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# research - Saturday 2 June, 2018

Giving babies extra Vitamin D 'doesn't make their bones any stronger'
# Sunshine
# Sunshine

Giving babies extra Vitamin D 'doesn't make their bones any stronger'

Jun 2nd 2018, 4:00 PM 15,088 Views 10 Comments

As many as 40% of Europeans do not get enough of the vitamin, which is naturally produced when the skin is exposed to sunlight.

One in every five young adult deaths in the US is related to opioids
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

One in every five young adult deaths in the US is related to opioids

Jun 2nd 2018, 3:00 PM 12,316 Views 20 Comments

The study found that the percentage of deaths attributed to opioids in the US increased by 292% from 2001 to 2016.

This is how much exercise is needed to help improve thinking skills
# Research
# Research

This is how much exercise is needed to help improve thinking skills

Jun 2nd 2018, 11:00 AM 28,260 Views 19 Comments

Scientists found that people who exercised an average of at least 52 hours over about six months for around an hour each session may improve their thinking skills.

Blackcurrant waste from Ribena production could create 'natural' hair dye
# Sustainable
# Sustainable

Blackcurrant waste from Ribena production could create 'natural' hair dye

Jun 2nd 2018, 10:00 AM 12,148 Views 13 Comments

Some of the ingredients found in commonly used synthetic hair dyes can trigger allergic reactions.

# research - Saturday 26 May, 2018

Children who watch extra junk food adverts consume more calories
# Obesity
# Obesity

Children who watch extra junk food adverts consume more calories

May 26th 2018, 6:30 AM 5,933 Views 21 Comments

The catchier the ad, the more effective.

# research - Sunday 13 May, 2018

Can chimpanzee vocalisations reveal the origins of human language? This study found out
# Research
# Research

Can chimpanzee vocalisations reveal the origins of human language? This study found out

May 13th 2018, 7:00 AM 7,736 Views 16 Comments

It has long been difficult to determine how and why human language began.

# research - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

Cranberry juice 'doesn't help clear urinary tract infections'
# Antibiotics
# Antibiotics

Cranberry juice 'doesn't help clear urinary tract infections'

May 9th 2018, 2:29 PM 29,837 Views 26 Comments

Put down the glass.

# research - Saturday 5 May, 2018

Women who eat fast food and little or no fruit take longer to become pregnant, study finds
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

Women who eat fast food and little or no fruit take longer to become pregnant, study finds

May 5th 2018, 10:30 AM 10,299 Views 21 Comments

Women who consumed fast food four or more times a week took nearly a month longer to become pregnant than those who didn’t.

# research - Friday 4 May, 2018

'My fear was what if the baby had HIV. When I had my daughter, thank god, she was HIV negative'
# Living With Hiv
# Living With Hiv

'My fear was what if the baby had HIV. When I had my daughter, thank god, she was HIV negative'

May 4th 2018, 6:15 AM 12,199 Views 8 Comments

A new report details concerns Irish mothers had after being diagnosed with HIV.

# research - Sunday 29 April, 2018

Galaxies grow bigger and puffier as they age, new study finds
# Astronomy
# Astronomy

Galaxies grow bigger and puffier as they age, new study finds

Apr 29th 2018, 7:45 AM 7,475 Views 12 Comments

“This is the first time we’ve shown shape and age are related for all kinds of galaxies.”

# research - Saturday 28 April, 2018

Saving a penalty: This is how science helps predict the match score
# Research
# Research

Saving a penalty: This is how science helps predict the match score

Apr 28th 2018, 11:00 AM 12,435 Views 15 Comments

Researchers propose a new model to explain how a goalkeeper dives to the right corner at the right time in penalty kick situations.

# research - Saturday 21 April, 2018

A single concussion may increase the risk of Parkinson's disease by 56%
# Concussion
# Concussion

A single concussion may increase the risk of Parkinson's disease by 56%

Apr 21st 2018, 5:30 PM 12,110 Views 20 Comments

Researchers also found that those with a traumatic brain injury were diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease an average of two years earlier than those without.

# research - Sunday 15 April, 2018

This is why expressive brows might have mattered during human evolution
# On Fleek
# On Fleek

This is why expressive brows might have mattered during human evolution

Apr 15th 2018, 12:00 PM 18,657 Views 17 Comments

Mobile eyebrows gave us the communication skills to establish large, social networks.

Living near a green space may not have any impact on obesity
# Go Walking
# Go Walking

Living near a green space may not have any impact on obesity

Apr 15th 2018, 7:45 AM 8,767 Views 16 Comments

New research found obesity levels in the greenest areas were actually higher than those with a medium amount of green space.

