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# study - Sunday 18 February, 2018

'A gender equality paradox': Countries with more gender equality have fewer female STEM grads
# Study
# Study

'A gender equality paradox': Countries with more gender equality have fewer female STEM grads

Feb 18th 2018, 10:30 AM 236,849 Views 89 Comments

The researchers believe this might be because countries with less gender equality often have little welfare support.

# study - Thursday 15 February, 2018

Study finds possible link between cancer and ultra-processed foods like TV dinners
# Science
# Science

Study finds possible link between cancer and ultra-processed foods like TV dinners

Feb 15th 2018, 6:10 AM 23,172 Views 39 Comments

The study’s authors said this “may drive an increasing burden of cancer in the next decades”.

# study - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Single dads at higher risk of premature death than single mothers or couples - study
# Lancet
# Lancet

Single dads at higher risk of premature death than single mothers or couples - study

Feb 14th 2018, 11:35 PM 11,274 Views 22 Comments

Single fathers ate fewer fruit and vegetables, and were more likely to binge drink than single mothers and partnered parents, the study found.

# study - Saturday 10 February, 2018

Organic food provides significant environmental benefits to vegetarian diets - research
# Food Consumption
# Food Consumption

Organic food provides significant environmental benefits to vegetarian diets - research

Feb 10th 2018, 8:18 AM 11,369 Views 13 Comments

The study of over 34,000 people is the first to examine the environmental impacts of both food choices and farm production systems.

# study - Thursday 8 February, 2018

People living in areas of high radon exposure at higher risk of lung cancer
# Toxic
# Toxic

People living in areas of high radon exposure at higher risk of lung cancer

Feb 8th 2018, 9:24 AM 23,358 Views 21 Comments

The ESRI has linked cancer figures with geographical data on radon gas.

# study - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Why do we trust, or not trust, strangers? The answer is based on those we've previously known
# Research
# Research

Why do we trust, or not trust, strangers? The answer is based on those we've previously known

Feb 4th 2018, 10:30 AM 16,597 Views 15 Comments

Research has revealed that strangers resembling past individuals known to be trustworthy are trusted more.

# study - Friday 2 February, 2018

Ibuprofen during pregnancy could harm fertility of unborn baby girls - study
# Fertility
# Fertility

Ibuprofen during pregnancy could harm fertility of unborn baby girls - study

Feb 2nd 2018, 7:46 AM 19,353 Views 32 Comments

One in three women are estimated to use ibuprofen in the first three months of pregnancy.

# study - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Migraine associated with heart attack, stroke, blood clots and irregular heart rate
# Stroke
# Stroke

Migraine associated with heart attack, stroke, blood clots and irregular heart rate

Feb 1st 2018, 6:15 AM 15,082 Views 36 Comments

Around one billion people worldwide are affected by migraine.

# study - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Number of elderly people with four or more diseases to double by 2035
# Research
# Research

Number of elderly people with four or more diseases to double by 2035

Jan 28th 2018, 6:30 AM 9,586 Views 7 Comments

A third of these people will be diagnosed with dementia, depression or a cognitive impairment.

# study - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

Irish researchers looking to develop wearable device for dementia patients who wander
# Dementia
# Dementia

Irish researchers looking to develop wearable device for dementia patients who wander

Jan 23rd 2018, 6:05 AM 9,630 Views 12 Comments

Dementia is on the rise, with approximately 55,000 sufferers in Ireland.

# study - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Using monkeys and apes in film and TV is 'misleading' millions of viewers
# Monkey Business
# Monkey Business

Using monkeys and apes in film and TV is 'misleading' millions of viewers

Jan 21st 2018, 12:00 PM 19,924 Views 28 Comments

A third of people surveyed think that chimpanzees are not endangered because they star in films and TV shows often.

# study - Friday 19 January, 2018

Bikram yoga is 'no more effective than yoga practiced at room temperature'
# Don't Sweat It
# Don't Sweat It

Bikram yoga is 'no more effective than yoga practiced at room temperature'

Jan 19th 2018, 6:15 AM 14,683 Views 14 Comments

This type of yoga is carried out in a room heated to 35–42 degrees Celsius.

# study - Sunday 14 January, 2018

Myth debunked: Age isn't a risk factor for complications after surgery among older patients
# Research
# Research

Myth debunked: Age isn't a risk factor for complications after surgery among older patients

Jan 14th 2018, 7:00 AM 8,802 Views 3 Comments

Instead, frailty, depressive symptoms, cognitive impairment and smoking were associated with postoperative complications.

