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Night shifts raises the risk of breast cancer

Women whose shifts include the four hours from midnight to four in the morning for much of their working life have an elevated risk of breast cancer.

Mindfulness as useful as therapy to treat depression

The quickest road out of depression might be to simply be aware of how you feel, without trying to change those feelings.

Nordic fare slims you as well as a Stone Age diet

Official Nordic dietary recommendations help elderly, overweight women to lose weight just as well as if they were on Palaeolithic diets.

Increased risk of suicide after imprisonment

The risk of suicide is highest in the first month after an inmate is set free.

Diamonds found in Sweden

Researchers have found tiny diamonds in Snasahögarna in Jämtland. They offer new insight into the region's geologic story.

Swedish glass production 300 years older than historians believed

A large lump of glass is shedding new light on the history of glass production in Sweden.

The future's batteries could be plastic

Battery technologies are continually improving, but some researchers are going on beyond metal oxides in favour of plastic.

Aerobics can increase memory in older adults

Physical activity improves memory performance among persons aged 60 to 70 because it increases blood flow to the brain.

Parkinson’s can start in the gut

Swedish scientists have demonstrated that Parkinson’s disease can move from the gastrointestinal tract to the brain.

Quicker lymphoma test for dogs

A blood sample is all that is needed in a faster and easier test to see whether dogs have lymph cancer.