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Job prospects rise with right contacts

A 19-year-old is less likely to find a job if their friends and contacts are largely unemployed, according to a Swedish study.

Vikings abused and beheaded their slaves

Who were the slaves and where did they come from?

Better treatment for social anxiety

Social anxiety is currently treated with antidepressants or cognitive behavioural treatment. A new study shows that a combination of the two works best.

Brain cancer more common among highly educated

Persons with plenty of schooling run a higher risk of developing brain cancer, according to a survey of nearly three million Swedes.

Air pollution hurts children’s mental health

Swedish research has shown that children and adolescents who live in areas with high air pollution levels run a greater risk of insomnia and psychiatric diagnoses.

Mysterious meteorite sheds new light on the Solar System

A completely new type of meteorite discovered in Sweden suggests a previously unknown part of Earth’s history.

Adolescents with ADHD tackle daily lives well but struggle at school

A small Swedish study shows that school is where students experience their ADHD as a problem.

Better sleep without tonsils

Surgery can provide promising results for sleep apnoea, according to a Swedish study. But a chief physician says such surgery only works for some patients and the effect declines rapidly.

Wild bees lose the fight for flowers

A new study confirms what researchers have thought for some time: Honeybees out-compete wild bees and bumblebees.

Rare aggressive skin cancer on the rise

Cases of the aggressive skin cancer Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) have nearly doubled in the past 20 years in Sweden.