Health - latest news

Syndicate content

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.

Teens who drink with their parents run higher risks of binge drinking

Several studies indicate that underage drinking of alcohol sensibly with parents can reduce the risk of heavy and harmful consumption. But these results do not give a complete picture, conclude Norwegian researchers in a new study.

Calorie labels encourage us to order healthier meals

Labelling the calorie content of meals in restaurants is an effective tool for combating weight gain in the population, says the Danish Cancer Society.

Blood test detects susceptibility to aggressive rectal cancer

Research shows that patients’ immune systems are activated to varying degrees by normal chemotherapy.

Ailments contribute to low life expectancy after first suicide attempt

People who have attempted suicide tend to live shorter lives than others, even though their deaths are mostly caused by disease.

Genes for cold climates linked to cancer?

Norwegians and their Nordic neighbours take the high road in statistics for certain types of cancer. So do people in other cold climates. Is there a connection?

Steep decline in blood pressures in Norway

But scientists and medical doctors can’t explain why.

Life and death – just a regular Tuesday

For student nurses, interacting with patients is the most effective way to learn.

When your immune system becomes your worst enemy

Our innate immune response can sometimes be so drastic that it ends up harming us in its attempt to save us from serious infection.

What mammogram images tell us about breast cancer risk

Breasts with dense fibroglandular tissue and less fatty tissue increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer. At the same time, this knowledge hasn’t translated into greater follow-up for these women.

Scientist: Osteoporosis can be prevented with red clover

Works as well as oestrogen, but without the side effects.

Jobs

Follow ScienceNordic on: