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Simulating your cancer treatment on a computer

In ten years, computers will be able to propose the most suitable cancer treatment for you. The idea is to simulate how all possible combinations of existing cancer treatments will work on your particular tumour.

Brain Cancer: Vibrating the brain to find resistant tumours

The current treatment for brain cancer has almost no effect for some people with the disease. Norwegian researchers are now experimenting by using vibrations to find these patients.

It’s easier to learn new languages if you have a thick cortex

Swedish researchers have discovered a connection between the ability to learn a new language and the brain's structure. The thicker the cerebral cortex, the better the participants understood the grammar of a language they had never encountered before.

Healthiest to limit sugar, but not cut it completely

It’s OK to eat a little sugar, but stay away from sugary soft drinks. Still, Swedish researchers are not sure how sugar affects our general health.

Grandsons' health at risk if grandpa ate well in his youth

This odd connection may be due to our genes being affected by the world around us.

High levels of vitamin B12 can increase lung cancer risk

High levels of B12 in the blood are linked to 15 per cent increased risk of lung cancer, according to a major international study. That’s one more reason to stop buying supplements and eat a healthy, varied diet, researchers say.

Is any part of our body cancer proof?

Who has ever heard of heart or spleen cancer? And what about the appendix?

How well does physiotherapy work? A new database can provide answers

There is very little systematic research on how patients respond to physiotherapy. A new Norwegian database should provide insights into how well treatments work for patients.

Eat your spinach, it’s good for your heart

If you want to take care of your heart, you may want to eat more spinach or other greens. But eat it raw.

A single protein could be the key to treating hydrocephalus

A new study in mice identified a mechanism responsible for brain fluid production

ADHD diagnosis not a good fit for daydreamers

Many children today are misdiagnosed with ADHD, say scientists in Norway.

Norway struggles to help self-harming patients

A new study of patients with severe self-harming behaviour shows that poor collaboration within the Norwegian Health System itself is associated with major problems in patient care.

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