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Whooping cough once a childhood killer

He turned blue from coughing, and his mother was sure that he had died. Pertussis killed many children in the 1940s. After most children were vaccinated, it was virtually eliminated as a killer.

Hip protector saves you when you slip

Are you well used to wearing studded shoes in winter? If so, you’re probably ready for yet another step towards tackling the eternally icy winter streets.

Saunas are good for the heart

Submitting your body to a slow cook can be a smart move. Men who take saunas often run a lower risk of dying from cardiovascular diseases. The healthy factor could be linked to the relaxed body and mind a sauna instils on users.

Using rooftop rainwater to make drinking water

Climate change will lead to water scarcity in large parts of Africa. But there is hope – on African rooftops.

Twelve things that can protect you from polluted urban air

Ten times as many people die of urban air pollution as in traffic accidents in Norway. Here are some effective tips for protecting yourself from bad city air.

Scientists reprogram fat cells to increase fat burning

Scientists discover how fat cells can be reprogrammed to burn fat instead of storing it.

Scientists uncover how our body fights off blood clots

Our body has its own system to combat blood clots and a team of Danish scientists have found out how it works.

Danish doctors: saving Ebola patients could be this simple

Thousands of Ebola patients could be saved if they were offered simple treatment consisting of salts and fluids, say Danish doctors.

Smoking causes damage to the Y chromosome

New research may explain why smoking causes several types of cancer in men.

Drinking milk could keep you slim

Scientists from Aarhus University are identifying substances and mechanisms in milk that might affect the body’s metabolism.