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# research - Sunday 9 December, 2018

This ancient strain of plague may have aided in wipeout of Neolithic Europeans
# Plague
# Plague

This ancient strain of plague may have aided in wipeout of Neolithic Europeans

Dec 9th 2018, 7:00 AM 38,962 Views 4 Comments

New research suggests that plague may have been spread among Neolithic European settlements by traders.

# research - Saturday 1 December, 2018

Thyroid cancer impact on children and teens following Fukushima nuclear accident
# Study
# Study

Thyroid cancer impact on children and teens following Fukushima nuclear accident

Dec 1st 2018, 9:00 AM 16,099 Views 27 Comments

More than 3,600 people died from causes such as illness and suicide linked to the aftermath of the tragedy.

# research - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Angry customers and bullying: Why job stress in Ireland has doubled
# Long Hours
# Long Hours

Angry customers and bullying: Why job stress in Ireland has doubled

Nov 27th 2018, 6:00 AM 20,392 Views 46 Comments

Employees in the health sector and public administration experience the highest levels of job stress.

# research - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Antidepressant prescriptions increased after Brexit vote
# England
# England

Antidepressant prescriptions increased after Brexit vote

Nov 20th 2018, 11:35 PM 9,253 Views 21 Comments

The UK voted to leave the EU on 23 June 2016.

# research - Monday 19 November, 2018

MDMA makes you more likely to cooperate, but only with trustworthy people - study
# MDMA
# MDMA

MDMA makes you more likely to cooperate, but only with trustworthy people - study

Nov 19th 2018, 9:38 PM 16,787 Views 23 Comments

The team behind the study said their findings could help the treatment of psychiatric conditions such as PTSD.

# research - Saturday 17 November, 2018

UCD research to explore how child abuse survivors found strength in their struggles
# Trauma
# Trauma

UCD research to explore how child abuse survivors found strength in their struggles

Nov 17th 2018, 4:00 PM 9,097 Views 0 Comments

The research aims to identify the positive factors that helped peole who experienced trauma in their childhoods.

# research - Thursday 8 November, 2018

Smoking and diabetes have a greater impact on heart attack risk in women than men - study
# Bmj
# Bmj

Smoking and diabetes have a greater impact on heart attack risk in women than men - study

Nov 8th 2018, 6:15 AM 5,771 Views 11 Comments

Smoking increased a woman’s risk of a heart attack by 55% more than it increased the risk in a man.

# research - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

Many non-Irish nationals are as likely to be employed and as educated as Irish people
# Study
# Study

Many non-Irish nationals are as likely to be employed and as educated as Irish people

Nov 7th 2018, 6:10 AM 18,003 Views 57 Comments

Research published by the ESRI this morning examines how well migrants are settling into Ireland.

# research - Sunday 4 November, 2018

Culture strongly influences how young people cope with natural disasters, study finds
# Natural Disasters
# Natural Disasters

Culture strongly influences how young people cope with natural disasters, study finds

Nov 4th 2018, 6:00 AM 8,604 Views 2 Comments

“We found that culture really matters in terms of how adolescents respond to a disaster.”

# research - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

One fifth of obese 13-year-olds in Ireland believe they are just the right weight
# Growing Up In Ireland
# Growing Up In Ireland

One fifth of obese 13-year-olds in Ireland believe they are just the right weight

Oct 17th 2018, 10:17 AM 15,100 Views 30 Comments

A new report published today noted similar findings among parents of obese children.

# research - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

Study says humans can recognise 5,000 faces
# Research
# Research

Study says humans can recognise 5,000 faces

Oct 10th 2018, 2:40 PM 6,929 Views 13 Comments

The study by the University of York found that humans could recall between 1,000 to 10,000 faces.

# research - Saturday 29 September, 2018

First-born children more likely than younger siblings to learn about sex from parents
# Sex Education
# Sex Education

First-born children more likely than younger siblings to learn about sex from parents

Sep 29th 2018, 6:00 AM 6,747 Views 2 Comments

The order in which children are born may play a significant role in how they learn about sex, especially for boys.

# research - Thursday 27 September, 2018

About one in three stillbirths occur before 28 weeks but are not officially recognised
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

About one in three stillbirths occur before 28 weeks but are not officially recognised

Sep 27th 2018, 11:30 PM 11,030 Views 12 Comments

“To a mother or father, a second trimester stillbirth is no less tragic than a stillbirth at 28 weeks.”

