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Losing a sibling leads to higher risk of early death

Losing a sibling in childhood increases the risk of an early death by 71 per cent, shows new research. “It’s alarming,” say scientists.

Hazardous substances are still distributed long after being banned

It can take decades for the EU to ban a substance that contains endocrine disrupting chemicals and even then sales of products containing these chemicals can continue for years.

EU authorities too slow: People exposed to endocrine disrupters for decades

It takes decades to ban substances suspected of containing endocrine disrupters. The process is far too slow and could have consequences for our health.

People who faint are twice as likely to lose their job

Fainting could be an indicator for unemployment—especially for young people, shows a new study of 21,000 participants.

Bad chemistry: Chemical companies fail to comply with EU regulations

Chemical companies are required to document that their chemicals are safe but the majority withhold or submit incomplete information to the European authorities, allowing dangerous substances to stay on the market.

New technique cures deadly bladder cancer in mice

Scientists have developed an artificial malaria protein that can halt the growth of bladder cancer in mice. They will now test it on other forms of cancer before starting human trials.

Working night shifts is unlikely to increase risk of breast cancer

New study shows that working night shifts for a short period does not increase the risk of developing breast cancer.

Mothers to all boys have shorter life expectancy and more illness

Women who only give birth to boys have a shorter life expectancy and run a higher risk of becoming ill compared with mothers of daughters, or both sons and daughters, shows a new Ph.D. thesis.

How female emancipation has helped torture victims

Female emancipation in the West and sexual liberation means that rape has become less of a taboo subject and allows women to talk more openly to therapists.

Learning from bacteriophages to develop targeted antimicrobials

Scientists are learning from nature to develop new ways to combat antibiotic resistant bacteria and boost food safety.