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# research - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Number of elderly people with four or more diseases to double by 2035
# Research
# Research

Number of elderly people with four or more diseases to double by 2035

Jan 28th 2018, 6:30 AM 9,586 Views 7 Comments

A third of these people will be diagnosed with dementia, depression or a cognitive impairment.

# research - Friday 19 January, 2018

Researchers say new blood test for cancer could catch disease before it spreads
# Cancer
# Cancer

Researchers say new blood test for cancer could catch disease before it spreads

Jan 19th 2018, 9:30 AM 15,982 Views 29 Comments

In 83% of cases, the test was even able to narrow down where the cancer was anatomically located.

Bikram yoga is 'no more effective than yoga practiced at room temperature'
# Don't Sweat It
# Don't Sweat It

Bikram yoga is 'no more effective than yoga practiced at room temperature'

Jan 19th 2018, 6:15 AM 14,622 Views 14 Comments

This type of yoga is carried out in a room heated to 35–42 degrees Celsius.

# research - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

'You can't stop a student from competing because their mother is a scientist'
# BT Young Scientist
# BT Young Scientist

'You can't stop a student from competing because their mother is a scientist'

Jan 17th 2018, 6:15 AM 57,256 Views 86 Comments

Dr Tony Scott, co-founder of the BTYSTE, said this year’s winner has an “amazing” level of knowledge.

Is handing out free food and clothes to homeless people really the best way to help them?
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Is handing out free food and clothes to homeless people really the best way to help them?

Jan 17th 2018, 6:00 AM 21,460 Views 49 Comments

A large number of groups feed and clothes homeless people in Ireland – but are they really helping?

# research - Sunday 14 January, 2018

Myth debunked: Age isn't a risk factor for complications after surgery among older patients
# Research
# Research

Myth debunked: Age isn't a risk factor for complications after surgery among older patients

Jan 14th 2018, 7:00 AM 8,800 Views 3 Comments

Instead, frailty, depressive symptoms, cognitive impairment and smoking were associated with postoperative complications.

# research - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Women who work nights have a strikingly increased risk of getting cancer
# Research
# Research

Women who work nights have a strikingly increased risk of getting cancer

Jan 13th 2018, 7:45 AM 13,932 Views 18 Comments

Overall long-term night shift work increased the risk of cancer by 19%.

# research - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

13% of secondary school students have sent a nude or semi-nude video of themselves
# Sexting
# Sexting

13% of secondary school students have sent a nude or semi-nude video of themselves

Jan 10th 2018, 11:08 PM 18,098 Views 65 Comments

Males are more likely than females to engage in sexting, a new survey has found.

'Take the smallest dose for the shortest period of time': Ibuprofen linked to male fertility problems
# Ibuprofen
# Ibuprofen

'Take the smallest dose for the shortest period of time': Ibuprofen linked to male fertility problems

Jan 10th 2018, 8:09 AM 50,891 Views 36 Comments

The study found healthy, young men developed fertility issues after taking the drug for six weeks.

# research - Sunday 7 January, 2018

Ancient DNA evidence reveals story of first Native Americans to enter the continent
# Ancient Beringians
# Ancient Beringians

Ancient DNA evidence reveals story of first Native Americans to enter the continent

Jan 7th 2018, 3:30 PM 28,857 Views 17 Comments

A team of researchers made the discovery using DNA from a six-month-old Native American infant.

We're one step closer to understanding the 'most mysterious star in the universe'
# Tabby's Star
# Tabby's Star

We're one step closer to understanding the 'most mysterious star in the universe'

Jan 7th 2018, 7:45 AM 25,925 Views 29 Comments

Tabby’s Star has been inexplicably dimming and brightening sporadically like no other for years.

# research - Friday 5 January, 2018

Popularity on Facebook could be key to targeted flu vaccinations - study
# Social Cleansing
# Social Cleansing

Popularity on Facebook could be key to targeted flu vaccinations - study

Jan 5th 2018, 6:01 AM 9,053 Views 9 Comments

A new study has concluded that people who are central in their digital networks are also central in their real-life human networks.

