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#Study

# study - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie After we increased the minimum wage in 2016, unemployment didn’t go up (contrary to warnings) Low Pay Commission

After we increased the minimum wage in 2016, unemployment didn’t go up (contrary to warnings)

It’s been argued that an increase in the minimum wage would lead to more unemployment among minimum wage workers.

# study - Sunday 15 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie This is why expressive brows might have mattered during human evolution On Fleek

This is why expressive brows might have mattered during human evolution

Mobile eyebrows gave us the communication skills to establish large, social networks.

# study - Thursday 12 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie If you're a night owl, you're likely to die younger... Oh Great

If you're a night owl, you're likely to die younger...

New research suggests that a person’s internal clock may be at odds with their external environment – and that they should be allowed start work later.

# study - Sunday 8 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 75% of chronic pulmonary disease cases linked to childhood illnesses and parental smoking Lancet

75% of chronic pulmonary disease cases linked to childhood illnesses and parental smoking

The findings were published in The Lancet journal this week.

# study - Saturday 7 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Men perceive themselves as smarter, even compared to women whose grades are just as good Study

Men perceive themselves as smarter, even compared to women whose grades are just as good

A new study has found that women are far more likely to underestimate their own intelligence than men.

# study - Saturday 31 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Parts of the Amazon thought uninhabited were actually home to up to a million people Research

Parts of the Amazon thought uninhabited were actually home to up to a million people

Archaeologists have uncovered evidence that there were hundreds of villages in the rainforest away from major rivers.

# study - Saturday 24 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Banana plant extract could be key to creamier, longer lasting ice cream The Future

Banana plant extract could be key to creamier, longer lasting ice cream

Researchers have found that adding tiny cellulose fibres extracted from banana plant waste to ice cream could slow melting.

From TheJournal.ie Sick air travelers are mostly likely to infect those in the next row, study reveals Illness

Sick air travelers are mostly likely to infect those in the next row, study reveals

Researchers also warned that infectious crew members could infect an average of 4.6 passengers per flight.

# study - Monday 26 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Two-thirds of Deaf community face difficulty finding out about their rights Deaf Community

Two-thirds of Deaf community face difficulty finding out about their rights

A new report has been published detailing the experiences of Deaf people in accessing public and social services.

# study - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Myth debunked: Neither the low-carb nor the low-fat diet is superior Diets

Myth debunked: Neither the low-carb nor the low-fat diet is superior

Cutting either carbs or fats shaves off excess weight in about the same proportion.

# study - Monday 19 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie New blood and urine tests can indicate autism in children earlier Early Development

New blood and urine tests can indicate autism in children earlier

The “first of their kind” tests measure damage to proteins that can be an early indicator of autism.

# study - Sunday 18 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'A gender equality paradox': Countries with more gender equality have fewer female STEM grads Study

'A gender equality paradox': Countries with more gender equality have fewer female STEM grads

The researchers believe this might be because countries with less gender equality often have little welfare support.

# study - Thursday 15 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Study finds possible link between cancer and ultra-processed foods like TV dinners Science

Study finds possible link between cancer and ultra-processed foods like TV dinners

The study’s authors said this “may drive an increasing burden of cancer in the next decades”.

# study - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Single dads at higher risk of premature death than single mothers or couples - study Lancet

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.

# study - Saturday 10 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Organic food provides significant environmental benefits to vegetarian diets - research Food Consumption

Organic food provides significant environmental benefits to vegetarian diets - research

The study of over 34,000 people is the first to examine the environmental impacts of both food choices and farm production systems.

# study - Thursday 8 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie People living in areas of high radon exposure at higher risk of lung cancer Toxic

People living in areas of high radon exposure at higher risk of lung cancer

The ESRI has linked cancer figures with geographical data on radon gas.

# study - Sunday 4 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Why do we trust, or not trust, strangers? The answer is based on those we've previously known Research

Why do we trust, or not trust, strangers? The answer is based on those we've previously known

Research has revealed that strangers resembling past individuals known to be trustworthy are trusted more.

