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# Study

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Study indicates diabetes drug could help slow progression of Parkinson's
Parkinson’s is the second largest neurological condition in Ireland.
The number of blind people in the world is set to triple by 2050
That is according to a new study, which said more than 115 million people will be blind by the middle of this century.
The Mediterranean diet only has heart benefits for the well-off, says study
The researchers have concluded that the quality of the food may be as important as the frequency in which it’s eaten.
Small decline in MMR vaccinations could have a serious effect
A 5% drop in measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations caused a threefold increase in annual measles cases, a new study found.
In a study of older Irish women with Down Syndrome, almost all had dementia 20 years later
At the end of the long-term study, 97.4% of participants had developed dementia.
Warning of 'huge public health problem' as men's sperm counts have halved in last 40 years
Sperm counts among men in western countries dropped by over 50% between 1973 and 2011.
Study finds 99% of former NFL players have brain disease caused by blows to the head
Head injury risks in the US sport have become a major concern as former players speak out about long-term health effects.
'It shouldn't be laughed at': Study begins on effect bowel disorders have on women's minds
Researchers hope the study will recognise the seriousness of the chronic, painful condition.
Long working hours can cause an irregular heart rhythm
People who work more than 55 hours a week are at risk of atrial fibrillation.
Rising temperatures will make it harder for planes to take off in coming decades
Some fully loaded planes may have to remove fuel, cargo or passengers, a study has warned.
Face-to-face bullying is still far more common than cyberbullying
Much of the focus in recent years has been on cyberbullying.
Two studies show association between coffee-drinking and living longer
Altogether more than 680,000 took part in the two studies.
Sex robots could help elderly, disabled but may lead to more objectification of women, study warns
A new report examines the implications of sex robots going mainstream in the next 10 years.
Want your kid in the starting XI? Make sure he's born in the spring
New research shows a massive bias towards players born in the first three months of the year in schoolboy football.
Shape of bird eggs related to their ability to fly - study
It goes against theories that eggs are shaped to suit their environment; eg, to stop them rolling off a cliff face.
'People have no idea how isolating caring can be': Study shows high levels of depression among dementia carers
It is the largest study undertaken in Ireland to examine the health and wellbeing of people caring for their spouse with dementia.
Four people broke their wrist in a week in Galway last year... taking selfies
The four people in question all broke the opposite arm to that which was holding the phone.
A nasty divorce or separation harms a child's health for decades
A study shows that adults whose parents separated during childhood are at an increased risk for poorer health.
New drug can reduce risk of dying by almost 40% for advanced prostate cancer patients
The drug was tested in two seperate clinical trials involving 2,200 men.
Infertility problems in mice solved with 3D-printed ovaries
It’s hoped that 3D-printed skin, ears, bone scaffolds, and heart valves could solve a number of medical issues.
Common painkillers linked to increased risk of heart attack - study
The study found that taking any dose of ‘NSAID’ painkillers for a week was associated with an increased risk of heart attack.
Constant sunscreen use causes vitamin D deficiency, says study
The study found that spending 5–30 minutes in midday sun twice per week can maintaining healthy vitamin D levels.
A huge number of people hear voices in their head, but it doesn't have to be a bad thing
Associate professor of psychology Simon McCarthy-Jones estimates that as much as 2.5% of the world’s population will have extended voice-hearing experiences.
One 'diet drink' a day could increase risk of dementia and strokes - seven-year study
Authors of the study are advising that more research be conducted into the effects of sugary and artificially sweetened drinks.
People's racial bias begins as babies
Researchers say these findings are also important because they offer a new perspective on the cause of race-based bias.
Dublin adults over 10 times more likely to rely on public transport than those in rural areas
The report found that just one in 10 older adults in Ireland relied on public transport.
Ireland tops the list internationally as 85% of people here pre-drink
A new study looked at how a number of factors influenced pre-drinking.
Med schools 'conscious of distress' experienced by families of infants whose remains were sent to universities
Some 474 unclaimed infant remains were transferred from mother and baby homes to universities from 1940 to 1965.
There has been a plunge in the number of students who want to do nursing
A total of 76,086 applications were received by CAO 1 February.
You need to eat 10 fruit and veg a day to avoid serious illnesses, study says
The previous five-a-day still reduces risk, but the number to aim for is actually double that amount.
8 of the world's most successful people share how to get ahead at work
And what you can learn from their experiences.
Work remotely? It might make you more stressed and affect your sleep
It can also make you vulnerable to unpaid overtime, according to a UN study.
A four-star Galway hotel is set to be converted into student accommodation
The Westwood Hotel in Newcastle has been sold – but it will stay open until next year.
Drugs, alcohol and social status used to coerce young children into life of crime
Lifting the Lid on Greentown looks at a criminal network operating in an anonymous community outside of Dublin.
Study on ancestry of Irish Travellers details genetic connection to settled community
The research comes as the Irish State is expected to formally recognise Travellers as an ethnic group.
Concussion symptoms three times higher in soccer players who head the ball
It adds to the mounting evidence that frequently heading a soccer ball has serious long-term effects.
Ireland has one of the worst hospital waiting times in Europe
We also ranked the fifth worst for getting value out of the money we put into our healthcare system.
It seems that sex toys are less dangerous than regular children's toys...
… as regards the chemicals they’re made with, according to new Swedish research.
It looks like intelligence becomes much less important in a partner the older we get
The older we get, the less stock we put in our partner’s intelligence a new study has found.
James Milner the second-best performing full-back in Europe - study
Meanwhile, Man City’s Kevin de Bruyne is the highest-rated attacking midfielder.