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# research - Last week 20th November 2022 - 26th November 2022

One in every five low paid workers in Ireland is aged over 50, report finds
# Study
# Study

One in every five low paid workers in Ireland is aged over 50, report finds

Fri 7:50 AM 8,865 Views 23 Comments

Of the 420,000 low paid workers in Ireland, approximately 80,000 individuals are aged over 50.

Eight glasses of water per day may be too much, scientists conclude
# Research
# Research

Eight glasses of water per day may be too much, scientists conclude

Thu 10:25 PM 33,567 Views 54 Comments

Researchers at the University of Aberdeen estimate humans only really need around 1.5 to 1.8 litres per day.

# research - Last month October 2022

New marine research vessel named after Tom Crean commissioned in Dingle
# Marine Research
# Marine Research

New marine research vessel named after Tom Crean commissioned in Dingle

Oct 6th 2022, 9:37 PM 15,590 Views 10 Comments

The RV Tom Crean will be at sea for 300 operational days each year.

# research - September September 2022

Dogs can sniff out the scent of stress, new study from Belfast researchers suggests

Dogs can sniff out the scent of stress, new study from Belfast researchers suggests

Sep 28th 2022, 7:41 PM 15,450 Views 10 Comments

Researchers say the skill could be useful when training service dogs and therapy dogs.

Drinking two to three cups of coffee a day linked with longer lifespan, research suggests
# Good Brews
# Good Brews

Drinking two to three cups of coffee a day linked with longer lifespan, research suggests

Sep 27th 2022, 8:29 AM 18,188 Views 26 Comments

When compared with avoiding coffee, it was also associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.

Almost 1 in 4 people close to retirement age have no pension plan
# Financial Planning
# Financial Planning

Almost 1 in 4 people close to retirement age have no pension plan

Sep 20th 2022, 9:51 AM 20,071 Views 10 Comments

38% of adults surveyed have no pension plan in place.

Many Irish people are in denial about their drinking habits, new research finds
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Many Irish people are in denial about their drinking habits, new research finds

Sep 15th 2022, 2:13 PM 22,358 Views 26 Comments

Two in three regular binge drinkers failed to recognise their consumption of alcohol was at an excessive level.

Inequalities in mortality rates across socio-economic and ethnic groups remain in Ireland
# Research
# Research

Inequalities in mortality rates across socio-economic and ethnic groups remain in Ireland

Sep 15th 2022, 6:00 AM 7,741 Views 0 Comments

That’s according to research published today by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).

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 25,012 Views 10 Comments

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

# research - This year 2022

Tea associated with a lower risk of mortality, research suggests
# Go On Go On Go On
# Go On Go On Go On

Tea associated with a lower risk of mortality, research suggests

Aug 30th 2022, 10:55 AM 18,987 Views 19 Comments

Researchers said it did not matter if the person also drank coffee or added milk or sugar to their tea.

False Widow spiders up to 230 times more poisonous than native species, study finds
# Nui Galway
# Nui Galway

False Widow spiders up to 230 times more poisonous than native species, study finds

Aug 29th 2022, 10:03 AM 35,663 Views 46 Comments

The research was conducted by scientists from the Ryan Institute in NUI Galway.

Opinion: The hyperfocus on our punters blinds people to the real issues sex workers face
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The hyperfocus on our punters blinds people to the real issues sex workers face

Aug 25th 2022, 7:00 AM 16,569 Views 0 Comments

A sex worker writes about her experiences and what needs to change, on foot of new research about sex work in Ireland.

Installing electric heat pumps in Irish homes could increase costs by up to 46%
# Research
# Research

Installing electric heat pumps in Irish homes could increase costs by up to 46%

Aug 3rd 2022, 6:53 AM 60,747 Views 71 Comments

The ESRI study found that retrofitting homes to a standard needed to support a heat pump was ‘by far’ the greatest driver of cost.

Study launched into outdoor swimming as alternative to antidepressants
# Head First
# Head First

Study launched into outdoor swimming as alternative to antidepressants

Jul 26th 2022, 8:04 AM 29,079 Views 21 Comments

Ecotherapy – therapeutic intervention through nature – is known to boost people’s mood.

