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Swedes uncover rich Cypriot graves

Here are gold necklaces, pearls and earrings as well as several hundred handsome ceramic vessels from the Bronze Age. The discovery testifies to a city which traded with much of its contemporary world.

When almost all Asperger’s symptoms disappear

Swedish researchers followed a group of boys with Asperger syndrome over 20 years. Their lives took different directions. Just over one-fifth of these boys grew out of most of their symptoms.

Sex education is failing young people

A new study of sex education around the world shows that teenagers feel embarrassed, teachers are ill-prepared, and the course content is outdated and stereotyped.

Do some people drink too much because of changes in the brain?

Scientists believe they have found a reason why some people find it impossible to resist the craving for alcohol. “This finding may be a solid piece in a huge puzzle,” says a Norwegian researcher.

Forget thawing food in your fridge, use water instead

A tenacious myth would have you believe the best way to thaw frozen food is slowly, in the refrigerator. But food science researchers say it’s just not so.

How to get over your fear of spiders

Seeing what you fear the most between short intervals can trick the brain into being less frightened.

Birth seasons could impact risk of coeliac disease

Swedish children born in the spring ran a higher risk of getting gluten allergies by the age of two. The risk also rose the further south in Sweden the children lived.

Why is mental illness so hard on the heart?

Studies have shown that serious depression is as lethal as smoking. Swedish researchers now think they are closer to understanding why.

Being unfit nearly as harmful as smoking

Poor physical fitness amounts to nearly as high a risk of premature death as tobacco smoking and appears to be more lethal than hypertension and cholesterol.

How hereditary is prostate cancer?

Researchers have examined 50,000 brothers of men with prostate cancer to break down the numbers on the genetic probability of the various forms of the disease.