# research - Sunday 23 September, 2018

It's not just for kids - even adults appear to benefit from a regular bedtime, study finds
# Research
# Research

It's not just for kids - even adults appear to benefit from a regular bedtime, study finds

Sep 23rd 2018, 8:00 PM 25,799 Views 4 Comments

The study found that irregular sleepers were also more likely to report depression and stress than regular sleepers.

# research - Monday 17 September, 2018

How Irish researchers will explore Atlantic Ocean over next two years
# Deep Dive
# Deep Dive

How Irish researchers will explore Atlantic Ocean over next two years

Sep 17th 2018, 5:54 PM 8,251 Views 2 Comments

18 state-of-the-art seismometers will measure movement at the floor of the ocean.

# research - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Anorexia patients hide batteries in sanitary pads to appear heavier while being treated in hospital
# Sligo
# Sligo

Anorexia patients hide batteries in sanitary pads to appear heavier while being treated in hospital

Sep 13th 2018, 4:00 PM 28,085 Views 16 Comments

Some also engage in “animated conversation” in an effort to burn calories.

# research - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Groundbreaking new cancer treatment discovered by Belfast researchers
# Queen's University
# Queen's University

Groundbreaking new cancer treatment discovered by Belfast researchers

Sep 6th 2018, 2:43 PM 29,519 Views 24 Comments

The process uses the aggressive nature of cancer cells against them.

# research - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Over 1.4 billion adults globally at risk of disease from not doing enough physical activity
# Study
# Study

Over 1.4 billion adults globally at risk of disease from not doing enough physical activity

Sep 5th 2018, 6:20 AM 44,121 Views 21 Comments

The diseases include type two diabetes, dementia, cardiovascular disease and some cancers.

# research - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Being homeless for more than six months can significantly damage children's health - study
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Being homeless for more than six months can significantly damage children's health - study

Sep 4th 2018, 6:10 AM 13,139 Views 30 Comments

Although the study is US-based, many factors of it still ring true for those children who are homeless in Ireland.

# research - Sunday 2 September, 2018

Researchers say plastic is 'indispensable' so they're trying to make it more sustainable
# Food Waste
# Food Waste

Researchers say plastic is 'indispensable' so they're trying to make it more sustainable

Sep 2nd 2018, 8:00 AM 12,350 Views 20 Comments

Some 500,000 tonnes of plastic waste from the EU end up in the sea every year.

# research - Saturday 25 August, 2018

No partitions between desks may be 'healthier' for office workers
# Study
# Study

No partitions between desks may be 'healthier' for office workers

Aug 25th 2018, 4:00 PM 15,219 Views 19 Comments

This layout is linked to higher levels of physical activity while at work, and lower levels of stress outside the office, a new study suggests.

# research - Thursday 23 August, 2018

New research shows 10% of children do not wear seatbelts while travelling on Irish roads
# Belt Up
# Belt Up

New research shows 10% of children do not wear seatbelts while travelling on Irish roads

Aug 23rd 2018, 7:15 PM 9,814 Views 36 Comments

Gardaí have warned motorists to safeguard everyone who gets into a vehicle.

# research - Sunday 19 August, 2018

Poor sleep triggers viral loneliness and social rejection, study finds
# Sleep Deprivation
# Sleep Deprivation

Poor sleep triggers viral loneliness and social rejection, study finds

Aug 19th 2018, 9:00 PM 28,063 Views 21 Comments

That alienating vibe also makes sleep-deprived individuals more socially unattractive to others.

# research - Sunday 12 August, 2018

Out of your league? Study shows most online daters seek more desirable mates
# Research
# Research

Out of your league? Study shows most online daters seek more desirable mates

Aug 12th 2018, 7:00 AM 15,611 Views 10 Comments

The majority of people in the analysed dating networks contact other people who are 25% more desirable than themselves.

# research - Thursday 9 August, 2018

Irish climate scientists are warning that the drought in Dublin is far from over
# Research
# Research

Irish climate scientists are warning that the drought in Dublin is far from over

Aug 9th 2018, 10:53 AM 69,593 Views 58 Comments

Researchers are warning that recent rains do not even begin to undo months of deficit.

# research - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Sleeping more than eight hours a night increases your mortality risk, study finds
# Research
# Research

Sleeping more than eight hours a night increases your mortality risk, study finds

Aug 7th 2018, 1:37 PM 35,358 Views 41 Comments

A sleep duration of 10 hours is linked with 30% increased risk of dying compared to sleeping for seven hours.

