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Surprisingly many women tested positive for drug use during pregnancy

A new study finds that many pregnant women tested positive for addictive drugs, begging the question, should pregnant women be routinely tested for drugs?

Crohn's, eczema, and psoriasis have the same genetic cause

Diseases like Crohn's, psoriasis, and eczema are all caused by defects in the same genes, reveals new study.

Study: Alcohol does not have any health benefits

Large study casts doubt on the health benefits of alcohol. It might be necessary to cut alcohol completely to lower risk of heart disease.

More colorectal cancer in Norway than elsewhere in Europe


While fewer Norwegians are dying from colorectal cancer now than twenty years ago, other countries have done a better job in cutting mortality from the disease.

How poor sleep affects your body

Cells can age prematurely if we don’t get enough quality sleep.

Heavier babies become more trusting adults

The more you weigh at birth the more trusting you are as an adult, shows new research.

Fat or too heavy?

The words that doctors use to discuss weight with their patients have an effect on the doctor-patient relationship. A Norwegian study gives clues as to the best and worst words to use.

What can genetic testing tell us?

You can now order personal genetic tests online for under USD 200. But can they tell you if your child will be a whiz at school or a soccer star?

Milk and your health: The jury is still out

Largest study of its kind gives no conclusive answer to the question of whether milk increases the risk of cancer, heart disease, or premature death.

Malaria protein targets and kills cancer cells

New cancer treatment shows promising results in mice and scientists hope to repeat this success in human trials.

No link between allergies and deadly diseases

Allergies do not increase the risk of cancer, type-2 diabetes, autoimmune diseases, and premature death, shows new study.

Scientists can predict risk of premature death 14 years in advance

One blood sample and some hi-tech analyses can reveal your risk of a premature death

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