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Researchers move germ-killing clays closer to medical use

VITENSKAP / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2018-08-21
 

Researchers have found that at least one type of blue clay may help fight disease-causing bacteria in wounds, including antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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Why stealthy viruses are making you ill

VITENSKAP / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2018-08-08
 

Newly discovered trick used by viruses makes them more dangerous.

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Healthy diet may stave off age-related hearing loss for women

ERNÆRING / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2018-05-24
 

Another benefit of a healthy diet may be protection against age-related hearing loss, suggests a large study of women.

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New update to the HW apps available

AKTUELT / 2018-03-02

We have the pleasure to inform that a new version of our app is now available for Android and iOS. It contains an updated design, and improved security through two-factor authentication that you can choose to use.

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Single blood test screens for eight cancer types

HEALTHCARE / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2018-01-18
 

Researchers have developed a single blood test that screens for eight common cancer types and helps identify the location of the cancer.

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HealthWatch has updated Terms of use and Privacy policy

DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2017-12-05

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Rare benign tumors hold the 'genetic recipe' to combat diabetes

HEALTHCARE / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2017-10-03
 

Researchers discover that insulinomas contain novel molecular pathways and reveal the map to regenerate insulin-producing cells.

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Blood test can predict early lung cancer prognosis

HEALTHCARE / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2017-08-30
 

Cancer cells obtained from a blood test may be able to predict how early-stage lung cancer patients will fare, a team of researchers has shown.

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New way found to boost immunity in fight cancer and infections

HEALTHCARE / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2017-07-19
 

A research team has identified a key new mechanism that regulates the ability of T-cells of the immune system to react against foreign antigens and cancer.

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Trigger for autoimmune disease identified

HEALTHCARE / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2017-05-10
 

Researchers have identified a trigger for autoimmune diseases such as lupus, Crohn's disease and multiple sclerosis. The findings help explain why women suffer autoimmune disease more frequently than men, and suggest a therapeutic target to prevent autoimmune disease in humans.

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Researchers make major brain repair discovery in fight against Multiple Sclerosis

VITENSKAP / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2017-03-14
 

Scientists have discovered that specific cells from the immune system are key players in brain repair – a fundamental breakthrough that could revolutionize the treatment of debilitating neurological disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

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New way of visualizing fatty acids inside cells

VITENSKAP / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2017-02-02
 

A new method to image intracellular fatty acids at a single cell level has been developed by a team of researchers. They treated cells with fatty acids containing a single bromine atom and used scanning X-ray fluorescence microscopy to observe the molecules inside the cells. The technique offers superior resolution. The new method may improve understanding of the role of fatty acids in cell function and disease.

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Computer models could help design physical therapy regimens

HEALTH / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2017-01-10
 

Researchers have developed a computational walking model that could help guide patients to their best possible recovery after a stroke.

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Social anxiety disorders? Cognitive therapy most effective treatment

PSYKIATRI / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2016-12-16
 

Social phobia is the most common anxiety disorder of our time. But the current treatment regimen for patients with this diagnosis has not proven very effective. Researchers spent 10 years studying alternative treatments to find that cognitive therapy works best for social anxiety disorders.

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Women catching up to men in alcohol consumption

ERNÆRING / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2016-10-25
 

New research shows women are closing the gender gap on alcohol-related health problems

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Exercise may reduce alcohol-related cancer risk

EXERCISE / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2016-09-16
 

Getting regular moderate or vigorous exercise may offset some of the potentially lethal health effects of regular alcohol consumption, a new study suggests.

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Face changing technology showing sun damage is most effective at promoting sun safe behavior

VITENSKAP / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2016-08-18
 

Researchers examined the way sun safe messages are conveyed to young women, and found that visual communication using technology to age participant's faces to emphasis sun damage and premature aging is most effective.

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Exercise improves memory in breast cancer survivors

HEALTHCARE / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2016-07-08
 

Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity is related to improved subjective memory in breast cancer survivors, who often complain about memory problems, reports a new study. It appears the physical activity alleviates stress and benefits women psychologically, which in turn aids their memory. Memory problems appear to be related to the high stress load cancer survivors experience, and may not be specific to chemotherapy or radiation treatments.

