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Food intolerance is linked to different disorders

Are you convinced you can’t handle dairy products, bread or fruit? Our own perceptions of having a food intolerance appear to link closely to diagnoses such as irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue.

Mindfulness helps cancer patients

New research shows that mindfulness-based therapy can effectively reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression in cancer patients.

Too much vitamin D can kill you

In recent years vitamin D has become known as a super vitamin. But now a study of a quarter million Danes reveals a link between too much vitamin D and excess mortality.

’Loser monkeys’ have poor immune systems

Macaque monkeys at the bottom of the social hierarchy have weakened immune systems. Social status influences almost 1,000 genes that control the immune system. This could apply to humans too.

A farewell to Asperger’s syndrome

As of next year the diagnosis of autism types will be simplified and nobody will be diagnosed with Asperger’s.

Cries for help on mental health websites must also be heard offline

Online mental health services help people via emails and text messages. But researchers worry that their problems will stay online and fail to influence health policy in the offline world.

Three beers a day keep the doctor away

Middle-aged and elderly people can now swap their daily glass of red wine with a cold beer without worrying about their health.

Too much openness about breast cancer can be a burden

Many breast cancer patients speak openly about their disease and thousands blog about it. But such transparency isn’t positive for everyone.

We lose control of our DNA at age 55

The body starts to seriously lose grip of its DNA after 55 years, and that increases the risk of cancer and other diseases.

Jogging adds five years to your life

Run a few times a week and you’ll add five years to your life. A new comprehensive research project brings the good news after 35 years of studies.

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.