Syndicate content

Denmark

Human implants are invaded by microorganisms

A multitude of microorganisms depend on human implants to survive, shows new research. Scientists do not yet know whether they have a health impact.

New test procedures will save dairy cows from Mycoplasma bovis disease

Disease caused by the bacterium Mycoplasma bovis in dairy herds can now be diagnosed more easily and quickly, resulting in better welfare for cows and reducing financial losses for farmers.

See where Greenland harbour porpoises travel

These tough small whales use large parts of the North Atlantic, swimming much further offshore and diving far deeper than previously expected.

Thin evidence behind “revolutionary” blood sugar diet: Scientists

“Irresponsible to make recommendations” when there isn’t convincing evidence that they’re right, says a critic of new diet promoted by University of Copenhagen research group.

Raw fish gave the Vikings tapeworms

“I’ve never thought about how they prepared their food – or didn’t,” says archaeologist.

Leprosy DNA extracted from medieval skeletons in Denmark

The well-preserved bones contain DNA from multiple strands of one of medieval Europe’s biggest killers.

What type of project leader are you?

Everyone has their own way of organising a project. Read about the four types of leadership, and why a diversity of types is good for any organisation.

Football is a winning treatment for elderly people with prediabetes

Playing football is great for your health and could even stave off type 2 diabetes. New study in the Faroe Islands reveals improvements in overall health among middle-aged and elderly prediabetic men and women who enjoy a regular kickabout.

How can you avoid regaining those lost kilos?

New scientific results from a small clinical study shows that people maintain weight loss when they adhere to their own systematic set of rules for eating, rather than following any particular diet, or eating for pleasure or hunger.

Weight loss can protect overweight boys from developing type 2 diabetes

A new Danish study shows that boys who are overweight at seven are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes as adults, but not if they lose weight before hitting puberty.