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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.

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.

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