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A brainier website

Brainfacts.org was launched yesterday with the help of some the world’s leading neuroscientists. The new site will provide the general public with authoritative information about the brain.

Save your skin in the sun

Twenty minutes in the sun is good for you but beware of getting burned.

Foetal cells reduce risk of breast cancer

Cells from the foetus live on inside the mother for decades after childbirth. This could explain why giving birth could reduce the risk of developing breast cancer.

Helping kids who developed sleep disorder after controversial vaccination

Children and adolescents who developed narcolepsy following the mass vaccinations during the global outbreak of swine flu can now expect better support from Norway’s public health services.

Synthetic DNA is tomorrow's medicine

Scientists have developed proteins that can make synthetic genetic material evolve over generations in a similar way to DNA. The breakthrough could lead to a completely new form of medicine.

Get in shape in half the time

A new exercise method gives joggers better fitness results in half the time.

Your genes decide how old you get

New study reveals that small molecular differences in your genes decide whether you’ll live to be 60 or 100.

How we can cure deadly diseases

Defects in cell ‘antennae’ are providing scientists with crucial new information about the development of obesity, cancer and diabetes.

Psychological traumas intensify whiplash

Injuries from traffic accidents are compounded by posttraumatic stress disorder. Pain rehabilitation should start by treating psychological trauma, new study suggests.

Eat Nordic food and live longer

It’s a good idea to eat rye bread and cabbage. It’s healthy, it’s Nordic and it helps us live longer.

Omega-3 supplements give no MS relief

Norwegian scientists hoped to confirm an alleviating effect of omega-3 supplements on multiple sclerosis patients. They found no connection whatsoever.

Cheap hypertension drug just as good as dear competitor

A cheap drug for treating hypertension works just as well as a more expensive competitor, shows a new study that can save huge amounts of money every year for health services.

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