Health - latest news

Syndicate content

Teachers can help nip mental illness in the bud

Young people who are struggling sometimes conceal these troubles from their families. Teachers have a better chance catching the first signs of mental illnesses in children and adolescents, according to a new Norwegian study.

The history of anti-rheumatic medicines is one of hope and disaster

For decades, a lack of safe and efficient treatment meant that rheumatologists and their patients were caught between a devastating disease and harmful medicines. A new PhD investigates the history of the treatment of rheumatic diseases.

This is what drinking does to the brain

Finnish researchers were surprised to find more changes in men’s brains than in women’s.

Playing football makes 70-year-olds’ bones young again

The sport could prevent osteoporosis later in life.

C-sections can cause complications for surgery later in life

Study highlights the unforeseen and long-term effects for women’s health.

Full-fat fermented milk products linked to lower risk of stroke

Results could prompt authorities to rethink dairy product recommendations, says scientist.

CRISPR breakthrough ignites hope of using pigs as organ donors

Scientists have effectively switched off virus genes in pig DNA, bringing us one step closer to using pigs as organ donors for humans.

Irritable bowels leak bacteria

In a laboratory test mucous membrane tissue in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) let twice the numbers of bacteria pass through compared with those of healthy persons.

UV-treated milk strengthens premature babies’ immune system

Much better than ultra-heat treated milk, show animal trials.

Study: Light has “surprisingly” large effect on depression

Hospital rooms with lots of sunlight reduce the amount of time that people suffering from depression spend in hospital by up to 30 days, shows new research.

Patients admitted on weekends had a higher death risk

Statistically, the day of admittance to a hospital impacts your chance of still living a month later. Try to avoid entering hospitals on the weekends.

More heart attacks on cold days

A large Swedish study shows that incidences of heart attacks rise as temperature sinks.

Jobs

Follow ScienceNordic on: