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Meal hosts awaken patients’ appetite

A small research project has shown that hospital patients eat more and food waste is reduced when so-called patient meal hosts are used.

Too many taking flu vaccine?

Health personnel and other hardy souls risk lower resistance to future pandemics if they vaccinate themselves for seasonal influenza year after year.

Chronic fatigue syndrome across time?

People suffered from chronic fatigue as early as the 1800s, but people didn't call it that. Instead, it was known as neurasthenia.

Your visual experiences remain stable over time

One would imagine that we – without knowing it – see physical objects differently depending on how old we are. But this does not appear to be the case, new study finds.

Heart attacks hit women hardest

Swedish analyses show that women are more apt than men to die shortly after a heart attack.

Antidepressants in pregnancy do not cause autism

Contrary to recent research, a comprehensive new study shows that the use of antidepressants during pregnancy does not increase the risk of autism in the child.

Norwegians to get web help for insomnia

A psychologist says her countrymen need Norwegian language self-help programmes on the web to help them deal with insomnia.

Trim your body with the right trimmings?

The amount of weight you gain depends on what you eat along with fatty foods.

Prostate cancer risk starts in childhood

Is it possible to predict whether a child will develop cancer in adulthood? It sounds unlikely, but a new study indicates that tall boys have a greater risk of developing prostate cancer when they grow up.

Beta blockers can kill during surgery

Doctors should administer beta blockers to heart patients during surgery in a more nuanced way than previously believed. Incorrect use can have no effect and can in the worst case cost lives.

Local languange self-therapy on the internet can help deal with insomnia

A psychologist says her countrymen need Norwegian language self-help programmes on the web to deal with insomnia.

New asthma susceptibility gene identified

Scientists have identified a gene that helps trigger asthma attacks in children. The gene has no effect on asthma in adults. The discovery thus confirms the hypothesis that ‘asthma’ covers a variety of diseases.