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# research - Wednesday 28 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

Wed 7:41 PM 15,334 Views 10 Comments

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

# research - Tuesday 27 September, 2022

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

Tue 8:29 AM 18,069 Views 26 Comments

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

# research - Tuesday 20 September, 2022

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 20,027 Views 10 Comments

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

# research - Thursday 15 September, 2022

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 22,308 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 7,727 Views 0 Comments

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

# research - Thursday 8 September, 2022

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 24,956 Views 10 Comments

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

# research - Tuesday 30 August, 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 18,974 Views 19 Comments

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

# research - Monday 29 August, 2022

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 35,609 Views 46 Comments

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

# research - Thursday 25 August, 2022

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 16,390 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.

# research - Wednesday 3 August, 2022

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 60,601 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.

# research - Tuesday 26 July, 2022

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 29,027 Views 21 Comments

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

# research - Tuesday 21 June, 2022

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 4,004 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.

# research - Thursday 16 June, 2022

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 35,108 Views 65 Comments

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

# research - Wednesday 8 June, 2022

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 21,632 Views 1 Comment

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

# research - Tuesday 7 June, 2022

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 22,459 Views 45 Comments

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

# research - Sunday 5 June, 2022

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 66,200 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.

# research - Friday 27 May, 2022

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 8,339 Views 17 Comments

Consumer pessimism is at its highest level for nine years.

# research - Thursday 26 May, 2022

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 74,452 Views 46 Comments

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

# research - Friday 13 May, 2022

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 11,653 Views 5 Comments

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

# research - Thursday 28 April, 2022

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 17,586 Views 29 Comments

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

# research - Monday 21 February, 2022

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 82,698 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.

# research - Wednesday 16 February, 2022

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 6,650 Views 0 Comments

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

# research - Thursday 10 February, 2022

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 14,004 Views 47 Comments

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

# research - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

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 18,634 Views 31 Comments

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

# 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 9,703 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 13,714 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 12,753 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 44,255 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 27,748 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 26,772 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 9,508 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 2,021 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 9,242 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 14,100 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 43,550 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 36,387 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 12,724 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 16,248 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 7,872 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 33,482 Views 7 Comments

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

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