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Can water spoil?

A half-full bottle of water has been left in the fridge for months. Can we drink it?

Oslo terrorism response: fine medical effort despite flaws

Emergency medical teams made significant efforts when they treated the victims of last year's terrorist attacks in Oslo. But there were flaws.

Everyday chemicals impair effects of vaccines

High concentrations of so-called PFCs in children’s blood reduce the effect of vaccines, a new Faroese/Danish study shows.

Cerebral malaria risk is gene-linked

Europeans are three times more likely to develop cerebral malaria than Africans. The difference appears to be caused by a gene which has mutated in Africans but not in Europeans.

A single glass of wine can harm your foetus

The risk of miscarriage increases significantly if just two units of alcohol are consumed per week during pregnancy.

Stopping treatment with blood-thinning drug can be fatal

Patients being treated with the blood-thinning medicine warfarin should be wary of breaking off their treatment as they then run a considerable risk of developing blood clots in the brain.

Where does all the snot come from?

How can humans produce so much phlegm or mucous?

A big butt can be a great asset

Fat on the hips and thighs is not unhealthy – it helps you live longer. It’s the belly fat you should worry about, say scientists.

Why do you get the stomach flu?

Why is it so hard to avoid a virus that forces us into the bathroom and makes us stick our heads in the toilet bowl?

Weight loss without exercise – really?

A newly discovered hormone could lead to a drug that can raise the body's energy conversion and minimise the risk of type 2 diabetes – without exercise.

Diet outweighs exercise in fighting child obesity

A lower intake of calories is more important than physical exercise when heavy children try to lose weight. Parents also have to be strongly involved.

Poor sleep linked to premature death

People with sleeping problems have poorer health and a shorter life expectancy. Research indicates that poor sleep is a problem to be taken seriously.

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