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#The Lancet

# the-lancet - Friday 4 September, 2020

Russian Covid-19 vaccine shows 'no serious adverse affects' in preliminary study

Russia surprised the world when it announced the development of a vaccine last month.

# the-lancet - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Very low risk of students and teachers transmitting Covid-19 at school, Australian study suggests

When epidemic control measures are in place, the risk of transmission between children is minimal, Sydney researchers found.

# the-lancet - Friday 24 July, 2020

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.

# the-lancet - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

3,500 potentially avoidable cancer deaths could happen in England due to pandemic delays

Thousands of extra people could die in the next five years due to delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, researchers have found.

# the-lancet - Monday 20 July, 2020

Coronavirus: Vaccine found to be 'safe and induces an immune reaction' in early stages of UK trial

Researchers at Oxford University described the results as encouraging but said “there is still much work to be done”.

# the-lancet - Saturday 13 June, 2020

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 - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

'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.

# the-lancet - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

Medical journal refutes Trump claim it published reports about earlier spread of Covid-19 in China

The Lancet described the allegations made by Trump in a letter to the WHO as “serious and damaging”.

# the-lancet - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Major study of Covid-19 cases in China finds lower death rate than previous estimates

A study of over 70,000 cases of Covid-19 in China has determined a death rate from the virus of 1.38%.

# the-lancet - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Single dose of psychoactive component in cannabis could induce depressive and anxiety symptoms, study finds THC

Single dose of psychoactive component in cannabis could induce depressive and anxiety symptoms, study finds

Writing in the Lancet Psychiatry, however, the lead author says the results shouldn’t be taken as meaning single doses of THC will lead to severe disorders.

# the-lancet - Friday 17 January, 2020

Sepsis linked to 11m deaths worldwide - double what was previously thought

Sepsis occurs when a person’s organs cease to function properly as the result of an out-of-control immune response to infection.

# the-lancet - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

People in richer countries more likely to die from cancer, says new study

In poorer countries, heart disease remains a leading cause of death.

# the-lancet - Friday 30 August, 2019

Menopausal hormone therapies linked to increase in breast cancer risk - study

The new study is the first to show that the risk of breast cancer remains elevated 10 years after treatment has stopped.

# the-lancet - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

First-ever chlamydia vaccine trial offers hope of treating infection 'epidemic' STI

First-ever chlamydia vaccine trial offers hope of treating infection 'epidemic'

An early stage clinical trial proved successful but a vaccine will not be on the market anytime soon.

# the-lancet - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Resistant strains of malaria spreading across south-east Asia

In some parts of south-east Asia, up to 80% of malaria parasites are drug-resistant.

# the-lancet - Friday 5 July, 2019

Arm function restored to paralysed patients as part of groundbreaking Australian study

Two years after the procedure, most participants were able to feed themselves, use tools and handle electronic devices.

# the-lancet - Friday 17 May, 2019

Increase in colon cancer among younger adults in several countries including Ireland

Authors of a new study said the rise is likely driven by obesity and poor diet.

# the-lancet - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Over 80% of Irish adults drink alcohol, and the rate is set to increase

A new study warns that worldwide alcohol consumption is on the increase.

# the-lancet - Friday 3 May, 2019

'End of HIV pandemic' in sight after medicine makes virus 'untransmittable' between sexual partners

The virus remains one of the world’s biggest health problems.

# the-lancet - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

New study makes strong link between use of potent cannabis and psychosis

A new study published in The Lancet has found how cannabis use affects the incidence of psychosis.

# the-lancet - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Red meat and sugar consumption must halve by 2050 to save planet, scientists warn

The EAT-Lancet Commission warned that major changes are needed over the next three decades.

# the-lancet - Thursday 6 December, 2018

'Migrants are vital to the wellbeing of society': Study finds common myths about immigrants are false

The two-year research was published in the medical journal The Lancet.

# the-lancet - Thursday 27 September, 2018

About one in three stillbirths occur before 28 weeks but are not officially recognised

“To a mother or father, a second trimester stillbirth is no less tragic than a stillbirth at 28 weeks.”

# the-lancet - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Drinking full-fat milk can 'lower the risk of heart disease'

Good news for whole-fat milk enthusiasts – a new study suggests consuming same can lower your chances of death by heart disease.

# the-lancet - Friday 24 August, 2018

Poll: Do you worry about how much alcohol you consume? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you worry about how much alcohol you consume?

Alcohol is linked to around 2.8 million deaths a year across the world.

Alcohol is linked to 2.8 million deaths worldwide each year

The study’s authors said that there is no safe level of alcohol as benefits are outweighed other effects of drinking.

# the-lancet - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Largest study to date finds link between disruption to body clock and severe depression

The research found disruption to the body’s natural time-keeping was associated with loneliness and lower health satisfaction.

# the-lancet - Friday 23 March, 2018

Breakthrough could lead to treatment that would delay progression of advanced MS

MS affects around 9,000 people in Ireland.

# the-lancet - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Heavy drinkers have higher risk of getting dementia

In a new study, the majority of early-onset dementia diagnoses were related to chronic heavy drinking.

# the-lancet - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

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

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

# the-lancet - Thursday 4 January, 2018

Non-emergency surgical death rates in Africa are double the global average

Elective surgeries in African countries have a death rate double that of the global average, a new study reveals.

# the-lancet - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

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.

# the-lancet - 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)

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

# the-lancet - Friday 4 August, 2017

Study indicates diabetes drug could help slow progression of Parkinson's

Parkinson’s is the second largest neurological condition in Ireland.

# the-lancet - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Double hand transplant success: 'The boy wanted to climb monkey bars and grip a baseball bat'

“The boy wanted to be able to climb monkey bars and grip a baseball.”

# the-lancet - Friday 30 June, 2017

EPO will not help amateur cyclists perform better in road races

New research took 48 male cyclists and put them through an endurance race up the famous Mont Ventoux.

# the-lancet - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Ireland has the worst rates in the world for drinking during pregnancy

A new study analysed the rates of drinking during pregnancy by linking them with a condition caused by alcohol consumption.

# the-lancet - Thursday 28 July, 2016

Just one hour physical activity a day could undo damage from 8 hours sitting around

A new study shows that one hour of physical activity reduces any increased risk of death from not doing anything.

# the-lancet - Saturday 16 July, 2016

Strokes are largely preventable with 10 risk factors responsible for 90% of them

The two major types of stroke include ischaemic stroke caused by blood clots, which accounts for 85% of strokes, and haemorrhagic stroke or bleeding into the brain, which accounts for 15% of strokes.

# the-lancet - Monday 11 April, 2016

FactCheck: Is Ireland really one of the world's most obese countries?’s FactCheck puts some alarming recent headlines to the test.

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