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# Research

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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.
Social distancing rules for Covid-19 are based on outdated science, researchers argue
That’s according to research published in medical journal the BMJ.
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.
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.
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.
Evidence of Iron Age temple complex uncovered at Navan Fort
The research will be published in the Oxford Journal of Archaeology.
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.
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.
High blood pressure can double risk of Covid-19 death, study says
The new research was published today in the European Heart Journal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
'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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
Dog years are a myth and puppies are middle-aged, scientists claim
‘Who’s a good man?’
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.
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.
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.
Restaurants with nutritional info on menus serve healthier food
Eateries that share nutritional information on menus were found to have 45% less fat and 60% less salt than those that don’t.
School intervention in sleep may help children get to bed earlier, new study finds
A study of sixth-class pupils found a 21% rise in those going to bed before 11pm after learning more about sleep.
Irish research on type of breast cancer may have found new treatment approach
One in eight breast cancer patients have a particular form that is difficult to treat.
Repetitive knocks key to understanding MMA and rugby-related head injuries, Trinity scientists say
The study was undertaken by the Trinity-led concussion research interest group.
Being optimistic can help you live longer, a new study finds
The research suggests that having a positive attitude could keep you living to 85 and beyond.
Amazon, Microsoft and Intel may be putting world at risk through killer robot developments, study says
The report surveyed major players from the tech sector about their stance on lethal autonomous weapons.
Microplastics found in Arctic and Alps after being carried by wind and snow, scientists warn
The researchers have called for urgent research to assess the health risks of inhalation.
'Approach with your eyes open': Default options can sway customers buying financial products online
Longer default options leads people to sign up for longer loan terms and pay more interest.