 40% of countries over past two decades

Feb 3rd 2021, 6:30 AM 11,103 Views 19 Comments

Ireland is not included in this study, but other data shows a decline in Irish teen smoking levels over time.

# lancet - Wednesday 9 December, 2020

Schools in England that reopened early saw low rates of Covid-19, study finds
# Report
# Report

Schools in England that reopened early saw low rates of Covid-19, study finds

Dec 9th 2020, 6:10 AM 6,365 Views 0 Comments

Some educational settings in England re-opened earlier than others during the summer break.

# lancet - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

One in five people have 'underlying condition that increases severe Covid-19 risk’
# Lancet Study
# Lancet Study

One in five people have 'underlying condition that increases severe Covid-19 risk’

Jun 16th 2020, 7:30 AM 22,740 Views 20 Comments

The research in the Lancet emphasised that not all of these people would go on to develop severe symptoms if infected.

# lancet - Thursday 9 April, 2020

Aggressive public health measures halted the spread of Covid-19 in China, study shows
# Lancet
# Lancet

Aggressive public health measures halted the spread of Covid-19 in China, study shows

Apr 9th 2020, 7:30 AM 28,358 Views 85 Comments

Scientists also warned there is a substantial risk of the virus being reintroduced from abroad.

# lancet - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

Trans people with gender-aligned passports and birth certificates less likely to feel suicidal, new research finds
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Trans people with gender-aligned passports and birth certificates less likely to feel suicidal, new research finds

Mar 17th 2020, 6:05 AM 13,465 Views 98 Comments

More than 22,000 trans men and women were surveyed for the study.

# lancet - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Toddlers who view screens for over three hours a day are 'less physically active at age five'
# Screen Time
# Screen Time

Toddlers who view screens for over three hours a day are 'less physically active at age five'

Jan 29th 2020, 6:45 AM 13,656 Views 13 Comments

That’s according to a new study carried out on 500 children.

# lancet - Friday 22 November, 2019

Seven in 10 adolescents in Ireland do not get the recommended daily amount of physical activity
# WHO
# WHO

Seven in 10 adolescents in Ireland do not get the recommended daily amount of physical activity

Nov 22nd 2019, 8:14 AM 8,408 Views 29 Comments

A global study highlighted a huge gender gap between girls and boys in Ireland.

# lancet - Friday 19 July, 2019

Big Sugar and government neglect to blame for dental healthcare's 'state of crisis'
# Root Causes
# Root Causes

Big Sugar and government neglect to blame for dental healthcare's 'state of crisis'

Jul 19th 2019, 6:10 AM 12,738 Views 51 Comments

In Ireland, vulnerable people have more untreated dental disease, and poorer oral health-related quality of life than others.

# lancet - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

First scientific review of menstrual cups finds they're safe - and leak the same as other sanitary products
# Period Poverty
# Period Poverty

First scientific review of menstrual cups finds they're safe - and leak the same as other sanitary products

Jul 17th 2019, 6:30 AM 50,197 Views 35 Comments

Results from 13 studies suggest that 70% of women wanted to continue using menstrual cups once they knew how to use them.

# lancet - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Upscaling rollout of HPV vaccine could 'eliminate' cervical cancer in some countries, study finds
# Cervical Cancer
# Cervical Cancer

Upscaling rollout of HPV vaccine could 'eliminate' cervical cancer in some countries, study finds

Feb 20th 2019, 7:06 AM 6,159 Views 10 Comments

The disease claims the lives of more than 300,000 women every year.

# lancet - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

Youths who identify as sexual minorities more vulnerable to depression from age 10
# Research
# Research

Youths who identify as sexual minorities more vulnerable to depression from age 10

Dec 12th 2018, 6:30 AM 9,805 Views 33 Comments

Findings suggest that sexual minority youths and are four times more likely to report recent self-harm at ages 16 and 21 years than their heterosexual peers.

