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Dogs mirror owner’s stress level

New research suggests that long-term stress is transmitted from human to dog.

Scientists discover brain mechanism that regulates body weight

A neurotransmitter in the brain affects whether we gain or lose weight, a new study in mice suggests.

Babies can show signs of autism early in life

Babies who were just 10 months old and who later received a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder took less initiative than other children to communicate with adults.

What the Swedes learned from the terrorist attack in Stockholm

Five people were killed and ten injured when a terrorist drove a truck into the crowd in central Stockholm on 7 April 2017.

Snoring prevents the body from repairing damage to the pharynx

Snoring triggers a vicious cycle that can cause sleep apnoea and difficulty swallowing, according to Swedish research.

Wolves, but no dogs, in Scandinavian wolf population’s heritage

There is no evidence that Scandinavia’s wolf population has been influenced by dog-wolf hybrids, new research shows.

Written in the blood: Researchers detect signs of cancer risk years in advance of disease

Some serious cancers have been linked to an increase of certain proteins in the blood as early as 15-25 years before a person becomes ill, a series of Swedish studies shows.

Anxiety and depression high among undocumented migrants in Sweden

Half say they often go hungry and few have permanent places to live, according to a survey of 88 migrants.

Crosswords, knitting and gardening lower the risk of Alzheimer's

Physical activity can prevent dementia in the elderly. But activities that stimulate the brain, such as reading, going to concerts or weeding the garden, also lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease regardless of how much physical activity the person does, a Swedish study says.

Warrior buried in a Swedish Viking grave was actually female

When archaeologists excavated a Viking grave in the late 1800s and found weapons, they realized they’d found a warrior’s burial place. But it turned out that warrior was a woman.