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Kids are distracted by internet ads

It’s hard for them to avert their eyes from animated advertisements.

Influenza comes with cold weather

Swedish research confirms that outbreaks of flu coincide with drops in outdoor temperatures.

Loud music confuses shoppers

Some merchants blast their customers with music in an attempt to increase sales. Swedish research, however, shows that many consumers experience the music as much too intense.

A 2,500-year-old city found in Greece

Five hours north of Athens is the town of Vlochós. Archaeologists have now discovered that this spot has not always been such a backwater as it is today. A thriving city was located here in antiquity.

You can get wealthier with one sibling

Having one brother or sister can contribute to a higher income in adulthood. On average if your parents get divorced it has no economic consequence for your future income.

Lactic acid bacteria combat a common dental disease

Over half of all Norwegians over the age of 40 have periodontitis, a chronic inflammatory disease which can make teeth loosen and fall out. Lactic acid bacteria might be used in treating the disease.

Cancer patients tend to be more injury prone

The risk of injury increases for people with a cancer diagnosis, according to a Swedish study. Randi Englund got an infection after an operation, but many encounter accidents that are not related to the disease.

Taking on the challenge of getting refugees into the job market in Sweden

OPINION: Asylum seekers in Sweden are struggling to access the Swedish labour market. Researchers explain why, and what can be done to help them.

Medications can help ex-cons from returning to jail

Pyschotropic medication can help keep convicts from engaging in violent crimes after being released.

Fitness is our religion

Society’s focus on health and exercise meet all the criteria of a religion, according to Swedish researchers.