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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.

Sperm harmed by soaps and suntan lotions

Hormone disrupting chemicals in ordinary products appear to have an effect on sperm quality.

Your body can be scanned for infections

Researchers are designing a procedure that will enable doctors to scan your body for infections.

A shot of gluten reduces risk of diabetes in mice

Mice treated with gluten have lower risk of developing type 1 diabetes. Could lead to vaccine against the widespread disease.

Danish psychiatrist attacks Norwegian study linking cannabis and violence

Norwegian study claiming link between cannabis use and increased violence is heavily criticised by Danish psychiatrist.

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The Greenland Shark: an overlooked Creature

The Greenland shark is a mythicised and unpopular animal, perhaps due to a lack of knowledge. Now a research team has spent several weeks with some of Disko Bay’s Greenland sharks, where they performed risky experiments to find out more about the shark.