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Frequent sex can prevent pregnancy complications

Having sex more often can reduce the risk of developing a serious medical condition called pre-eclampsia during pregnancy. Sperm contains a special protein that increases the chances for a successful pregnancy.

Pizza boxes and chip bags may cause breast cancer

Chemicals found in everyday items such as rainwear, chip bags, greaseproof paper and pizza boxes increase the risk of breast cancer. The substances are also suspected of having links to ADHD.

Bone density project sheds new light on risks

Low bone density may significantly increase the risk of fracture in women as young as 50, new research reveals. Previous studies suggested that this only applied to older people.

Doctors get hangovers from night work

Night work leaves doctors fatigued, uneasy and unfocused, a new hospital survey reveals. Researchers fear these 'hangovers' could affect the patients.

Stop headaches with two minutes of daily strength training

Two minutes of daily resistance band exercises is enough to reduce the neck and shoulder pains that can cause headaches.

Unhealthy Danes have less and poorer sex

Scientists have found a link between unhealthy living and problems beneath the sheets. People should use the discovery to live healthier lives, they suggest

Exercise can heal broken bones

Exercise can help broken bones heal faster, a new study finds. This new knowledge may result in new treatment for people with osteoporosis

Now we can learn more about chemicals in the body

Now it will be much easier to examine the effects of chemical substances on humans, thanks to a new computer model which compares data from all over the world.

Blood test can unveil Alzheimer's

A Danish biotech firm has developed a new test which can detect, from a bog standard blood sample, whether the person concerned has Alzheimer's disease. The test can even reveal the disease in its early stages.

Danes locate the source of cholera in Haiti

It was Nepalese soldiers who brought cholera with them to Haiti after the January 2010 earthquake, researchers have established. The ensuing cholera outbreak killed 6,000 people and made 400,000 ill.