Researchers call for action to address health inequalities in light of cost of living crisis
# Cost Of Living Crisis
# Cost Of Living Crisis

Researchers call for action to address health inequalities in light of cost of living crisis

Jun 21st 2022, 6:00 AM 4,017 Views 0 Comments

Health experts from three universities have said that the cost of living crisis, will disproportionately affect the health of the most vulnerable people in Ireland.

Bringing native lynx and wolves back to Ireland could help curb damaging deer, research finds
# Native Predators
# Native Predators

Bringing native lynx and wolves back to Ireland could help curb damaging deer, research finds

Jun 16th 2022, 11:10 AM 35,190 Views 65 Comments

Invasive species, such as sika deer, are “evolutionary naive” to native predators.

Frequent bad dreams and nightmares linked to Parkinson’s in new study
# Research
# Research

Frequent bad dreams and nightmares linked to Parkinson’s in new study

Jun 8th 2022, 8:18 AM 21,638 Views 1 Comment

Experts think there is growing evidence that regular bad dreams could be an early warning sign for developing the condition.

Irish businesses divided on going cashless within a decade
# Survey
# Survey

Irish businesses divided on going cashless within a decade

Jun 7th 2022, 9:50 PM 22,470 Views 45 Comments

The counties most confident of this transition are Dublin (55%) and Galway (51%).

Three quarters of long Covid patients consuming problematic levels of alcohol
# Long Covid
# Long Covid

Three quarters of long Covid patients consuming problematic levels of alcohol

Jun 5th 2022, 4:30 PM 66,319 Views 26 Comments

Two new studies have found that complications arising from long Covid are primarily brain related – not heart and lung conditions, as previously thought.

Three in five people believe they will have to cut back on food spending over the coming year
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Three in five people believe they will have to cut back on food spending over the coming year

May 27th 2022, 8:29 AM 8,346 Views 17 Comments

Consumer pessimism is at its highest level for nine years.

Pensioner goes to A&E with memory loss after day-time sex with wife
# Irish Medical Journal
# Irish Medical Journal

Pensioner goes to A&E with memory loss after day-time sex with wife

May 26th 2022, 12:17 PM 74,476 Views 46 Comments

The curious case appears in the latest edition of the Irish Medical Journal.

Taking painkillers in pregnancy 'more likely to lead to complications'
# Research
# Research

Taking painkillers in pregnancy 'more likely to lead to complications'

May 13th 2022, 10:53 AM 11,656 Views 5 Comments

University of Aberdeen researchers looked at more than 151,000 pregnancies over a 30-year period.

Sea levels in Dublin Bay have risen at nearly double global rate since 1997, research shows
# Research
# Research

Sea levels in Dublin Bay have risen at nearly double global rate since 1997, research shows

Apr 28th 2022, 2:31 PM 17,605 Views 29 Comments

The research was led by the Hamilton Institute and ICARUS Climate Research Centre at Maynooth University.

Eating vegetables may not protect against heart disease, study suggests
# Cardiovascular Disease
# Cardiovascular Disease

Eating vegetables may not protect against heart disease, study suggests

Feb 21st 2022, 11:41 AM 82,734 Views 41 Comments

The findings challenge previous research that suggests eating more vegetables is linked to a lower risk of heart attack, stroke and death.

Depression a 'neglected global health crisis' despite impacting one in 20 people each year - study
# The Lancet
# The Lancet

Depression a 'neglected global health crisis' despite impacting one in 20 people each year - study

Feb 16th 2022, 6:15 AM 6,657 Views 1 Comment

The study, commissioned by The Lancet, found that depression remains poorly recognised and misunderstood despite being a common condition.

Almost 2 in 5 people cutting back on essential heating and electricity due to cost concerns
# Poll
# Poll

Almost 2 in 5 people cutting back on essential heating and electricity due to cost concerns

Feb 10th 2022, 6:30 AM 14,013 Views 47 Comments

37% of people have cut back on essential heating and electricity use.

Study claims reluctance to get Covid-19 vaccine may be linked to childhood trauma
# UK
# UK

Study claims reluctance to get Covid-19 vaccine may be linked to childhood trauma

Feb 2nd 2022, 10:36 AM 18,637 Views 31 Comments

The UK study found people who suffer in childhood are also least likely to trust NHS information.

