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Rising number of Swedish women suffer recurrent miscarriages

A new Swedish study indicates that a rising number of women have experienced three or more miscarriages in a row. The medical researchers are uncertain as to the cause.

Drugs that didn’t keep their promise

The medicines were called “disease-modifying” because they were supposed to slow down the disease itself. But earlier medications for arthritis didn’t do this. Several of them, however, had dangerous side effects. Why did patients take them anyway?

Future help for stroke patients with language problems

Brain researchers have found a new method of analysis to distinguish between stroke patients with language problem. The result may be individualised treatment for each patient.

Virus a possible cause of type 1 diabetes

Researchers have found a virus in the pancreas of patients with type 1 diabetes. The discovery may offer the potential for both treatment and a vaccine.

Mindfulness as useful as therapy to treat depression

The quickest road out of depression might be to simply be aware of how you feel, without trying to change those feelings.

Addicts in fear of mandatory rehab

Substance abusers whose lives are acutely at risk can be committed to compulsory rehabilitation treatment. Some become scared of, angry at, and sceptical of the health services.

Scientists sneak Alzheimer medicine into the brain

Scientists have succeeded in creating molecules that can escort Alzheimer's medicine through the impervious sheath that separates blood vessels from neurons and safely into the brain.

New treatment could put an end to stomach pains

Danish scientists are pioneering a new treatment for patients with severe irritable bowel syndrome.

Pills can quench thirst for alcohol

Many medications are available on the market that can ease alcohol cravings, but these pills are not widely used in Norway.

In the hunt for obesity and diabetes genes

What roles do diets and genetics play in the development of obesity and diabetes?