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Full-fat fermented milk products linked to lower risk of stroke

Results could prompt authorities to rethink dairy product recommendations, says scientist.

CRISPR breakthrough ignites hope of using pigs as organ donors

Scientists have effectively switched off virus genes in pig DNA, bringing us one step closer to using pigs as organ donors for humans.

Irritable bowels leak bacteria

In a laboratory test mucous membrane tissue in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) let twice the numbers of bacteria pass through compared with those of healthy persons.

UV-treated milk strengthens premature babies’ immune system

Much better than ultra-heat treated milk, show animal trials.

Study: Light has “surprisingly” large effect on depression

Hospital rooms with lots of sunlight reduce the amount of time that people suffering from depression spend in hospital by up to 30 days, shows new research.

Patients admitted on weekends had a higher death risk

Statistically, the day of admittance to a hospital impacts your chance of still living a month later. Try to avoid entering hospitals on the weekends.

More heart attacks on cold days

A large Swedish study shows that incidences of heart attacks rise as temperature sinks.

Old vaccines can protect against a range of other diseases

New research shows that the vaccinations for smallpox and tuberculosis can protect against a range of other diseases.

Scientists rebut claim that antidepressants don't work

A theory that antidepressants don’t really work has caught a lot of attention in international media. A new Swedish study punches holes in such arguments.

ADHD increases the likelihood of becoming a teen parent

“We must be better at advising young people with ADHD on sexuality and birth control,” says professor in child and adolescent psychiatry.

People exercise less when they live next to noisy traffic

The likelihood of taking daily exercise falls by five per cent for every ten decibels of noise, shows new study.

Chemotherapy can impair memory

Cancer patients may develop concentration difficulties and suffer memory loss after chemotherapy, shows new study.

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