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#The Lancet

# 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?

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck puts some alarming recent headlines to the test.

# the-lancet - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

The number of people living with diabetes has quadrupled since 1980

One in 11 people now have the condition, with obesity playing a large part in the rise of type-2 diagnoses.

# the-lancet - Thursday 17 March, 2016

People who use public transport have lower fat percentage than those who drive to work

Commuters who only used public transport also had lower BMI compared to car-users.

# the-lancet - Thursday 10 December, 2015

Myth busted: Unhappy people DON'T die younger

A new study examines the commonly-held view that happy people live longer.

# the-lancet - Thursday 3 December, 2015

Weight gain between pregnancies linked to increased risk of stillbirth and infant death

Babies of mothers who gain more than 11kg between pregnancies have about a 50% greater risk of their baby dying in the first four weeks of life.

# the-lancet - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

Blocking suicide hotspots can reduce the number of deaths at sites by more than 90%

The new research found that interventions can buy time to allow an individual to reconsider their actions.

# the-lancet - Saturday 12 September, 2015

Salt, unsafe sex and booze: These are some of the things causing death that could be prevented

Deaths tied to avoidable health risks like high blood pressure and smoking has shot up by almost 23% since 1990.

# the-lancet - Thursday 13 August, 2015

Forget the drugs, listening to music during surgery can reduce your pain

Even while you’re under anaesthetic.

# the-lancet - Friday 24 July, 2015

These two affordable drugs can lower breast cancer deaths

Studies found the drugs can help to reduce breast cancer mortality in postmenopausal women.

# the-lancet - Monday 8 June, 2015

How are you feeling? 95% of us have health problems

The main causes of health loss have hardly changed in the past 23 years.

# the-lancet - Thursday 4 June, 2015

Simple questionnaire can predict a person's risk of dying in next five years

Factors like a person’s usual walking speed are used to calculate their score.

# the-lancet - Thursday 30 April, 2015

In the battle to live longer, men are catching up with women

In 15 years, some parts of the UK there could be no difference.

# the-lancet - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Telling a fat person to diet is 'like asking a person who's bleeding to avoid sharp objects'

Experts have said obesity can not be cured with dieting and exercise alone.

# the-lancet - Friday 30 January, 2015

Contentious flu drug DOES work, latest trials show

It reduces the length of symptoms, new research shows.

# the-lancet - Thursday 6 November, 2014

Our ageing population 'risks a poor quality of life' unless action is taken now

A major new study has warned that urgent reform is needed.

# the-lancet - Friday 24 October, 2014

More than 90,000 Ebola deaths expected in Liberia by Christmas

The number of Ebola treatment centre beds and other measures needed to control the epidemic substantially exceeds the total pledged.

# the-lancet - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Without exit screenings, 3 people with Ebola would fly out of West Africa every month

New research has also found that screening people leaving West Africa is far more efficient than screening those arriving at other countries.

# the-lancet - Friday 10 October, 2014

'Worst Ebola epidemic in history': Medical experts say new treatments need to be fast-tracked

Health professionals say randomised controlled trials are unethical and impractical.

# the-lancet - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Routine mental health screening in schools could help 1 in 10 children with issues

10-20% of children and young people would benefit from some sort of mental health intervention.

# the-lancet - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Most countries could miss their Milliennium Goals for decreasing child mortality rates

‘Not enough progress has been made,’ researchers say.

# the-lancet - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Tests on "artificial pancreas" described as the "next revolution" in diabetes care

Closed-loop insulin delivery systems are the future it seems.

# the-lancet - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Teen cannabis-users 'more likely to attempt suicide' later in life

A study published today also found they are less likely to finish secondary school or get a degree.

# the-lancet - Friday 29 August, 2014

Urbanisation and increasing affluence are causing dire health consequences for China

The number of people living with dementia has more than doubled from about 3.68 million in 1990 to 9.2 million in 2010.

# the-lancet - Thursday 28 August, 2014

People with cancer need dedicated treatment to tackle depression

Major depression is much more common among cancer sufferers – but trial shows a possible way forward.

# the-lancet - Friday 22 August, 2014

Experimental Ebola drugs shouldn't just be given to well-off patients, say experts

Two US patients and a number of other doctors have been treated with experimental drug, Zmapp, which has never been used on humans before.

# the-lancet - Thursday 7 August, 2014

'PSA' prostate cancer screening reduces deaths by a fifth

The authors of the study said it is not the time to introduce population-based screening.

# the-lancet - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

"Every minute counts." - Study shows why treating strokes immediately is vital

Outcomes are positive in 76% more cases if strokes are treated within three hours.

# the-lancet - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Suffer from lower back pain? Paracetamol might not be effective in relieving symptoms

A study has found the drug to be no more effective than a placebo in treating the condition.

# the-lancet - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Decriminalising prostitution would 'slash HIV rates among sex workers'

Some sex workers don’t carry condoms, to avoid arrest. This is a big problem.

# the-lancet - Friday 18 July, 2014

Death rates for HIV-positive adults have halved

However, the risk of death from non-AIDS cancers remained stable.

# the-lancet - Monday 14 July, 2014

Knocked out: Global players’ union want action after World Cup concussions

FIFPro say the decision needs to be taken out of the hands of team doctors.

# the-lancet - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Portable insulin pumps prove better than insulin injections for type 2 diabetes

Poorly controlled type 2 diabetes often results in the need for insulin injections.

# the-lancet - Monday 30 June, 2014

Child mortality decreases - but at least 18,000 children dying every day

That’s the amount of deaths recorded in 189 countries covered in a new study.

# the-lancet - Monday 23 June, 2014

300,000 die during pregnancy each year and midwives are key to reduction

This is according to a new series published by academics today which points to the many benefits of effective and high-quality midwifery for women and their babies.

# the-lancet - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Almost one in four Irish adults are obese, a rate worse than most of Europe

A a new global study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation found that obesity kills about 3.4 million people a year.

# the-lancet - Monday 26 May, 2014

Cancer patients forced from their own countries can't access treatment

The United Nations is worried about refugees from Syria and Iraq.

# the-lancet - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

5.5 million babies are born and die each year without being recorded

One in three newborns do not have a birth certificate by their first birthday and researchers say this reflects the world’s acceptance that these deaths are inevitable.

# the-lancet - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Doctors say the best way to curb obesity could be... sleep

The new study has said the key to fighting a whole range of illnesses could be a good night’s sleep.

# the-lancet - Friday 14 March, 2014

Drug experts slam reports with 'misleading statistics' on legal high deaths

Experts have said many of the deaths recorded in the UK were in fact attributable to substances that were already illegal.