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# Study

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Bikram yoga is 'no more effective than yoga practiced at room temperature'
This type of yoga is carried out in a room heated to 35–42 degrees Celsius.
Myth debunked: Age isn't a risk factor for complications after surgery among older patients
Instead, frailty, depressive symptoms, cognitive impairment and smoking were associated with postoperative complications.
Women who work nights have a strikingly increased risk of getting cancer
Overall long-term night shift work increased the risk of cancer by 19%.
PLC courses are training people for jobs that don't exist
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.
Ancient DNA evidence reveals story of first Native Americans to enter the continent
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 has been inexplicably dimming and brightening sporadically like no other for years.
How do different types of alcoholic drinks affect emotions?
Yes, someone’s finally done a scientific study.
Vampire bat rabies kills hundreds of cows a year as it spreads across Peru
It’s thought that raising awareness of the disease could reduce the cost associated with vampire bat rabies.
Student sex survey: 8% of women have had non-consensual sexual contact in the last year
The study also focused on the role alcohol plays in young people’s sex lives.
This video game helps doctors perform better in severe trauma situations
Physicians who played the game had a 53% failure rate, compared to 74% for those who studied the textbooks.
Myth debunked: Rainy weather does NOT cause achy joints and sore backs
Researchers from Harvard Medical School found there is no correlation between achy joints and rainfall.
ESRI forecasts strong growth in economy ... but Brexit will hamper some sectors
The ESRI expects unemployment rates to fall to around 5% in 2018.
Why do your ears hang low? New research shows the answer to that question can be very complicated
New research gives a glimpse into how different genes interact to produce traits.
Marriage could help reduce the risk of dementia - study
The widowed were 20% more likely to develop dementia than married people, the meta analysis indicated.
'Real change': Breakthrough drug could halve length of migraine attacks
Half of those who took part in the trial saw the length of their migraine reduce when they took the drug erenumab.
Losing darkness at night: LED lights are boosting light pollution worldwide
Nighttime lights disrupt our body clocks and raise the risks of cancer, diabetes and depression.
'Imagine getting rape threats when you open an app': The toll of online abuse on women
Women in eight different countries reported feeling anxious, less confident and unable to sleep after receiving abuse online.
'Motivating alternative': Virtual reality therapy just as effective as regular therapy after stroke
That’s according to new research published in the Neurology journal.
Study shows video games could cut dementia risk in seniors
The trial studied nearly 3,000 older people.
Ireland has only recovered by 41% from the recession
The 2016 Deprivation Index, which is deemed to be a more detailed view of how the economy is performing, was published yesterday.
'Nobody should live in fear due to lack of garda resources': 45% of all agricultural crime not reported to gardaí
A new ICSA study looks at why agricultural crimes are not being reported to gardaí.
There's been a rise in weather-related disasters of almost 50% and it's being blamed on climate change
Between 2007 and 2016, there was a 46% increases in the number of weather-related disasters.
Doctors in Irish hospitals sharing sensitive patient data on Whatsapp
A research paper has identified the widespread use of WhatsApp at the University Hospital Limerick.
Almost half of people with food allergies develop them in adulthood - US study
Shellfish and peanut allergies were the most common among US adults.
Oberstown: Almost half of children detained in centre at risk of abuse or neglect
This is according to the a new study into the detainees of the centre.
Pollution linked to nine million deaths around the world in 2015 (and close to 1,800 of those were in Ireland)
A major study in The Lancet looked at the effect pollution has on countries around the world.
No public health policy has 'been designed with the homeless population specifically in mind'
A new study has shown increases in the number of homeless people dying from drug and/or alcohol abuse and on methadone.
Gamble on sports? 'Tone' of tweets can help predict the outcome of football matches
A study has found that the tone of a Twitter post that can predict when a team is more likely to win.
Meteorites splashing into warm ponds could have started life on Earth
A new study points to the life-giving potential of these “warm little ponds”.
Former rugby players suffer joint, bone problems - study
The participants were on average 60 years old, and they had played rugby for an average 20 years.
Sexual and aggressive impulses overlap in male animal brains, but not in females - study
The finding could help develop a drug that would suppress extreme aggression in humans.
Diesel emissions may be responsible for 5,000 deaths in Europe every year
Researchers say almost half of those deaths could be preventable.
Seven million deaths were caused by tobacco use last year
The study made findings on life expectancy and causes of death.
Rise in house sales along commuter belts due to lack of affordable homes in Dublin
A study shows the number of house sales has increased by 8.4% in the first half of 2017.
Many mislabelled moisturisers are causing problems for skin disorder sufferers
A new study has found that moisturisers marked ‘fragrance free’ and ‘hypoallergenic’ often were not.
Heavy drinking may affect young male and female brains very differently
There are hundreds of alcohol-related deaths in Ireland every year.
11 minutes of mindfulness enough to make heavy drinkers cut back on alcohol, study says
New research suggests that mindfulness is more effective than relaxation techniques at curbing drinkers’ urges.
Most schools with low uptake rate of HPV vaccine are disadvantaged - study
The study examined 577 schools across the country and analysed figures from the 2013/2014 academic year.
Deadly heat waves could hit South Asia this century
Global warming could lead to uninhabitable temperatures, a study found.
Women with history of gum disease at higher risk of cancer, study says
Women who have a history of gum disease face a higher risk of several types of cancer, particularly tumours in the oesophagus and breasts.