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Is any part of our body cancer proof?

Who has ever heard of heart or spleen cancer? And what about the appendix?

How well does physiotherapy work? A new database can provide answers

There is very little systematic research on how patients respond to physiotherapy. A new Norwegian database should provide insights into how well treatments work for patients.

Eat your spinach, it’s good for your heart

If you want to take care of your heart, you may want to eat more spinach or other greens. But eat it raw.

A single protein could be the key to treating hydrocephalus

A new study in mice identified a mechanism responsible for brain fluid production

ADHD diagnosis not a good fit for daydreamers

Many children today are misdiagnosed with ADHD, say scientists in Norway.

Norway struggles to help self-harming patients

A new study of patients with severe self-harming behaviour shows that poor collaboration within the Norwegian Health System itself is associated with major problems in patient care.

Using personal data to understand aging

A new six-year research project shows how patient data can help progress scientific research while maintaining personal data privacy.

Danish children are reaching puberty earlier

A new study shows that Danish children start puberty earlier than their parents did.

Where should we draw the line between a healthy and an unhealthy sports body?

Norway is working on the answer with health certificates for athletes.

Boys born to smoking fathers have reduced sperm count

A small Swedish study suggests that it may be harmful to the foetus if fathers-to-be smoke.

A single personality trait is the foundation for almost all mental illness: study

A range of various mental illnesses, such as depression, substance abuse, and psychosis, are linked to the same personality trait, research suggests.

Everything you ever wanted to know about the history of haemorrhoids

Warning: Includes spanking and leeches around the anus.