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Scientists discover gene to prevent blindness in diabetics

Diabetics who carry a specific genetic variant may be protected from a severe eye disease, which can lead to blindness if untreated.

New vaccine method could protect against all types of influenza

New method is seen as a crucial step towards a vaccine that protects against all types of influenza.

Excessive overtime raises risk of strokes

Do you work a lot? If your work weeks are longer than normal, you could be more likely of having a stroke, according to a new review.

We are infected with Salmonella during overseas travel

Many travelers take Salmonella infections home, shows new report.

Study: Altruism is in our genes

Choosing to be a blood donor is hereditary, shows new research. Reveals bigger truth about altruism.

Cancer patients have too much faith in trial drugs

Some of the sickest cancer patients have unrealistic expectations of being cured through trials of new medicines. A Swedish study shows that they often underestimate the risks of participating in a research project.

Psychedelic mushrooms' effect on the brain to be tested in new study

Participants in a new health study will take psilocybin to let scientists examine the effect of the psychedelic substance on the brain.

Is it tougher to have a child than a failed fertility treatment?

There is no association between clinical depression and failed fertility treatments. Surprisingly, the risk of depression is greater when the treatment is successful, shows new research.

Scientists can now discover global epidemics before they start

Scientists studying ‘flesh-eating’ bacteria discover how bacterial epidemics start. The results offer hope for new diagnostic tests to stop future epidemics in their tracks.

Mentally ill might spray away some of their troubles

Norwegian scientists are involved in the development of a nasal spray containing a hormone that might make life a little easier for people with mental illnesses.

Children cannot be cheated into healthy eating

Imposing strict food restrictions on children does not teach them how to eat more healthily, suggest researchers in a new book.

Can cortisol indicate dementia?

High levels of the stress hormone cortisol could indicate memory problems in the elderly, but scientists do not know why.

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