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No publication bias in global climate change research

Do climate scientists avoid publishing results that go against the consensus on man-made climate change, in favour of results that confirm it? Not according to our research.

Diagnoses often blamed when kids struggle at school

ADHD and Asperger’s are sometimes used as explanations when a pupil has troubles at school. When the focus in on an individual child’s psyche, problems needing attention in the social environment might be overlooked.

Shared physical custody kids less stressed

The children of divorced parents who reside permanently with just one of them are more likely to be stressed than those who take turns living with each parent, according to a Swedish study.

Irritable bowels leak bacteria

In a laboratory test mucous membrane tissue in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) let twice the numbers of bacteria pass through compared with those of healthy persons.

More heart attacks on cold days

A large Swedish study shows that incidences of heart attacks rise as temperature sinks.

Why are some moose white?

Photos of the popular white moose in Sweden’s Värmland County have been spread round the world in social media. Swedish scientists are now trying to find out why the animals are white.

Scientists rebut claim that antidepressants don't work

A theory that antidepressants don’t really work has caught a lot of attention in international media. A new Swedish study punches holes in such arguments.

Few Swedes regret sex reassignment surgery

Yet many suffer from severe mental problems afterwards.

Small children don’t get the pain treatment they need

They may be small, but little children feel as much pain as adults. Their inability to express what they feel means they are often inadequately treated for pain, researchers say.

Contacts more important than rich parents for nest-leavers

Young people who have a larger network move out of their parents’ homes earlier.