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Researchers debunk common food myths

More and more people are concerned that certain foods may be poisoning us, and that we have to eat purer, more natural food. But food scientists have different concerns than the general public.

Palaeolithic diet gives slightly more weight reduction

A Swedish study shows that elderly women who stuck to a Palaeolithic diet achieved more health benefits than those who followed the dietary recommendations of Nordic country nutritionists.

Patients in Pakistan donate DNA to European research but are unaware of the goals

Donors think their samples are used to treat their sick children.

Thousands of children undergo grommet surgery without visible effect

Many children receive the treatment even though doctors do not know how effective it is or whether it is even needed.

Influenza myth busters

Here is everything you need to know about the flu.

Want to stop your children from drinking alcohol?

We asked two scientists what parents should and should not do to prevent their teenagers from drinking excessively.

Saunas are just as healthy as light workouts

Don’t feel like working out in a gym? Finnish researchers have a good suggestion for keeping in shape in the New Year. They assert say a half hour in a sauna is as good for the heart as a workout in a gym.

Strength training isn’t enough

Older women gained noticeably stronger muscle mass from resistance training. But that wasn’t enough to prevent falling.

Should I really stop taking the pill to prevent breast cancer?

Stopping taking the pill only removes a very small risk factor. Other changes could have a bigger effect.

Song and music helps patients with dementia

Music therapy reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression among persons with dementia, according to a review of several studies.

New gene therapy gives hope to people born with inherited eye disorder

We are now on the cusp of being able to offer hope to the thousands of patients who suffer from inherited retinal degeneration.

Poverty and alcohol a bad mix for the heart

If you have a low income and education, drinking can be bad for your heart. But researchers think the health problems they have found may reflect something other than the effects of alcohol.