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Antidepressants decreased birthweights

The infants born to mothers who have used antidepressants during their pregnancy are more likely to be born prematurely and weigh less. That said, researchers are not advising women who use such medications to quit them when they get pregnant.

Learning from the best long-distance runners

A new study compares training programmes of different professional long-distance runners. The researcher behind the study says amateur athletes can also learn from how elite athletes train.

Are probiotics really that good for you?

We swallow billions of allegedly healthy bacteria in fermented foods, beverages and nutritional supplements. Scientists question whether this is always a good thing.

Better sleep without tonsils

Surgery can provide promising results for sleep apnoea, according to a Swedish study. But a chief physician says such surgery only works for some patients and the effect declines rapidly.

Should you exercise if your muscles are sore?

Is it OK to work out — or will you just make things worse?

Pollution can increase the risk of stillbirths

Living in a heavily polluted area can increase the risk of stillbirths, shows new study.

Here’s how to push yourself out of your comfort zone

And: Should you really push yourself to complete exhaustion every time you exercise?

How to boost your vitamin intake

Certain types of apples or cuts of salmon contain more vitamins than others. Find out how you can optimise your vitamin intake.

Diabetes epidemic threatens Greenland

GREENLAND: Type-2 diabetes barely existed in Greenland 50 years ago. But today the health system is struggling to control an emerging epidemic.

Rare aggressive skin cancer on the rise

Cases of the aggressive skin cancer Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) have nearly doubled in the past 20 years in Sweden.

Poor sleep may lead to ADHD symptoms in children

Kids who display ADHD symptoms sleep less than other children and the sleep that they do get is often disturbed, shows new research.

Pregnancy can boost a sports career

A new study indicates that having a baby can be advantageous for a sportswoman. Triathlon competitor Kari Flottorp Lingsom asserts that she became even more fit after giving birth to her child.