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Why do some women develop postnatal depression?

Extreme hormonal changes during pregnancy makes it harder for some women to feel pleasure and motivation.

Peptide found that predicts heart failure

Patients who have relatively high concentrations of secretoneurin in their blood run higher risks of a premature death. But this compound might be just what can save patients in the future.

Granny’s smoking increases grandchildren’s risk of asthma

Children may have a forty per cent higher chance of developing asthma if their grandmother smoked whilst pregnant.

Norway fights back against superbugs

A new national strategy on antimicrobial resistance aims to cut antibiotic use in Norway. But not enough is known about cutting use without compromising treatment, experts say.

Vitamin C deficiency can reduce IQ

Researchers investigate the role vitamin C plays in brain development.

High coffee consumption will not hurt you

Scientists find no link between irregular heartbeats and coffee consumption--even if you drink six cups a day.

Scientists inflict tennis elbow in the name of science

Volunteers were deliberately inflicted with elbow pain in an experiment that tries to understand the causes of chronic pain.

Can noise make you sick?

A new study will examine whether daily exposure to loud noise increases the risk of cancer and diabetes in women.

Scientists find genetic ‘ignition key’ in human embryos

New study identifies which genes are the first to be activated in a fertilised human egg. They hope the new results will help develop new infertility treatments.

Getting rid of headaches by cutting out headache pills

Half of all people with chronic headaches can be getting their throbbing heads from over-use of pain-relievers. This means many can get much relief very easily.

Norway has its share of male couch potatoes

More and more Norwegians are heeding health authorities’ advice to take regular exercise, a new survey has shown. But not all Norwegians are equally physically active. In fact, Norwegian men appear to be less active on average than even their American counterparts.

Diabetics greatly benefit from short bursts of high intensity exercise

A group of diabetics lost 18 per cent belly fat and improved their sugar regulation, after just 8-weeks of short but high intensity exercise sessions. No drug has the same effect.