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One in three mentally ill patients with diabetes can be saved

Individualised treatment plans for patients suffering from both type-2 diabetes and mental illness could reduce their mortality by 33 per cent.

Pills to fight fungal infections increase risk of miscarriage

Pregnant women who take fluconazole pills to treat vaginal fungal infections are more likely to miscarry than women who take a suppository, shows new research.

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.