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Should you be using Facebook for health information?

"In the future, we will be going less to the doctor, and rather use social media to find out what is the matter with us," says one researcher. She points out that health authorities should have a stronger presence on the web.

How much should you drink when you're sick?

Not all infections necessitate a greater intake of fluids than usual.

The masculine avant-garde that fostered feminism

The artistic and social movement known as Futurism practically cleared the way for feminism, according to a Norwegian researcher.

Contraception influences sexual desire in committed relationships

How often women in heterosexual couples desire sex depends on how committed the relationship is and what type of birth control the woman uses.

Countries should put a universal basic income in place before robots take our jobs

Half of all jobs could be replaced by technology in the next 20 years, according to some predictions. One solution for workers displaced by automation is to pay everyone a universal basic income. In Finland and elsewhere in Europe, that idea will be put to the test in 2017.

Smartphones can alert caregivers when seniors fall

A smartphone can be an aid for an elderly person who takes a tumble at home. It can capture the sound of the fall from up to five meters away and thus eliminates the need for elders to actually wear equipment or sensors.

Brazil: A country without a language

OPINION: Brazilians speak Portuguese. But do they really?

Using our body’s immune system to fight cancer

Immunotherapy can prolong the lives of some cancer patients. Researcher Johanna Olweus explains how it works and why it currently only works for a few kinds of cancer.

Underprivileged youths more prone to mental health problems

One in four young people from poor families struggle with mental health problems, according to a nation wide survey. They are more prone to depressive moods and stress-related problems than young people from resourceful families.

Female researchers caution others against a career in science

A majority of young female researchers would not recommend others to choose a career in research. Their male colleagues have fewer doubts.