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# Cyberbullying
Cyberbullying rates in Ireland soared by '28% during lockdown'
The younger children were, the more likely they were to be victims, the study found.
# air pollution
Thousands of Covid-19 deaths could be linked to air pollution – study
Researchers estimate that around 15% of coronavirus deaths worldwide could be attributed to long-term exposure to tiny particles of pollution.
# Study
Nearly one-fifth of Tallaght hospital staff found to have coronavirus antibodies
12% of participants had already tested positive for Covid-19 before this study.
# Research
Study finds link between air pollution and neurological disorders
The study is the first nationwide analysis of the link between fine particulate pollution and neurodegenerative diseases in the US.
# Study
Two in five women who've experienced or are experiencing menopause think it's a taboo subject, research finds
Of those who don’t discuss their menopausal symptoms, 22% cite embarrassment as a factor.
# bmj
Social distancing rules for Covid-19 are based on outdated science, researchers argue
That’s according to research published in medical journal the BMJ.
# Study
Women who are pregnant or trying for a baby should avoid caffeine altogether, research suggests
The current guidelines from the HSE suggest that pregnant women drink no more than 200mg of caffeine per day.
# Study
Children may carry more Covid-19 in their system than previously thought, new research says
The lead author of the study in the US said he “was not expecting the viral load to be so high” in children infected with Covid-19.
# Study
Irish researchers begin new study on whether lockdown has led to more allergies
The research project will involve 1,000 babies born in Ireland at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
# antibody test
3.4 million people have had Covid-19 in England - far more than official figures - according to study
The study tested for Covid-19 antibodies in 100,000 volunteers.
# Ibuprofen
No link to higher death rates from Covid-19 among ibuprofen users, study shows
Scientists launched a review to assess ties to the drug and Covid-19.
# Pregnancy
Embryos could be susceptible to Covid-19 in second week of pregnancy, study finds
“It is important to say that this work is at a very hypothetical stage,” Professor Christoph Lees said.
# The Lancet
Mothers 'unlikely' to pass Covid-19 on to newborn babies via breastfeeding if precautions are taken
The findings were part of a preliminary study published in The Lancet.
# Study
Many Irish people 'may be in denial' about the amount of alcohol they drink
Only a third of regular binge drinkers in Ireland recognise their drinking as harmful.
# Study
Parents of children under 5 and women 'hardest hit by Covid-19 lockdown'
A study found no deterioration in mental health in men and the over-45s.
# symptomatic
Majority of children and teenagers with Covid-19 only experience mild symptoms, according to new research
A separate study also published by the Lancet examined brain function complications as a result of Covid-19.
# Study
82% of Irish adults willing to download Covid-19 contact tracing app
However, researchers involved in this study found that people are concerned about privacy.
# Pollution
Wet wipes: 50% of brands labelled 'flushable' actually contain microplastics (and shouldn't be flushed)
The researched looked at how sanitary products are polluting Irish oceans.
# Growing up in Ireland
Smoking, alcohol and poor diet: Over half of Irish 17-year-olds categorised as having 'unhealthy' lifestyles
The findings formed part of a study by the Economic and Social Research Institute.
# Covid-19
Medics call for DIY warning after hospital sees ladder-related injuries triple during Covid lockdown
The recommendation was made as part of a new study by Irish researchers.
# The Lancet
Physical distancing may have long-term impact on teenagers' relationships
“Even if physical distancing measures are temporary, several months represents a large proportion of a young person’s life,” one author of a scientific opinion piece said.
# The Lancet
'Much lower risk' of Covid-19 spreading beyond one metre - study
A new study by The Lancet has analysed various measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
# Coronavirus
Irish-focused study finds no evidence that Covid-19 was transmitted in schools before government closures
The authors suggest that evidence of transmission among school children has yet to emerge.
# economic impact
Greater Dublin best placed to deal with post-Covid crisis due to remote working options, UCC study finds
The study warns there are regional implications due to dependency on sectors less able to work remotely and socially distance.
# Psychology
Take a survey: How has the news affected your reaction to Covid-19?
A psychology study is kicking off in UCD and UCC.
# little critters
Earth has lost more than one quarter of land-dwelling insects in the past 30 years
Insects are disappearing at a rate of just under 1% a year with much variation from place to place.
# Sunshine
New research suggests Vitamin D can reduce severity of Covid-19 symptoms
Vitamin D is present in foods such as oily fish, cheese and egg yolks.
# sample
UK announces large-scale study to track the spread of Covid-19
At first, 25,000 people will be tested using self-administered nose and throat swabs to see if they have Covid-19.
This nationwide survey is asking the public which Covid-19 restrictions they would like lifted
The survey is being carried out by researchers at DCU and NUI Galway
# national study
Coronavirus: Two in three Irish people would accept vaccine for themselves or their children
The findings were made as part of a new study into how Ireland is coping with Covid-19.
# Mental Health
Trans people with gender-aligned passports and birth certificates less likely to feel suicidal, new research finds
More than 22,000 trans men and women were surveyed for the study.
# irish research
Keeping opioid dependents in methadone treatment for longer saves lives, study finds
Drug-related deaths were found to be significantly higher at the start of treatment and in the first month after it finished.
# screen time
Toddlers who view screens for over three hours a day are 'less physically active at age five'
That’s according to a new study carried out on 500 children.
# Cystic Fibrosis
New approach to treating cystic fibrosis could reduce the need for lung transplants, RCSI study finds
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that affects around 1,300 children and adults in Ireland.
# Study
Irish newspaper coverage of climate change low by European standards and 'predominantly political'
Research found that climate science was generally not contested in Irish reporting.
# Measles
Measles can cause immune system to become 'more baby-like', study finds
The research found that the measles virus deletes part of the immune system’s memory.
# new research
Study that finds footballers are three-and-a-half times more likely to die from dementia '15 years too late'
Ex-Celtic and England striker Chris Sutton has expressed his anger after the report’s release yesterday.
# Food Labelling
Restaurants with nutritional info on menus serve healthier food
Eateries that share nutritional information on menus were found to have 45% less fat and 60% less salt than those that don’t.
# Sleep
School intervention in sleep may help children get to bed earlier, new study finds
A study of sixth-class pupils found a 21% rise in those going to bed before 11pm after learning more about sleep.
# air pollution
Black carbon from air pollution 'found in placentas'
Air pollution is known to have potentially devastating impacts on children’s health.