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#Research

# research - Yesterday’s News

A single concussion may increase the risk of Parkinson's disease by 56%

Researchers also found that those with a traumatic brain injury were diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease an average of two years earlier than those without.

# research - Sunday 15 April, 2018

This is why expressive brows might have mattered during human evolution

Mobile eyebrows gave us the communication skills to establish large, social networks.

Living near a green space may not have any impact on obesity

New research found obesity levels in the greenest areas were actually higher than those with a medium amount of green space.

# research - Thursday 12 April, 2018

If you're a night owl, you're likely to die younger...

New research suggests that a person’s internal clock may be at odds with their external environment – and that they should be allowed start work later.

# research - Sunday 8 April, 2018

75% of chronic pulmonary disease cases linked to childhood illnesses and parental smoking

The findings were published in The Lancet journal this week.

# research - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Men perceive themselves as smarter, even compared to women whose grades are just as good

A new study has found that women are far more likely to underestimate their own intelligence than men.

# research - Saturday 31 March, 2018

Parts of the Amazon thought uninhabited were actually home to up to a million people

Archaeologists have uncovered evidence that there were hundreds of villages in the rainforest away from major rivers.

# research - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Judge warns David Drumm jury not to carry out research on social media

Judge Karen O’Connor said the jury must come to their own conclusion based on the evidence they hear in court.

# research - Saturday 24 March, 2018

Banana plant extract could be key to creamier, longer lasting ice cream

Researchers have found that adding tiny cellulose fibres extracted from banana plant waste to ice cream could slow melting.

Sick air travelers are mostly likely to infect those in the next row, study reveals

Researchers also warned that infectious crew members could infect an average of 4.6 passengers per flight.

# research - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Netflix criticised over amount of smoking in its original programmes

The worst offender was Stranger Things with 182 scenes with cigarettes.

# research - Sunday 11 March, 2018

False information travels much faster than the truth on Twitter

Falsehoods are 70% more likely to be retweeted than the truth, new research has found.

# research - Saturday 10 March, 2018

50% body burn used to kill people up to the age of 40 but now half can survive 95% burn

Researchers of a new study are hoping their findings inspire burn units to try to keep people with extensive burns alive as it can be done.

# research - Saturday 3 March, 2018

The Paris Climate Agreement is REALLY expensive... but it could end up saving us money

Its cost could be outweighed by health savings in the area of air pollution disease and death.

# research - Saturday 24 February, 2018

'We're going to find out how they lived': Researchers to look under the Irish Sea for evidence of first settlers

Under the Irish sea is a prehistoric ‘palaeolandscape’ of plains, hills, marshlands and river valleys.

# research - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Heavy drinkers have higher risk of getting dementia

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

Myth debunked: Neither the low-carb nor the low-fat diet is superior

Cutting either carbs or fats shaves off excess weight in about the same proportion.

# research - Monday 19 February, 2018

New blood and urine tests can indicate autism in children earlier

The “first of their kind” tests measure damage to proteins that can be an early indicator of autism.

# research - Sunday 18 February, 2018

'A gender equality paradox': Countries with more gender equality have fewer female STEM grads

The researchers believe this might be because countries with less gender equality often have little welfare support.

# research - Saturday 10 February, 2018

Organic food provides significant environmental benefits to vegetarian diets - research

The study of over 34,000 people is the first to examine the environmental impacts of both food choices and farm production systems.

# research - Friday 9 February, 2018

School programmes having no impact on childhood obesity in the UK

New research suggests it’s time to try other methods to fight the escalating obesity problem.

# research - Thursday 8 February, 2018

People living in areas of high radon exposure at higher risk of lung cancer

The ESRI has linked cancer figures with geographical data on radon gas.

First Irish populations had dark skin similar to Cheddar Man, DNA research suggests

This week, UK scientists confirmed that the first modern Briton had dark skin and blue eyes.

# research - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

New system will monitor newborns to detect brain injury

Researchers based in Cork have been awarded €570,000 to develop the system.

# research - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Why do we trust, or not trust, strangers? The answer is based on those we've previously known

Research has revealed that strangers resembling past individuals known to be trustworthy are trusted more.

# research - Friday 2 February, 2018

Ibuprofen during pregnancy could harm fertility of unborn baby girls - study

One in three women are estimated to use ibuprofen in the first three months of pregnancy.

# research - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Number of elderly people with four or more diseases to double by 2035

A third of these people will be diagnosed with dementia, depression or a cognitive impairment.

# research - Friday 19 January, 2018

Researchers say new blood test for cancer could catch disease before it spreads

In 83% of cases, the test was even able to narrow down where the cancer was anatomically located.

Bikram yoga is 'no more effective than yoga practiced at room temperature'

This type of yoga is carried out in a room heated to 35–42 degrees Celsius.

# research - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

'You can't stop a student from competing because their mother is a scientist'

Dr Tony Scott, co-founder of the BTYSTE, said this year’s winner has an “amazing” level of knowledge.

Is handing out free food and clothes to homeless people really the best way to help them?

A large number of groups feed and clothes homeless people in Ireland – but are they really helping?

# research - Sunday 14 January, 2018

Myth debunked: Age isn't a risk factor for complications after surgery among older patients

Instead, frailty, depressive symptoms, cognitive impairment and smoking were associated with postoperative complications.

# research - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Women who work nights have a strikingly increased risk of getting cancer

Overall long-term night shift work increased the risk of cancer by 19%.

# research - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

13% of secondary school students have sent a nude or semi-nude video of themselves

Males are more likely than females to engage in sexting, a new survey has found.

'Take the smallest dose for the shortest period of time': Ibuprofen linked to male fertility problems

The study found healthy, young men developed fertility issues after taking the drug for six weeks.

# research - Sunday 7 January, 2018

Ancient DNA evidence reveals story of first Native Americans to enter the continent

A team of researchers made the discovery using DNA from a six-month-old Native American infant.

We're one step closer to understanding the 'most mysterious star in the universe'

Tabby’s Star has been inexplicably dimming and brightening sporadically like no other for years.

# research - Friday 5 January, 2018

Popularity on Facebook could be key to targeted flu vaccinations - study

A new study has concluded that people who are central in their digital networks are also central in their real-life human networks.

# research - Monday 18 December, 2017

Your Christmas turkey could be chemical-filled if UK agrees on post-Brexit trade deal

Researchers found US poultry – washed in up to four chemical disinfectants – does not meet EU safety standards.

# research - Sunday 17 December, 2017

This video game helps doctors perform better in severe trauma situations

Physicians who played the game had a 53% failure rate, compared to 74% for those who studied the textbooks.

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