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New report: Weight loss increases mortality

Losing weight does not guarantee improved health in overweight people. On the contrary, a new Danish report shows that their mortality rates are increased by 15 percent if they lose weight.

Air pollution leads to smaller babies

Pregnant women who are exposed to even the tiniest amounts of air pollution risk giving birth to babies with low birth weight.

Overweight children more likely to get liver cancer

Comprehensive new study finds a correlation between childhood body size during school ages and the risk of developing primary liver cancer as adults.

Positive publication bias in cancer screening trials

There are cases where major cancer screenings damage people’s health, but these cases are only rarely featured in the scientific evaluation of the screening programmes, according to a new literature review.

Synthetic mussel adhesive sticks to anything

A new type of glue that can make any kind of materials stick together is currently being developed by Danish scientists. The glue can even glue wounds together and make objects stick under water – and if it breaks, the glue can repair itself.

Do nanoparticles in liquorice damage your heart?

Liquorice and other sweets with black or white colourants contain nanoparticles that have not yet been cleared as risk-free. Scientists are now using laser technology to check if the particles damage the blood circulation and thus also the heart.

Mechanism behind cancer cell growth discovered

Scientists have discovered a mechanism in cancer cells that may explain why these cells grow so rapidly.

Our homes are filled with soot nanoparticles from candle flames

Cozy candles and sizzling pans make Danish homes as polluted as a typical Beijing apartment, new study finds.

Computer model mimics mechanism behind pressure ulcers

OPINION: Danish scientists are trying to uncover why pressure ulcers occur. This is done with computer models and lab tests in which cells are exposed to mechanical stress.

A targeted defence against harmful hemoglobin

Hemoglobin is both vital and life-threatening. A new project sets out to find out how the body deals with the problem of harmful hemoglobin, and how this knowledge can be used to save lives.