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Scientists find gene switch for “bad” fat

New study shows that targeting a certain gene can lower fat levels in the blood and reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes, and fatty liver disease.

Antidepressants more than doubles the risk of children committing suicide

Antidepressants increase the risk of suicide among children and young adults, shows new research. This includes suicide attempts, suicidal thoughts, and self-harm.

Weight loss does not prolong the lives of diabetes patients

New study shows that the prescribed weight loss has no effect on cardiovascular disease and mortality among patients with type-2 diabetes.

Stressed doctors make more mistakes

Stress and errors go hand in hand in hospital emergency rooms, according to new research.

Depression meds almost doubled in last decade for teenage girls

Far more teenagers are now using medications for mental health disorders than ten years ago, a Norwegian study shows. ADHD medication is more prevalent among boys.

The darker side of workouts

Do you exercise to escape from a depressing daily life? If so, think twice next time before putting on those jogging shoes.

Health by dark chocolate?

You’ve heard the claims — chocolate reduces stress, makes you smarter, prevents cardiovascular disease—and one expert even counts it as a vegetable. What’s the real skinny behind those assertions?

Ninety per cent of gastric bypass patients suffer side effects

Many patients end up back at the doctor’s office with abdominal pain and other symptoms after gastric bypass surgery. But health researchers still recommend the procedure.

One in three mentally ill patients with diabetes can be saved

Individualised treatment plans for patients suffering from both type-2 diabetes and mental illness could reduce their mortality by 33 per cent.

Helping the whole family cope with an eating disorder

If a family member has an eating disorder the disease can impact the entire household. Nordland Hospital in Bodø, Norway, offers therapy for everyone in the families of young adults who suffer the disorder.

No scientific proof that organic food is healthier than non-organic food

A major report on organic food cannot say if it is healthier than conventionally farmed products.

Pills to fight fungal infections increase risk of miscarriage

Pregnant women who take fluconazole pills to treat vaginal fungal infections are more likely to miscarry than women who take a suppository, shows new research.

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