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Study of mummies reveals heart disease may have been common in ancient world
# Mummies
# Mummies

Study of mummies reveals heart disease may have been common in ancient world

Mar 11th 2013, 6:15 AM 5,735 Views 6 Comments

The study of 137 showed a high prevalence of a disease that was thought to be cause by modern factors like smoking, obesity and lack of exercise.

Experimental brain implants may help patients with severe anorexia
# Anorexia
# Anorexia

Experimental brain implants may help patients with severe anorexia

Mar 7th 2013, 6:30 AM 3,512 Views 5 Comments

Neurological implants are being tested on patients whose conditions have not responded to other treatment.

Infidelity is a major cause of Africa's HIV epidemic - study
# Research
# Research

Infidelity is a major cause of Africa's HIV epidemic - study

Feb 5th 2013, 7:15 AM 8,595 Views 50 Comments

The study found that up to two thirds of all new HIV infections among men in stable partnerships are caused by one partner being unfaithful.

Not enough radiotherapy machines to meet Ireland's cancer needs - study
# Radiotherapy
# Radiotherapy

Not enough radiotherapy machines to meet Ireland's cancer needs - study

Jan 24th 2013, 9:03 AM 4,846 Views 19 Comments

The Lancet study showed that there is a 4 per cent unmet need in Ireland.

Patients not responding to antidepressants 'more likely to get better with therapy'
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Patients not responding to antidepressants 'more likely to get better with therapy'

Dec 7th 2012, 6:30 AM 7,970 Views 41 Comments

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has proven to be effective when people have not responded to antidepressants, if they have it alongside medication, a new trial shows.

Lower death rates for those taking cholesterol medication and exercise - study
# Cholesterol
# Cholesterol

Lower death rates for those taking cholesterol medication and exercise - study

Nov 28th 2012, 7:15 AM 4,761 Views 15 Comments

New research also shows that the benefits of physical fitness outweigh those of cholesterol lowering medication.

US suicide rates have risen sharply since economic crisis
# Research
# Research

US suicide rates have risen sharply since economic crisis

Nov 5th 2012, 6:45 AM 3,419 Views 13 Comments

Researchers found that the number of suicides more than quadrupled in the United States between 2008 and 2010, echoing the findings of similar research in Ireland.

Higher rate of infection among homeless 'put overall population at risk'
# Infectious
# Infectious

Higher rate of infection among homeless 'put overall population at risk'

Aug 20th 2012, 6:50 AM 4,197 Views 1 Comment

New data published in The Lancet shows much higher infection rates of TB, HIV and Hepatitis-C among homeless people.

'Alarming' results show women starting to smoke younger - research
# Tobacco
# Tobacco

'Alarming' results show women starting to smoke younger - research

Aug 17th 2012, 6:30 AM 4,731 Views 42 Comments

New research describes the global use of tobacco an “epidemic” – with women increasingly starting to smoke at younger ages and early half of adult men in developing countries still using tobacco products.

Afghanistan and Pakistan a ‘potential reservoir’ for spreading polio
# POLIO
# POLIO

Afghanistan and Pakistan a ‘potential reservoir’ for spreading polio

Jul 4th 2012, 7:30 AM 1,349 Views 5 Comments

Security issues mean that up to 40 per cent children in some parts are not vaccinated.

Around 900,000 people take their own life every year
# Suicide
# Suicide

Around 900,000 people take their own life every year

Jun 22nd 2012, 6:45 AM 3,593 Views 8 Comments

The leading medical journal The Lancet has published a series of articles to highlight suicide’s impact globally.

Childhood CT scans 'could triple leukaemia and brain cancer risk'
# Cancer
# Cancer

Childhood CT scans 'could triple leukaemia and brain cancer risk'

Jun 7th 2012, 8:39 AM 1,862 Views 5 Comments

A study at Newcastle University showed that CT scans in children could triple their risk of contracting brain cancer or leukaemia when older. This is the first long-term study of its kind.

Blood tests may predict breast cancer spread
# Cancer Research
# Cancer Research

Blood tests may predict breast cancer spread

Jun 6th 2012, 11:40 AM 1,239 Views 0 Comments

US cancer research finds that tumour cells in the blood stream may predict if early breast cancer patients face a higher risk of death or relapse after treatment.

Two aspirin tablets a day "cuts bowel cancer risk"
# Cancer
# Cancer

Two aspirin tablets a day "cuts bowel cancer risk"

Oct 28th 2011, 9:29 AM 476 Views 24 Comments

A new study, published in The Lancet, says that taking two pills of aspirin a day can cut the risk of bowel cancer by almost two thirds for certain patients.

9/11 firefighters have higher risk of contracting cancer
# 9-11
# 9-11

9/11 firefighters have higher risk of contracting cancer

Sep 2nd 2011, 8:13 AM 450 Views 3 Comments

A new study by British medical journal The Lancet shows that firefighters who worked at ground zero following the terrorist attacks are more likely than others to contract cancer.

Smoking is bigger risk for women than men, says new study
# Smoking
# Smoking

Smoking is bigger risk for women than men, says new study

Aug 11th 2011, 8:43 AM 387 Views 7 Comments

Research suggests that women who smoke are significantly more likely to suffer heart attacks.

Researchers discover new form of MRSA superbug in two Dublin hospitals
# MRSA
# MRSA

Researchers discover new form of MRSA superbug in two Dublin hospitals

Jun 3rd 2011, 7:17 AM 994 Views 0 Comments

An Irish study has found the new strain of the superbug in two Dublin hospitals as a separate British study finds the new infection originated in cows.

Mild asthma does not require daily treatment says US research
# Health
# Health

Mild asthma does not require daily treatment says US research

Feb 15th 2011, 1:20 PM 1,250 Views 0 Comments

The Asthma Society of Ireland urged caution in response to the findings.

One in ten adults in the world is obese
# Obesity
# Obesity

One in ten adults in the world is obese

Feb 4th 2011, 1:40 PM 1,203 Views 0 Comments

Irish men and men from the Czech Republic are the most overweight in Europe.