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Isolated people in Sweden only stopped using runes 100 years ago

In a remote part of Sweden they used runes until just a hundred years ago. The people in the area also speak their own language: Elfdalian.

Fight on to preserve Elfdalian, Sweden's lost forest language

OPINION: Secret language has preserved linguistic features that are to be found nowhere else in Scandinavia.

Obesity during pregnancy puts children at risk of developing diabetes

New study links obesity in the early stages of pregnancy with an increased risk of type 1 diabetes in children.

Towards an invisible and confident body

Researchers think an experiment which produces the sensation of having an invisible body might be helpful in treatment of social anxiety.

Ancient ring brings Vikings and Islamic civilizations closer together

Ring with Arabic inscriptions found in Swedish Viking grave.

Sweden’s view of what makes ideal parents

The ideal parents see children as bringing meaning to their lives.

Teachers gain health by gaining knowledge

The health of educators is affected by how much they learn at the schools where they teach.

Much less allergy in families who do the dishes by hand

A simple dish brush appears to be a great weapon against allergy development. Children in households that don’t use dishwashers are much less prone to be allergenic.

They use dating services but remain single

Some single persons are not really out to find a partner for life when they use online dating sites and go to get-togethers for singles.

Saving children by finding the worst malignant tumours

Swedish scientists think they have found a way to help child cancer patients by discerning between the more malignant tumours and ones that are less immediately threatening.

Spring is arriving earlier

Around the globe, leaves are popping and fruit trees are blooming earlier than before. Norwegian records show that the temperature in mid-May is about one degree higher today than it was 40 years ago.