70% of female students in Ireland experience sexual hostility or gender harassment
# Consent
# Consent

70% of female students in Ireland experience sexual hostility or gender harassment

Aug 7th 2018, 8:41 AM 20,636 Views 123 Comments

54% of first-year women students reported experiencing sexual hostility or crude gender harassment since starting college.

# research - Monday 6 August, 2018

Irish and US researchers teaming up to help save bees
# Food Security
# Food Security

Irish and US researchers teaming up to help save bees

Aug 6th 2018, 6:30 PM 12,153 Views 31 Comments

More than half of Ireland’s bee species have experienced substantial declines since the 1980s.

# research - Friday 3 August, 2018

Irish researchers have developed a 'game-changer' for tired sportspeople
# Decision Makers
# Decision Makers

Irish researchers have developed a 'game-changer' for tired sportspeople

Aug 3rd 2018, 6:10 AM 27,921 Views 20 Comments

The supplement was developed to aid warfighters.

# research - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Not drinking alcohol in middle age has been linked to an increased risk of dementia
# Research
# Research

Not drinking alcohol in middle age has been linked to an increased risk of dementia

Aug 2nd 2018, 8:36 AM 48,446 Views 57 Comments

People who don’t drink in midlife have been found to have a 45% higher risk of dementia.

# research - Saturday 28 July, 2018

Why men say they've had more lifetime sexual partners than women
# Let's Talk About Sex
# Let's Talk About Sex

Why men say they've had more lifetime sexual partners than women

Jul 28th 2018, 10:00 PM 44,292 Views 62 Comments

Men in a new survey reported an average of 14 partners over their lifetime while women reported seven.

# research - Sunday 22 July, 2018

The older you get, the worse at making decisions you may become
# Too Many Options
# Too Many Options

The older you get, the worse at making decisions you may become

Jul 22nd 2018, 1:00 PM 11,437 Views 12 Comments

Younger children are more likely to take both numerical and social information into account, new research has found.

# research - Saturday 14 July, 2018

Parents with severe trauma in childhood more likely to have children with behavioural problems
# Research
# Research

Parents with severe trauma in childhood more likely to have children with behavioural problems

Jul 14th 2018, 11:00 AM 15,189 Views 12 Comments

The types of childhood hardships include divorce or separation of parents, death of a parent, and emotional, physical or sexual abuse.

People trust science experts more than the government - even when they say outlandish things
# Balderdash
# Balderdash

People trust science experts more than the government - even when they say outlandish things

Jul 14th 2018, 9:45 AM 7,364 Views 25 Comments

Researchers from London conducted three large-scale experiments in the US and the UK for the study.

# research - Saturday 30 June, 2018

Men's testosterone levels largely determined by their childhood environment, study finds
# Hormones
# Hormones

Men's testosterone levels largely determined by their childhood environment, study finds

Jun 30th 2018, 10:30 AM 31,779 Views 16 Comments

The study challenges the theory that testosterone levels are controlled by genetics or race.

# research - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Cambridge scientists went to the bother of finding out more about the sound of a dripping tap
# Mystery Solved
# Mystery Solved

Cambridge scientists went to the bother of finding out more about the sound of a dripping tap

Jun 24th 2018, 7:00 AM 9,350 Views 11 Comments

They have also identified a simple solution to stop it.

# research - Saturday 23 June, 2018

Parasites can even manipulate uninfected animals into doing what they want
# Mind Control
# Mind Control

Parasites can even manipulate uninfected animals into doing what they want

Jun 23rd 2018, 5:30 PM 12,016 Views 12 Comments

The urge to remain in a group has been shown to make fish engage in risky behaviour, increasing their chances of being eaten.

# research - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Scientists in Waterford find nutritional supplement combo that slows down Alzheimer's disease
# Research
# Research

Scientists in Waterford find nutritional supplement combo that slows down Alzheimer's disease

Jun 20th 2018, 9:16 AM 50,601 Views 24 Comments

The researchers say that their 18-month study has yielded a “statistically significant” finding and is a “breakthrough”.

# research - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Marriage is (literally) good for the heart, new study finds
# Healthy Heart
# Healthy Heart

Marriage is (literally) good for the heart, new study finds

Jun 19th 2018, 1:32 PM 13,356 Views 26 Comments

The study examined ethnically varied populations in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia.

# research - Saturday 16 June, 2018

What makes someone go from being hungry to hangry? Scientists may have found out
# Emotions
# Emotions

What makes someone go from being hungry to hangry? Scientists may have found out

Jun 16th 2018, 4:00 PM 22,719 Views 6 Comments

The combination of hunger and anger may be a complicated emotional response involving an interplay of biology, personality and environmental cues.