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Fewer compulsory admittances when home visits are made

A new study shows that persons with serious mental health and substance abuse problems less frequently require involuntary treatment or compulsory hospitalisations when followed up by a multidisciplinary team of social workers.

Devious bacteria can cause multiple cavities

Some people are prone to getting cavities no matter how much care they take in brushing their teeth. A particularly harmful caries bacteria can be their problem, according to a Swedish study.

Scientists identify glial cells as important factor in development of schizophrenia

The disease could develop due to damage to on a particular type of brain cell.

Young people in Denmark are becoming more and more stressed

The struggle for higher grades could be the main culprit.

Kids might get ADHD if their mothers have taken a lot of paracetamol

Heavy use of the common pain and fever reliever paracetamol during pregnancy could have an effect on the development of ADHD. Norwegian researchers found genetic changes among the offspring of women who took paracetamol at least 20 days of their pregnancies.

No health risk from scented products

Perfumes are in the clear.

International strategy to prevent suicides from pesticide poisoning is failing

Promoting safer household pesticide storage has no effect on preventing suicides.

Teachers can help nip mental illness in the bud

Young people who are struggling sometimes conceal these troubles from their families. Teachers have a better chance catching the first signs of mental illnesses in children and adolescents, according to a new Norwegian study.

The history of anti-rheumatic medicines is one of hope and disaster

For decades, a lack of safe and efficient treatment meant that rheumatologists and their patients were caught between a devastating disease and harmful medicines. A new PhD investigates the history of the treatment of rheumatic diseases.

This is what drinking does to the brain

Finnish researchers were surprised to find more changes in men’s brains than in women’s.

Playing football makes 70-year-olds’ bones young again

The sport could prevent osteoporosis later in life.

C-sections can cause complications for surgery later in life

Study highlights the unforeseen and long-term effects for women’s health.

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