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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.

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.

A great year for blueberries

Forget those kicks on Route 66, get your thrills on blueberry hills all over Norway, Sweden and Finland! Researchers predict a recordbreaking year for blueberries.

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.