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Preventive health

Fetus constantly active right up until birth

The common view held by health care personnel that the fetus becomes less active during late pregnancy is wrong.

Lactic acid protects the brain

Lactic acid has had a bad reputation for a long time. Now researchers have discovered that it in fact protects your brain.

Mental robustness wards off woes

Being mentally robust can help against illnesses and decrease absences from work.

Younger kids use most asthma medicine

A study of the use of asthma medicine shows that small children take the most while young adults take the least.

Screening for breast cancer to what effect?

Researchers are disagreeing on whether the Norwegian screening program on breast cancer has had the intended effect.

The hard road off the sofa

Type 2 diabetics struggle to adjust their lifestyles and habits in keeping with medical recommendations. Patient groups could be the answer.

Crosswords, knitting and gardening lower the risk of Alzheimer's

Physical activity can prevent dementia in the elderly. But activities that stimulate the brain, such as reading, going to concerts or weeding the garden, also lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease regardless of how much physical activity the person does, a Swedish study says.