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Working class parents feel marginalised by child welfare services

Some parents react more negatively to child welfare services than others. The language used by child welfare staff may be part of the reason, say researchers.

Children who stutter should get help as early as possible

One in ten pre-school children has a stutter. The sooner they get help, the more likely they are to overcome it.

Thousands of medieval trinkets discovered underneath Scandinavian churches

More than 100,000 coins and hairpins have been found under the floorboards of medieval churches throughout Scandinavia, revealing insights into religious life in the Middle Ages.

People inflict the most complicated forms of trauma

Victims of a terrifying event perpetrated by another person are more likely to suffer from chronic pain than those who suffer a car accident, fire, or natural disaster, where no perpetrator was involved.

Bringing fish heads and bones back to the dinner table

New project will convert residual by-products into high-quality, functional ingredients, using efficient and sustainable processing methods.

Giant gas craters discovered at the bottom of the Barents Sea

Cracked gas chambers in the seabed south of Svalbard could blow out and create craters that are up to 30 metres deep, say scientists.

A simple change of routine reduces the risk of shoulder injuries in handball

Researchers have devised a new warm-up routine to prevent shoulder injuries.

Training can treat eating disorders

New study combines training and dietary guidance as a therapy for eating disorders. Although the use of training to treat eating disorders has been controversial, the results suggest that it could be more effective than cognitive therapy.

Not so hygge: Cosy lighting prevents elderly people reading in winter

A Norwegian study shows that the homes of 75 year olds are too dark for comfortable reading, despite their living rooms containing on average fifteen different lights.

ID checks and stronger parental controls may be driving down teenage drinking habits

Young people in the Nordics are drinking less than they did a few decades ago. Finnish researchers think that this may be due to better controls — both by parents and by those who sell and serve alcohol.