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Four years later: is CO2 making us fat?

In 2012 a group of scientists proposed a hypothesis that CO2 in the atmosphere is making us fat. We’ve checked in with the scientists to see what developments they’ve made.

Using our body’s immune system to fight cancer

Immunotherapy can prolong the lives of some cancer patients. Researcher Johanna Olweus explains how it works and why it currently only works for a few kinds of cancer.

Scientists map bacterial transport proteins

Scientists have discovered a new method to fight against resistant bacteria by blocking their access to vital nutrients.

Nut consumers live longer lives

People who eat a handful of nuts every day have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer, and they are less likely to die from respiratory diseases, diabetes and infections, according to a new study.

Milk proteins have slimming effect

Proteins from milk kept mice slim, whereas proteins from pork and chicken had the opposite effect.

Harder to predict heart problems among smokers

A method for testing whether you run a high risk of a heart attack seems to be less reliable if you are a smoker.

Why you shouldn't exercise too hard

A mounting number of patients are being admitted to hospitals with muscle injuries caused by overdoing a workout.

New treatment increases life expectancy of cervical cancer patients

Women now have a much better chance of surviving cervical cancer thanks to the new treatment protocols.

Cancer patients tend to be more injury prone

The risk of injury increases for people with a cancer diagnosis, according to a Swedish study. Randi Englund got an infection after an operation, but many encounter accidents that are not related to the disease.

Fatigue an underestimated aspect of inflammatory bowel disease

Many of those who suffer from inflammatory diseases such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis also struggle with fatigue.

How biotechnology could offer hope for snakebite victims

Snakebites are a major public health burden for low-income countries in tropical parts of the world. But new techniques could offer a solution.

Found large amounts of harmful substances in vacuum cleaner bags

A Swedish chemist controlled vacuum cleaner bags from round the world looking for harmful substances. One of the most toxic bags was the one she had at home.

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