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Football can make your heart ten years younger

If you suffer from high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes, playing football could render blood pressure drugs unnecessary and make your heart younger and stronger, according to new research.

Children feast on sugar

It’s official: European children are consuming too much of the sweet stuff.

ADHD drug does not trigger suicidal thoughts

Swedish research shows that there is no link between the ADHD medication atomoxetine and suicide.

Sports help victims of bullying

Boys who are bullied may avoid enduring mental health problems if they participate in sports activities, according to a large Nordic study.

Benefits for overweight women with heart disease

A Norwegian study has found that overweight women with cardiovascular disease are less at risk of serious consequences from their illness than normal weight women with the same disease. The opposite is true for men.

Increased hormone levels in the womb linked to autism

Autistic boys were exposed to an increased level of male sex hormones before they were born, researchers discover.

Mystery solved: why a Turkish family walks on all fours

A Turkish family suffers from a rare disorder that forces them to walk on all fours. Danish scientists have discovered how the disease works and at the same time solved a long-standing scientific mystery.

Elderly treated by 17 different aides on average per 28 days

Elderly Norwegians who live at home and receive assistance from district nurses and nursing aides have to cope with far more individual helpers than recommended. But the patients rarely complain.

Research points to personality's effect on our health

Angry and hostile people are more prone to cardiovascular disease than others, while anxious and depressive types have a high risk of developing dementia. Studying the connection between personality and illnesses is a hot topic among scientists.

Danish researchers bust popular 'fat myth'

There is no 'obesity paradox' for stroke, study finds.

Cynical people are more likely to develop dementia

People with a cynical and suspicious attitude towards others develop dementia more often than other people.

Divorce linked to obesity in children

Children of divorced parents have higher risk of obesity, according to a Norwegian study. Boys in particular are more likely to develop dangerous abdominal fat.

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