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Fat makes pigs more social and less aggressive

A high-fat diet changes social behaviour, reveals new study. This should be considered when advising the public on nutrition, say researchers.

Rat experiments give new hope for heart failure patients

A majority of patients who’ve suffered heart failure die. Danish researchers have carried out experiments on rats that may help save more patients.

Suicide linked to loneliness in childhood

Boys who have spent large parts of their childhood in loneliness are exposed to a higher risk of suicide in later life, according to Swedish study.

Liver transplants ten times better than chemotherapy

Transplantations can be lifesavers for many colon cancer patients with a spread of tumours to the liver. New research reveals that survival rates are ten times higher than treatment with chemotherapy.

Debunked: extreme exercise isn’t harmful

Are hours of daily exercise unhealthy? No, says researchers behind a new report.

Researcher: patients can't speak openly about mental illness

Patients suffering from mental illness feel they can't speak openly about their illness, new study reveals.

Nutritional supplements keep dying HIV patients alive

Scientists say nutritional supplements can play a key role in combating the deadly disease.

Fitness addicts get withdrawal symptoms just like alcoholics

People addicted to exercise experience withdrawal symptoms just like alcoholics and other addicts do, a new study reveals.

Protein found that can save colon cancer patients

Patients under treatment for colon cancer who have only a small amount of a certain protein in their tumour are at a high risk of relapse. New information about these tumours can be used in targeted treatment that saves lives.

Scientists are creating a whole new class of antibiotics

Danish researchers are developing a new class of antibiotics to fight the growing threat of superbugs.

Parents are blind to their children's excess pounds

Parents don’t see it when their children are overweight -- rather they worry they could be too skinny. But does the responsibility for children’s weight problems lie with the parents alone?

Aircraft noise linked to larger waistlines

Women and men living close to Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport are more likely to swell out in the middle than those further away.