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Pollen may increase suicide rates

Scientists have established a correlation between pollen count in the air and suicide rates in Denmark.

Chemical compound slows down accelerated ageing in cells

Recent findings offers a new perspective on ageing and brings hope to people suffering from neurodegenerative diseases.

Gruel ups the odds of overweight toddlers

Six-month-old infants who are given gruel instead of breast milk are more often overweight a year later.

Hairdressers troubled by respiratory problems

Asthma, congestion, dry coughs and wheezing. These are just some of the symptoms which plague hair salon workers.

One in two boys develops breasts

New research indicates that more than half of all Danish boys develop breasts during puberty. This is a source of worry and embarrassment for many of them.

Swedish diabetes estimates were off by a long shot

Sweden can have two to three times as many young people with diabetes type 1 than believed.

Only few eat too much salt

We can easily eat 12 grams of salt a day without getting sick, and too little salt can be harmful, new study suggests.

Why it’s so hard to stay slim

Many manage to shed kilos but few are able to keep their weight down at the new level. There are good reasons why.

Utøya survivors too often clam up

Survivors of the mass murder of young people at a summer camp by a Norwegian right-wing terrorist nearly three years ago can be reluctant to talk about their traumas, partly out of consideration for their families and friends.

Dementia patients take alternative medicines – and forget about it

If you use a blood-thinning medication – an anti-coagulant – certain natural preparations can increase risks of either haemorrhaging or suffering blood clots.

Hard squeeze of the arm may help stroke victims

New study suggests that patients with acute ischemic stroke might benefit from the hard squeeze of the arm from a blood pressure cuff. Why this helps is anyone’s guess.

Genetic test queues generated by Angelina Jolie

Since Angelina Jolie made her double mastectomy public in 2013, Norwegian women have streamed to hospitals to test against hereditary breast cancer.