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Scientists inject allergens directly into the immune system

Injecting allergens directly into the lymph nodes could provide a faster and easier way of preventing allergies.

Regaining one’s identity when language goes missing

How can you speak up when language has disappeared? A researcher discovers how aphasia patients can be helped out of depression, anxiety and social isolation.

The less educated are less satisfied with health services

Norwegians who have only completed primary school tend to be less satisfied with the national health service than their more highly educated compatriots, finds a recent study.

Abuse by health personnel leaves permanent scars

When women feel abused by health personnel while giving birth, there is a bigger chance that they will develop fear of childbirth and request caesarean section the next time round.

Ants care for their sick to avoid epidemics

Even though ants live and work close together in colonies, their nests are rarely hit by epidemics.

Many survivors of Indian Ocean Tsunami suffer from chronic grief

Serious depression, anxieties and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) dog family members of tsunami victims.

Endocrine disrupters in food and clothing replaced by equally dangerous chemicals

Scientists warn that the "safe" alternatives to endocrine disrupters in foods and clothing can be just as harmful and even lead to miscarriages.

Running and soccer are the only sports guaranteed to make you healthier

Which sports have actually been proven to benefit our health? The answer is rather disheartening.

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.

No place like home for dieting success

Obese people tend to lose the most weight when they are treated intensively in their daily environments.