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Men drink less when partner gets pregnant

The vast majority of women follow recommendations and quit drinking during pregnancy. But men are also shying away from the bottle when a child is on its way.

Women shy away from morning-sickness drug

A University of Bergen research fellow says health personnel need to explain more clearly that new medications do not harm their foetus.

New hypothesis: gut bacteria can make you fat

Scientists have a new hypothesis to explain how obese people store more fat, which might lead to better treatments for obesity related conditions.

Published data on antidepressant risks are inadequate

The true extent of the adverse effects of antidepressants is likely hidden by inadequate, inaccessible, and even misleading publication of clinical trials in the scientific literature, concludes new research.

These dolls can teach autistic children better speech

Children with autism often have language problems. New research shows that hearing various language sounds while watching a little puppet or doll might help them improve.

Children who snore can develop learning problems

Extended snoring problems can, worst case, delay the development and growth of a child and lead to learning difficulties, according to a new Swedish study.

Fibre and protein enhance gut bacteria in children

Diet is crucial when a child transitions from breast-milk to solid food and helps ensure they develop a rich diversity of gut bacteria, shows new research.

Incontinence risks decrease with Caesarean births

A new study shows that women who give birth the normal way can run nearly twice the risk of urinary incontinence problems, compared to those who have Caesarean sections.

Ozone may be the cause of health problems among airline crew

Pilots and flight attendants have long complained about health problems. New study suggests that high ozone levels and low cabin humidity might be to blame.

Why you should steam your veggies

There's no doubt: vegetables are good for you. But researchers point out that common cooking methods are wasting vital nutrients.

Why are older patients not getting the care they need?

Expertise varies among nurses, assistant nurses and assistants. In some cases, lack of competence may lead to seniors not receiving the treatment they need, according to a recent study of elderly care.

One in three chronic patients do not understand their illness

One in three patients with a chronic disease struggle to understand what their doctor tells them and don’t understand their own illness.