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# research - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

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 9,640 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 13,545 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 - Tuesday 28 December, 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 12,703 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.

# research - Thursday 2 December, 2021

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 44,168 Views 22 Comments

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

# research - Monday 22 November, 2021

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 27,686 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 24,719 Views 19 Comments

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

# research - Wednesday 3 November, 2021

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 9,479 Views 8 Comments

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

# research - Friday 29 October, 2021

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 2,003 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.

# research - Tuesday 5 October, 2021

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 9,195 Views 8 Comments

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

# research - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

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 13,940 Views 9 Comments

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

# research - Wednesday 25 August, 2021

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 43,428 Views 28 Comments

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

# research - Sunday 22 August, 2021

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 36,331 Views 21 Comments

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

# research - Thursday 12 August, 2021

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 12,694 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.

# research - Thursday 29 July, 2021

Older people felt 'cancelled' during Covid-19 due to Ireland's 'endemic' ageism, report finds
# Ageism
# Ageism

Older people felt 'cancelled' during Covid-19 due to Ireland's 'endemic' ageism, report finds

Jul 29th 2021, 6:20 AM 16,169 Views 43 Comments

The report says older people’s health deteriorated during the pandemic and the incidence of depression rose.

# research - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

Domestic violence costs Irish victims €113,000 over more than 20 years – study
# Financial Cost
# Financial Cost

Domestic violence costs Irish victims €113,000 over more than 20 years – study

Jul 14th 2021, 9:56 AM 7,834 Views 10 Comments

Lost income, health and legal costs and damage to property are cumulatively costing domestic violence victims billions every year.

# research - Sunday 4 July, 2021

UCD researchers developing ‘life changing’ treatment for painful skin condition
# Butterfly Skin
# Butterfly Skin

UCD researchers developing ‘life changing’ treatment for painful skin condition

Jul 4th 2021, 3:16 PM 33,394 Views 7 Comments

Epidermolysis bullosa, known as ‘butterfly skin’, is a genetic condition which causes blistering of the skin.

# research - Monday 28 June, 2021

House prices spike 13% across Ireland as supply dips further
# Research
# Research

House prices spike 13% across Ireland as supply dips further

Jun 28th 2021, 9:41 AM 28,565 Views 36 Comments

Prices are rising at a much faster rate outside Dublin.

# research - Monday 21 June, 2021

Over 95% on PUP would be financially better off in employment – ESRI
# Pandemic Payments
# Pandemic Payments

Over 95% on PUP would be financially better off in employment – ESRI

Jun 21st 2021, 7:57 AM 18,692 Views 31 Comments

The payment is not a disincentive to employment, new research has found.

# research - Thursday 17 June, 2021

One-third of nation feels nervous about being able to meet up with people indoors again
# Red C
# Red C

One-third of nation feels nervous about being able to meet up with people indoors again

Jun 17th 2021, 6:00 AM 9,504 Views 15 Comments

That’s according to new polling conducted by Red C on behalf of The Journal.

# research - Monday 31 May, 2021

Global warming responsible for one in three heat-related deaths, says study
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Global warming responsible for one in three heat-related deaths, says study

May 31st 2021, 4:34 PM 7,727 Views 24 Comments

The findings are based on simulations of climate, with and without human-induced emissions.

Relationship breakdowns and parental job losses 'key triggers' for child poverty, research shows
# Young People
# Young People

Relationship breakdowns and parental job losses 'key triggers' for child poverty, research shows

May 31st 2021, 6:00 AM 9,563 Views 13 Comments

The ESRI found that around four in ten young people surveyed experienced at least one spell of poverty between 2007 and 2017.

# research - Monday 17 May, 2021

Almost half of Irish people are concerned about sharing personal information online
# Global Research
# Global Research

Almost half of Irish people are concerned about sharing personal information online

May 17th 2021, 12:36 PM 7,109 Views 10 Comments

This is a decline of 8% from 2019 to 2020, placing Ireland close to the global average of 45%.

# research - Friday 26 March, 2021

People who had difficult childhood events may be struggling with mental health during pandemic, researchers say
# Nui Galway
# Nui Galway

People who had difficult childhood events may be struggling with mental health during pandemic, researchers say

Mar 26th 2021, 6:10 AM 16,647 Views 21 Comments

A clinical psychologist at NUI Galway says self-compassion and hope are key to mental wellbeing amid Covid-19.

# research - Monday 8 March, 2021

Significant drop in number of children drinking and smoking in the last two decades
# Research
# Research

Significant drop in number of children drinking and smoking in the last two decades

Updated Mar 8th 2021, 2:29 PM 16,177 Views 30 Comments

More children reported feeling low and being on a diet compared with 1998.

# research - Monday 25 January, 2021

Men in Ireland have less regret over being drunk than women, study suggests
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Men in Ireland have less regret over being drunk than women, study suggests

Jan 25th 2021, 9:00 AM 21,015 Views 27 Comments

The Global Drugs Survey 2020 found respondents in Ireland were drunk more times in a year than the global average.

# research - Thursday 17 December, 2020

Almost three-quarters of Irish adults aged 58 and over have two or more medical conditions
# Research
# Research

Almost three-quarters of Irish adults aged 58 and over have two or more medical conditions

Dec 17th 2020, 6:10 AM 15,572 Views 22 Comments

New research from Trinity College should provide a baseline to identify longterm impacts of the pandemic.

# research - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

More 'robust' proof needed to show link between heading and dementia - FIFPro medical officer
# Research
From The42
# Research

More 'robust' proof needed to show link between heading and dementia - FIFPro medical officer

Nov 18th 2020, 5:09 PM 3,914 Views 4 Comments

The disease has become a major issue again following the death of Nobby Stiles.

# research - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Mouthwash can kill coronavirus within 30 seconds in laboratory tests, study finds
# Research
# Research

Mouthwash can kill coronavirus within 30 seconds in laboratory tests, study finds

Nov 17th 2020, 7:36 AM 65,383 Views 36 Comments

Professor David Thomas said although the study is very encouraging, more clinical research is now needed.

# research - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Study finds link between air pollution and neurological disorders
# Research
# Research

Study finds link between air pollution and neurological disorders

Oct 20th 2020, 8:24 AM 17,072 Views 23 Comments

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
# Research
# Research

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

Oct 19th 2020, 5:36 PM 34,748 Views 41 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

First Covid-19 reinfection in US confirmed by researchers

Oct 13th 2020, 10:18 AM 38,671 Views 47 Comments

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
# Exercise
# Exercise

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

Oct 12th 2020, 6:00 AM 13,505 Views 16 Comments

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
# Health
# Health

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

Oct 6th 2020, 6:20 AM 16,371 Views 27 Comments

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
# Selling Our Genes
# Selling Our Genes

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

Oct 4th 2020, 1:00 AM 47,659 Views 33 Comments

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'
# Selling Our Genes
# Selling Our Genes

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

Oct 4th 2020, 12:59 AM 697 Views 0 Comments

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
# Noteworthy.ie
# Noteworthy.ie

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

Oct 4th 2020, 12:58 AM 708 Views 0 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Sep 18th 2020, 7:31 AM 33,792 Views 23 Comments

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
# Bmj
# Bmj

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

Aug 26th 2020, 6:00 AM 38,664 Views 34 Comments

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
# Study
# Study

Women who are pregnant or trying for a baby should avoid caffeine altogether, research suggests

Aug 25th 2020, 8:43 AM 25,745 Views 40 Comments

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
# Study
# Study

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

Aug 20th 2020, 9:18 AM 46,831 Views 84 Comments

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.

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