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#The Lancet

# the-lancet - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Largest study to date finds link between disruption to body clock and severe depression

The research found disruption to the body’s natural time-keeping was associated with loneliness and lower health satisfaction.

# the-lancet - Friday 23 March, 2018

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

MS affects around 9,000 people in Ireland.

# the-lancet - 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.

# the-lancet - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

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

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

# the-lancet - Thursday 4 January, 2018

Non-emergency surgical death rates in Africa are double the global average

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

# the-lancet - 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.

# the-lancet - 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.

# the-lancet - 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.

# the-lancet - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Double hand transplant success: 'The boy wanted to climb monkey bars and grip a baseball bat'

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

# the-lancet - Friday 30 June, 2017

EPO will not help amateur cyclists perform better in road races

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

# the-lancet - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Ireland has the worst rates in the world for drinking during pregnancy

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

# the-lancet - Thursday 28 July, 2016

Just one hour physical activity a day could undo damage from 8 hours sitting around

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

# the-lancet - Saturday 16 July, 2016

Strokes are largely preventable with 10 risk factors responsible for 90% of them

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.

# the-lancet - Monday 11 April, 2016

FactCheck: Is Ireland really one of the world's most obese countries?

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

# the-lancet - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

The number of people living with diabetes has quadrupled since 1980

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

# the-lancet - Thursday 17 March, 2016

People who use public transport have lower fat percentage than those who drive to work

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

# the-lancet - Thursday 10 December, 2015

Myth busted: Unhappy people DON'T die younger

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

# the-lancet - Thursday 3 December, 2015

Weight gain between pregnancies linked to increased risk of stillbirth and infant death

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.

# the-lancet - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

Blocking suicide hotspots can reduce the number of deaths at sites by more than 90%

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

# the-lancet - Saturday 12 September, 2015

Salt, unsafe sex and booze: These are some of the things causing death that could be prevented

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

# the-lancet - Thursday 13 August, 2015

Forget the drugs, listening to music during surgery can reduce your pain

Even while you’re under anaesthetic.

# the-lancet - Friday 24 July, 2015

These two affordable drugs can lower breast cancer deaths

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

# the-lancet - Monday 8 June, 2015

How are you feeling? 95% of us have health problems

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

# the-lancet - Thursday 4 June, 2015

Simple questionnaire can predict a person’s risk of dying in next five years

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

# the-lancet - Thursday 30 April, 2015

In the battle to live longer, men are catching up with women

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

# the-lancet - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Telling a fat person to diet is 'like asking a person who's bleeding to avoid sharp objects'

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

# the-lancet - Friday 30 January, 2015

Contentious flu drug DOES work, latest trials show

It reduces the length of symptoms, new research shows.

# the-lancet - Thursday 6 November, 2014

Our ageing population 'risks a poor quality of life' unless action is taken now

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

# the-lancet - Friday 24 October, 2014

More than 90,000 Ebola deaths expected in Liberia by Christmas

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

# the-lancet - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Without exit screenings, 3 people with Ebola would fly out of West Africa every month

New research has also found that screening people leaving West Africa is far more efficient than screening those arriving at other countries.

# the-lancet - Friday 10 October, 2014

‘Worst Ebola epidemic in history’: Medical experts say new treatments need to be fast-tracked

Health professionals say randomised controlled trials are unethical and impractical.

# the-lancet - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Routine mental health screening in schools could help 1 in 10 children with issues

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

# the-lancet - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Most countries could miss their Milliennium Goals for decreasing child mortality rates

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

# the-lancet - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Tests on "artificial pancreas" described as the "next revolution" in diabetes care

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

# the-lancet - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Teen cannabis-users ‘more likely to attempt suicide’ later in life

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

# the-lancet - Friday 29 August, 2014

Urbanisation and increasing affluence are causing dire health consequences for China

The number of people living with dementia has more than doubled from about 3.68 million in 1990 to 9.2 million in 2010.

# the-lancet - Thursday 28 August, 2014

People with cancer need dedicated treatment to tackle depression

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

# the-lancet - Friday 22 August, 2014

Experimental Ebola drugs shouldn't just be given to well-off patients, say experts

Two US patients and a number of other doctors have been treated with experimental drug, Zmapp, which has never been used on humans before.

# the-lancet - Thursday 7 August, 2014

'PSA' prostate cancer screening reduces deaths by a fifth

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

# the-lancet - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

“Every minute counts.” – Study shows why treating strokes immediately is vital

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

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