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# Research

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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.
Groundbreaking new cancer treatment discovered by Belfast researchers
The process uses the aggressive nature of cancer cells against them.
Over 1.4 billion adults globally at risk of disease from not doing enough physical activity
The diseases include type two diabetes, dementia, cardiovascular disease and some cancers.
Being homeless for more than six months can significantly damage children's health - study
Although the study is US-based, many factors of it still ring true for those children who are homeless in Ireland.
Researchers say plastic is 'indispensable' so they're trying to make it more sustainable
Some 500,000 tonnes of plastic waste from the EU end up in the sea every year.
No partitions between desks may be 'healthier' for office workers
This layout is linked to higher levels of physical activity while at work, and lower levels of stress outside the office, a new study suggests.
New research shows 10% of children do not wear seatbelts while travelling on Irish roads
Gardaí have warned motorists to safeguard everyone who gets into a vehicle.
Poor sleep triggers viral loneliness and social rejection, study finds
That alienating vibe also makes sleep-deprived individuals more socially unattractive to others.
Out of your league? Study shows most online daters seek more desirable mates
The majority of people in the analysed dating networks contact other people who are 25% more desirable than themselves.
Irish climate scientists are warning that the drought in Dublin is far from over
Researchers are warning that recent rains do not even begin to undo months of deficit.
Sleeping more than eight hours a night increases your mortality risk, study finds
A sleep duration of 10 hours is linked with 30% increased risk of dying compared to sleeping for seven hours.
70% of female students in Ireland experience sexual hostility or gender harassment
54% of first-year women students reported experiencing sexual hostility or crude gender harassment since starting college.
Irish and US researchers teaming up to help save bees
More than half of Ireland’s bee species have experienced substantial declines since the 1980s.
Irish researchers have developed a 'game-changer' for tired sportspeople
The supplement was developed to aid warfighters.
Not drinking alcohol in middle age has been linked to an increased risk of dementia
People who don’t drink in midlife have been found to have a 45% higher risk of dementia.
Why men say they've had more lifetime sexual partners than women
Men in a new survey reported an average of 14 partners over their lifetime while women reported seven.
The older you get, the worse at making decisions you may become
Younger children are more likely to take both numerical and social information into account, new research has found.
Parents with severe trauma in childhood more likely to have children with behavioural problems
The types of childhood hardships include divorce or separation of parents, death of a parent, and emotional, physical or sexual abuse.
People trust science experts more than the government - even when they say outlandish things
Researchers from London conducted three large-scale experiments in the US and the UK for the study.
Men's testosterone levels largely determined by their childhood environment, study finds
The study challenges the theory that testosterone levels are controlled by genetics or race.
Cambridge scientists went to the bother of finding out more about the sound of a dripping tap
They have also identified a simple solution to stop it.
Parasites can even manipulate uninfected animals into doing what they want
The urge to remain in a group has been shown to make fish engage in risky behaviour, increasing their chances of being eaten.
Scientists in Waterford find nutritional supplement combo that slows down Alzheimer's disease
The researchers say that their 18-month study has yielded a “statistically significant” finding and is a “breakthrough”.
Marriage is (literally) good for the heart, new study finds
The study examined ethnically varied populations in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia.
What makes someone go from being hungry to hangry? Scientists may have found out
The combination of hunger and anger may be a complicated emotional response involving an interplay of biology, personality and environmental cues.
Sleeping too much or not enough may have bad effects on health
Fewer than six and more than 10 hours of sleep per day are associated with conditions such as increased blood pressure.
'Ireland is not a tax haven': Department of Finance dismisses 'tax haven' research findings
A study has claimed that Ireland channels the profits of more multinational companies than all the Caribbean islands combined.
Families who remain homeless for over 12 months far more likely to secure social housing
Dublin has about 77% of all homeless families in Ireland.
Giving babies extra Vitamin D 'doesn't make their bones any stronger'
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
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
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
Some of the ingredients found in commonly used synthetic hair dyes can trigger allergic reactions.
Children who watch extra junk food adverts consume more calories
The catchier the ad, the more effective.
Can chimpanzee vocalisations reveal the origins of human language? This study found out
It has long been difficult to determine how and why human language began.
Cranberry juice 'doesn't help clear urinary tract infections'
Put down the glass.
Women who eat fast food and little or no fruit take longer to become pregnant, study finds
Women who consumed fast food four or more times a week took nearly a month longer to become pregnant than those who didn’t.
'My fear was what if the baby had HIV. When I had my daughter, thank god, she was HIV negative'
A new report details concerns Irish mothers had after being diagnosed with HIV.
Galaxies grow bigger and puffier as they age, new study finds
“This is the first time we’ve shown shape and age are related for all kinds of galaxies.”
Saving a penalty: This is how science helps predict the match score
Researchers propose a new model to explain how a goalkeeper dives to the right corner at the right time in penalty kick situations.