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Heart attack 'bruising' clue uncovered

HEALTHCARE / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2016-06-08
 

Researchers say they have found a new way to tell if a heart attack is more severe and might cause lasting harm - by looking for bruising or bleeding in the heart muscle.

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Blood pressure patterns may predict stroke risk

HEALTHCARE / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2016-05-10
 

Overall patterns may be a more reliable predictor than individual blood pressure readings, new research suggests.

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Are vegetable oils really healthier for your heart?

ERNÆRING / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2016-04-13
 

Butter vs. vegetable oil: A new study raises questions about some common dietary advice

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'Cold turkey' best way to quit smoking

HEALTH / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2016-03-15
 

People who want to quit smoking are being advised that stopping abruptly by going 'cold turkey' is the best way to succeed, a study shows.

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Blocking transfer of calcium to cell's powerhouse selectively kills cancer cells

VITENSKAP / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2016-03-04
 

Inhibiting the transfer of calcium ions into the cell's powerhouse is specifically toxic to cancer cells, suggesting new ways to fight the disease. Calcium addiction by mitochondria is a novel feature of cancer cells. This unexpected dependency on calcium transfer to the mitochondria for the survival of cancer cells surprised the researchers.

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Could a bacteria-killing protein lead to a new treatment for diabetes?

DIABETES / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2016-02-24
 

Why would a bacteria-killing protein be present in an area of the body that is not normally exposed to bacteria, like the pancreas? Researchers puzzled over this question for some time, until they eventually discovered that the protein in question was doing something entirely unexpected -- it was actually helping the pancreas regenerate and produce insulin. This ground-breaking discovery could lead to new treatments for diabetes.

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What goes wrong in the brain when someone can't spell

VITENSKAP / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2016-02-03
 

By studying stroke victims who have lost the ability to spell, researchers have pinpointed the parts of the brain that control how we write words.

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Quitting smoking improves your health, even if you gain weight, study finds

HEALTH / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2018-08-16
 

New research finds both good news and bad news for smokers who worry about packing on extra pounds when they try to quit.

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Smoking linked to increased atrial fibrillation risk

VITENSKAP / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2018-08-02
 

Current smokers are more likely than nonsmokers to develop the most common heart rhythm disorder, atrial fibrillation, suggests an analysis of existing research.

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How a protein helps bacteria outsmart the human immune system

HEALTHCARE / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2018-04-02
 

New research has uncovered a mechanism by which the bacteria that cause Lyme disease fight innate immune responses, and observed a never-before-seen phenomena demonstrating the bacteria can spring back in the body weeks later. Understanding this type of bacteria, one of only a few pathogens that can actually persist in the body for long periods of time, has major implications for treatment of tick-borne diseases like Lyme disease.

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How cells are able to turn

VITENSKAP / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2018-01-22
 

Researchers have long wondered how our cells navigate inside the body. Two new studies have now demonstrated that the cells use molecular force from within to steer themselves in a certain direction. This knowledge may be of great significance in the development of new drugs.

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Caffeine level in blood may help diagnose people with Parkinson's disease

HEALTHCARE / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2018-01-07
 

Testing the level of caffeine in the blood may provide a simple way to aid the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, according to a new study.

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Computer analysis fills gaps in antibody blueprint

VITENSKAP / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2017-11-30
 

Antibodies defend our bodies against intruders. These molecules consist of proteins with attached sugars. However, the blueprint directing the processing of these sugars on the protein was not well understood until now. Scientists have now used computer analysis to complete this blueprint and confirmed their findings in the laboratory.

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Gut bacteria that 'talk' to human cells may lead to new treatments

VITENSKAP / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2017-08-30
 

Scientists developed a method to genetically engineer gut bacteria to produce molecules that have the potential to treat certain disorders by altering human metabolism.

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Mental health programs in schools: Growing body of evidence supports effectiveness

HEALTH / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2017-08-10
 

School-based mental health programs can reach large numbers of children, with increasing evidence of effectiveness in improving mental health and related outcomes, according to a research review/

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Healthy diet? That depends on your genes

ERNÆRING / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2017-06-12
 

Shifts in the diets of Europeans after the introduction of farming 10,000 years ago led to genetic adaptations that favored the dietary trends of the time, new research indicates. The study has implications for the growing field of nutritional genomics, called nutrigenomics. Based on one's ancestry, clinicians may one day tailor each person's diet to her or his genome to improve health and prevent disease.

