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# 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 18,357 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 15,415 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 15,858 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 15,794 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 15,065 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 16,576 Views 18 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 238,269 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 11,373 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 9,497 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 23,360 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 64,619 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 9,073 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 16,671 Views 15 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 19,511 Views 32 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 9,589 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 15,990 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 14,690 Views 14 Comments

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

# research - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

'You can't stop a student from competing because their mother is a scientist'
# BT Young Scientist
# BT Young Scientist

'You can't stop a student from competing because their mother is a scientist'

Jan 17th 2018, 6:15 AM 57,293 Views 86 Comments

Dr Tony Scott, co-founder of the BTYSTE, said this year’s winner has an “amazing” level of knowledge.

Is handing out free food and clothes to homeless people really the best way to help them?
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Is handing out free food and clothes to homeless people really the best way to help them?

Jan 17th 2018, 6:00 AM 21,678 Views 49 Comments

A large number of groups feed and clothes homeless people in Ireland – but are they really helping?

# research - Sunday 14 January, 2018

Myth debunked: Age isn't a risk factor for complications after surgery among older patients
# Research
# Research

Myth debunked: Age isn't a risk factor for complications after surgery among older patients

Jan 14th 2018, 7:00 AM 8,803 Views 3 Comments

Instead, frailty, depressive symptoms, cognitive impairment and smoking were associated with postoperative complications.

# research - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Women who work nights have a strikingly increased risk of getting cancer
# Research
# Research

Women who work nights have a strikingly increased risk of getting cancer

Jan 13th 2018, 7:45 AM 13,934 Views 18 Comments

Overall long-term night shift work increased the risk of cancer by 19%.

# research - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

13% of secondary school students have sent a nude or semi-nude video of themselves
# Sexting
# Sexting

13% of secondary school students have sent a nude or semi-nude video of themselves

Jan 10th 2018, 11:08 PM 18,144 Views 57 Comments

Males are more likely than females to engage in sexting, a new survey has found.

'Take the smallest dose for the shortest period of time': Ibuprofen linked to male fertility problems
# Ibuprofen
# Ibuprofen

'Take the smallest dose for the shortest period of time': Ibuprofen linked to male fertility problems

Jan 10th 2018, 8:09 AM 50,909 Views 34 Comments

The study found healthy, young men developed fertility issues after taking the drug for six weeks.

# research - Sunday 7 January, 2018

Ancient DNA evidence reveals story of first Native Americans to enter the continent
# Ancient Beringians
# Ancient Beringians

Ancient DNA evidence reveals story of first Native Americans to enter the continent

Jan 7th 2018, 3:30 PM 28,899 Views 17 Comments

A team of researchers made the discovery using DNA from a six-month-old Native American infant.

We're one step closer to understanding the 'most mysterious star in the universe'
# Tabby's Star
# Tabby's Star

We're one step closer to understanding the 'most mysterious star in the universe'

Jan 7th 2018, 7:45 AM 25,934 Views 29 Comments

Tabby’s Star has been inexplicably dimming and brightening sporadically like no other for years.

# research - Friday 5 January, 2018

Popularity on Facebook could be key to targeted flu vaccinations - study
# Social Cleansing
# Social Cleansing

Popularity on Facebook could be key to targeted flu vaccinations - study

Jan 5th 2018, 6:01 AM 9,058 Views 9 Comments

A new study has concluded that people who are central in their digital networks are also central in their real-life human networks.

# research - Monday 18 December, 2017

Your Christmas turkey could be chemical-filled if UK agrees on post-Brexit trade deal
# Research
# Research

Your Christmas turkey could be chemical-filled if UK agrees on post-Brexit trade deal

Dec 18th 2017, 6:30 AM 14,436 Views 56 Comments

Researchers found US poultry – washed in up to four chemical disinfectants – does not meet EU safety standards.

# research - Sunday 17 December, 2017

This video game helps doctors perform better in severe trauma situations
# Research
# Research

This video game helps doctors perform better in severe trauma situations

Dec 17th 2017, 7:30 AM 9,110 Views 2 Comments

Physicians who played the game had a 53% failure rate, compared to 74% for those who studied the textbooks.

