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Mouse study: C-sections cause immune system malfunction

Experiments on mice indicate that natural delivery gives children a better and healthier immune system.

Doctors: heart transplant recipients should not be kept from exercise

People who have been given a new heart should do high-intensity exercise, says doctors behind a new study that clashes with previous guidelines.

Genes causing sudden heart failure discovered

Scientists have found the genes behind the hereditary heart disease long QT syndrome that leads to sudden heart failure -- even in young people.

ADHD and autism can be detected much earlier than previously thought

Children with ADHD or autism display symptoms even before they turn two years old, reveals new study. Scientists believe they can use the knowledge to treat children more effectively.

Danish scientists can soon predict which diseases you’ll get

Data from more than six million Danish patients has allowed scientists to map out how illnesses develop. In the future they will be able to predict which diseases will affect you.

What are the major challenges to modern medicine?

Modern technology has revolutionised health sciences and people are living longer than ever. At the same time, more and more are becoming seriously ill.

Benefits for overweight women with heart disease

A Norwegian study has found that overweight women with cardiovascular disease are less at risk of serious consequences from their illness than normal weight women with the same disease. The opposite is true for men.

Not cycling – even if the boss were to pay

Employers cannot expect much success with initiatives to get staff to ride bicycles to work. But better and safer roads might do the trick.

Workmates affect your sick leaves

Swedes have found that colleagues’ leaves of absence due to illnesses can impact the number of days you are off sick. But an experiment in Norway shows that absenteeism can be reduced when confidence in employees is coupled with controls.

Asking the right questions about headaches

Headaches have long been a headache for science. Why are there worldwide differences in the prevalence? Researchers have now come up with questionnaire that may answer the question.