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Kindergarten and preschool workers report more hearing problems than others

A new Swedish study shows that many preschool and kindergarten employees have hearing problems because of their work.

New research may explain why some people become alcoholics

Several studies suggest that a brain function related to the handling of emotions and stress may be abnormal in people who are addicted to drink.

Human implants are invaded by microorganisms

A multitude of microorganisms depend on human implants to survive, shows new research. Scientists do not yet know whether they have a health impact.

Tumours are more complicated than previously believed

What was once considered a fundamental principle in understanding how cancer tumours grow has been shown to be wrong.

Caesarean section versus natural birth – an obstetrician examines a new review

Caesarean section should not be “marketed” as a safe way to avoid pelvic floor problems. The reality is more complex than that.

Scientist made free self-help courses for ten common mental disorders

Social anxiety, fear of blushing, performance anxiety, panic anxiety, fear of flying, diverse phobias, health anxiety, insomnia and depression. A psychologist at the University of Oslo and has observed a huge need for beneficial, free assistance. So he supplied it himself.

No stillbirth rise from antifungal medication

Pregnant women who use the oral medication flucanozole against fungal infections run a higher risk of spontaneous abortions.

Thin evidence behind “revolutionary” blood sugar diet: Scientists

“Irresponsible to make recommendations” when there isn’t convincing evidence that they’re right, says a critic of new diet promoted by University of Copenhagen research group.

Older patients demand fewer resources

Do the oldest dying patients expect less than those from younger generations?

Major gender gap in health research

Women’s bodies are different from men’s. We need to understand women’s health better, says medical doctor and professor Johanne Sundby.

Should bicycle helmets be mandatory?

New research shows that cyclists reduce their risk of head injuries by 60 percent when they wear helmets, but experts wrangle on the question of making them mandatory by law.

Football is a winning treatment for elderly people with prediabetes

Playing football is great for your health and could even stave off type 2 diabetes. New study in the Faroe Islands reveals improvements in overall health among middle-aged and elderly prediabetic men and women who enjoy a regular kickabout.