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Twin research reveals which facial features are most controlled by genetics

VITENSKAP / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2017-04-19
 

Research uses computer image and statistical shape analysis to shed light on which parts of the face are most likely to be inherited. The study examined 3-D face models of nearly 1,000 UK female twins, and found that the shapes of the end of the nose, the area above and below the lips, cheekbones and the inner corner of the eye were highly influenced by genetics.

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Gene variants associated with body shape increase risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes

DIABETES / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2017-02-15
 

A study has found that a pattern of gene variants associated with a body type, in which weight is deposited around the abdomen, rather than in the hips and thighs, increases the risk for type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease, as well as the incidence of several cardiovascular risk factors.

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Brain activity 'key in stress link to heart disease'

STRESS / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2017-01-12
 

Brain activity is key to why stress increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, a study suggests.

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Iron deficiency anemia associated with hearing loss

VITENSKAP / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2016-12-29
 

Medical researchers examined the association between sensorineural hearing loss and conductive hearing loss and iron deficiency anemia in adults ages 21 to 90 years.

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Blood test could predict best treatment for lung cancer

HEALTHCARE / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2016-11-21
 

A blood test could predict how well small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) patients will respond to treatment, according to new research.

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Study shows health improving globally, but progress is patchy

VITENSKAP / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2016-10-06
 

Globally, people's health is improving and life expectancy is rising, but progress is far from universal with chronic diseases bringing long-term illness and causing seven out of 10 deaths, according to research.

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Ignoring a minor stroke ups risk for more strokes soon after

HEALTHCARE / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2016-09-05
 

People who have a minor stroke – or even a mini-stroke - are at serious risk for further strokes in the next few days, but many people delay going to the hospital because they do not recognize the symptoms, researchers warn.

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Virtual reality helps 8 paralyzed people move again

VITENSKAP / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2016-08-12
 

Brain training therapy, including virtual reality walking, helped kick-start connections between brain and body

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Whole grain intake tied to longer, healthier life

ERNÆRING / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2016-06-15
 

People who eat lots of whole grains are less likely than others to die of cardiovascular disease or cancer during long periods of follow-up, according to a new analysis of previous studies.

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Massage may be option for pain relief

PAIN / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2016-05-24
 

Massage is better than nothing for pain relief, according to a new review. The therapy may also be an acceptable choice for people considering other options like acupuncture and physical therapy.

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Nutrient supplements can give antidepressants a boost

PHARMACEUTICALS / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2016-04-26
 

An international evidence review has found that certain nutritional supplements can increase the effectiveness of antidepressants for people with clinical depression.

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Blood test can detect concussions even days later

HEALTHCARE / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2016-03-28
 

Researchers say a blood biomarker can confirm that a concussion occurred and may eventually help guide treatment

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Heart attacks could be reduced by rethinking the way we prescribe statins

HEALTHCARE / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2016-03-11
 

Millions of people today take statins to help lower their cholesterol level. Currently statins are prescribed to patients based on their future risk of cardiovascular disease, mainly driven by age, which excludes many individuals who may benefit from them. Researchers have developed a new approach to determine which individuals should receive these important medications. Their findings could improve prevention of heart disease, especially in younger people.

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New insight into the possible risk factors associated with food allergies

ERNÆRING / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2016-02-29
 

A new study assessed the prevalence of two different types of food hypersensitivity and the risk factors associated with them.

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Social groups after retirement may be good for longevity

HEALTH / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2016-02-16
 

Should retirement planning include strategies for being active in social groups? Perhaps yes, researchers say.

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Researchers uncover how dopamine transports within the brain

VITENSKAP / DIREKTE FRA NETTET / 2016-01-26
 

The mechanics of how dopamine transports into and out of brain cells has been uncovered by researchers, a finding that could someday lead to more effective treatment of drug addictions and neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease.

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