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Depression can damage the brain

People suffering from depression run the risk that their brains shrink and will remain smaller after the disease is over. The discovery provides new knowledge about the brain and new understanding of how antidepressants work.

Doctors get hangovers from night work

Night work leaves doctors fatigued, uneasy and unfocused, a new hospital survey reveals. Researchers fear these 'hangovers' could affect the patients.

Good sperm extends lifespan

High sperm quality is a sign of a long life for men, a new study suggests.

Hypnosis makes multitasking a breeze

People with brain damage can become better at performing multiple tasks by using hypnosis, new studies indicate.

Big Bang mission relies on Danish technology

Danish researchers will supply crucial technology for a new mission to find evidence for the Big Bang theory. The mission requires technology that can measure distances of five million kilometres with the precision of a picometre – that's 0,00000000001cm.

Don’t blame the pigs for new flu types

Pigs have been suspected of producing new types of dangerous influenza viruses that were highly infectious for humans. But pigs are no more responsible for this than we humans are, a new study shows.

Male circumcision leads to a bad sex life

Circumcised men have more difficulties reaching orgasm, and their female partners experience more vaginal pains and an inferior sex life, a new study shows.

The farmhouse protects against asthma and allergies

Children who grow up on farms are only half as likely to become asthmatic and allergic as city kids, a new study suggests.

Warm sea currents caused the melting of Greenland’s ice

It was the sea temperature, rather than the air temperature, that determined how fast Greenland’s ice cap melted at the end of the last ice age. This discovery is important for today's research into ice melt

Stop headaches with two minutes of daily strength training

Two minutes of daily resistance band exercises is enough to reduce the neck and shoulder pains that can cause headaches.