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Snus smokeless tobacco can lead to smoking

Teenagers who use the moist powder tobacco – snus – tend to have low self-esteem and are more at risk of starting to smoke, one study finds. But researchers disagree.

Fast method for determining antibiotic resistance

Swedish researchers have come up with a new and quick way of determining a bacteria’s susceptibility to antibiotics.

Mental training can help curb injuries

Psychological training can help reduce physical injuries in elite sports.

New blood vessels in just seven days

Just start with a few teaspoons of blood.

Night shifts raise 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.