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#Research

# research - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

From The42 'The way I faced up to my blindness and paralysis was just replicating what I'd learned through sport' Mind Over Matter

'The way I faced up to my blindness and paralysis was just replicating what I'd learned through sport'

We caught up with two-time Commonwealth medallist, adventurer and cure for paralysis activist Mark Pollock.

'People have no idea how isolating caring can be': Study shows high levels of depression among dementia carers

It is the largest study undertaken in Ireland to examine the health and wellbeing of people caring for their spouse with dementia.

# research - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Even moderate drinking can damage your brain, new research says

The study monitored more than 500 people over 30 years.

# research - Sunday 4 June, 2017

Wide awake: Late-night phone use harms teenagers' mental health and sleep quality

Late-night mobile phone usage led to poorer mental health, reduced coping and lowered self-esteem.

# research - Friday 26 May, 2017

Irish cancer research gets a boost with its first ever brain tumour biobank

It is one of only a handful of its kind in Europe.

# research - Thursday 25 May, 2017

Newborn girls fare better than boys because of 'genetic advantage'

Irish researchers found that newborn boys have higher rates of infection and sepsis compared to baby girls of the same age.

# research - Sunday 14 May, 2017

People with cancer being sold idea of 'healing diets' that can damage their chances of survival

‘People who lose weight during cancer treatment do not live as long and weight loss is preventable.’

# research - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Common painkillers linked to increased risk of heart attack - study

The study found that taking any dose of ‘NSAID’ painkillers for a week was associated with an increased risk of heart attack.

# research - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Cutting out salt may not lower your blood pressure

Adults are recommended to limit their daily intake of sodium to around 2,300 milligrams a day.

# research - Saturday 29 April, 2017

World-first trial shows single injection could help patients recover after heart attacks

The breakthrough could lead to improved quality of life and life expectancy for patients.

# research - Sunday 16 April, 2017

7,000 year old penguin poo reveals volcanic eruptions almost wiped out Antarctic sea bird colony

The changes in penguin populations had been linked to climate change.

# research - Friday 14 April, 2017

Why I'm marching for science: 'The alternative, doing nothing, is unthinkable'

Anyone who supports scientific research, evidence-based policies and equality should take a stand too, writes Dr Joseph Roche.

# research - Friday 7 April, 2017

There's enough Irish sunshine for Vitamin D needs all year round - but big differences depending where you live

The study also found supplementation had a dramatic impact on maintaining a healthy vitamin D status.

# research - Thursday 30 March, 2017

Woman who helped raise $300m for cancer research dies from breast cancer

Noreen Fraser was a TV producer in the US.

# research - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

'A potential catastrophe': 9 in 10 teens have not mastered basic exercise skills

Researchers are teaming up with the GAA to help change this.

Ireland tops the list internationally as 85% of people here pre-drink

A new study looked at how a number of factors influenced pre-drinking.

Older people ending up in hospital due to inappropriate prescriptions

People over the age of 65 are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of medicine.

# research - Thursday 23 February, 2017

From The42 Concussions still a 'fact-free zone' as leading researchers call for national guidelines Head Games

Concussions still a 'fact-free zone' as leading researchers call for national guidelines

A major conference on concussive brain injuries will take place in Trinity College tomorrow.

# research - Sunday 19 February, 2017

Galway mathematicians have found a way of making Batman's cape

NUI Galway mathematicians’ research makes Batman that bit more real.

# research - Saturday 18 February, 2017

The Royal College of Surgeons is tackling treatment-resistant tumours

The project will explore whether a drug can be used to treat the tumours.

# research - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

'There is a jungle of information out there': Warning over online cancer myths

The public has been urged not to trust the internet for medical advice.

# research - Monday 13 February, 2017

Drugs, alcohol and social status used to coerce young children into life of crime

Lifting the Lid on Greentown looks at a criminal network operating in an anonymous community outside of Dublin.

# research - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Study shows shift work and physically demanding jobs may lower women's fertility

Research shows that heavy lifting at work or working rotating patterns can be associated with poorer egg quality.

# research - Monday 6 February, 2017

Online games mean young children are being cyberbullied long before they get a phone

New research shows that more than one in 10 school children have been cyberbullied.

# research - Saturday 4 February, 2017

We can now add 'third hand smoke' to the reasons smoking is dreadful for our health

Third hand smoke (THS) refers to the sticky residue from tobacco smoke that clings to walls and furniture.

# research - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

Groundbreaking technology allows completely paralysed 'locked-in' patients to communicate

The interface is a cap that sits on people’s heads and uses infrared light to detect variations in blood flow to different regions of the brain.

# research - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Unemployment down but over 100,000 people now 'trapped' in part-time work

Some of this work gives rise to increased dependency on State income supports like jobseekers benefit, new research shows.

# research - Friday 27 January, 2017

Corn diet turning French hamsters into deranged cannibals which eat their young

The animals are lacking vitamins which researchers believe is the reason for their altered behaviour.

# research - Friday 20 January, 2017

Obese people less likely to die after heart operations compared to those of healthy weight

A study carried out over 11 years found patients with a healthy weight were almost twice as likely to die in hospital compared to people who were obese or overweight.

# research - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Marijuana 'eases chronic pain, but may increase risk of schizophrenia'

A US study has found that cannabis almost certainly reduces chronic pain and eases nausea from chemotherapy.

# research - Thursday 5 January, 2017

A new study suggests living near a busy road could increase your chances of dementia

The study found no link between traffic exposure and Parkinson’s disease or multiple sclerosis.

# research - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Sugar-free drinks won't help you lose weight

New research says there is no solid evidence to support claims the drinks help prevent obesity.

# research - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Cork researchers develop 'smart knee' that could speed up surgery recovery

The device remotely monitors the patient’s progress through a knee movement sensor.

# research - Friday 9 December, 2016

Irish scientists mix silly putty with graphene to create ultra-sensitive health sensors

‘G-putty’ is said to be 100 times more receptive than a normal sensor and is able to detect the footsteps of small spiders.

# research - Sunday 4 December, 2016

Don't sleep on it: Going to bed angry makes it worse

Memories of negative or traumatic events often last longer than those of positive or neutral experiences, and sleep doesn’t help.

'It really changed everything for me': How magic mushrooms helped treat anxiety in cancer patients

A day after taking the psychedelic drug, four in five patients no longer qualified as clinically anxious.

# research - Friday 18 November, 2016

Urinary problems and erectile dysfunction - men with prostate cancer share their experiences

A new study will engage with 1,300 men to receive information on their quality of life before and throughout their treatments.

# research - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

Irish mathematicians working hard to make the perfect cup of coffee

The process of making a perfect cup of coffee is “hideously complicated”, say researchers

# research - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

A new map shows where people are getting the least vitamin D in Dublin

The map charts vitamin D deficiency rates across the Dublin area.

# research - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

Over 11,000 pregnant women at risk of depression in Ireland - study

A new study shows the probability of women becoming depressed during pregnancy in Ireland.