# lancet - Friday 12 October, 2018

Caesarean section use has almost doubled globally since 2000
# Warning
# Warning

Caesarean section use has almost doubled globally since 2000

Oct 12th 2018, 6:10 AM 13,146 Views 26 Comments

There are dangers associated with the procedure.

# lancet - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Over 1.4 billion adults globally at risk of disease from not doing enough physical activity
# Study
# Study

Over 1.4 billion adults globally at risk of disease from not doing enough physical activity

Sep 5th 2018, 6:20 AM 44,156 Views 21 Comments

The diseases include type two diabetes, dementia, cardiovascular disease and some cancers.

# lancet - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Changing the drug used during labour could halve the number of women needing an epidural
# Pain Relief
# Pain Relief

Changing the drug used during labour could halve the number of women needing an epidural

Aug 14th 2018, 6:01 AM 20,980 Views 9 Comments

Pethidine is the most widely used drug but new research suggests remifentanil may work better.

# lancet - Sunday 8 April, 2018

75% of chronic pulmonary disease cases linked to childhood illnesses and parental smoking
# Lancet
# Lancet

75% of chronic pulmonary disease cases linked to childhood illnesses and parental smoking

Apr 8th 2018, 10:30 AM 32,072 Views 15 Comments

The findings were published in The Lancet journal this week.

# lancet - Saturday 3 March, 2018

The Paris Climate Agreement is REALLY expensive... but it could end up saving us money
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

The Paris Climate Agreement is REALLY expensive... but it could end up saving us money

Mar 3rd 2018, 8:15 AM 15,557 Views 50 Comments

Its cost could be outweighed by health savings in the area of air pollution disease and death.

# lancet - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Single dads at higher risk of premature death than single mothers or couples - study
# Lancet
# Lancet

Single dads at higher risk of premature death than single mothers or couples - study

Feb 14th 2018, 11:35 PM 11,301 Views 22 Comments

Single fathers ate fewer fruit and vegetables, and were more likely to binge drink than single mothers and partnered parents, the study found.

# lancet - Friday 19 January, 2018

Scientists say adolescence now lasts until the age of 24
# Grow Up
# Grow Up

Scientists say adolescence now lasts until the age of 24

Jan 19th 2018, 1:17 PM 36,593 Views 85 Comments

Experts have argued the definition should be changed so that laws and social policy can be developed around it.

# lancet - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Traffic fumes could cancel out benefits of walking for older people - study
# Air Quality
# Air Quality

Traffic fumes could cancel out benefits of walking for older people - study

Dec 6th 2017, 6:20 AM 4,961 Views 12 Comments

The EPA said that around 1,500 premature deaths in Ireland in 2014 were directly attributable to air pollution.

# lancet - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

In 1975, one in every 100 Irish children was obese. Now, it's one in every 10
# Global Problem
# Global Problem

In 1975, one in every 100 Irish children was obese. Now, it's one in every 10

Oct 11th 2017, 7:56 AM 32,811 Views 93 Comments

Rates of child and adolescent obesity are highest (over 30%) in some islands in Polynesia.

# lancet - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Increase in rate of HIV cases in Irish people aged over 50
# Europe
# Europe

Increase in rate of HIV cases in Irish people aged over 50

Sep 27th 2017, 6:00 AM 12,135 Views 23 Comments

In 2015, around one in six new cases of HIV diagnosed in Europe are among people aged over 50.

# lancet - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Face-to-face bullying is still far more common than cyberbullying
# Study
# Study

Face-to-face bullying is still far more common than cyberbullying

Jul 12th 2017, 6:09 AM 6,096 Views 3 Comments

Much of the focus in recent years has been on cyberbullying.

# lancet - Thursday 5 January, 2017

A new study suggests living near a busy road could increase your chances of dementia
# Research
# Research

A new study suggests living near a busy road could increase your chances of dementia

Jan 5th 2017, 6:20 AM 11,682 Views 29 Comments

The study found no link between traffic exposure and Parkinson’s disease or multiple sclerosis.