# research - Thursday 12 April, 2018

If you're a night owl, you're likely to die younger...
# Oh Great
# Oh Great

If you're a night owl, you're likely to die younger...

Apr 12th 2018, 8:54 AM 27,427 Views 31 Comments

New research suggests that a person’s internal clock may be at odds with their external environment – and that they should be allowed start work later.

# research - Sunday 8 April, 2018

75% of chronic pulmonary disease cases linked to childhood illnesses and parental smoking
# Lancet
# Lancet

75% of chronic pulmonary disease cases linked to childhood illnesses and parental smoking

Apr 8th 2018, 10:30 AM 32,066 Views 15 Comments

The findings were published in The Lancet journal this week.

# research - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Men perceive themselves as smarter, even compared to women whose grades are just as good
# Study
# Study

Men perceive themselves as smarter, even compared to women whose grades are just as good

Apr 7th 2018, 11:00 AM 14,507 Views 140 Comments

A new study has found that women are far more likely to underestimate their own intelligence than men.

# research - Saturday 31 March, 2018

Parts of the Amazon thought uninhabited were actually home to up to a million people
# Research
# Research

Parts of the Amazon thought uninhabited were actually home to up to a million people

Mar 31st 2018, 8:00 AM 23,772 Views 10 Comments

Archaeologists have uncovered evidence that there were hundreds of villages in the rainforest away from major rivers.

# research - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Judge warns David Drumm jury not to carry out research on social media
# Anglo Irish Bank
# Anglo Irish Bank

Judge warns David Drumm jury not to carry out research on social media

Mar 29th 2018, 4:42 PM 11,942 Views 0 Comments

Judge Karen O’Connor said the jury must come to their own conclusion based on the evidence they hear in court.

# research - Saturday 24 March, 2018

Banana plant extract could be key to creamier, longer lasting ice cream
# The Future
# The Future

Banana plant extract could be key to creamier, longer lasting ice cream

Mar 24th 2018, 11:00 AM 7,501 Views 10 Comments

Researchers have found that adding tiny cellulose fibres extracted from banana plant waste to ice cream could slow melting.

Sick air travelers are mostly likely to infect those in the next row, study reveals
# Illness
# Illness

Sick air travelers are mostly likely to infect those in the next row, study reveals

Mar 24th 2018, 7:00 AM 10,937 Views 8 Comments

Researchers also warned that infectious crew members could infect an average of 4.6 passengers per flight.

# research - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Netflix criticised over amount of smoking in its original programmes
# Stub It Out
# Stub It Out

Netflix criticised over amount of smoking in its original programmes

Mar 21st 2018, 5:00 PM 21,383 Views 70 Comments

The worst offender was Stranger Things with 182 scenes with cigarettes.

# research - Sunday 11 March, 2018

False information travels much faster than the truth on Twitter
# FAKE NEWS
# FAKE NEWS

False information travels much faster than the truth on Twitter

Mar 11th 2018, 6:30 AM 6,312 Views 14 Comments

Falsehoods are 70% more likely to be retweeted than the truth, new research has found.

# research - Saturday 10 March, 2018

50% body burn used to kill people up to the age of 40 but now half can survive 95% burn
# Research
# Research

50% body burn used to kill people up to the age of 40 but now half can survive 95% burn

Mar 10th 2018, 5:30 PM 19,544 Views 9 Comments

Researchers of a new study are hoping their findings inspire burn units to try to keep people with extensive burns alive as it can be done.

# research - Saturday 3 March, 2018

The Paris Climate Agreement is REALLY expensive... but it could end up saving us money
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

The Paris Climate Agreement is REALLY expensive... but it could end up saving us money

Mar 3rd 2018, 8:15 AM 15,547 Views 49 Comments

Its cost could be outweighed by health savings in the area of air pollution disease and death.

# research - Saturday 24 February, 2018

'We're going to find out how they lived': Researchers to look under the Irish Sea for evidence of first settlers
# Lost Landscapes
# Lost Landscapes

'We're going to find out how they lived': Researchers to look under the Irish Sea for evidence of first settlers

Feb 24th 2018, 8:30 AM 15,876 Views 42 Comments

Under the Irish sea is a prehistoric ‘palaeolandscape’ of plains, hills, marshlands and river valleys.