# research - Monday 18 December, 2017

Your Christmas turkey could be chemical-filled if UK agrees on post-Brexit trade deal
# Research
# Research

Your Christmas turkey could be chemical-filled if UK agrees on post-Brexit trade deal

Dec 18th 2017, 6:30 AM 14,434 Views 56 Comments

Researchers found US poultry – washed in up to four chemical disinfectants – does not meet EU safety standards.

# research - Sunday 17 December, 2017

This video game helps doctors perform better in severe trauma situations
# Research
# Research

This video game helps doctors perform better in severe trauma situations

Dec 17th 2017, 7:30 AM 9,104 Views 2 Comments

Physicians who played the game had a 53% failure rate, compared to 74% for those who studied the textbooks.

# research - Saturday 16 December, 2017

Pokémon Go could help people who struggle socially
# Gotta Catch 'em All
# Gotta Catch 'em All

Pokémon Go could help people who struggle socially

Dec 16th 2017, 11:00 AM 8,123 Views 14 Comments

Extroverts generally fare better at the game.

Myth debunked: Rainy weather does NOT cause achy joints and sore backs
# Research
# Research

Myth debunked: Rainy weather does NOT cause achy joints and sore backs

Dec 16th 2017, 9:15 AM 14,611 Views 46 Comments

Researchers from Harvard Medical School found there is no correlation between achy joints and rainfall.

# research - Saturday 9 December, 2017

Scientists develop 3D printed 'living tattoo' that responds to its surroundings
# The Future
# The Future

Scientists develop 3D printed 'living tattoo' that responds to its surroundings

Dec 9th 2017, 8:30 PM 23,219 Views 22 Comments

The team has demonstrated its breakthrough by printing a living tattoo onto the skin of people.

Irish research links bacteria to pre-oral cancer growth
# Dental Research
# Dental Research

Irish research links bacteria to pre-oral cancer growth

Dec 9th 2017, 7:45 AM 17,490 Views 9 Comments

Further studies are testing whether antibiotics that treat the bacteria might delay the growth’s malignant development.

# research - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Scientists discover that a bone fragment from 343AD 'could belong to Santa'
# Relic
# Relic

Scientists discover that a bone fragment from 343AD 'could belong to Santa'

Dec 6th 2017, 12:38 PM 15,754 Views 28 Comments

“It is exciting to think that these relics could in fact be genuine.”

# research - Sunday 3 December, 2017

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

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

Dec 3rd 2017, 8:30 AM 15,648 Views 10 Comments

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

Marriage could help reduce the risk of dementia - study
# Heartwarming
# Heartwarming

Marriage could help reduce the risk of dementia - study

Dec 3rd 2017, 6:00 AM 8,601 Views 10 Comments

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

# research - Saturday 2 December, 2017

New report reveals bear facts about the Yeti
# Abominable Snowman
# Abominable Snowman

New report reveals bear facts about the Yeti

Dec 2nd 2017, 11:00 AM 20,441 Views 49 Comments

It turns out that the Yeti, is, in fact, a bear.

# research - Sunday 19 November, 2017

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

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

Nov 19th 2017, 7:30 AM 6,719 Views 2 Comments

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

# research - Friday 10 November, 2017

Ireland has only recovered by 41% from the recession
# Are We There Yet
# Are We There Yet

Ireland has only recovered by 41% from the recession

Nov 10th 2017, 6:10 AM 42,241 Views 87 Comments

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

# research - Sunday 5 November, 2017

'Maternity leave' compensation system could help increase elephant population
# Laos
# Laos

'Maternity leave' compensation system could help increase elephant population

Nov 5th 2017, 10:00 AM 11,267 Views 3 Comments

New research shows how the increase in elephants’ workloads has affected their reproduction.

Alcohol makes rats more likely to compulsively take cocaine
# White Lines
# White Lines

Alcohol makes rats more likely to compulsively take cocaine

Nov 5th 2017, 7:30 AM 13,340 Views 30 Comments

This is includes continuing to seek cocaine despite receiving a brief electric shock when they did so.

# research - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Birds may learn new songs in similar way to how children learn new language
# Singalong
# Singalong

Birds may learn new songs in similar way to how children learn new language

Nov 4th 2017, 10:30 AM 6,399 Views 5 Comments

Their strategy also resembles methods used in computer linguistics to compare documents.

