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# Research

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Landlords selling a private rental property one of the main drivers of family homelessness in Dublin
The research from homeless charity Focus Ireland examines family homelessness in Dublin.
Irish researchers make discovery which may lead to epilepsy 'warning system'
The discovery was made by researchers at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
HSE to spend up to €60k on abortion in Ireland research study
Abortion services were introduced in Ireland earlier this year.
Bacteria discovered in Cork improves ability to cope with stress
The bacteria is being developed for a microbacterial and vitamin supplement.
Countries that help working class students get into university have happier citizens
That’s according to a study published in the British Journal of Sociology of Education
Messages highlighting dangers of drug use during sex need to target wider audience
Researchers say the messages should not only focus on gay and bisexual men.
Drinking alcohol during teenage years linked with stunted brain growth
Many teens start drinking just as their brains begin to undergo important developments.
This video game training device is helping stroke survivors regain arm movement
Most of the 32 study participants experienced increased arm mobility and reduced arm stiffness after using the game.
Teen vapers are more likely to use sweet-flavoured e-cigarettes than adult vapers, study finds
The US Food and Drug Administration has declared youth e-cigarette use as an epidemic in the country.
This town in Longford is the most at-risk place from job automation in the country
Research from University College Cork has identified the top 10 most at-risk towns in Ireland for the first time.
Millennials still recognise songs from music's 1960s-90s golden age, study finds
By contrast, their recognition of musical hits from 2000 to 2015 diminishes rapidly over time.
Bees have brains that can figure out basic maths, new study finds
The researchers built on their previous finding that honeybees can understand the concept of zero.
New study seeks first-time mothers in Ireland who experienced trauma during childbirth
The study will explore the impact of a traumatic birth on a mother’s emotional and psychological wellbeing.
Babies who hear two languages at home have a better ability to concentrate
This new research suggests the advantages of living in a bilingual home begin from the very earliest stage of development.
Better forecasts may be possible with new research on extreme rainfall patterns
The new research has revealed that there are larger-scale global patterns to extreme rainfall events.
How and why the brain decides whether to hold 'em or fold 'em
A team of researchers are John Hopkins University has found out why the brain makes high-risk decisions.
Researches reveal how the brain tells you to scratch an itch
The itch-scratching cycle can significantly impair quality of life and lead to serious skin and tissue damage.
New tool identifies which patients with COPD are at risk of death or serious complications
About 500,000 people in Ireland have COPD, but half of them likely do not know they have the condition.
Weirdly shaped mouse sperm can be used to tell species apart
Being able to better differentiate between species will help researchers fight the spread of diseases they carry.
Removing sweets from supermarket checkouts linked to fall in unhealthy snack purchases
That’s according to a study published in the Plos Medicine journal this week.
Saturn is losing its rings at the 'worst-case scenario' rate
The rings are being pulled into Saturn by gravity as a dusty rain of ice particles under the influence of Saturn’s magnetic field.
Breakthrough from scientists in Cork shows flying reptiles had feathers over 200 million years ago
The discovery has been hailed as shifting our knowledge concerning the origin of feathers.
Brainwaves suppress obvious ideas to help us think more creatively, study finds
Creativity requires humans to break away from more common and easily reached ideas.
Youths who identify as sexual minorities more vulnerable to depression from age 10
Findings suggest that sexual minority youths and are four times more likely to report recent self-harm at ages 16 and 21 years than their heterosexual peers.
This ancient strain of plague may have aided in wipeout of Neolithic Europeans
New research suggests that plague may have been spread among Neolithic European settlements by traders.
Thyroid cancer impact on children and teens following Fukushima nuclear accident
More than 3,600 people died from causes such as illness and suicide linked to the aftermath of the tragedy.
Angry customers and bullying: Why job stress in Ireland has doubled
Employees in the health sector and public administration experience the highest levels of job stress.
Antidepressant prescriptions increased after Brexit vote
The UK voted to leave the EU on 23 June 2016.
MDMA makes you more likely to cooperate, but only with trustworthy people - study
The team behind the study said their findings could help the treatment of psychiatric conditions such as PTSD.
UCD research to explore how child abuse survivors found strength in their struggles
The research aims to identify the positive factors that helped peole who experienced trauma in their childhoods.
Smoking and diabetes have a greater impact on heart attack risk in women than men - study
Smoking increased a woman’s risk of a heart attack by 55% more than it increased the risk in a man.
Many non-Irish nationals are as likely to be employed and as educated as Irish people
Research published by the ESRI this morning examines how well migrants are settling into Ireland.
Culture strongly influences how young people cope with natural disasters, study finds
“We found that culture really matters in terms of how adolescents respond to a disaster.”
One fifth of obese 13-year-olds in Ireland believe they are just the right weight
A new report published today noted similar findings among parents of obese children.
Study says humans can recognise 5,000 faces
The study by the University of York found that humans could recall between 1,000 to 10,000 faces.
First-born children more likely than younger siblings to learn about sex from parents
The order in which children are born may play a significant role in how they learn about sex, especially for boys.
About one in three stillbirths occur before 28 weeks but are not officially recognised
“To a mother or father, a second trimester stillbirth is no less tragic than a stillbirth at 28 weeks.”
It's not just for kids - even adults appear to benefit from a regular bedtime, study finds
The study found that irregular sleepers were also more likely to report depression and stress than regular sleepers.
How Irish researchers will explore Atlantic Ocean over next two years
18 state-of-the-art seismometers will measure movement at the floor of the ocean.
Anorexia patients hide batteries in sanitary pads to appear heavier while being treated in hospital
Some also engage in “animated conversation” in an effort to burn calories.