Syndicate content

The Body

Bedroom air filtration improves elderly health

Tiny particles can affect the heart and lungs of elderly people. A new project shows that installing an air particle filter in the bedroom can improve health in polluted homes.

Genes determine effect of diet and exercise

Your genetic makeup helps determine how much you get out of dieting and exercising. A researcher now aims to identify the genes that determine the effect that diabetes patients get from diet and exercise.

Swedish women receive womb transplants

Nine Swedish women have successfully received womb transplants donated from relatives.

Doping hormone helps depressed remember better

The blood-doping hormone EPO can enhance the memory of depressed people. Combined with therapy it could ease depressed people’s way out of the mental illness, suggests scientist.

New type of tuberculosis vaccine developed

Danish scientists have developed a new vaccine against tuberculosis. The vaccine was created in an entirely new way and may potentially save millions of lives, say the researchers.

New diabetes treatment can save the heart

New anti-diabetic drugs may help save heart cells and prevent heart failure following a heart attack.

Emotions mapped out in the body

Finnish researchers have studied how emotions such as happiness, nervousness and anger feel in the body. The results led to a colourful outline of the physical reactions to emotions.

Report: The pros and cons of coffee

Coffee lowers the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, depression, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s – and the list goes on. There are, however, cases where coffee isn’t very good for us.

Colon cancer screenings turn away from faeces

Scientists seek to provide better colon cancer screenings by analysing blood samples instead of faeces.

Head injury can cause mental illness

If you suffer a head trauma, your risk of developing certain mental disorders increases significantly – in some cases by more than 400 percent, new study reveals.