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Siblings of bipolar persons more likely to become bosses

The bipolar disorder appears to have a connection with leadership abilities. If you are the sister or brother of a person with the disorder – also known as manic depression – your chances of becoming a boss are higher than average.

Risk of autism mainly from common gene variants

Most of the genetic risk of autism comes from variations in common genes, rather than rare mutations.

ADHD medication enhances the risk of heart problems in children

A new Danish study indicates that children recieving ADHD medication have a higher risk of getting heart problems.

Extreme DNA analysis aids cancer treatment

‘Extreme’ high-resolution DNA analysis reveals the risk of cancer relapse - making treatment more effective.

Scientists discover harmful diabetes mechanism

Scientists finds mechanism that contributes to the development of type 1 diabetes and makes the disease more harmful. The new knowledge can be used to improve treatment and prevent the disease from actually developing.

New study completes mapping of our gut bacteria

Discovery could give a better understanding of a variety of diseases and conditions and lead to the development of new antibiotics.

Birth control pills halve size of women’s ovaries

Birth control pills can reduce women’s ovaries upward 50 per cent in size. However, it’s not dangerous, says lead scientist.

Over 100 genetic loci for schizophrenia found

The largest current study of schizophrenia has located a number of genes that contribute to raising the risk of the serious mental disorder.

Diabetes gene found on Greenland

Scientists find genetic variant among Greenlanders that greatly increases the risk of developing diabetes.

Fluorine stars with added sparkle

Next time you grab a tube of fluoride toothpaste, spare a thought for those stars dying so that you could have healthy teeth.

Asthma seems to start before birth

People with asthma, hay fever and eczema probably developed their ailments in the womb. Researchers think the future may bring ways of averting these afflictions.

Too little fruit and veg in children’s diet

European children are eating far less fruit and vegetables than recommended, EU survey shows.

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