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Pacemakers make heart patients anxious and depressed

Pacemakers save lives, but they also increase fear of heart disease, which can destroy patients’ quality of life and lead to a premature death.

Exercise improves patient health

Proper physical training helps patients recover from a variety of diseases including diabetes, lung disease, and cancer, shows new study.

Toothless in Sweden no more

Dental health in Sweden has improved radically over the last four decades, with just a tiny fraction of 50-year-old women toothless in 2004.

Multiple abortions despite use of contraceptives

Many of the women in Norway who have abortions more than once say they conceived even though they used contraceptives. Researchers advice women to switch to securer methods of birth control.

Teens with ADHD need more sleep

Sleep issues are more common among teenagers with symptoms of ADHD. And although they need more sleep, they tend to get way less than they need.

Infants who grow fast are more prone to becoming diabetics

But scientists have yet to find out why.

Bullies and their victims at higher risk of depression

Kids who are both bullies and victims of bullying have a doubled risk of developing psychiatric problems later in life, says new research.

Blood sample can disclose your biological age

A blood sample can reveal whether you are ageing faster or slower than your date of birth would suggest. Lifestyles can make you biologically from two to six years older or younger, according to a Swedish study.

Obesity can be passed on through the father’s sperm

Overweight men may pass obesity on to the children via their sperm, according to new research.

Can a heavy blanket cure insomnia?

Many chronic insomniacs sleep better under blankets that weigh several kilos.

Patients with mental problems hide their visits to the traditional healer

Traditional healing and conventional medicine converge for patients with mental illness. But fear of being labelled as sicker than they are keeps many from sharing freely with their psychologist.

Heavier parents get fatigued kids

When parents are overweight their children tend to get to bed later and sleep less.

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