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Paracetamol may increase risk of ADHD

A new study indicates that the risk of giving birth to a child with ADHD increases if women take paracetamol during pregnancy.

Social intelligence: The brain mirrors behaviour of others

New study may help us understand why some people with autism and schizophrenia find it hard to cope socially.

How spiders weave their webs

Scientists have at last figured out what goes on when spiders spin their webs.

Tartar from ancient monks reveals serious diseases

Tartar in the mouths of 1,000-year-old monk skulls are a storehouse of information about past, and possibly also present-day, diseases. Analyses of the tartar indicate that humans were resistant to antibiotics 1,000 years ago.

HPV vaccine effective for Danish women

The HPV vaccine against cervical cancer was introduced in Denmark in 2006. New research shows that it is already working as it should and has significantly reduced the risk of cervical precursor lesions.

New app prevents phone tapping

The need for privacy is greater than ever after Edward Snowden revealed that the US is monitoring people using sophisticated software. Danish researchers have now developed an app that makes it harder to tap smartphones.

Morning light relieves anxiety

The right light in the morning can reduce anxiety responses in healthy people, new study shows.

Implanted muscular electrodes improve prosthetic flexibility

By implanting electrodes into the muscles, scientists hope they can make it easier for amputees to control their prosthetic limbs.

Colonoscopies should be less painful

A new type of software that measures the doctor’s pace and caution during a colonoscopy is currently being tested in several Danish hospitals. Researchers hope this will make future colonoscopies less stressful for patients.

Animal origin theory challenged: Early animals needed almost no oxygen

The first animals on Earth could get by with much less oxygen than previously thought, new study reveals.