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Fluorine stars with added sparkle

Next time you grab a tube of fluoride toothpaste, spare a thought for those stars dying so that you could have healthy teeth.

Too little fruit and veg in children’s diet

European children are eating far less fruit and vegetables than recommended, EU survey shows.

Gay Swedes don’t flee rural communities

Researchers find more acceptance than expected for sexual diversity in rural areas.

Farm life is beneficial for pregnant women

Children living on farms have a reduced risk of developing allergies. Now researchers know more about why.

Cunning respiratory bacteria help each other survive

Swedish research reveals how bacteria supply each other with vital iron.

Children feast on sugar

It’s official: European children are consuming too much of the sweet stuff.

Catching Atlantic cod in green light

Using fish pots and green light, Swedish fishermen want to prevent seals from stealing their catch.

Swedish farmers have doubts about climatologists

Farmers rely more on their own experiences with changing weather than on climatologists who have no agricultural experience, according to Swedish research.

Teenage girls watch porn too

Girls appreciate porn just as much as boys do, a new Swedish study indicates.

Sports help victims of bullying

Boys who are bullied may avoid enduring mental health problems if they participate in sports activities, according to a large Nordic study.