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World’s largest sex study under way in Denmark

Up to 200,000 people to help scientists reveal how sex impacts our health.

Scientists surprised to find bacteria inside fallopian tubes and around ovaries

Bacteria may affect women’s fertility and the health of unborn children

Scientists can finally explain how autoimmune disease spreads

“It’s a negative spiral,” says scientist behind new study.

Cats protect newborns against asthma

By switching off a genetic variant linked to increased risk of asthma.

High blood pressure? Reducing salt intake alone will not solve it

Upping your potassium intake is also necessary.

We all have to die of something, so why bother being healthy?

Nordic-Australian researcher outlines five reasons for switching to a healthier lifestyle.

Probiotics do little for weight loss

Oral supplements of viable strains of bacteria (probiotics) seem to have a minimal effect on overweightness or obesity, according to a Norwegian review of scientific trials.

Ten risk factors for breast cancer

Age, number of births, breast-feeding and lifestyles have impacts on the risk of getting breast cancer. But the density of breast tissue also plays a heavy role.

How exercise can slow the spread of cancer

“Thorough and solid” study suggests why intense training is so effective at preventing cancer.

Lithium in drinking water could protect against dementia

Fewer people suffer from the disease when they drink water containing higher concentrations of lithium

New app could save you a trip to the hospital

Apps have great potential in the health service sector, but what are the challenges of implementing them?

Young jobless males might expect poorer health in adulthood

A link between lack of work and health has been seen in Swedish men, even among those who later find employment.

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