Tag Archives: Study

Coronavirus tracker: Hydroxychloroquine fails VA study; FDA approves at-home sample collection

Hydroxychloroquine, the medicine that gained early attention on praise from President Donald Trump and others, has failed a study in VA hospitals. Pharma’s reputation has benefited from the pandemic, and the FDA has signed off on a new at-home testing kit from LabCorp. Plus more headlines.  As of Tuesday, the number of global confirmed cases had passed… Read More »

A case study of the expensive diets of Clare stars John Conlon & Podge Collins

It has never been more expensive to fuel up like an inter-county star. Amateur athletes are eating like professional sports stars – and it all adds up when it comes to the weekly shop. Players spend anywhere between €125-150 per week to tick all the boxes marked out by nutritional experts employed by each county.… Read More »

Coronavirus spreads quickly and sometimes before people have symptoms, study finds

Infectious disease researchers at The University of Texas at Austin studying the novel coronavirus were able to identify how quickly the virus can spread, a factor that may help public health officials in their efforts at containment. They found that time between cases in a chain of transmission is less than a week and that… Read More »

Large Study Finds No Strong Link Between Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer

The largest study to date to analyze the supposed link between women’s use of talcum powder in the genital region and ovarian cancer risk has found no statistically significant association, NPR reports. Citing past research that has indicated talcum powder use is a risk factor for ovarian cancer, thousands of women have sued Johnson &… Read More »

Study reveals bacon butties, burgers and hotdogs 'NOT linked to early deaths'

Bacon butties, burgers and hotdogs will not lead to early deaths, experts claim. A scientific study of 54,000 people failed to find any link between red and processed meats and the risk of heart disease, diabetes or cancer. And experts say it is safe to enjoy the foodstuffs three or four times a week in… Read More »

Doctors are A THIRD more likely to prescribe opioids later in the day, study finds  

Doctors are A THIRD more likely to prescribe opioids later in the day, study finds Physician fatigue and schedule may effect their decision-making  Opioid over-prescribing is blamed in part for the current US opioid epidemic  University of Minnesota researchers found that 4% of patients with early appointments get opioid prescriptions  By the end of the… Read More »