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Schizophrenics more likely to get autoimmune diseases

Schizophrenic people have a greater risk of developing diseases such as psoriasis, diabetes and MS than the general population. Infections appear to play a central role in the explanation, new study suggests.

A new angle on cognitive failures

The ability to pay attention to our surroundings is associated with the levels of the GABA neurotransmitter in the visual parts of the brain, new study reveals.

Adults tested for ADHD symptoms in huge study

In the largest ever study of ADHD symptoms in adults, 85,000 blood donors will help scientists figure out if the disorder is hereditary.

Stressed foetal cells harbour hope for cancer treatment

The body’s cells have a mechanism that helps them attain perfect cell division. Cancer cells also use these mechanisms, but scientists are now trying to prevent them from doing so.

Four new type 2 diabetes risk variants identified

Scientists have discovered four previously unreported genetic variants affecting the risk of type 2 diabetes. One of them lowers the risk of developing the disease.

Nordic diet lowers cholesterol – even without weight loss

A healthy Nordic diet lowers the bad cholesterol even for those who do not lose weight.

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.

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.