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Do some people drink too much because of changes in the brain?

Scientists believe they have found a reason why some people find it impossible to resist the craving for alcohol. “This finding may be a solid piece in a huge puzzle,” says a Norwegian researcher.

Exercise in the morning and sleep better at night

If you find it difficult to fall asleep in the evening then you may want to consider switching your evening run to the morning, say scientists.

Birth seasons could impact risk of coeliac disease

Swedish children born in the spring ran a higher risk of getting gluten allergies by the age of two. The risk also rose the further south in Sweden the children lived.

Do mobile phones give you brain cancer?

OPINION: We are unlikely to see an epidemic of brain cancer due to mobile phone use, but we could see a modest increase in cases.

Don’t blame lactic acid for sore muscles

People have believed for years that high levels of lactic acid in your muscles after a hard workout are the reason you feel tired and sore. Turns out this is just wrong.

Scientist will decode neuron messages to treat pain

A new Ph.D. project will try to decode the scrambled messages from damaged nerve cells and develop new treatments to combat neuropathic pain.

15 weeks of high-intensity swimming can help prevent diabetes

Short bursts of high-intensity swimming prevents type 2 diabetes in middle-aged women, shows new research.

The world’s largest bacterial study of baby poo

Daily samples of baby poo taken throughout a full year will reveal how the bacterial community changes in the gut of infants.

Fitness targeted in school gym classes

Raising pulses and preventing obesity in gym class are becoming more important than gaining motor skills. A professor strongly opposes to this.

Mice experiments explain how addiction changes our brains

Experiments on mice show that drug abuse leads to permanent changes in the brain. Meet one of the scientists who is trying to reverse this damage and treat addictive behaviour.

Poor dental health tied to heart disease

Untreated root tip infections can raise the risk of coronary disease according to a new study.

Scientist: Hypotheses on antioxidants are complete nonsense

Eating antioxidants in fruits and vegetables does not help combat free radicals in the body or fight disease, but they do help stimulate the body's defences.

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