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Workplace noise does not make you sick

The largest ever study of occupational noise surprises by failing to establish a correlation between noise and cardiovascular disease. This contradicts previous findings, which show that noise increases the risk of high blood pressure, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases.

Screening does not prevent aggressive breast cancer

Breast screening does not detect the types of breast cancer that women actually die from sufficiently early, new research reveals. Screening may even lead to overtreatment, which increases the risk of other cancers, argues researcher.

Born underweight – infertile in adulthood

Girls who were small or underweight at birth have twice the risk of infertility in adulthood as girls who were born within a normal weight range.

Nose filter keeps out pollen

Good news for people with pollen allergy: a new nose filter, which can trap pollen particles before they reach the nasal mucosa, can significantly reduce hay fever symptoms.

Intensive schizophrenia treatment shows great promise

A new study has looked into the effect of intensive treatment programmes for young people with schizophrenia. The results show that we should stick with the intensive treatment.

Greens and whole grains fight premature births

A daily diet of whole grain foods, fruits, vegetables and fish can lower the risk of premature birth – even if a little bit of unhealthy food is added to the mix.

Silver nanoparticles can cause cellular changes

Silver nanoparticles in clothing and cosmetics can penetrate the cells in the human body – and may do harm.

Surgical hypertension treatment no better than conventional medication

A simple surgical procedure on the kidneys has been touted as a revolutionary treatment for high blood pressure. A Norwegian study indicates that existing medication actually works better.

How dietary fibres fight obesity and diabetes

Scientists have found an explanation to why dietary fibres keep us healthy. The discovery may lead to new treatments of metabolic diseases.

MMR vaccine also effective against diarrhoea and otitis

If more children in high-income countries were vaccinated against measles early enough, it would dramatically reduce the number of child hospitalisations due to common infectious diseases.

Paracetamol may increase risk of ADHD

A new study indicates that the risk of giving birth to a child with ADHD increases if women take paracetamol during pregnancy.

Social intelligence: The brain mirrors behaviour of others

New study may help us understand why some people with autism and schizophrenia find it hard to cope socially.