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Traffic noise and pollution increase risk of pre-eclampsia during pregnancy

Pregnant women living near noisy streets with heavy traffic have a higher risk of experiencing pre-eclampsia.

Is immunotherapy really a revolution?

Immunotherapy is one of the most hyped cancer treatments, but we must be careful when hailing it as a revolution, says doctor.

2.5 million Europeans die from hospital infections every year

Infections acquired while in hospital cause more disability and premature death than we previously thought, say scientists.

Rural upbringing protects against asthma and allergies

Children born in in the countryside often have fewer allergies and asthma than kids born in cities, shows new research.

How to get rid of nasal spray dependency

And if you do manage to kick the habit, you should never use the products again, warns researcher.

New cure for rare childhood diseases enters final phase of trials

If trials prove successful, a cure for previously untreatable rare childhood diseases will follow.

Is fruit really that healthy?

Fruit does contain quite a lot of sugar, but does that make it as unhealthy as candy?

Genetic profiling of cancer tumours opens up new treatment options

Tailoring cancer treatment to a genetic profiling of the tumour shows promise in early trials.

Easier to quit when cigarettes are sold far away

A longer trip to your nearest store or kiosk selling smokes raises your chances of successfully quitting.

Does omega fatty acids help brain development of premature babies?

The results from a Norwegian study show no sure long-term effects of omega-3 and omega-6 supplements.

New technology can improve immunotherapy

A new technology could take us a step closer to more successful cancer treatment by immunotherapy, shows new study.

Bad relationships increase infection risk in both mother and child

Pregnant women dissatisfied in their relationship have an increased risk of infectious diseases. This also affects their children.

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