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Mystery solved: why a Turkish family walks on all fours

A Turkish family suffers from a rare disorder that forces them to walk on all fours. Danish scientists have discovered how the disease works and at the same time solved a long-standing scientific mystery.

Elderly treated by 17 different aides on average per 28 days

Elderly Norwegians who live at home and receive assistance from district nurses and nursing aides have to cope with far more individual helpers than recommended. But the patients rarely complain.

Research points to personality's effect on our health

Angry and hostile people are more prone to cardiovascular disease than others, while anxious and depressive types have a high risk of developing dementia. Studying the connection between personality and illnesses is a hot topic among scientists.

Danish researchers bust popular 'fat myth'

There is no 'obesity paradox' for stroke, study finds.

Cynical people are more likely to develop dementia

People with a cynical and suspicious attitude towards others develop dementia more often than other people.

Divorce linked to obesity in children

Children of divorced parents have higher risk of obesity, according to a Norwegian study. Boys in particular are more likely to develop dangerous abdominal fat.

Fat makes pigs more social and less aggressive

A high-fat diet changes social behaviour, reveals new study. This should be considered when advising the public on nutrition, say researchers.

Rat experiments give new hope for heart failure patients

A majority of patients who’ve suffered heart failure die. Danish researchers have carried out experiments on rats that may help save more patients.

Suicide linked to loneliness in childhood

Boys who have spent large parts of their childhood in loneliness are exposed to a higher risk of suicide in later life, according to Swedish study.

Liver transplants ten times better than chemotherapy

Transplantations can be lifesavers for many colon cancer patients with a spread of tumours to the liver. New research reveals that survival rates are ten times higher than treatment with chemotherapy.

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.

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