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Scientists tweak results in human trials

Scientists all too often fiddle with the results of human trials to make new drugs or treatment plans appear more effective than they actually are.

Many women needlessly take cholesterol-lowering drugs

More than half of middle-aged women who take cholesterol-lowering medicines called 'statins' have neither cardiovascular disease or diabetes, shows new research.

How happiness is challenging GDP as the measure of a country's health

OPINION: Denmark has reclaimed its place as the happiest country in the world, according to the latest annual World Happiness Report, closely followed by Iceland, Norway, and Finland. But it is equality and not GDP that makes the Nordic countries top in the happiness polls.

The immune system can fight cancer

We can now guide the immune system to fight cancer, and tailor immunotherapeutic treatments for each patient.

Fibre and protein enhance gut bacteria in children

Diet is crucial when a child transitions from breast-milk to solid food and helps ensure they develop a rich diversity of gut bacteria, shows new research.

Ozone may be the cause of health problems among airline crew

Pilots and flight attendants have long complained about health problems. New study suggests that high ozone levels and low cabin humidity might be to blame.

Healthy gut microbes could treat malnutrition

Gut microbes taken from healthy children reduced the harmful side effects of malnutrition in mice, including stunted growth and development.

No proof of vitamin D preventing asthma in children

Two studies of 1,500 pregnant women looked at whether vitamin D supplements could prevent asthma in children, but the results are inconclusive.

Scientists find gene switch for “bad” fat

New study shows that targeting a certain gene can lower fat levels in the blood and reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes, and fatty liver disease.

Smartphone app can reveal eye disease

Smartphones and tablets can be equipped with an app that can help detect potentially blinding deteriorations of the eye. This can even be much more effective than traditional vision tests, according to a Swedish study.