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Counter coeliac disease with early glutens

Let your baby taste a little food containing glutens from the age of four months, but continue to breastfeed. This is the advice of researchers who have investigated the remarkable coeliac epidemic in Sweden.

Male gene teaches us about breast cancer

Men with breast cancer have a special gene variant, new study shows. The discovery provides new answers to why both women and men get breast cancer.

Sore throats often require no antibiotics

Physicians are too apt to prescribe antibiotics for throat infections. These are often viral, rather than bacterial, streptococci infections.

The obese and physically handicapped are as happy with their looks as the fit and slim

People learn to accept their bodies, even if they are far from the ideal body portrayed in commercials and glossy magazines.

An easy walk lowers blood sugar level

A leisurely stroll after a meal gives a dramatic drop in dangerously high levels of blood sugar.

Flu vaccine may cause narcolepsy

The influenza vaccine Pandemrix has been associated with an abrupt increase in the incidence of childhood narcolepsy in Finland and Sweden.

Screens add to chubby children's woes

Obese or overweight children must be prevented from spending too much time lazing in front of TVs and PCs. Behavioural therapy for the whole family could help.

Does shaving make you hairier?

A scientist shoots down a shaving myth while wiping out a waxing myth.

The Maasai keep healthy despite a high-fat diet

The Maasai in East Africa consume a high-fat diet, but they don’t seem to suffer from lifestyle diseases. Scientists have now discovered that the Maasai move with a surprisingly low intensity.

Being big isn’t always bad

New research backs up claims that many people can be obese without an increased risk of developing or dying of heart disease or cancer.

Psoriasis might lead to diabetes

Psoriasis patients face an increased risk of developing diabetes, new study reveals. This and other findings were recently presented at a European heart conference.

Obesity risks for only children

An only child runs a 50 percent greater risk of becoming overweight than children with siblings, a new European study shows.

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