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Research project will search for links between childhood and mental illnesses

A long-running European health study has the go-ahead to continue ground-breaking research into mental disorders and obesity.

Beating high altitude sickness with beet juice

The human body isn’t made to operate at high altitude, but drinking beet juice may help the body acclimatize.

Precision injections of Botox into migraine "centres"

Researchers are using a high-precision instrument to inject toxins that alleviate migraine attacks. This means even better needle guidance and user-friendliness.

Quicker treatment of newborn jaundice brings big benefits

More effective light therapy reduces the risk of brain damage and minimizes infants’ separation from parents

Europe needs to put folic acid in food products: scientists

Folic acid deficiency in European women costs billions and leads to thousands of birth defects.

Diarrhoea stunts development of Indian children

A study by Norwegian researchers in New Delhi indicates that young children suffering frequent bouts of diarrhoea experience developmental delays compared to healthy children.

Telomeres do not determine your mortality but they protect against cancer

Researchers have found that short telomeres do not lead to increased mortality. Surprisingly, they reduce the risk of dying from cancer.

Norwegian polio victims weigh in on vaccine debate

Nearly 10,000 Norwegians who were affected by polio are still alive. As the vaccine debate rampages in the US and in Norway, polio survivors say they think that vaccine opponents put their own and other children’s lives in danger.

Research to prevent future pandemics

What is the connection between parasitic infections and allergies?

People with a rheumatic disease get labelled as lazy

Pain and chronic fatigue frequently go hand in hand. In such cases it does not help to ask patients to put on their training shoes and start exercising, according to a professor who has been conducting research on Sjögren’s syndrome.