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New type of tuberculosis vaccine developed

Danish scientists have developed a new vaccine against tuberculosis. The vaccine was created in an entirely new way and may potentially save millions of lives, say the researchers.

Do neurons alone cause consciousness?

Our thoughts and emotions may not only be controlled by the brain’s neurons. Study sheds new light on how the brain works.

Emotions mapped out in the body

Finnish researchers have studied how emotions such as happiness, nervousness and anger feel in the body. The results led to a colourful outline of the physical reactions to emotions.

Danish researcher wins ‘mini-Nobel Prize’

A Danish researcher has won a ’mini-Nobel Prize’ for catapulting the medical condition ‘water on the brain’ from oblivion into the spotlight.

Pregnant women use herbal medicines

An new study shows that whopping 69 percent of Russian women use herbal medicines during their pregnancies, as compared to 17 percent in Norway. The study also shows that pregnant women don't always tell their doctors about their use of these medicines - but should.

Report: The pros and cons of coffee

Coffee lowers the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, depression, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s – and the list goes on. There are, however, cases where coffee isn’t very good for us.

Cannabis can kill cancer cells and curb MS

We are generally advised against self-medicating with cannabis. However, research shows that cannabis can actually relieve pains and nausea, fight cramps and even kill cancer cells.

Unveiling mutations behind cervical cancer

Charting the genomic alterations that cause cervical carcinomas provides hope for new ways of treating the disease.

Colon cancer screenings turn away from faeces

Scientists seek to provide better colon cancer screenings by analysing blood samples instead of faeces.

Head injury can cause mental illness

If you suffer a head trauma, your risk of developing certain mental disorders increases significantly – in some cases by more than 400 percent, new study reveals.

Diabetes advice: Go Mediterranean and skip breakfast

Swedish research offers unusual recommendations for diabetes patients: Skip breakfast and tuck into a large Mediterranean-style lunch instead.

Swimming pool hall air can trigger asthma in elite swimmers

Although professional swimmers lead healthier lives than the average population, they have almost twice the prevalence of asthma symptoms. The air in indoor swimming pools may explain this paradox.