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New study could change the treatment of blood clots

Doctors find new method to treat patients with blood clots in the heart that reduces risk of death by 44 per cent.

Too much vitamin D can damage your heart

High vitamin D concentration in the blood is linked to a greater risk of dying from a heart attack.

Well-educated men live seven years longer

Men with more years of schooling can expect to live seven years longer on average than men who only have a minimum compulsory education. The comparable difference for women is five years.

Scientists can now predict breast cancer in four out of five cases

New method can predict breast cancer two to five years before it occurs.

Surprising bacteria discovery has puzzled scientists

A new species of bacteria has been found in a Danish man with blood poisoning. The bacteria's closest relative lives in the alimentary tract of African termites.

Indoor climate in nursing homes can be dangerous for the residents

Even small concentrations of toxic substances in the air seem to damage the lungs of elderly people.

Special gene is causing some smokers to stay slim

Heavy smokers are slimmer than smokers who lack a specific gene, shows new study with 80,000 participants.

Dentists could soon be fixing your teeth with cement

Research on a new material to fill dental cavities takes a small step forward.

Chemical cocktails in foods increase cancer risk

The risk of getting cancer from carcinogens increases dramatically when the substances are mixed.

Environmental toxins affect infant growth rates

PCB and DDE exposure in the womb or in breast milk can alter the growth development of a child, according to the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

Chemical pollution is causing brain damage in polar bears

Toxic chemicals end up in the Arctic where they cause brain damage in polar bears. They could even affect humans, scientists warn.

Whooping cough once a childhood killer

He turned blue from coughing, and his mother was sure that he had died. Pertussis killed many children in the 1940s. After most children were vaccinated, it was virtually eliminated as a killer.