Dog owners have lower mortality, study finds

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Dog owners have a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease or other causes, a study of 3.4 million Swedes has found. The team analysed national registries for people aged... Read More

Depression link between fathers and teenage children, says study

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Depression in fathers, as well as mothers, has an impact on children despite mothers often being the focus when treating adolescent depression, a study suggests. The University College London (UCL)... Read More

Sex unlikely to cause cardiac arrest, study finds

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Sudden cardiac arrest is associated with sexual activity far more often in men than women, research suggests. But sex is a rare trigger for sudden cardiac arrest. Only 34 out... Read More

Rise in new HIV cases in over-50s – study

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An increasing number of older people are being diagnosed with HIV across Europe, according to a new study. Researchers from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control looked at... Read More

Anger and hatred can make us feel happy, says study

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People are happier if they are able to feel emotions they desire – even if those emotions are unpleasant, such as anger and hatred, a study suggests. The results of... Read More

Ransomware 'here to stay', warns Google study

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Cyber-thieves have made at least $ 25m (£19m) from ransomware in the last two years, suggests research by Google. The search giant created thousands of virtual victims of ransomware to... Read More

Brexit EU migration study launched by Amber Rudd

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The government is commissioning a “detailed assessment” of the costs and benefits of EU migrants as it plans how to manage immigration after Brexit. A new set of rules is... Read More

Nine lifestyle changes can reduce dementia risk, study says

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One in three cases of dementia could be prevented if more people looked after their brain health throughout life, according to an international study in the Lancet. It lists nine... Read More

Cyber-bullying relatively rare, says study

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Cyber-bullying is far less common than “traditional” face-to-face bullying, according to an academic survey of more than 120,000 English 15-year-olds. While 30% reported regular bullying of some form, just 3%... Read More

Test may spot glaucoma before symptoms begin, study says

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It might be possible to treat the main cause of permanent blindness before people notice any loss of vision, say University College London researchers. They have developed a new kind... Read More