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Possible breakthrough in the treatment of atherosclerosis

A new treatment of atherosclerosis with the drug cyclodextrin shows ‘promising’ results in mice.

Scientists tweak results in human trials

Scientists all too often fiddle with the results of human trials to make new drugs or treatment plans appear more effective than they actually are.

Immunotherapy does not work for everyone

New research reveals why some patients do not benefit from immunotherapy treatments.

New drug extends lifetime of small animals by 66 per cent

An immune system inhibitor known as rapamycin has been shown to extend the lifetime of small animals by as much as 66 per cent. “We must be very careful" before applying it to humans, warns scientists.

Many women needlessly take cholesterol-lowering drugs

More than half of middle-aged women who take cholesterol-lowering medicines called 'statins' have neither cardiovascular disease or diabetes, shows new research.

Children more likely to survive cancer if parents live together

A new study has found a correlation between family form and the survival chances of a child cancer patient.

This is how your immune system's memory works

How can your body's defence forces recall previous attacks?

Is optimism the key to making weight loss surgery a success?

A new Norwegian study compares people who underwent bariatric surgery with those who tried to lose weight using traditional dieting and exercise. One difference was optimism in the surgery group that they would succeed.

Can a mother’s bad diet be bad for her nursing baby?

Does junk food make junk breast milk?

The immune system can fight cancer

We can now guide the immune system to fight cancer, and tailor immunotherapeutic treatments for each patient.

Risks among refugees include schizophrenia

Refugees in Sweden run three times more risk of developing schizophrenia than persons born in Sweden.

Men drink less when partner gets pregnant

The vast majority of women follow recommendations and quit drinking during pregnancy. But men are also shying away from the bottle when a child is on its way.

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