A doctor discovers bacteria in a sample that is causing a case of pneumonia and prescribes antibiotics. But at the same time, there is another, nastier variant of bacteria lurking in the patient’s body that is very glad to have got rid of its competitor.
If you have a stroke, the protein FSAP may help to reduce the extent of paralyses and problems with speech.
In the Middle Ages, people of high status were both taller and had higher bone density than those from modest backgrounds. This difference was most marked amongst women, shows a new study based on the Schreiner Collection.
You are sitting in a meeting at work and your mind starts to wander to another place. Suddenly, you realise that the person leading the meeting has asked you a question that you have not heard. Why does this happen?
Why does it become harder to concentrate when you have Alzheimer’s disease? The explanation is perhaps that the signals transmitted from glial cells to nerve cells are disrupted.
By using drugs currently used to treat other diseases, scientists hope they will help children with leukemia suffer fewer long-term aftereffects from their treatment.
Many patients stop taking medication for high cholesterol because they are afraid it may have negative side effects. But the observed association between risk of dementia and high cholesterol, may be caused by your lifestyle.
The gene helps to repair brain damage caused by a lack of oxygen during birth, Norwegian researchers found.
The environmental pollutants we consume are probably the reason why some people develop type 1 diabetes. Even low concentrations of such pollutants can result in cells producing less insulin, reveals a new study from the University of Oslo (UiO).
In Norway, a third of the fish we produce is used for animal feed. This could better be used for human consumption, providing more vitamin B12 and selenium, a new study shows.
The room around you sways up and down and you feel seasick. While searching for the cause of dizziness, scientists at UiO have developed a new method for spinning things under a microscope and registering the activity in brain cells in movement.
If the blood supply to your brain decreases, it can trigger Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists at UiO wanted to find out whether this leads to more or fewer blood vessels and what role one particular protein plays in such a process.
Today, the main focus is on lowering high cholesterol levels in adults in order to prevent atherosclerosis. But then it is already too late - we should start focusing on lowering cholesterol in childhood, suggests professor Kirsten Holven.
Women know less about the so-called overdiagnosis of breast cancer compared to other aspects of mammogram screening. Despite this, there are few indications that women drop out of mammogram screening programmes after receiving more information.
Half of the veterinarians with serious suicidal thoughts reported that their job was the most important contributing factor.
Was it that you should be careful when taking two medicines at the same time, and should you be lifting heavy things? Health professionals should employ a definite strategy when giving patients information, researchers maintain.
A Mediterranean diet can provide many health benefits, but you may risk consuming too many environmental contaminants. Organically produced food can be the solution, a new study shows.
And women with this diagnosis miss out on active treatment time because of pregnancy.
Liver encephalopathy is one of the diseases that claims most lives worldwide. A Norwegian study has revealed that the disease disturbs vital processes in the brain.
According to a survey following doctors over 20 years, nearly four out of ten doctors have been the target of threats from a patient during the first four years after graduation and one in seven doctors have been physically assaulted.
It is safe to be physically active outdoors without having to worry about the risk of melanoma, as long as you follow the sun safety advice, say the researchers behind a large, Norwegian study.
One out of ten E. coli samples contained variants that are resistant to several kinds of antibiotics. Researchers warn that we must monitor the future development of antibiotic resistance carefully.
Grid cells are the brain’s GPS system. But do they use brain waves to gather information about speed and direction? Researchers at the University of Oslo resolved the question.