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Vegans gain some and lose some

Vegans consume fewer trans fats, sugars and salt than the rest of do but a new study indicates they get insufficient quantities of vitamins and minerals. One challenge is that their bodies are naturally incapable of metabolising all the nutrients they eat.

Painkillers lower fertility in mice

Female mice lost half of their eggs when their mother was exposed to painkillers during pregnancy.

New method helps schizophrenics become self-aware

New treatment helps schizophrenia patients deal with their everyday experiences, and might result in long-term behavioural change.

Pacemakers make heart patients anxious and depressed

Pacemakers save lives, but they also increase fear of heart disease, which can destroy patients’ quality of life and lead to a premature death.

One-quarter of teens have migraines

Most teens say that classroom noise, tiredness, and poor ventilation are the reason for their problems. Mostly girls are affected.

Toothless in Sweden no more

Dental health in Sweden has improved radically over the last four decades, with just a tiny fraction of 50-year-old women toothless in 2004.

Exercise improves patient health

Proper physical training helps patients recover from a variety of diseases including diabetes, lung disease, and cancer, shows new study.

Whole grains give you a healthy gut but make you fart more

People who eat plenty of whole grains have healthy intestines but fart more than those who eat refined wheat.

Why omega-3 lowers risk of disease

Norwegian scientists have uncovered new information about how omega-3 fatty acids actually work. Proteins that are misfolded accumulate like garbage in body cells and they can lead to diseases. Omega-3 helps cells remove such harmful proteins.

COPD patients can sleep better with alcohol

Most COPD sufferers can drink a glass of wine or two without worrying extra about its effect on their breathing.