# lancet - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

More US adults are using marijuana as they don't think it's harmful
# Cannabis
# Cannabis

More US adults are using marijuana as they don't think it's harmful

Aug 31st 2016, 6:15 AM 17,840 Views 66 Comments

There have been a number of calls for cannabis to be legalised in Ireland for medical reasons.

# lancet - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

Magic mushrooms might be able to help people with severe depression
# Psilocybin
# Psilocybin

Magic mushrooms might be able to help people with severe depression

May 17th 2016, 12:20 PM 18,882 Views 89 Comments

A small trial has found that a compound made from the mushrooms helped people with treatment-resistant depression.

# lancet - Friday 18 March, 2016

One of the most common treatments for osteoarthritis is 'ineffective'
# Paracetamol
# Paracetamol

One of the most common treatments for osteoarthritis is 'ineffective'

Mar 18th 2016, 6:10 AM 25,565 Views 19 Comments

The condition affects around 400,000 people in Ireland.

# lancet - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

Contraception pill reduces risk of developing womb cancer
# The Pill
# The Pill

Contraception pill reduces risk of developing womb cancer

Aug 5th 2015, 11:30 AM 14,795 Views 28 Comments

About 300 women in Ireland are diagnosed with womb cancer each year.

# lancet - Thursday 30 April, 2015

In the battle to live longer, men are catching up with women
# Death Do Us Part
# Death Do Us Part

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

Apr 30th 2015, 6:06 AM 8,790 Views 9 Comments

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

# lancet - Monday 23 March, 2015

Another reason to fear climate change: Disease carrying mosquitoes
# Sucking Your Blood
# Sucking Your Blood

Another reason to fear climate change: Disease carrying mosquitoes

Mar 23rd 2015, 6:40 AM 12,636 Views 78 Comments

The insects could thrive in the UK with a small increase in temperature.

# lancet - Monday 12 January, 2015

Find it difficult to quit smoking? This might be why
# Nicotine
# Nicotine

Find it difficult to quit smoking? This might be why

Jan 12th 2015, 7:15 AM 14,251 Views 18 Comments

A study has revealed the rate at which smokers metabolise nicotine could predict the best way to quit.

# lancet - Friday 9 January, 2015

Women using birth control shot have increased risk of contracting HIV
# Sub-Saharan Africa
# Sub-Saharan Africa

Women using birth control shot have increased risk of contracting HIV

Jan 9th 2015, 7:00 AM 12,306 Views 17 Comments

Other forms of contraception, such as the pill, do not appear to increase this risk.

# lancet - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

Experimental Ebola vaccines may be lifeline for African countries
# Finding A Cure
# Finding A Cure

Experimental Ebola vaccines may be lifeline for African countries

Dec 23rd 2014, 10:30 AM 6,448 Views 3 Comments

Hopes raised that the trial will “form the basis of a more potent vaccine” – there is currently no effective vaccine against the Ebola or Marburg virus.

# lancet - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Caring for a relative with dementia can make you depressed
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Caring for a relative with dementia can make you depressed

Nov 19th 2014, 10:45 AM 9,491 Views 14 Comments

A new study shows the benefit of learning coping strategies.

# lancet - Monday 20 October, 2014

More antibiotics would stop rise in dangerous Strep B infections in babies - scientists
# Newborns
# Newborns

More antibiotics would stop rise in dangerous Strep B infections in babies - scientists

Oct 20th 2014, 7:15 AM 8,647 Views 26 Comments

New research has recorded a rise of 60% in cases of the infection over the past 25 years in the Netherlands.

# lancet - Monday 14 July, 2014

Knocked out: Global players’ union want action after World Cup concussions
# Playing On
# Playing On

Knocked out: Global players’ union want action after World Cup concussions

Jul 14th 2014, 7:30 AM 15,727 Views 19 Comments

FIFPro say the decision needs to be taken out of the hands of team doctors.

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