# study - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Women who work nights have a strikingly increased risk of getting cancer
# Research
# Research

Women who work nights have a strikingly increased risk of getting cancer

Jan 13th 2018, 7:45 AM 13,933 Views 18 Comments

Overall long-term night shift work increased the risk of cancer by 19%.

# study - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

PLC courses are training people for jobs that don't exist
# Changes Needed
# Changes Needed

PLC courses are training people for jobs that don't exist

Jan 9th 2018, 11:26 AM 27,543 Views 48 Comments

Hairdressing, early childhood care, and community services courses show a far greater number of places available on PLCs compared to the actual number of jobs available.

# study - Sunday 7 January, 2018

Ancient DNA evidence reveals story of first Native Americans to enter the continent
# Ancient Beringians
# Ancient Beringians

Ancient DNA evidence reveals story of first Native Americans to enter the continent

Jan 7th 2018, 3:30 PM 28,897 Views 17 Comments

A team of researchers made the discovery using DNA from a six-month-old Native American infant.

We're one step closer to understanding the 'most mysterious star in the universe'
# Tabby's Star
# Tabby's Star

We're one step closer to understanding the 'most mysterious star in the universe'

Jan 7th 2018, 7:45 AM 25,934 Views 29 Comments

Tabby’s Star has been inexplicably dimming and brightening sporadically like no other for years.

# study - Friday 22 December, 2017

How do different types of alcoholic drinks affect emotions?
# Scientific Study
# Scientific Study

How do different types of alcoholic drinks affect emotions?

Dec 22nd 2017, 9:30 PM 51,230 Views 27 Comments

Yes, someone’s finally done a scientific study.

Vampire bat rabies kills hundreds of cows a year as it spreads across Peru
# Study
# Study

Vampire bat rabies kills hundreds of cows a year as it spreads across Peru

Dec 22nd 2017, 8:00 PM 6,725 Views 7 Comments

It’s thought that raising awareness of the disease could reduce the cost associated with vampire bat rabies.

# study - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Student sex survey: 8% of women have had non-consensual sexual contact in the last year
# Consent
# Consent

Student sex survey: 8% of women have had non-consensual sexual contact in the last year

Dec 20th 2017, 8:30 AM 23,897 Views 163 Comments

The study also focused on the role alcohol plays in young people’s sex lives.

# study - Sunday 17 December, 2017

This video game helps doctors perform better in severe trauma situations
# Research
# Research

This video game helps doctors perform better in severe trauma situations

Dec 17th 2017, 7:30 AM 9,107 Views 2 Comments

Physicians who played the game had a 53% failure rate, compared to 74% for those who studied the textbooks.

# study - Saturday 16 December, 2017

Myth debunked: Rainy weather does NOT cause achy joints and sore backs
# Research
# Research

Myth debunked: Rainy weather does NOT cause achy joints and sore backs

Dec 16th 2017, 9:15 AM 14,638 Views 46 Comments

Researchers from Harvard Medical School found there is no correlation between achy joints and rainfall.

# study - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

ESRI forecasts strong growth in economy ... but Brexit will hamper some sectors
# Economy
# Economy

ESRI forecasts strong growth in economy ... but Brexit will hamper some sectors

Dec 13th 2017, 7:29 AM 6,387 Views 34 Comments

The ESRI expects unemployment rates to fall to around 5% in 2018.

# study - Sunday 3 December, 2017

Why do your ears hang low? New research shows the answer to that question can be very complicated
# Earlobe
# Earlobe

Why do your ears hang low? New research shows the answer to that question can be very complicated

Dec 3rd 2017, 8:30 AM 15,887 Views 10 Comments

New research gives a glimpse into how different genes interact to produce traits.

Marriage could help reduce the risk of dementia - study
# Heartwarming
# Heartwarming

Marriage could help reduce the risk of dementia - study

Dec 3rd 2017, 6:00 AM 8,605 Views 10 Comments

The widowed were 20% more likely to develop dementia than married people, the meta analysis indicated.

# study - Thursday 30 November, 2017

'Real change': Breakthrough drug could halve length of migraine attacks
# Clear Head
# Clear Head

'Real change': Breakthrough drug could halve length of migraine attacks

Nov 30th 2017, 9:17 PM 13,803 Views 18 Comments

Half of those who took part in the trial saw the length of their migraine reduce when they took the drug erenumab.

# study - Thursday 23 November, 2017

Losing darkness at night: LED lights are boosting light pollution worldwide
# Goodnight To Night
# Goodnight To Night

Losing darkness at night: LED lights are boosting light pollution worldwide

Nov 23rd 2017, 11:11 AM 21,518 Views 24 Comments

Nighttime lights disrupt our body clocks and raise the risks of cancer, diabetes and depression.

