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# hrb - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

Cannabis and cocaine are most common drugs used by people seeking treatment for alcohol abuse

There has been a decrease in the number of alcohol dependency cases being treated in recent years, but an increase in their severity.

# hrb - Friday 8 March, 2019

736 people died directly as a result of drugs in 2016

Of the total number, 549 were male and 187 were female.

# hrb - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

There are at least 40,000 problem gamblers in Ireland

The proportion of problem gamblers in Ireland is far lower than in Northern Ireland, according to data from the Health Research Board.

# hrb - Saturday 29 April, 2017

World-first trial shows single injection could help patients recover after heart attacks

The breakthrough could lead to improved quality of life and life expectancy for patients.

# hrb - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

Drug-related deaths: 62% increase in fatalities over ten-year period

Alcohol remains the single most common drug implicated in deaths between 2004 and 2014.

# hrb - Saturday 23 July, 2016

Girls make up vast majority of young people seeking psychiatric help for eating disorders

Some 87% of people under the age of 18 presenting with eating disorders are female.

# hrb - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

The county with the most people seeking treatment for alcohol abuse? Waterford

A new study has found that an average of 8,000 people a year seek treatment for alcoholism in Ireland.

# hrb - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

One person dies from a drug overdose every day in Ireland

New figures on drugs-related deaths in Ireland show that the number of people who have died from cocaine misuse has halved in four years.

# hrb - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Intervention to change unhealthy behaviour could save Irish lives

The research into behavioural intervention is one of six major projects given a total of €9 million today.

# hrb - Thursday 6 December, 2012

New research looks at flu vaccines and antibiotic misuse

The Health Research Board published its Picture of Health for 2012 today.

Road accident hotspots identified in new research

So far this year, 154 people have been killed on Irish roads.

# hrb - Sunday 15 July, 2012

Pics: 11 curious close-ups of scientific images Magic This post contains images

Pics: 11 curious close-ups of scientific images

The Health Research Board wants to “showcase the magic of science” with amazing images. Job done.

# hrb - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

Number entering drug treatment up 52 per cent in six years: report HRB

Number entering drug treatment up 52 per cent in six years: report

A new study into problem drug use in Ireland has found that the number of cases reporting cannabis as their main problem substance has increased significantly.