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Whole grains boost the immune system

Bioactive compounds found in whole grains strengthen the immune system and help fight off disease, suggests new research.

Researchers: Drop ineffective drugs for psychotic children

Take kids off antipsychotics if they do not improve after four weeks of treatment, says new research. This will shorten ineffective treatment and reduce side effects.

Parkinson's disease may start in the Stomach

New study shows Parkinson's disease begins in the gut and creeps up the vagus nerve to the brain, offering hope for new treatments

Nose bacteria can reduce risk of hospital infections

Changing the bacterial composition in your nose could combat MRSA and help to avoid infections during surgery.

Antidepressants do not cause heart defects in babies

A large study dispels any notions about SSRIs causing serious heart defects in babies.

Scientists inject allergens directly into the immune system

Injecting allergens directly into the lymph nodes could provide a faster and easier way of preventing allergies.

Endocrine disrupters in food and clothing replaced by equally dangerous chemicals

Scientists warn that the "safe" alternatives to endocrine disrupters in foods and clothing can be just as harmful and even lead to miscarriages.

Essential migraine mechanism discovered

Scientists have identified a key factor in migraine attacks. The discovery of the mechanism may pave the way for improved migraine drugs.

Pollen may increase suicide rates

Scientists have established a correlation between pollen count in the air and suicide rates in Denmark.

Only few eat too much salt

We can easily eat 12 grams of salt a day without getting sick, and too little salt can be harmful, new study suggests.

What will our climate look like in 2050?

Knowing that we have the power to influence global climate is enormously important when trying to imagine what our climate might look like in 2050. To a large degree, it will depend on actions our leaders take now and in the immediate future.