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Blood sample can disclose your biological age

A blood sample can reveal whether you are ageing faster or slower than your date of birth would suggest. Lifestyles can make you biologically from two to six years older or younger, according to a Swedish study.

Obesity can be passed on through the father’s sperm

Overweight men may pass obesity on to the children via their sperm, according to new research.

Can a heavy blanket cure insomnia?

Many chronic insomniacs sleep better under blankets that weigh several kilos.

Patients with mental problems hide their visits to the traditional healer

Traditional healing and conventional medicine converge for patients with mental illness. But fear of being labelled as sicker than they are keeps many from sharing freely with their psychologist.

Heavier parents get fatigued kids

When parents are overweight their children tend to get to bed later and sleep less.

Whole grains give you a healthy gut but make you fart more

People who eat plenty of whole grains have healthy intestines but fart more than those who eat refined wheat.

Which days are the worst for surgery?

Patients who were operated on for oesophageal cancer had a higher survival rate if the surgery took place early in the week.

New part of the immune system discovered

Scientists have discovered a part of the immune system that could protect against all respiratory infections and sexually transmitted diseases.

Why omega-3 lowers risk of disease

Norwegian scientists have uncovered new information about how omega-3 fatty acids actually work. Proteins that are misfolded accumulate like garbage in body cells and they can lead to diseases. Omega-3 helps cells remove such harmful proteins.

Psychology today – is it making our personalities impersonal?

Researcher wonders if neuropsychology research is improving our understanding of the brain but worsening our understanding of what it means to be human.

Mumps outbreak hits students in several Norwegian cities

Starting among students in Trondheim, the outbreak has now spread to Oslo and Bergen. Over 80 people are infected so far, more than twice as many as the previous record from 15 years ago.

Football saves the bones of prostate cancer patients

Men with prostate cancer are at risk of developing osteoporosis, but this can be avoided with 32 weeks of football training.

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