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# Study

Last week
26th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
UK study finds that GP appointments over the phone or online can ‘put patients at risk’
Researchers said mistakes via remote consultation are rare, but there is a risk of patients being under-diagnosed.
This year
Nearly 30% of Irish 16-year-olds say they gambled within the previous year
A new report looks into gambling among Irish teenagers.
Dublin Airport 'still interested' in buying land between two runways, but only at 'realistic value'
Daa CEO Kenny Jacobs was speaking at the launch of new study, which found that the airport contributes €9.6 billion in value to the Irish economy.
Irish households generally don't spend more income on housing compared to elsewhere in Europe
Research published today by the ESRI, funded by the Department of Housing, explores the housing affordability challenges faced in Ireland.
Two-thirds of all Covid deaths occurred in care homes, study finds
Ireland had the second highest proportion globally of Covid-19 deaths from Long Term Residential Care homes.
'They sent me an image of my photoshopped face on a pile of people being burnt'
A report by
Lauren Boland
A new DCU study published today reveals the hostility and abuse that women in journalism have faced online in Ireland.
Brexit has caused challenges with cross-border travel on island of Ireland for migrants
That’s according to new researched published by the ESRI today.
There is no academic advantage to attending single-sex schools in Ireland, research suggests
The study was undertaken by researchers at the University of Limerick.
Majority of UK firms who took part in four-day work week trial will stick with it
Researchers found that the overall health and well-being of employees had improved during the shorter working week trial.
Most baby formula health claims 'not backed by science'
The most common claims were that formula supports brain development, strengthens immune systems and helps growth.
ExxonMobil predicted global warming but dismissed its own research, study finds
The oil giant has faced accusations for years that it knew about the threat of global warming decades ago.
Last year
Fossil ‘overturns more than a century of knowledge about origin of modern birds’
Each of the roughly 11,000 species of birds on Earth today is classified into one of two groups, based on the arrangement of their palate bones.
One in every five low paid workers in Ireland is aged over 50, report finds
Of the 420,000 low paid workers in Ireland, approximately 80,000 individuals are aged over 50.
Just over half of nine-year-olds own a phone, up 10% on ten years ago
The report has compared the lives of nine-year-olds in 2007/8 and nine-year-olds in 2017/18.
Rugby players face highly increased MND risk - study
Academics studied a cohort of former Scottish internationals.
Europe’s top clubs paid record-high price for injuries last season
Injury costs surpassed the half a billion pound mark for the first time last season.
Dogs can sniff out the scent of stress, new study from Belfast researchers suggests
Researchers say the skill could be useful when training service dogs and therapy dogs.
Inequalities in mortality rates across socio-economic and ethnic groups remain in Ireland
That’s according to research published today by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).
Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder 'may be detectable years before illnesses begin'
A new study led by UCD suggests the possibility of earlier intervention and even prevention of the illnesses.
Installing electric heat pumps in Irish homes could increase costs by up to 46%
The ESRI study found that retrofitting homes to a standard needed to support a heat pump was ‘by far’ the greatest driver of cost.
Bringing native lynx and wolves back to Ireland could help curb damaging deer, research finds
Invasive species, such as sika deer, are “evolutionary naive” to native predators.
Survey shows 1 in 10 people in Ireland blamed Covid-19 symptoms on 5G radiation
Young people, religious people, and those with fewer educational qualifications were the most likely to believe this.
Researchers seeking 120 former footballers for study into reducing risk of dementia
Several members of the 1966 England World Cup-winning squad, including Jack Charlton and Nobby Stiles, were suffering from dementia at the time of their deaths.
Astronomers observe most distant galaxy ever spotted
The galaxy candidate is some 13.5 billion light-years away, and scientists are speculating what exactly it is.
Depression a 'neglected global health crisis' despite impacting one in 20 people each year - study
The study, commissioned by The Lancet, found that depression remains poorly recognised and misunderstood despite being a common condition.
Manchester United awarded most penalties in Europe’s ‘big five’ leagues – study
The Red Devils pipped Paris St Germain to top spot in the study, which covered England, France, Spain, Germany and Italy.
All time
Sauropod dinosaurs preferred warmer regions of Earth, study suggests
The findings suggest the long-necked animals may have had a different physiology from other dinosaurs.
Strong relationships with parents, peers and teachers 'key to child and adolescent wellbeing'
The latest in the Growing Up In Ireland research is published today.
New Irish study finds link between poor sleep schedules and diseases like arthritis and cancer
The study was carried out by the RCSI.
Sexual health education in Ireland not just outdated but 'often inaccurate', study finds
It found that 85% of young people have been exposed to misinformation about sexual health.
Research finds pet dogs can predict owners' epileptic seizures
19 dogs demonstrated more behavioural changes when confronted by seizure-associated odours, compared with their response to control odours.
Pfizer vaccine's effectiveness against Delta variant 'declines faster' than AstraZeneca
Scientists said that the level of protection offered by both vaccines is still quite high.
'A hidden pandemic of orphanhood': One million children worldwide have lost a parent to Covid-19
A new study based Covid-19 orphanhood figures on mortality data from 21 countries accounting for 77% of global Covid-19 deaths.
Drinking coffee associated with reduced risk of chronic liver disease new study claims
The benefit peaked at three to four cups per day, according to new research.
Growing up in Ireland: Latest results from study give in-depth look at lives of country's nine-year-olds
The new report looks at the lives of young people who were aged nine in 2017/2018.
Microplastics in Irish waters 'pass up the food chain' into systems of humans and larger animals
The findings were contained in research carried out by scientists at UCC.
Noble false widow spider bites can require hospital treatment – study
A study confirms that some bite victims experience symptoms very similar to the true black widow spiders.
Israel study shows two doses of Pfizer vaccine give 95.3% protection from the virus
Over 70% of the population has received two doses of the vaccine.
Covid-19 vaccines mixing trial expands to include two additional jabs
The trial will investigate whether different vaccines can be used for first and second doses.
Toddler tablet use linked to behavioural problems – study
Researchers said that increased screen time has ‘multiple risks’ for child wellbeing.