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Fake researcher fabricated finding that HPV vaccine causes cervical cancer

A research article alleging that HPV vaccines can cause cancer has now been withdrawn. "Extremely serious," says Karolinska Institutet.

Self-admissions can improve patients’ ability to manage their illness

Danish psychiatric patients have been able to admit themselves to the psychiatric ward since 2014. It gives them a sense of safety and a better quality of life.

Voluntary admissions do not reduce coercion among psychiatric patients

Psychiatric patients in Denmark can decide when to admit themselves to hospital. The idea was to reduce coercion, but new evidence indicates it has little to no effect.

Can birth control pills make teens depressed?

A Swedish study shows that hormone-based contraceptives are associated with an increased use of antidepressants among young girls.

Tips for people who want to start training — and stick with it

Be patient, find an activity you think is fun, don’t start off too hard at the beginning, and remember why you wanted to start exercising in the first place. Those are among researchers’ suggestions for those who want to make exercise a habit.

Cancer survivors find going back to work tough

Regardless of their background and occupation, survivors felt that they started working too soon after finishing treatment. But workplace adaptations can help ease the transition.

Schizophrenia more prevalent away from green spaces

“We still don’t understand all of the reasons for schizophrenia, so it’s really exciting and important to have this information,” says one of Denmark’s leading experts in the condition.

Bladder cancer more often fatal for women

Women are diagnosed at a more advanced stage of the disease, when the cancer is more likely to have spread, according to a Norwegian study.

Gut bacteria flora linked to chronic heart failure

A new Norwegian study has found that chronic heart failure patients lack important microbiota in their intestinal tracts.

GPs could help teens by asking them more about their mental health, say researchers

A new study shows that surprisingly many young people with mental health problems do not complete secondary education by their 20th birthday. Researchers suggest how GPs can help.

Pattern hair loss could be due to gut bacteria

Experiments with antibiotics and bacteria-free mice reveal how gut bacteria could cause hair loss.

Loneliness and isolation can affect your heart

People who are lonely and isolated have more heart problems as compared to their more social peers. But the reasons behind this might be different than you think.

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