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# lancet - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Upscaling rollout of HPV vaccine could 'eliminate' cervical cancer in some countries, study finds

The disease claims the lives of more than 300,000 women every year.

# lancet - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

Youths who identify as sexual minorities more vulnerable to depression from age 10

Findings suggest that sexual minority youths and are four times more likely to report recent self-harm at ages 16 and 21 years than their heterosexual peers.

# lancet - Friday 12 October, 2018

Caesarean section use has almost doubled globally since 2000

There are dangers associated with the procedure.

# lancet - 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.

# lancet - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Changing the drug used during labour could halve the number of women needing an epidural

Pethidine is the most widely used drug but new research suggests remifentanil may work better.

# lancet - 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.

# lancet - 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.

# 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.

# lancet - Friday 19 January, 2018

Scientists say adolescence now lasts until the age of 24

Experts have argued the definition should be changed so that laws and social policy can be developed around it.

# lancet - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Traffic fumes could cancel out benefits of walking for older people - study

The EPA said that around 1,500 premature deaths in Ireland in 2014 were directly attributable to air pollution.

# lancet - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

In 1975, one in every 100 Irish children was obese. Now, it's one in every 10

Rates of child and adolescent obesity are highest (over 30%) in some islands in Polynesia.

# lancet - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Increase in rate of HIV cases in Irish people aged over 50

In 2015, around one in six new cases of HIV diagnosed in Europe are among people aged over 50.

# lancet - 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.

# lancet - Thursday 5 January, 2017

A new study suggests living near a busy road could increase your chances of dementia

The study found no link between traffic exposure and Parkinson’s disease or multiple sclerosis.

# lancet - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

More US adults are using marijuana as they don't think it's harmful

There have been a number of calls for cannabis to be legalised in Ireland for medical reasons.

# lancet - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

Magic mushrooms might be able to help people with severe depression

A small trial has found that a compound made from the mushrooms helped people with treatment-resistant depression.

# lancet - Friday 18 March, 2016

One of the most common treatments for osteoarthritis is 'ineffective'

The condition affects around 400,000 people in Ireland.

# lancet - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

Contraception pill reduces risk of developing womb cancer

About 300 women in Ireland are diagnosed with womb cancer each year.

# 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.

# lancet - Monday 23 March, 2015

Another reason to fear climate change: Disease carrying mosquitoes

The insects could thrive in the UK with a small increase in temperature.

# lancet - Monday 12 January, 2015

Find it difficult to quit smoking? This might be why

A study has revealed the rate at which smokers metabolise nicotine could predict the best way to quit.

# lancet - Friday 9 January, 2015

Women using birth control shot have increased risk of contracting HIV

Other forms of contraception, such as the pill, do not appear to increase this risk.

# lancet - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

Experimental Ebola vaccines may be lifeline for African countries

Hopes raised that the trial will “form the basis of a more potent vaccine” – there is currently no effective vaccine against the Ebola or Marburg virus.

# lancet - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Caring for a relative with dementia can make you depressed

A new study shows the benefit of learning coping strategies.

# lancet - Monday 20 October, 2014

More antibiotics would stop rise in dangerous Strep B infections in babies - scientists

New research has recorded a rise of 60% in cases of the infection over the past 25 years in the Netherlands.

# lancet - Monday 14 July, 2014

Knocked out: Global players’ union want action after World Cup concussions

FIFPro say the decision needs to be taken out of the hands of team doctors.

# lancet - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Kids who take antibiotics before their first birthday may be more likely to get asthma

The study also found that there is no link between babies using antibiotics and the development of allergies.

# lancet - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Ireland, UK and Malta have the highest death rates for children in western Europe

Last year, 300 children under the age of five died in Ireland.

# lancet - Friday 4 April, 2014

Physiotherapy sessions might not treat whiplash any better than exercise at home

New research found little difference in the patients recovery depending on these two treatments.

# lancet - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Can 'Supermums' make kids wash their hands more - and help save lives?

A new trial says that using ‘emotional drivers’ can encourage handwashing among children – and help fight diseases.

# lancet - Saturday 15 February, 2014

Toxins in everyday items linked with ADHD and other brain development disorders

Experts say they are worried that children are being exposed to chemicals that are “silently eroding intelligence, disrupting behaviours, truncating future achievements, and damaging societies”.

# lancet - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Study finds sexual violence against women "endemic" in some countries

The study revealed that an estimated one in 14 women worldwide have been sexually assaulted by someone other than their partner.

# lancet - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Global health inequality could be eliminated by 2035 — report

An increase of €2.2 billion in Research and Development, combined with a shift in GDP calculations, could bring about the change “within a generation”.

# lancet - Friday 1 November, 2013

New drug could fight psychotic symptoms of Parkinson's

The new drug can stop people from having to be admitted to nursing homes, those in charge of the drug trial claim.

# lancet - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Strokes among younger people are increasing worldwide

A major new study also shows that strokes caused by high blood pressure and unhealthy lifestyles were now to blame for over half of stroke deaths.

# lancet - Monday 14 October, 2013

This is how much cancer cost the EU in one year...

A major research project into the economic burden of cancer has thrown up some shocking numbers.

# lancet - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Scientists meet to discuss ending the world's AIDS pandemic

The symposium next month will look at what can be done to achieve an AIDS-free world.

# lancet - Thursday 3 October, 2013

New drug can lower cholesterol by 57 per cent

A new class of drugs could replace statins, which have 30 million people prescribed to them.

# lancet - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

How lifestyle changes can reverse ageing

Fancy stopping Father Time? Eat your greens and meditate, researchers say.

# lancet - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

New test for drug resistant malaria unveiled

A new test will cut down on the labour and time it takes to test for certain strains of malaria.

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