Articles by Thomas Hoffmann

  • Nanoparticles travel through the stomach and intestines

    Nanoparticles impair blood vessels’ ability to change size – a precursor to arteriosclerosis. Surprisingly, they not only affect the lungs, but they also travel through the stomach and intestine – and thus possibly through food too.
  • Asthma starts in mother’s womb

    Pioneering study finds that children’s asthma starts developing already at the foetal stage.
  • Exercise better for health than dietary changes

    Men should exercise every day and get their heart rate up a few times a week. This makes them healthier than if they change their diet to lose weight.
  • You're probably not what you eat

    New study shows that we can never be sure how our bodies react when we for instance eat less meat and more vegetables. It’s probably our genes teasing the nutrition experts.
  • Air pollution hospitalises small children

    Rising numbers of small children are hospitalised with asthma when air pollution increases, new study shows. One surprising finding is that ultra-fine particles from road traffic play only a little role.
  • Voluntary sex causes as many vaginal injuries as rape

    New research surprises by showing that vaginal injuries are just as common after regular intercourse as after a rape. The findings could have great implications for forensic investigations into rape cases.
  • Climate towers in the Faroes?

    An eminent UK engineer has asked the British government to start constructing towers that can spread seawater into the atmosphere. He says the Faroe Islands are an ideal location. Nonsense, says Danish researcher.
  • New theory: CO2 makes you fat

    Danish researchers have announced a rather wild hypothesis: Perhaps we are getting fatter and fatter because of the increasing CO2 levels in the atmosphere.
  • Redheads feel a different kind of pain

    Redheads are more sensitive to some kinds of pain and less sensitive to others. The explanation for these differences could be found in their genetic makeup.
  • 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.

Thomas Hoffmann

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