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Mental robustness wards off woes

Being mentally robust can help against illnesses and decrease absences from work.

Too much freedom at Norwegian religious schools?

Freedom of religion in Norway offers extensive protection to what can be taught in parochial schools. But do the statutes go too far in protecting religious freedoms to the detriment of other fundamental freedoms?

Differing dangers at sea

The probability of being killed at work is 25 times higher for a coastal fisherman than for an offshore worker. Seafarers also run a high risk of accidents.

Younger kids use most asthma medicine

A study of the use of asthma medicine shows that small children take the most while young adults take the least.

Little known about domestic violence against immigrant children

Child welfare authorities lack knowledge on domestic violence against children in immigrant families and this makes them slower to react.

Teaching children in their mother tongue in Mozambique

Portuguese is the language of instruction in all schools in Mozambique, although most children don’t understand it when they start school. This is now about to change.

Happier people in the Nordic countries

Nordic people are the epitome of happiness and satisfaction. Why is that?

A different kind of immigration problem

A new method is developed to assess the environmental risks posed by non-native species.

Forget about calories during Christmas

A strong focus on diets and weight has a negative impact on children’s body images, say researchers who work with eating disorders.

The moral soldier

Peacekeeping forces shoulder responsibility of protecting civilians – but how much of these obligations do the soldiers in the field actually bear?