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Swine flu vaccine does not harm your baby

Pregnant women can be vaccinated against swine flu without fear of negative consequences. A new study documents that the vaccine does not harm unborn babies. But another study confirms a suspicion that the vaccine can cause neuritis in elderly people in very rare cases.

Why did the Romans recline while feasting?

The discomfort from stuffing yourself with a large meal might be eased by lying down. But only on one side.

Gene worsens MS in drug treatment

Multiple sclerosis patients cannot tolerate drugs that might otherwise benefit other patients with similar diseases. Sensational new genetic research has figured out why.

Common ADHD treatment has no effect

New PhD thesis finds no documented effect of a widespread form of treatment which aims to teach children with ADHD to succeed socially.

Sequencing the genome of an entire population

As the first country ever, the Faroe Islands are preparing to sequence the genetic material of its entire population. The FarGen project could become a model for personalised medicine throughout the world.

Can we blame the brain?

A Frenchman led a perfectly normal life for years, but a brain scan later revealed that his skull was nearly hollow. Neuroscientists use this as an extreme example of how misleading it can be to link brain images to behavior.

Treatment for blood poisoning can be fatal

A widespread treatment of severe blood poisoning can provoke life-threatening kidney failure and haemorrhages. The researchers behind a new study recommend that this treatment should be stopped.

Mental health problems worsen with cosmetic surgery

Plastic surgery does little to alleviate mental health problems. In some cases, the new look even worsens symptoms of depression and anxiety.

No more salmonella in Danish poultry

New statistics reveal that the battle against salmonella in Danish eggs and poultry is now finally coming to an end. The fight to free pork continues, however, while the hostile bacteria have now also seized fruit and vegetables.

Fighting Cancer Cell Resistance to Radiotherapy

Researchers have discovered how cancer cells become resistant to radiotherapy. This means that they can also figure out how to turn it off.

For drivers with heavy eyelids, good roads can kill

Fatigued and drowsy drivers cause hundreds of traffic accidents every year in Norway, and sometimes the consequences are fatal. New research shows that good, straight roads are one of several factors which make drivers fall asleep in front of the wheel.

New cancer drug shows great promise

A new drug for cancer treatment is making good headway. “We’re getting close to our goal,” say scientists.