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#The Lancet

# the-lancet - Thursday 4 January, 2018

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

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

Jan 4th 2018, 6:15 AM 5,470 Views 5 Comments

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
# 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 11,692 Views 79 Comments

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)
# 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 9,760 Views 17 Comments

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
# The Lancet
# The Lancet

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

Aug 4th 2017, 4:38 PM 9,327 Views 9 Comments

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'
# Medical History
# Medical History

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

Jul 19th 2017, 6:00 AM 16,434 Views 7 Comments

“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
# Science
# Science

EPO will not help amateur cyclists perform better in road races

Jun 30th 2017, 6:25 AM 15,194 Views 16 Comments

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
# Alcohol Abuse
# Alcohol Abuse

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

Jan 17th 2017, 6:03 AM 17,541 Views 46 Comments

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
# Get Active
# Get Active

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

Jul 28th 2016, 6:03 AM 19,635 Views 18 Comments

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
# Risk Factors
# Risk Factors

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

Jul 16th 2016, 7:45 AM 35,883 Views 8 Comments

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?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Ireland really one of the world's most obese countries?

Apr 11th 2016, 1:00 AM 49,867 Views 69 Comments

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
# 442 Million
# 442 Million

The number of people living with diabetes has quadrupled since 1980

Apr 6th 2016, 5:08 PM 15,232 Views 25 Comments

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
# Commute
# Commute

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

Mar 17th 2016, 6:15 AM 7,973 Views 36 Comments

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
# Stress Levels
# Stress Levels

Myth busted: Unhappy people DON'T die younger

Dec 10th 2015, 12:45 PM 12,415 Views 17 Comments

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
# Maternal Health
# Maternal Health

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

Dec 3rd 2015, 6:10 AM 8,499 Views 16 Comments

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%
# Bridges And Cliffs
# Bridges And Cliffs

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

Sep 23rd 2015, 6:40 PM 22,679 Views 65 Comments

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
# Bad Behaviour
# Bad Behaviour

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

Sep 12th 2015, 7:00 AM 19,282 Views 16 Comments

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
# No Morphine
# No Morphine

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

Aug 13th 2015, 11:40 AM 7,989 Views 17 Comments

Even while you’re under anaesthetic.

# the-lancet - Friday 24 July, 2015

These two affordable drugs can lower breast cancer deaths
# Treatment
# Treatment

These two affordable drugs can lower breast cancer deaths

Jul 24th 2015, 6:02 AM 9,342 Views 10 Comments

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
# Ailments
# Ailments

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

Jun 8th 2015, 6:00 AM 11,454 Views 8 Comments

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
# Mortality
# Mortality

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

Jun 4th 2015, 6:00 AM 30,164 Views 14 Comments

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
# Death Do Us Part
# Death Do Us Part

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

Apr 30th 2015, 6:06 AM 8,785 Views 9 Comments

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'
# Obesity
# Obesity

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

Feb 12th 2015, 6:30 AM 24,598 Views 87 Comments

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
# Trials
# Trials

Contentious flu drug DOES work, latest trials show

Jan 30th 2015, 3:07 PM 15,859 Views 25 Comments

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
# Health Reform
# Health Reform

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

Nov 6th 2014, 7:15 AM 7,001 Views 5 Comments

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
# Epidemic
# Epidemic

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

Oct 24th 2014, 6:30 AM 6,013 Views 15 Comments

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
# Exposure
# Exposure

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

Oct 21st 2014, 6:30 AM 4,328 Views 15 Comments

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
# Stop The Spread
# Stop The Spread

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

Oct 10th 2014, 4:59 PM 9,597 Views 41 Comments

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
# Treatment
# Treatment

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

Oct 8th 2014, 7:30 AM 4,665 Views 27 Comments

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
# Infectious Diseases
# Infectious Diseases

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

Oct 1st 2014, 7:20 AM 3,370 Views 1 Comment

‘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
# Prototype
# Prototype

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

Sep 18th 2014, 7:00 AM 5,683 Views 8 Comments

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
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

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

Sep 10th 2014, 6:45 AM 6,978 Views 55 Comments

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
# Time Bomb
# Time Bomb

Urbanisation and increasing affluence are causing dire health consequences for China

Aug 29th 2014, 6:30 AM 4,980 Views 7 Comments

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
# Quality Of Life
# Quality Of Life

People with cancer need dedicated treatment to tackle depression

Aug 28th 2014, 7:15 AM 5,716 Views 15 Comments

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
# ZMapp
# ZMapp

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

Aug 22nd 2014, 6:30 AM 4,848 Views 16 Comments

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
# Men's Health
# Men's Health

'PSA' prostate cancer screening reduces deaths by a fifth

Aug 7th 2014, 8:15 AM 6,911 Views 37 Comments

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
# Health
# Health

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

Aug 6th 2014, 7:15 AM 9,407 Views 10 Comments

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
# Placebo
# Placebo

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

Jul 24th 2014, 6:45 AM 12,474 Views 46 Comments

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'
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Decriminalising prostitution would 'slash HIV rates among sex workers'

Jul 22nd 2014, 6:45 AM 10,339 Views 39 Comments

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
# Antiretroviral
# Antiretroviral

Death rates for HIV-positive adults have halved

Jul 18th 2014, 7:30 AM 5,351 Views 10 Comments

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
# Playing On
# Playing On

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

Jul 14th 2014, 7:30 AM 15,716 Views 19 Comments

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