# study - Friday 2 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Ibuprofen during pregnancy could harm fertility of unborn baby girls - study Fertility

Ibuprofen during pregnancy could harm fertility of unborn baby girls - study

One in three women are estimated to use ibuprofen in the first three months of pregnancy.

# study - Thursday 1 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Migraine associated with heart attack, stroke, blood clots and irregular heart rate Stroke

Migraine associated with heart attack, stroke, blood clots and irregular heart rate

Around one billion people worldwide are affected by migraine.

# study - Sunday 28 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Number of elderly people with four or more diseases to double by 2035 Research

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

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

# study - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Irish researchers looking to develop wearable device for dementia patients who wander Dementia

Irish researchers looking to develop wearable device for dementia patients who wander

Dementia is on the rise, with approximately 55,000 sufferers in Ireland.

# study - Sunday 21 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Using monkeys and apes in film and TV is 'misleading' millions of viewers Monkey Business

Using monkeys and apes in film and TV is 'misleading' millions of viewers

A third of people surveyed think that chimpanzees are not endangered because they star in films and TV shows often.

# study - Friday 19 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Bikram yoga is 'no more effective than yoga practiced at room temperature' Don't Sweat It

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

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

# study - Sunday 14 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Myth debunked: Age isn't a risk factor for complications after surgery among older patients Research

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

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

# study - Saturday 13 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Women who work nights have a strikingly increased risk of getting cancer Research

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

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

# study - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie PLC courses are training people for jobs that don't exist Changes Needed

PLC courses are training people for jobs that don't exist

Hairdressing, early childhood care, and community services courses show a far greater number of places available on PLCs compared to the actual number of jobs available.

# study - Sunday 7 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Ancient DNA evidence reveals story of first Native Americans to enter the continent Ancient Beringians

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

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

From TheJournal.ie We're one step closer to understanding the 'most mysterious star in the universe' Tabby's Star

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

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

# study - Friday 22 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie How do different types of alcoholic drinks affect emotions? Scientific Study

How do different types of alcoholic drinks affect emotions?

Yes, someone’s finally done a scientific study.

From TheJournal.ie Vampire bat rabies kills hundreds of cows a year as it spreads across Peru Study

Vampire bat rabies kills hundreds of cows a year as it spreads across Peru

It’s thought that raising awareness of the disease could reduce the cost associated with vampire bat rabies.

# study - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Student sex survey: 8% of women have had non-consensual sexual contact in the last year Consent

Student sex survey: 8% of women have had non-consensual sexual contact in the last year

The study also focused on the role alcohol plays in young people’s sex lives.

# study - Sunday 17 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie This video game helps doctors perform better in severe trauma situations Research

This video game helps doctors perform better in severe trauma situations

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

# study - Saturday 16 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Myth debunked: Rainy weather does NOT cause achy joints and sore backs Research

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

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

# study - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie ESRI forecasts strong growth in economy ... but Brexit will hamper some sectors Economy

ESRI forecasts strong growth in economy ... but Brexit will hamper some sectors

The ESRI expects unemployment rates to fall to around 5% in 2018.

# study - Sunday 3 December, 2017

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Marriage could help reduce the risk of dementia - study Heartwarming

Marriage could help reduce the risk of dementia - study

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

# study - Thursday 30 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Real change': Breakthrough drug could halve length of migraine attacks Clear Head

'Real change': Breakthrough drug could halve length of migraine attacks

Half of those who took part in the trial saw the length of their migraine reduce when they took the drug erenumab.

# study - Thursday 23 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Losing darkness at night: LED lights are boosting light pollution worldwide Goodnight To Night

Losing darkness at night: LED lights are boosting light pollution worldwide

Nighttime lights disrupt our body clocks and raise the risks of cancer, diabetes and depression.

# study - Monday 20 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Imagine getting rape threats when you open an app': The toll of online abuse on women Amnesty Survey

'Imagine getting rape threats when you open an app': The toll of online abuse on women

Women in eight different countries reported feeling anxious, less confident and unable to sleep after receiving abuse online.

# study - Sunday 19 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Motivating alternative': Virtual reality therapy just as effective as regular therapy after stroke Research

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

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

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