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Ailments contribute to low life expectancy after first suicide attempt

People who have attempted suicide tend to live shorter lives than others, even though their deaths are mostly caused by disease.

Genes for cold climates linked to cancer?

Norwegians and their Nordic neighbours take the high road in statistics for certain types of cancer. So do people in other cold climates. Is there a connection?

Steep decline in blood pressures in Norway

But scientists and medical doctors can’t explain why.

Life and death – just a regular Tuesday

For student nurses, interacting with patients is the most effective way to learn.

When your immune system becomes your worst enemy

Our innate immune response can sometimes be so drastic that it ends up harming us in its attempt to save us from serious infection.

What mammogram images tell us about breast cancer risk

Breasts with dense fibroglandular tissue and less fatty tissue increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer. At the same time, this knowledge hasn’t translated into greater follow-up for these women.

Scientist: Osteoporosis can be prevented with red clover

Works as well as oestrogen, but without the side effects.

Aalborg University scientists: world renowned for causing pain

Scientists return to Denmark every year to study what happens in the body when we feel pain.

Scientists are making smoothies with potato milk

A Swedish food scientist has made a milk substitute out of potatoes. This is said to be more neutral in taste than soya or oat milk.

Rock singer has been injecting himself with snake venom for 25 years

Scientists have now made a catalogue of Steve Ludwin’s antibodies.

Uncovering epilepsy’s hidden secrets

One in three people with epilepsy are not helped by today’s medicines. Researchers in Oslo are pursuing new drugs that might change that.

Substance from garlic combats chronic infections

A molecule found in garlic inhibits the defence mechanism of bacteria, boosting the power of antibiotics and the human immune defence, according to a Danish study.