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ADHD and autism can be detected much earlier than previously thought

Children with ADHD or autism display symptoms even before they turn two years old, reveals new study. Scientists believe they can use the knowledge to treat children more effectively.

Danish scientists can soon predict which diseases you’ll get

Data from more than six million Danish patients has allowed scientists to map out how illnesses develop. In the future they will be able to predict which diseases will affect you.

Pregnant and puffing on a smoke

Norwegian research shows that one out of four female smokers in Europe continue to smoke cigarettes during their pregnancies. Vivid differences are seen among the European countries in this regard.

What are the major challenges to modern medicine?

Modern technology has revolutionised health sciences and people are living longer than ever. At the same time, more and more are becoming seriously ill.

Farm life is beneficial for pregnant women

Children living on farms have a reduced risk of developing allergies. Now researchers know more about why.

Case grows for genetic connection to CP

People who have relatives with cerebral palsy run a higher risk of having children with the same diagnosis. The closer the relative – the greater the risk.

ADHD gene found

If a specific gene is destroyed, it causes an ADHD-like condition, reveals research on mice. That insight could lead to a better medical treatment, say scientists.

Youths harmed by others' terrifying experiences

A study shows that youngsters can develop post-traumatic stress symptoms from incidents they have only been exposed to through the media. The risk increases if the person has been subject to violence or abuse in early life.

Football can make your heart ten years younger

If you suffer from high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes, playing football could render blood pressure drugs unnecessary and make your heart younger and stronger, according to new research.

Children feast on sugar

It’s official: European children are consuming too much of the sweet stuff.

ADHD drug does not trigger suicidal thoughts

Swedish research shows that there is no link between the ADHD medication atomoxetine and suicide.

Sports help victims of bullying

Boys who are bullied may avoid enduring mental health problems if they participate in sports activities, according to a large Nordic study.

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Glaciologists luck out with seismograph and video

VIDEO: Against all odds, while researchers helicoptered over Svalbard and filmed a calving glacier, a seismometer recorded the activity. The data they registered can help in detecting calving episodes and understanding the dynamics of glacial activity.