# study - Monday 20 November, 2017

'Imagine getting rape threats when you open an app': The toll of online abuse on women
# Amnesty Survey
# Amnesty Survey

'Imagine getting rape threats when you open an app': The toll of online abuse on women

Nov 20th 2017, 9:20 AM 10,262 Views 58 Comments

Women in eight different countries reported feeling anxious, less confident and unable to sleep after receiving abuse online.

# study - Sunday 19 November, 2017

'Motivating alternative': Virtual reality therapy just as effective as regular therapy after stroke
# Research
# Research

'Motivating alternative': Virtual reality therapy just as effective as regular therapy after stroke

Nov 19th 2017, 7:30 AM 6,729 Views 2 Comments

That’s according to new research published in the Neurology journal.

# study - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Study shows video games could cut dementia risk in seniors
# Brain Training
# Brain Training

Study shows video games could cut dementia risk in seniors

Nov 16th 2017, 9:55 PM 10,976 Views 12 Comments

The trial studied nearly 3,000 older people.

# study - Friday 10 November, 2017

Ireland has only recovered by 41% from the recession
# Are We There Yet
# Are We There Yet

Ireland has only recovered by 41% from the recession

Nov 10th 2017, 6:10 AM 42,263 Views 87 Comments

The 2016 Deprivation Index, which is deemed to be a more detailed view of how the economy is performing, was published yesterday.

# study - Thursday 9 November, 2017

'Nobody should live in fear due to lack of garda resources': 45% of all agricultural crime not reported to gardaí
# Rural Crime
# Rural Crime

'Nobody should live in fear due to lack of garda resources': 45% of all agricultural crime not reported to gardaí

Nov 9th 2017, 5:20 PM 10,181 Views 35 Comments

A new ICSA study looks at why agricultural crimes are not being reported to gardaí.

# study - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

There's been a rise in weather-related disasters of almost 50% and it's being blamed on climate change
# Day After Tomorrow
# Day After Tomorrow

There's been a rise in weather-related disasters of almost 50% and it's being blamed on climate change

Oct 31st 2017, 6:00 AM 11,687 Views 79 Comments

Between 2007 and 2016, there was a 46% increases in the number of weather-related disasters.

# study - Monday 30 October, 2017

Doctors in Irish hospitals sharing sensitive patient data on Whatsapp
# Research
# Research

Doctors in Irish hospitals sharing sensitive patient data on Whatsapp

Oct 30th 2017, 11:25 AM 30,144 Views 56 Comments

A research paper has identified the widespread use of WhatsApp at the University Hospital Limerick.

# study - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Almost half of people with food allergies develop them in adulthood - US study
# Misconception
# Misconception

Almost half of people with food allergies develop them in adulthood - US study

Oct 28th 2017, 8:45 AM 11,792 Views 18 Comments

Shellfish and peanut allergies were the most common among US adults.

# study - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Oberstown: Almost half of children detained in centre at risk of abuse or neglect
# Study
# Study

Oberstown: Almost half of children detained in centre at risk of abuse or neglect

Oct 26th 2017, 10:33 AM 10,366 Views 36 Comments

This is according to the a new study into the detainees of the centre.

# study - Friday 20 October, 2017

Pollution linked to nine million deaths around the world in 2015 (and close to 1,800 of those were in Ireland)
# The Lancet
# The Lancet

Pollution linked to nine million deaths around the world in 2015 (and close to 1,800 of those were in Ireland)

Oct 20th 2017, 6:25 AM 9,748 Views 17 Comments

A major study in The Lancet looked at the effect pollution has on countries around the world.

# study - Thursday 19 October, 2017

No public health policy has 'been designed with the homeless population specifically in mind'
# Crisis Point
# Crisis Point

No public health policy has 'been designed with the homeless population specifically in mind'

Oct 19th 2017, 9:02 AM 4,938 Views 8 Comments

A new study has shown increases in the number of homeless people dying from drug and/or alcohol abuse and on methadone.

# study - Friday 13 October, 2017

Gamble on sports? 'Tone' of tweets can help predict the outcome of football matches
# Study
# Study

Gamble on sports? 'Tone' of tweets can help predict the outcome of football matches

Oct 13th 2017, 6:10 AM 9,564 Views 2 Comments

A study has found that the tone of a Twitter post that can predict when a team is more likely to win.

# study - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Meteorites splashing into warm ponds could have started life on Earth
# Dawn Of Life
# Dawn Of Life

Meteorites splashing into warm ponds could have started life on Earth

Oct 8th 2017, 11:30 AM 10,106 Views 70 Comments

A new study points to the life-giving potential of these “warm little ponds”.