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Scientists: Exercise can fight erectile dysfunction

Exercising several times a week can stave off erectile dysfunction among men. A new study outlines how much exercise it takes.

Researchers have no idea how to fix your 'mummy tummy'

For years, researchers have promoted treating separated abdominal muscles, called diastasis recti abdominis, with specific exercises. A new study shows this approach doesn’t really work.

Large intestine may be source of woes for people with irritable bowel syndrome

People with IBS ferment their food in the wrong area of their intestines, a Norwegian study shows. This may explain why a diet low in foods that are poorly absorbed by the small intestine helps with IBS.

Gut bacteria keeps bears healthily obese

Brown bears are obese. They have to be to survive months of hibernation. And yet they do not experience the complications that we do when we pile on the pounds. So what can they teach us?

What you should do if bitten by a snake

Find a stick and bandages. But don’t try to suck out the venom.

Personalised prescriptions according to your genetics

New genetic risk factor identified for a rare but severe reaction to a poplar type of blood pressure medication.

Treating irritable bowel syndrome with transplanted faeces

Faecal transplantation may work well for some individuals with IBS, a new Norwegian study shows.

How our gut influences our health

Why gut bacteria are essential for a healthy immune system.

Men live longer with ALS than women

Stephen Hawking lived for more than 50 years with ALS. In Norway, more men than women use medicine to combat the disease and they live longer with the diagnosis, a Norwegian study shows.

New method identifies type 2 diabetics at risk of early death

Urine analysis can indicate patients at risk of early cardiovascular death.

Body-image pressure, school and worries make more girls mentally ill

More and more young girls seek help for mental problems. “Generally, girls take things more seriously than boys. This applies to school, friends and family,” says researcher Anders Bakken.

No new drugs for Alzheimer's disease in 15 years

But hope is on the horizon that new drugs will emerge soon. Here is what the ongoing clinical trials have in store.

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