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Four new type 2 diabetes risk variants identified

Scientists have discovered four previously unreported genetic variants affecting the risk of type 2 diabetes. One of them lowers the risk of developing the disease.

Pregnant women who eat fish get chubby daughters

When an expectant mother gets the environmental toxins PCB and DDE into her bloodstream from eating fish, her daughters are likely to become overweight, new Danish/Faroese study reveals.

Migraine patients need full check-ups

Excruciating migraine attacks with auras make young women, in particular, more vulnerable to heart attacks and strokes.

Nordic diet lowers cholesterol – even without weight loss

A healthy Nordic diet lowers the bad cholesterol even for those who do not lose weight.

Bedroom air filtration improves elderly health

Tiny particles can affect the heart and lungs of elderly people. A new project shows that installing an air particle filter in the bedroom can improve health in polluted homes.

Winter can be the ultimate chill-out

If you have reached the autumn of your years, watch out for winter! For reasons which are not wholly clear, from age 70 the odds of death in January or February are much higher than in the rest of the year.

Genes determine effect of diet and exercise

Your genetic makeup helps determine how much you get out of dieting and exercising. A researcher now aims to identify the genes that determine the effect that diabetes patients get from diet and exercise.

Doping hormone helps depressed remember better

The blood-doping hormone EPO can enhance the memory of depressed people. Combined with therapy it could ease depressed people’s way out of the mental illness, suggests scientist.

Strong women less prone to get diabetes

Women who work out and build muscle regularly are less likely to contract type 2 diabetes.

Swedish women receive womb transplants

Nine Swedish women have successfully received womb transplants donated from relatives.

New diabetes treatment can save the heart

New anti-diabetic drugs may help save heart cells and prevent heart failure following a heart attack.

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.

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