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#Research

# research - Sunday 6 August, 2017

Deadly heat waves could hit South Asia this century

Global warming could lead to uninhabitable temperatures, a study found.

# research - Thursday 3 August, 2017

Breast cancer patients may be spared debilitating side effects 'by only using radiation on tumour'

Current best practice sees women given full breast radiotherapy in most cases.

# research - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Trinity scientists believe they have made a breakthrough in treating asthma and eczema

Scientists believe their breakthrough could help create new drugs to treat allergic conditions.

# research - Monday 31 July, 2017

From The42 Girls who play sport have significantly better body confidence and mental well-being Findings

Girls who play sport have significantly better body confidence and mental well-being

The new research conducted by Lidl shows that by the age of 13, one in two girls give up sport completely.

# research - Sunday 30 July, 2017

Small decline in MMR vaccinations could have a serious effect

A 5% drop in measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations caused a threefold increase in annual measles cases, a new study found.

# research - Saturday 29 July, 2017

Sleep or sex? The battle between the two could be wired into our brains

Research on the common fruit fly suggests they also have the same battle.

# research - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Early onset menopause linked to higher risk of type 2 diabetes

The researchers examined 6819 women to analyse the association between menopause and diabetes.

# research - Saturday 22 July, 2017

Do you think you're lazier than your friends? Well, stop. It's bad for you

The researchers say the importance of mindsets in health needs to be taken more seriously.

# research - Thursday 20 July, 2017

Irish researchers hopeful they are closer to effective Huntington's disease treatment

Research has shown that they were able to slow down neurodegeneration.

Children exposed to antidepressants during pregnancy only at small risk of autism

Experts say this isn’t a cause for alarm.

# research - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Scientists find visual symptoms that could help early detection of Parkinson's

Non-motor Parkinson’s symptoms may precede the appearance of motor signs by more than a decade.

# research - Saturday 15 July, 2017

Long working hours can cause an irregular heart rhythm

People who work more than 55 hours a week are at risk of atrial fibrillation.

Rising temperatures will make it harder for planes to take off in coming decades

Some fully loaded planes may have to remove fuel, cargo or passengers, a study has warned.

# research - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Ireland ranks in the middle in a new study of the world's laziest countries

The average number of steps worldwide per day was 4,961.

# research - Monday 10 July, 2017

Holocaust survivors more at risk of developing cancer

Researchers studied over 150,000 people for more than 45 years.

# research - Sunday 25 June, 2017

This is what a Dubliner looked like in the 16th century

Facial reconstruction analysis has been performed on a skull discovered at the entrance of Trinity College in 2014.

# research - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Shape of bird eggs related to their ability to fly - study

It goes against theories that eggs are shaped to suit their environment; eg, to stop them rolling off a cliff face.

# research - Thursday 22 June, 2017

As doctors continue to emigrate, Ireland is becoming more reliant on foreign-trained staff

Africa and Pakistan contribute the highest number of non-Irish doctors here.

# research - Saturday 17 June, 2017

Good news for pale skin: Scientists have come up with a drug to help people tan without exposure to the sun

Applied as a cream to the skin, the drug allowed red-haired mice to develop a deep tan.

# 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.