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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?

Religious beliefs battle hypertension

Churchgoers have lower blood pressure. So is it healthy to believe in God?

How much food do seabirds need?

Many seabirds begin to suffer when the food available for them in the ocean declines below a critical level. This level is about one-third of the maximum amount of food available.

Russia: The Unhappy People

It has been said that it is hard for a foreigner to capture the Russian soul. The Russian melancholy is a collective feeling of loss and heavy burdens.

Norwegian elite support immigration

The social elite in Norway are more supportive of immigration than the rest of the country’s population. The elite are also very supportive of the welfare state, but not everyone with lots of money is thrilled with the redistribution of wealth.