Babies born at 35 weeks 'could be at risk of heart diseases when adults'
# Cardiovascular
# Cardiovascular

Babies born at 35 weeks 'could be at risk of heart diseases when adults'

Nov 4th 2017, 7:45 AM 9,202 Views 21 Comments

That’s according to scientists who carried out tests on lambs.

# research - Thursday 2 November, 2017

New species of orangutan discovered in Indonesia - but it's already endangered
# Research
# Research

New species of orangutan discovered in Indonesia - but it's already endangered

Nov 2nd 2017, 9:58 PM 13,002 Views 19 Comments

Until recently, scientists thought there were only two genetically distinct types of orangutan.

# research - Monday 30 October, 2017

Doctors in Irish hospitals sharing sensitive patient data on Whatsapp
# Research
# Research

Doctors in Irish hospitals sharing sensitive patient data on Whatsapp

Oct 30th 2017, 11:25 AM 30,075 Views 56 Comments

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

# research - Sunday 29 October, 2017

How finding out when neurons are born could unlock the key to understanding the brain
# Brain
# Brain

How finding out when neurons are born could unlock the key to understanding the brain

Oct 29th 2017, 8:45 AM 6,830 Views 10 Comments

New prize winning research is helping to reveal how brain is developed.

# research - Thursday 26 October, 2017

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

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

Oct 26th 2017, 10:33 AM 10,351 Views 27 Comments

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

# research - 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)
# The Lancet
# The Lancet

Pollution linked to nine million deaths around the world in 2015 (and close to 1,800 of those were in Ireland)

Oct 20th 2017, 6:25 AM 9,740 Views 17 Comments

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

# research - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

One in four Irish employers experienced a workplace dispute last year
# Research
# Research

One in four Irish employers experienced a workplace dispute last year

Oct 17th 2017, 3:02 PM 8,938 Views 5 Comments

Disciplinary issues account for the single greatest cause of disputes at 37%.

Whales and dolphins have tight-knit social groups and 'human-like' cultures and societies
# Research
# Research

Whales and dolphins have tight-knit social groups and 'human-like' cultures and societies

Oct 17th 2017, 6:45 AM 7,423 Views 9 Comments

The study links the complexity of cetacean culture and behaviour to the size of their brains.

# research - Thursday 12 October, 2017

'Severe' experiments on live animals increased in Ireland last year
# In The Name Of Science
# In The Name Of Science

'Severe' experiments on live animals increased in Ireland last year

Oct 12th 2017, 6:10 AM 14,535 Views 38 Comments

Experiments included “inducing cancer in animals… and acute poisoning tests that stop just short of death.”

# research - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Meteorites splashing into warm ponds could have started life on Earth
# Dawn Of Life
# Dawn Of Life

Meteorites splashing into warm ponds could have started life on Earth

Oct 8th 2017, 11:30 AM 10,105 Views 70 Comments

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

'People who are mentally ill are less likely to be admitted for cancer treatment'
# All Ireland Study
# All Ireland Study

'People who are mentally ill are less likely to be admitted for cancer treatment'

Oct 8th 2017, 9:30 AM 10,886 Views 8 Comments

A new study examined the palliative care needs on the island of Ireland by surveying hundreds of GPs and psychiatrists.

# research - Thursday 5 October, 2017

False widow spiders have invaded Ireland over the past 20 years, but what are the symptoms of a bite?
# Nui Galway
# Nui Galway

False widow spiders have invaded Ireland over the past 20 years, but what are the symptoms of a bite?

Oct 5th 2017, 6:19 AM 64,083 Views 35 Comments

In 20 years, the false widow spider has invaded Ireland, one NUIG researcher said, with the highest number of them found in Dublin and Cork.

# research - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

Ryanair drops from top 100 Irish brands list after seating-allocation storm
# Customer Experience
# Customer Experience

Ryanair drops from top 100 Irish brands list after seating-allocation storm

Oct 3rd 2017, 7:00 AM 20,170 Views 35 Comments

Meanwhile, Irish Credit Unions topped the list for the third year in a row.