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# study - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

ESRI forecasts strong growth in economy ... but Brexit will hamper some sectors

The ESRI expects unemployment rates to fall to around 5% in 2018.

# study - Sunday 3 December, 2017

Why do your ears hang low? New research shows the answer to that question can be very complicated

New research gives a glimpse into how different genes interact to produce traits.

Marriage could help reduce the risk of dementia - study

The widowed were 20% more likely to develop dementia than married people, the meta analysis indicated.

# study - Thursday 30 November, 2017

'Real change': Breakthrough drug could halve length of migraine attacks

Half of those who took part in the trial saw the length of their migraine reduce when they took the drug erenumab.

# study - Thursday 23 November, 2017

Losing darkness at night: LED lights are boosting light pollution worldwide

Nighttime lights disrupt our body clocks and raise the risks of cancer, diabetes and depression.

# study - Monday 20 November, 2017

'Imagine getting rape threats when you open an app': The toll of online abuse on women

Women in eight different countries reported feeling anxious, less confident and unable to sleep after receiving abuse online.

# study - Sunday 19 November, 2017

'Motivating alternative': Virtual reality therapy just as effective as regular therapy after stroke

That’s according to new research published in the Neurology journal.

# study - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Study shows video games could cut dementia risk in seniors

The trial studied nearly 3,000 older people.

# study - Friday 10 November, 2017

Ireland has only recovered by 41% from the recession

The 2016 Deprivation Index, which is deemed to be a more detailed view of how the economy is performing, was published yesterday.

# study - Thursday 9 November, 2017

'Nobody should live in fear due to lack of garda resources': 45% of all agricultural crime not reported to gardaí

A new ICSA study looks at why agricultural crimes are not being reported to gardaí.

# study - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

There's been a rise in weather-related disasters of almost 50% and it's being blamed on climate change

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

# study - Monday 30 October, 2017

Doctors in Irish hospitals sharing sensitive patient data on Whatsapp

A research paper has identified the widespread use of WhatsApp at the University Hospital Limerick.

# study - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Almost half of people with food allergies develop them in adulthood - US study

Shellfish and peanut allergies were the most common among US adults.

# study - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Oberstown: Almost half of children detained in centre at risk of abuse or neglect

This is according to the a new study into the detainees of the centre.

# study - 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)

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

# study - Thursday 19 October, 2017

No public health policy has 'been designed with the homeless population specifically in mind'

A new study has shown increases in the number of homeless people dying from drug and/or alcohol abuse and on methadone.

# study - Friday 13 October, 2017

Gamble on sports? 'Tone' of tweets can help predict the outcome of football matches

A study has found that the tone of a Twitter post that can predict when a team is more likely to win.

# study - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Meteorites splashing into warm ponds could have started life on Earth

A new study points to the life-giving potential of these “warm little ponds”.

# study - Thursday 28 September, 2017

From The42 Former rugby players suffer joint, bone problems - study Issues

Former rugby players suffer joint, bone problems - study

The participants were on average 60 years old, and they had played rugby for an average 20 years.

# study - Saturday 23 September, 2017

Sexual and aggressive impulses overlap in male animal brains, but not in females - study

The finding could help develop a drug that would suppress extreme aggression in humans.

# study - Monday 18 September, 2017

Diesel emissions may be responsible for 5,000 deaths in Europe every year

Researchers say almost half of those deaths could be preventable.

# study - Friday 15 September, 2017

Seven million deaths were caused by tobacco use last year

The study made findings on life expectancy and causes of death.

# study - Monday 11 September, 2017

Rise in house sales along commuter belts due to lack of affordable homes in Dublin

A study shows the number of house sales has increased by 8.4% in the first half of 2017.

# study - Sunday 10 September, 2017

Many mislabelled moisturisers are causing problems for skin disorder sufferers

A new study has found that moisturisers marked ‘fragrance free’ and ‘hypoallergenic’ often were not.

# study - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Heavy drinking may affect young male and female brains very differently

There are hundreds of alcohol-related deaths in Ireland every year.

# study - Thursday 24 August, 2017

11 minutes of mindfulness enough to make heavy drinkers cut back on alcohol, study says

New research suggests that mindfulness is more effective than relaxation techniques at curbing drinkers’ urges.

# study - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Most schools with low uptake rate of HPV vaccine are disadvantaged - study

The study examined 577 schools across the country and analysed figures from the 2013/2014 academic year.

# study - Sunday 6 August, 2017

Deadly heat waves could hit South Asia this century

Global warming could lead to uninhabitable temperatures, a study found.

# study - Saturday 5 August, 2017

Women with history of gum disease at higher risk of cancer, study says

Women who have a history of gum disease face a higher risk of several types of cancer, particularly tumours in the oesophagus and breasts.

# study - Friday 4 August, 2017

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

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

# study - Thursday 3 August, 2017

The number of blind people in the world is set to triple by 2050

That is according to a new study, which said more than 115 million people will be blind by the middle of this century.

# study - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

The Mediterranean diet only has heart benefits for the well-off, says study

The researchers have concluded that the quality of the food may be as important as the frequency in which it’s eaten.

# study - Sunday 30 July, 2017

Small decline in MMR vaccinations could have a serious effect

A 5% drop in measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations caused a threefold increase in annual measles cases, a new study found.

# study - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

In a study of older Irish women with Down Syndrome, almost all had dementia 20 years later

At the end of the long-term study, 97.4% of participants had developed dementia.

Warning of 'huge public health problem' as men's sperm counts have halved in last 40 years

Sperm counts among men in western countries dropped by over 50% between 1973 and 2011.

# study - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Study finds 99% of former NFL players have brain disease caused by blows to the head

Head injury risks in the US sport have become a major concern as former players speak out about long-term health effects.

# study - Saturday 22 July, 2017

'It shouldn't be laughed at': Study begins on effect bowel disorders have on women's minds

Researchers hope the study will recognise the seriousness of the chronic, painful condition.

# study - Saturday 15 July, 2017

Long working hours can cause an irregular heart rhythm

People who work more than 55 hours a week are at risk of atrial fibrillation.

Rising temperatures will make it harder for planes to take off in coming decades

Some fully loaded planes may have to remove fuel, cargo or passengers, a study has warned.

# study - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Face-to-face bullying is still far more common than cyberbullying

Much of the focus in recent years has been on cyberbullying.

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