Non-native conifer plantations likely to 'have a damaging impact' on red squirrel conservation
# Research
# Research

Non-native conifer plantations likely to 'have a damaging impact' on red squirrel conservation

Jan 12th 2022, 2:20 PM 9,729 Views 12 Comments

A new study found that native predators in native woodland are key for the species to survive in Ireland and Britain.

‘Trove of racial hatred’ exposed by investigation into online platforms
# Research
# Research

‘Trove of racial hatred’ exposed by investigation into online platforms

Jan 12th 2022, 9:05 AM 13,738 Views 18 Comments

The director of the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right said its findings “makes it seem that platforms just don’t care enough” to address online abuse.

# research - Last year 2021

Apprenticeships and post-grad studies are on the rise according to a new education report
# Education Report
# Education Report

Apprenticeships and post-grad studies are on the rise according to a new education report

Dec 28th 2021, 1:49 PM 12,776 Views 1 Comment

The number of teachers at primary and post-primary level went up from 61,942 in 2016 to 69,343 in 2020.

Scientists may have identified trigger behind rare AstraZeneca-linked blood clots
# Covid Vaccine
# Covid Vaccine

Scientists may have identified trigger behind rare AstraZeneca-linked blood clots

Updated Dec 2nd 2021, 9:16 AM 44,257 Views 22 Comments

Additionally, the UK has approved a Covid drug treatment that makers say works against Omicron.

Six in 10 people have reduced social contacts over the last week, new poll shows
# Survey
# Survey

Six in 10 people have reduced social contacts over the last week, new poll shows

Nov 22nd 2021, 9:36 PM 27,759 Views 45 Comments

44% of people said that they had cancelled plans for the pre-Christmas period within the last week.

Trials of new obesity drug found it can result in weight loss of two stone in six months
# Research
# Research

Trials of new obesity drug found it can result in weight loss of two stone in six months

Nov 22nd 2021, 3:08 PM 26,910 Views 19 Comments

The trials took place in ten countries, including Ireland, and involved 706 participants.

One in five people worried they missed out on diagnosis or treatment due to Covid-19 pandemic
# Covid Impact
# Covid Impact

One in five people worried they missed out on diagnosis or treatment due to Covid-19 pandemic

Nov 3rd 2021, 8:59 AM 9,531 Views 8 Comments

More than one-in-ten (11%) adults did not seek treatment despite feeling unwell during this period.

England and New Zealand women to wear impact-monitoring gumshields for November Tests
# Research
From The42
# Research

England and New Zealand women to wear impact-monitoring gumshields for November Tests

Oct 29th 2021, 2:42 PM 2,033 Views 1 Comment

Leinster, Clermont and Benetton’s men’s teams are also trialling the gumshields as rugby attempts to learn more about its links to head injury.

Ireland's first national survey into suicide bereavement being launched today
# Suicide
# Suicide

Ireland's first national survey into suicide bereavement being launched today

Oct 5th 2021, 7:00 AM 9,256 Views 8 Comments

The research aims to provide a national profile of the impact of suicide bereavement.

Lone parents and their children account for more than half of all homeless families
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Lone parents and their children account for more than half of all homeless families

Sep 14th 2021, 7:36 AM 14,114 Views 9 Comments

Less than 25% of lone parents reported home-ownership, compared with 70% of the total population.

LED streetlights contribute to insect population declines, study finds
# Research
# Research

LED streetlights contribute to insect population declines, study finds

Aug 25th 2021, 10:51 PM 43,589 Views 28 Comments

‘Eco-friendly’ lights were found to be worse than sodium ones – but both contribute to insect decline, new research has found.

Global study suggests new treatment approach for critically-ill Covid patients
# Nui Galway
# Nui Galway

Global study suggests new treatment approach for critically-ill Covid patients

Aug 22nd 2021, 3:24 PM 36,388 Views 21 Comments

The study involved 1,121 patients in Ireland, the US, Canada, Mexico, France and Spain.

Sex worker activists among world's most 'at risk' human rights defenders
# Report
# Report

Sex worker activists among world's most 'at risk' human rights defenders

Aug 12th 2021, 11:35 AM 12,731 Views 13 Comments

The report notes several cases of activists being asked to provide sex to police in exchange for the freedom of other detained sex workers.

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