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Flu drug helps severely brain damaged patients recover

A drug used for treating influenza reduces the length of the waking-up phase for patients with severe brain damage.

Searching for breast cancer gene in younger women

A very aggressive form of breast cancer, which appears to be caused by genetic mutations, is affecting women under the age of 40. Researchers will now try to find the genes responsible for the disease.

How do we train our sense of smell?

You can boost your olfactory powers − but your nose won’t be changing.

New theory: CO2 makes you fat

Danish researchers have announced a rather wild hypothesis: Perhaps we are getting fatter and fatter because of the increasing CO2 levels in the atmosphere.

Exercise affects your genes

Going for a run affects not only our weight and humour – our genes also change when we exercise. Scientists may now be able to develop new treatment methods to reduce the risk of developing diseases in people unable to exercise.

Hormone spirals stand up to uterine cancer

Hormone spirals give protection against uterine cancer. The hormone spiral is superior compared to treatment with tablets.

Chickens cause serious infections in humans

Intestinal bacteria from poultry can infect humans and cause urinary tract infections. A new study looks into disease transmission from animals to humans in a world of increasing antibiotic resistance.

Green spaces boost your health

Living close to a green area is likely to make you a healthier and happier person, says report.

Redheads feel a different kind of pain

Redheads are more sensitive to some kinds of pain and less sensitive to others. The explanation for these differences could be found in their genetic makeup.

Leg pain weakens sense of balance

New study could explain why so many elderly people either die or get seriously injured from fall accidents.

Hormone-impairing substances make daughters fat

Pregnant women with high levels of hormone-impairing substances in their blood have a three times higher risk than other women of giving birth to daughters who will be overweight at the age of 20.

Allergy is a serious public health issue

Food allergies are seen as a serious public health issue in many countries, and a recent report on severe allergic reactions in Norway shows that there are gender differences, age-related risk groups and nuts to watch out for.