Category: Lifestyle

Debunked ideas about depression

Medical Matters Depression affects about 10% of Irish adults with over 400,000 people estimated to be taking antidepressants. The discovery of drugs to treat low mood emerged only in the 1950’s and by chance, after an antihistamine and anti-TB medication were observed to have positive effects on mental health. What both shared in common was…

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English car thief found stuffed inside giant teddy A car thief who hid inside a giant teddy bear has been jailed for nine months, PA reports. Joshua Dobson, 18, from Spotland, Rochdale, was wanted by police for stealing a car and not paying for fuel. Officers searched for him at an address in Rochdale. Mr…

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Gorgosaurus skeleton sells for over $6 million at auction The first skeleton of a Gorgosaurus dinosaur to go under the hammer has sold for $6.1 million (€6m) at auction in New York. The specimen is 3 metres tall and 6.7m long, and had been expected to fetch between $5m and $8m. “The result places the…

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Cold sores traced back to bronze age The spread of the modern-day cold sore has been traced back to the Bronze Age and linked to the advent of kissing in a new DNA study. Research suggests the HSV-1 strain of the herpes virus arose in the wake of vast migrations of people from Eurasia to…

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NASA’s new Moon rocket to launch as soon as August NASA’s mission to return to the Moon, the Artemis programme, could launch its first uncrewed test flight as soon as August 29, the space agency said July 20. Artemis-1 is the first in a series of missions as the United States seeks to return humans…

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The need to doubt our doubts

Everyday Philosophy Philosophy is having a bit of a moment in Ireland. It became a Junior Certificate short course in 2016, and there are moves afoot to make it a Leaving Certificate subject. The Philosophy Ireland organisation is running more workshops every year, in schools, workplaces and prisons. Our president made the promotion of philosophy…

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Young Church

As the summer months continue, it has been a time to reflect, pause and even plan for the year ahead. For any of us linked to the school year – we are in the privileged position of having two new years to consider – both January and September. It always gets me thinking about what…

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