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

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

Mar 23rd 2018, 9:34 AM 13,469 Views 12 Comments

MS affects around 9,000 people in Ireland.

Heavy drinkers have higher risk of getting dementia
# Premature Deaths
# Premature Deaths

Heavy drinkers have higher risk of getting dementia

Feb 21st 2018, 8:51 AM 15,815 Views 39 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 14th 2018, 11:35 PM 11,305 Views 22 Comments

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

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 5,498 Views 5 Comments

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

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 11,753 Views 79 Comments

Between 2007 and 2016, there was a 46% increases in the number of weather-related disasters.

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 9,815 Views 17 Comments

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

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 9,339 Views 9 Comments

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

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 16,450 Views 7 Comments

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

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 15,246 Views 16 Comments

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

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 17,708 Views 46 Comments

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

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 19,703 Views 18 Comments

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

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 35,901 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.

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 50,461 Views 69 Comments

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

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 15,257 Views 25 Comments

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

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 7,997 Views 36 Comments

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

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 12,484 Views 17 Comments

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

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.

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 22,802 Views 65 Comments

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

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 19,305 Views 16 Comments

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

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 8,009 Views 17 Comments

Even while you’re under anaesthetic.

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 9,353 Views 10 Comments

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

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 11,532 Views 8 Comments

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

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 30,190 Views 14 Comments

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

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 8,793 Views 9 Comments

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

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 25,268 Views 87 Comments

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

Contentious flu drug DOES work, latest trials show
# Trials
# Trials

Contentious flu drug DOES work, latest trials show

Jan 30th 2015, 3:07 PM 15,881 Views 25 Comments

It reduces the length of symptoms, new research shows.

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 7,048 Views 5 Comments

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

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 6,024 Views 15 Comments

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

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 4,342 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.

'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 9,618 Views 41 Comments

Health professionals say randomised controlled trials are unethical and impractical.

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 4,686 Views 27 Comments

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

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 3,386 Views 1 Comment

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

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 5,696 Views 8 Comments

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

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 7,000 Views 55 Comments

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

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 4,997 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.

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 5,738 Views 15 Comments

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

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 4,863 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.

'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 6,931 Views 37 Comments

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

"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 9,431 Views 10 Comments

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

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 12,513 Views 46 Comments

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