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Scientist: Antidepressants cause addiction

A Danish meta-analysis claims antidepressants lead to addiction but the study’s result is met with serious reservations.

Mysterious illness clogs up the vagina

Vaginismus is a rare and frustrating disorder that makes it almost impossible for women to engage in vaginal penetration. A new book may help those affected.

Reduce PFC exposure and rescue childhood vaccines

To ensure that childhood vaccines work, we need to reduce our exposure to harmful PFC substances. The maximum daily intake should even be reduced dramatically, new data shows.

Red clover eases menopausal discomfort

Women who take red clover extracts every day experience fewer hot flashes and hormonal fluctuations and less osteoporosis than those who receive no treatment.

Special genes suspected to cause lethal overdose in drug addicts

Forensic scientists investigate genes from dead and living drug addicts on suspicion of link between overdose risk and minor variations in the genes.

Slim and healthy people also get type 2 diabetes

Researchers have found a way of dividing type 2 diabetes patients into subgroups. Surprisingly, only one in four patients goes through what is considered the most common course of the disease.

Miscarriages increase risk of serious blood clots

Suffering a miscarriage or a stillbirth increases a woman’s risk of clogged arteries around her heart, brain or kidney, says new study. But there’s no cause for panic, says researcher.

Diet soda and no fish can harm mother and baby

Artificial sweeteners and a diet poor in fish may harm the pregnant woman and her baby.

Gene defect causes type 1 diabetes

A defect in a certain gene can cause diabetes. This discovery could lead to new and improved treatment for type 1 diabetes patients.

Sedatives turn fish into unsociable gluttons

Drug residues in the waterways can have unexpected consequences for our ecosystems, say Swedish researchers after exposing perch to anti-anxiety drugs.