# research - Saturday 16 December, 2017

Pokémon Go could help people who struggle socially
# Gotta Catch 'em All
# Gotta Catch 'em All

Pokémon Go could help people who struggle socially

Dec 16th 2017, 11:00 AM 8,131 Views 14 Comments

Extroverts generally fare better at the game.

Myth debunked: Rainy weather does NOT cause achy joints and sore backs
# Research
# Research

Myth debunked: Rainy weather does NOT cause achy joints and sore backs

Dec 16th 2017, 9:15 AM 14,650 Views 46 Comments

Researchers from Harvard Medical School found there is no correlation between achy joints and rainfall.

# research - Saturday 9 December, 2017

Scientists develop 3D printed 'living tattoo' that responds to its surroundings
# The Future
# The Future

Scientists develop 3D printed 'living tattoo' that responds to its surroundings

Dec 9th 2017, 8:30 PM 23,225 Views 22 Comments

The team has demonstrated its breakthrough by printing a living tattoo onto the skin of people.

Irish research links bacteria to pre-oral cancer growth
# Dental Research
# Dental Research

Irish research links bacteria to pre-oral cancer growth

Dec 9th 2017, 7:45 AM 17,535 Views 9 Comments

Further studies are testing whether antibiotics that treat the bacteria might delay the growth’s malignant development.

# research - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Scientists discover that a bone fragment from 343AD 'could belong to Santa'
# Relic
# Relic

Scientists discover that a bone fragment from 343AD 'could belong to Santa'

Dec 6th 2017, 12:38 PM 15,756 Views 28 Comments

“It is exciting to think that these relics could in fact be genuine.”

# research - Sunday 3 December, 2017

Why do your ears hang low? New research shows the answer to that question can be very complicated
# Earlobe
# Earlobe

Why do your ears hang low? New research shows the answer to that question can be very complicated

Dec 3rd 2017, 8:30 AM 15,922 Views 10 Comments

New research gives a glimpse into how different genes interact to produce traits.

Marriage could help reduce the risk of dementia - study
# Heartwarming
# Heartwarming

Marriage could help reduce the risk of dementia - study

Dec 3rd 2017, 6:00 AM 8,605 Views 10 Comments

The widowed were 20% more likely to develop dementia than married people, the meta analysis indicated.

# research - Saturday 2 December, 2017

New report reveals bear facts about the Yeti
# Abominable Snowman
# Abominable Snowman

New report reveals bear facts about the Yeti

Dec 2nd 2017, 11:00 AM 20,449 Views 46 Comments

It turns out that the Yeti, is, in fact, a bear.

# research - Sunday 19 November, 2017

'Motivating alternative': Virtual reality therapy just as effective as regular therapy after stroke
# Research
# Research

'Motivating alternative': Virtual reality therapy just as effective as regular therapy after stroke

Nov 19th 2017, 7:30 AM 6,730 Views 2 Comments

That’s according to new research published in the Neurology journal.

# research - Friday 10 November, 2017

Ireland has only recovered by 41% from the recession
# Are We There Yet
# Are We There Yet

Ireland has only recovered by 41% from the recession

Nov 10th 2017, 6:10 AM 42,266 Views 89 Comments

The 2016 Deprivation Index, which is deemed to be a more detailed view of how the economy is performing, was published yesterday.

# research - Sunday 5 November, 2017

'Maternity leave' compensation system could help increase elephant population
# Laos
# Laos

'Maternity leave' compensation system could help increase elephant population

Nov 5th 2017, 10:00 AM 11,267 Views 3 Comments

New research shows how the increase in elephants’ workloads has affected their reproduction.

Alcohol makes rats more likely to compulsively take cocaine
# White Lines
# White Lines

Alcohol makes rats more likely to compulsively take cocaine

Nov 5th 2017, 7:30 AM 13,341 Views 30 Comments

This is includes continuing to seek cocaine despite receiving a brief electric shock when they did so.