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Half of young people recover from schizophrenia

Prospects are not as hopeless as previously thought, according to the researcher behind the study.

Biology makes women and girls survivors

Women outlive men even in the face of discrimination and crisis situations, such as famine.

Autoimmune diseases more often affect people with stress disorders

A major study shows an association between stress-related disorders and subsequent autoimmune diseases such as arthritis, celiac disease and type 1 diabetes.

Weight loss can protect overweight boys from developing type 2 diabetes

A new Danish study shows that boys who are overweight at seven are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes as adults, but not if they lose weight before hitting puberty.

Kindergarten and preschool workers report more hearing problems than others

A new Swedish study shows that many preschool and kindergarten employees have hearing problems because of their work.

New research may explain why some people become alcoholics

Several studies suggest that a brain function related to the handling of emotions and stress may be abnormal in people who are addicted to drink.

Human implants are invaded by microorganisms

A multitude of microorganisms depend on human implants to survive, shows new research. Scientists do not yet know whether they have a health impact.

Tumours are more complicated than previously believed

What was once considered a fundamental principle in understanding how cancer tumours grow has been shown to be wrong.

Caesarean section versus natural birth – an obstetrician examines a new review

Caesarean section should not be “marketed” as a safe way to avoid pelvic floor problems. The reality is more complex than that.

Scientist made free self-help courses for ten common mental disorders

Social anxiety, fear of blushing, performance anxiety, panic anxiety, fear of flying, diverse phobias, health anxiety, insomnia and depression. A psychologist at the University of Oslo and has observed a huge need for beneficial, free assistance. So he supplied it himself.

No stillbirth rise from antifungal medication

Pregnant women who use the oral medication flucanozole against fungal infections run a higher risk of spontaneous abortions.

Thin evidence behind “revolutionary” blood sugar diet: Scientists

“Irresponsible to make recommendations” when there isn’t convincing evidence that they’re right, says a critic of new diet promoted by University of Copenhagen research group.