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No improvement in chronic fatigue with new medicine

Researchers hoped they had found the first effective drug against CFS, but the patients ended up just as exhausted as before.

Teens’ breakfast habits affect future health

Adolescents who skip breakfast or opt for something sugary in the morning are raising their risks of health problems as adults.

A new angle on cognitive failures

The ability to pay attention to our surroundings is associated with the levels of the GABA neurotransmitter in the visual parts of the brain, new study reveals.

Young mental patients given drugs ― not check-ups

Over a quarter of Norwegian youth diagnosed with mental problems are still being medicated nine years later.

Adults tested for ADHD symptoms in huge study

In the largest ever study of ADHD symptoms in adults, 85,000 blood donors will help scientists figure out if the disorder is hereditary.

Stressed foetal cells harbour hope for cancer treatment

The body’s cells have a mechanism that helps them attain perfect cell division. Cancer cells also use these mechanisms, but scientists are now trying to prevent them from doing so.

Four new type 2 diabetes risk variants identified

Scientists have discovered four previously unreported genetic variants affecting the risk of type 2 diabetes. One of them lowers the risk of developing the disease.

Pregnant women who eat fish get chubby daughters

When an expectant mother gets the environmental toxins PCB and DDE into her bloodstream from eating fish, her daughters are likely to become overweight, new Danish/Faroese study reveals.

Migraine patients need full check-ups

Excruciating migraine attacks with auras make young women, in particular, more vulnerable to heart attacks and strokes.

Nordic diet lowers cholesterol – even without weight loss

A healthy Nordic diet lowers the bad cholesterol even for those who do not lose weight.

Bedroom air filtration improves elderly health

Tiny particles can affect the heart and lungs of elderly people. A new project shows that installing an air particle filter in the bedroom can improve health in polluted homes.

Winter can be the ultimate chill-out

If you have reached the autumn of your years, watch out for winter! For reasons which are not wholly clear, from age 70 the odds of death in January or February are much higher than in the rest of the year.

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Pregnant and puffing on a smoke

Norwegian research shows that one out of four female smokers in Europe continue to smoke cigarettes during their pregnancies. Vivid differences are seen among the European countries in this regard.