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Hairdressers troubled by respiratory problems

Asthma, congestion, dry coughs and wheezing. These are just some of the symptoms which plague hair salon workers.

Swedish diabetes estimates were off by a long shot

Sweden can have two to three times as many young people with diabetes type 1 than believed.

Gender differences diminish among young porn users

Swedish girls and boys fantasise about the same kinds of porn-inspired sex. Young Norwegians also learn about sex from pornography.

Swedes catch it in the rye

Swedish researchers, who hail from a country that should know, claim whole grain rye crisp bread like Ryvita is more satiating than soft breads made of wheat.

Hard to walk in ancestral moccasins

Did Bronze Age people make petroglyphs to contact the underworld? Did they think their carvings of animals would help them in hunts? Or were they marking their territory?

Swedish ferns stuck to their Jurassic game plan

A remarkable finding from Skåne County in the south of Sweden shows that the royal fern has not changed genetically in the past 180 million years.

Born underweight – infertile in adulthood

Girls who were small or underweight at birth have twice the risk of infertility in adulthood as girls who were born within a normal weight range.

Teen fitness lowers heart attacks later in life

Men who are in good physical shape as 18-year-olds are less likely to have serious heart problems later as adults.

Gay Muslims keep religion and sexuality separate

Homosexual men in Beirut consider their sexual orientation to be a transitional phase rather than a lifelong part of their identity.

Diabetes advice: Go Mediterranean and skip breakfast

Swedish research offers unusual recommendations for diabetes patients: Skip breakfast and tuck into a large Mediterranean-style lunch instead.