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# research - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Study finds link between air pollution and neurological disorders

The study is the first nationwide analysis of the link between fine particulate pollution and neurodegenerative diseases in the US.

# research - Monday 19 October, 2020

Bottle-fed babies may ingest 'millions' of microplastics each day, Irish researchers find

The authors noted that it was in developed nations that babies were likely ingesting the most plastic.

# research - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

First Covid-19 reinfection in US confirmed by researchers

A 25-year-old man with no known immune disorders or underlying conditions was infected with Covid-19 on two separate occasions.

# research - Monday 12 October, 2020

Young people who play sports show lower levels of anxiety and depression, study says

Researchers surveyed more than 5,000 11-20-year-olds late last year.

# research - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Ireland's public healthcare expenditure ranks ninth in Europe, ESRI report says

The report author said Ireland’s HCE should not be “interpreted as a measure of hospital service expenditure”.

# research - Sunday 4 October, 2020

Selling Our Genes: Government inaction allowing private sector to take control of our DNA

Hospitals and universities across Ireland are collaborating with Genuity Science due to, experts say, lack of a public project or strategy.

Selling Our Genes: UCD agreement with for-profit DNA collection company 'restrictive'

Expert familiar with such agreements cited issues with data access, exclusivity and intellectual property.

Selling Our Genes: Government needs to keep ‘our national identity’ in public ownership

Ireland still has a chance to take control of genomics research – if it follows this advice.

# research - Friday 18 September, 2020

Covid-19 virus analysis suggests low level of mutation compared to other RNA viruses

But the researchers say some changes are occurring and these are useful to follow the spread of virus.

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Social distancing rules for Covid-19 are based on outdated science, researchers argue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

# research - 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.

# research - Thursday 20 August, 2020

Children may carry more Covid-19 in their system than previously thought, new research says

The lead author of the study in the US said he “was not expecting the viral load to be so high” in children infected with Covid-19.

# research - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Embryos could be susceptible to Covid-19 in second week of pregnancy, study finds

“It is important to say that this work is at a very hypothetical stage,” Professor Christoph Lees said.

# research - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Evidence of Iron Age temple complex uncovered at Navan Fort

The research will be published in the Oxford Journal of Archaeology.

# research - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

As millennials approach middle age, they face the second recession of their generation

Dr Amie Lajoie says millennials hope the policy of Ireland’s new government will be anything but austerity, to avoid further damaging an already bruised generation.

# research - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Nationwide survey will ask people how they are coping as Covid-19 restrictions ease

It will also ask people about how well they feel the government is balancing the lifting of restrictions with that of economic and social wellbeing.

# research - Friday 5 June, 2020

High blood pressure can double risk of Covid-19 death, study says

The new research was published today in the European Heart Journal.

# research - 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.

# research - Monday 11 May, 2020

Opinion poll shows 43% of people think the worst of the coronavirus crisis is over

Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan said he is ‘hopeful’ that restrictions will be lifted in line with Phase One of the Roadmap, next week.

# research - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Doing yoga may help you suffer less from migraines alongside taking your medication, study suggests

The number of migraines reported over a three-month period fell by almost half in the study of over 100 people.

# research - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

Concerns over timing of opt-out 'publicity campaign' for genomics research

Researchers are worried that affected patients and families will not see notices for commercially linked study.

# research - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

This nationwide survey is asking the public which Covid-19 restrictions they would like lifted

The survey is being carried out by researchers at DCU and NUI Galway

# research - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Researchers seek volunteers for Irish study on impact of quarantine on romantic relationships

Stressful experiences can impact on couples, but support from a partner during anxious times can also help alleviate stress.

# research - Friday 10 April, 2020

Repurposed drugs may be a 'cheap option' to treat Covid-19 patients until a vaccine is developed

A study has shown that a vaccine to protect against SARS-CoV2 may be 12-18 months away from development.

# research - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Belfast researchers launch clinical trial for Covid-19 patients using umbilical cord cells

The trial is being led by professors at Queen’s University, Belfast.

# research - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

China's shutdown of Wuhan in January may have prevented 700,000 new cases, researchers say

The researchers used a combination of case reports, public health information, and mobile phone location tracking.

# research - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

UK advises against all non-essential foreign travel for 30 days

Meanwhile, scientists say that the UK had ‘no time to lose’ in changing coronavirus strategy to prevent thousands of deaths

# research - Friday 21 February, 2020

Three-quarters of children with autism not getting needs met in public system

Some families are going into debt because of their child’s condition – one to the tune of €150,000.

# research - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Eating a Mediterranean diet boosts chances of 'healthy' ageing among older people

A Mediterranean diet promotes gut bacteria linked to healthy ageing, according to a UCC study.

# research - Monday 17 February, 2020

From The42 'Sexuality does not affect your athletic performance... We don't want people taking their own life' This post contains videos

'Sexuality does not affect your athletic performance... We don't want people taking their own life'

Marc Leckie of the Harlequins Foundation talks to The42 about their research into the use of homophobic language in sport.

# research - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

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

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

Gluten-free snacks are 'not as healthy as many people think and most who buy them are not coeliac'

More than one in five people buy gluten-free foods, 92% of whom do not have a gluten-related disorder, according to new research.

# research - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

From The42 'I don't think it's a huge issue for us' - Cork star on GAA's binge-drinking culture No Problem

'I don't think it's a huge issue for us' - Cork star on GAA's binge-drinking culture

Darragh Fitzgibbon says the Cork hurlers have a sensible attitude in relation to alcohol.

# research - Thursday 5 December, 2019

Scientists develop monthly contraceptive pill, but it's only been tested on pigs so far

The pill sits in the stomach and dissolves slowly, releasing the hormones required to prevent pregnancy.

# research - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

New approach to treating cystic fibrosis could reduce the need for lung transplants, RCSI study finds

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that affects around 1,300 children and adults in Ireland.

# research - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Life expectancy in Ireland's most deprived area 7 years lower than most affluent area

That’s according to a new report published by Trinity College Dublin researchers today.

# research - Saturday 23 November, 2019

Dog years are a myth and puppies are middle-aged, scientists claim

‘Who’s a good man?’

# research - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Ireland's 20-year-olds are stressed, living with their parents and worried about housing

Financial security and a good job were their priorities for the next 10 years, according to the Growing Up In Ireland report.

# research - Friday 1 November, 2019

Measles can cause immune system to become 'more baby-like', study finds

The research found that the measles virus deletes part of the immune system’s memory.

# research - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

From The42 Study that finds footballers are three-and-a-half times more likely to die from dementia '15 years too late' New Research

Study that finds footballers are three-and-a-half times more likely to die from dementia '15 years too late'

Ex-Celtic and England striker Chris Sutton has expressed his anger after the report’s release yesterday.

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