# research - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Heavy drinkers have higher risk of getting dementia
# Premature Deaths
# Premature Deaths

Heavy drinkers have higher risk of getting dementia

Feb 21st 2018, 8:51 AM 15,805 Views 39 Comments

In a new study, the majority of early-onset dementia diagnoses were related to chronic heavy drinking.

Myth debunked: Neither the low-carb nor the low-fat diet is superior
# Diets
# Diets

Myth debunked: Neither the low-carb nor the low-fat diet is superior

Feb 21st 2018, 6:05 AM 15,179 Views 15 Comments

Cutting either carbs or fats shaves off excess weight in about the same proportion.

# research - Monday 19 February, 2018

New blood and urine tests can indicate autism in children earlier
# Early Development
# Early Development

New blood and urine tests can indicate autism in children earlier

Feb 19th 2018, 7:26 AM 16,700 Views 16 Comments

The “first of their kind” tests measure damage to proteins that can be an early indicator of autism.

# research - Sunday 18 February, 2018

'A gender equality paradox': Countries with more gender equality have fewer female STEM grads
# Study
# Study

'A gender equality paradox': Countries with more gender equality have fewer female STEM grads

Feb 18th 2018, 10:30 AM 247,277 Views 89 Comments

The researchers believe this might be because countries with less gender equality often have little welfare support.

# research - Saturday 10 February, 2018

Organic food provides significant environmental benefits to vegetarian diets - research
# Food Consumption
# Food Consumption

Organic food provides significant environmental benefits to vegetarian diets - research

Feb 10th 2018, 8:18 AM 11,390 Views 13 Comments

The study of over 34,000 people is the first to examine the environmental impacts of both food choices and farm production systems.

# research - Friday 9 February, 2018

School programmes having no impact on childhood obesity in the UK
# Obesity Crisis
# Obesity Crisis

School programmes having no impact on childhood obesity in the UK

Feb 9th 2018, 6:10 AM 9,503 Views 26 Comments

New research suggests it’s time to try other methods to fight the escalating obesity problem.

# research - Thursday 8 February, 2018

People living in areas of high radon exposure at higher risk of lung cancer
# Toxic
# Toxic

People living in areas of high radon exposure at higher risk of lung cancer

Feb 8th 2018, 9:24 AM 23,392 Views 21 Comments

The ESRI has linked cancer figures with geographical data on radon gas.

First Irish populations had dark skin similar to Cheddar Man, DNA research suggests
# Cheddar Man
# Cheddar Man

First Irish populations had dark skin similar to Cheddar Man, DNA research suggests

Feb 8th 2018, 8:27 AM 65,050 Views 145 Comments

This week, UK scientists confirmed that the first modern Briton had dark skin and blue eyes.

# research - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

New system will monitor newborns to detect brain injury
# Delphi
# Delphi

New system will monitor newborns to detect brain injury

Feb 7th 2018, 6:10 AM 9,087 Views 2 Comments

Researchers based in Cork have been awarded €570,000 to develop the system.

# research - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Why do we trust, or not trust, strangers? The answer is based on those we've previously known
# Research
# Research

Why do we trust, or not trust, strangers? The answer is based on those we've previously known

Feb 4th 2018, 10:30 AM 17,144 Views 16 Comments

Research has revealed that strangers resembling past individuals known to be trustworthy are trusted more.

# research - Friday 2 February, 2018

Ibuprofen during pregnancy could harm fertility of unborn baby girls - study
# Fertility
# Fertility

Ibuprofen during pregnancy could harm fertility of unborn baby girls - study

Feb 2nd 2018, 7:46 AM 20,297 Views 33 Comments

One in three women are estimated to use ibuprofen in the first three months of pregnancy.

# research - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Number of elderly people with four or more diseases to double by 2035
# Research
# Research

Number of elderly people with four or more diseases to double by 2035

Jan 28th 2018, 6:30 AM 9,602 Views 7 Comments

A third of these people will be diagnosed with dementia, depression or a cognitive impairment.

# research - Friday 19 January, 2018

Researchers say new blood test for cancer could catch disease before it spreads
# Cancer
# Cancer

Researchers say new blood test for cancer could catch disease before it spreads

Jan 19th 2018, 9:30 AM 16,023 Views 31 Comments

In 83% of cases, the test was even able to narrow down where the cancer was anatomically located.

Bikram yoga is 'no more effective than yoga practiced at room temperature'
# Don't Sweat It
# Don't Sweat It

Bikram yoga is 'no more effective than yoga practiced at room temperature'

Jan 19th 2018, 6:15 AM 14,748 Views 14 Comments

This type of yoga is carried out in a room heated to 35–42 degrees Celsius.