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#Research

# research - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

One fifth of obese 13-year-olds in Ireland believe they are just the right weight

A new report published today noted similar findings among parents of obese children.

# research - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

Study says humans can recognise 5,000 faces

The study by the University of York found that humans could recall between 1,000 to 10,000 faces.

# research - Saturday 29 September, 2018

First-born children more likely than younger siblings to learn about sex from parents

The order in which children are born may play a significant role in how they learn about sex, especially for boys.

# research - 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.”

# research - Sunday 23 September, 2018

It's not just for kids - even adults appear to benefit from a regular bedtime, study finds

The study found that irregular sleepers were also more likely to report depression and stress than regular sleepers.

# research - Monday 17 September, 2018

How Irish researchers will explore Atlantic Ocean over next two years

18 state-of-the-art seismometers will measure movement at the floor of the ocean.

# research - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Anorexia patients hide batteries in sanitary pads to appear heavier while being treated in hospital

Some also engage in “animated conversation” in an effort to burn calories.

# research - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Groundbreaking new cancer treatment discovered by Belfast researchers

The process uses the aggressive nature of cancer cells against them.

# research - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Over 1.4 billion adults globally at risk of disease from not doing enough physical activity

The diseases include type two diabetes, dementia, cardiovascular disease and some cancers.

# research - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Being homeless for more than six months can significantly damage children's health - study

Although the study is US-based, many factors of it still ring true for those children who are homeless in Ireland.

# research - Sunday 2 September, 2018

Researchers say plastic is 'indispensable' so they're trying to make it more sustainable

Some 500,000 tonnes of plastic waste from the EU end up in the sea every year.

# research - Saturday 25 August, 2018

No partitions between desks may be 'healthier' for office workers

This layout is linked to higher levels of physical activity while at work, and lower levels of stress outside the office, a new study suggests.

# research - Thursday 23 August, 2018

New research shows 10% of children do not wear seatbelts while travelling on Irish roads

Gardaí have warned motorists to safeguard everyone who gets into a vehicle.

# research - Sunday 19 August, 2018

Poor sleep triggers viral loneliness and social rejection, study finds

That alienating vibe also makes sleep-deprived individuals more socially unattractive to others.

# research - Sunday 12 August, 2018

Out of your league? Study shows most online daters seek more desirable mates

The majority of people in the analysed dating networks contact other people who are 25% more desirable than themselves.

# research - Thursday 9 August, 2018

Irish climate scientists are warning that the drought in Dublin is far from over

Researchers are warning that recent rains do not even begin to undo months of deficit.

# research - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Sleeping more than eight hours a night increases your mortality risk, study finds

A sleep duration of 10 hours is linked with 30% increased risk of dying compared to sleeping for seven hours.

70% of female students in Ireland experience sexual hostility or gender harassment

54% of first-year women students reported experiencing sexual hostility or crude gender harassment since starting college.

# research - Monday 6 August, 2018

Irish and US researchers teaming up to help save bees

More than half of Ireland’s bee species have experienced substantial declines since the 1980s.

# research - Friday 3 August, 2018

Irish researchers have developed a 'game-changer' for tired sportspeople

The supplement was developed to aid warfighters.

# research - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Not drinking alcohol in middle age has been linked to an increased risk of dementia

People who don’t drink in midlife have been found to have a 45% higher risk of dementia.

# research - Saturday 28 July, 2018

Why men say they've had more lifetime sexual partners than women

Men in a new survey reported an average of 14 partners over their lifetime while women reported seven.

# research - Sunday 22 July, 2018

The older you get, the worse at making decisions you may become

Younger children are more likely to take both numerical and social information into account, new research has found.

# research - Saturday 14 July, 2018

Parents with severe trauma in childhood more likely to have children with behavioural problems

The types of childhood hardships include divorce or separation of parents, death of a parent, and emotional, physical or sexual abuse.

People trust science experts more than the government - even when they say outlandish things

Researchers from London conducted three large-scale experiments in the US and the UK for the study.

# research - Saturday 30 June, 2018

Men's testosterone levels largely determined by their childhood environment, study finds

The study challenges the theory that testosterone levels are controlled by genetics or race.

# research - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Cambridge scientists went to the bother of finding out more about the sound of a dripping tap

They have also identified a simple solution to stop it.

# research - Saturday 23 June, 2018

Parasites can even manipulate uninfected animals into doing what they want

The urge to remain in a group has been shown to make fish engage in risky behaviour, increasing their chances of being eaten.

# research - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Scientists in Waterford find nutritional supplement combo that slows down Alzheimer's disease

The researchers say that their 18-month study has yielded a “statistically significant” finding and is a “breakthrough”.

# research - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Marriage is (literally) good for the heart, new study finds

The study examined ethnically varied populations in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia.

# research - Saturday 16 June, 2018

What makes someone go from being hungry to hangry? Scientists may have found out

The combination of hunger and anger may be a complicated emotional response involving an interplay of biology, personality and environmental cues.

Sleeping too much or not enough may have bad effects on health

Fewer than six and more than 10 hours of sleep per day are associated with conditions such as increased blood pressure.

# research - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

'Ireland is not a tax haven': Department of Finance dismisses 'tax haven' research findings

A study has claimed that Ireland channels the profits of more multinational companies than all the Caribbean islands combined.

# research - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Families who remain homeless for over 12 months far more likely to secure social housing

Dublin has about 77% of all homeless families in Ireland.

# research - Saturday 2 June, 2018

Giving babies extra Vitamin D 'doesn't make their bones any stronger'

As many as 40% of Europeans do not get enough of the vitamin, which is naturally produced when the skin is exposed to sunlight.

One in every five young adult deaths in the US is related to opioids

The study found that the percentage of deaths attributed to opioids in the US increased by 292% from 2001 to 2016.

This is how much exercise is needed to help improve thinking skills

Scientists found that people who exercised an average of at least 52 hours over about six months for around an hour each session may improve their thinking skills.

Blackcurrant waste from Ribena production could create 'natural' hair dye

Some of the ingredients found in commonly used synthetic hair dyes can trigger allergic reactions.

# research - Saturday 26 May, 2018

Children who watch extra junk food adverts consume more calories

The catchier the ad, the more effective.

# research - Sunday 13 May, 2018

Can chimpanzee vocalisations reveal the origins of human language? This study found out

It has long been difficult to determine how and why human language began.

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