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Swedes catch it in the rye

Swedish researchers, who hail from a country that should know, claim whole grain rye crisp bread like Ryvita is more satiating than soft breads made of wheat.

Maybe red meat isn’t carcinogenic?

Health authorities have told us for years that we should limit our intake of red meat. But a group of experts says research does not fully corroborate claims that red meat increases the risks of colon cancer.

Light therapy to help brain-damaged patients

A new research project aims to study what therapeutic effects a special type of light that changes colour during the day has on patients with severe brain damage.

New method makes cancer tests more accurate

A Danish chemist has come up with a method that may significantly improve existing ovarian cancer tests. The method aims to detect cancer more quickly and prevent misdiagnoses.

Saturated fat increases diabetes risk

Saturated fat increases the risk of type 2 diabetes much more than unsaturated fat does, new study confirms. But which type of saturated fat is the worst?

Music can relieve chronic pain

Scientists have found that music can help reduce chronic pain. Previous studies in this field have only focused on acute pain.

Dietary calcium prevents weight gain

Dietary calcium keeps the weight down, according to a new study, which also suggests that calcium may be particularly good for people genetically predisposed to a high waist circumference.

Blood poisoning doubles risk of heart attack and stroke

Patients with blood poisoning from pneumonia and urinary tract infection have a higher risk of heart attack and stroke than other hospitalised patients.

Mutant gene protects against type 2 diabetes

Scientists have identified genetic mutations that lower the risk of type 2 diabetes by 65 percent. Pharmaceutical companies are already looking for ways to develop a drug based on the new discovery.

Older women want their wine

You can forget about arsenic and old lace. Menthol drops and butter toffees too. In the near future the favoured transgressions of old ladies will be along the line of merlots and pinot blancs. A new generation of elderly tipplers is slogging its way toward assisted living facilities.

Workplace noise does not make you sick

The largest ever study of occupational noise surprises by failing to establish a correlation between noise and cardiovascular disease. This contradicts previous findings, which show that noise increases the risk of high blood pressure, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases.

Screening does not prevent aggressive breast cancer

Breast screening does not detect the types of breast cancer that women actually die from sufficiently early, new research reveals. Screening may even lead to overtreatment, which increases the risk of other cancers, argues researcher.

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