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People with children vaccinate themselves to protect their loved ones

Childless, single persons may take vaccines because they deem it important to protect vulnerable segments of society. Parents seem to be more concerned about protecting their own family.

How science can help cities prepare for attacks on metro systems

OPINION: Whatever preparations metro authorities make for disasters, they can consider their passengers to be part of their solution. They need to design the tunnel environment for the people, not the people for the environment.

Men tend to get more severe psoriasis

A Swedish study shows that more men than women suffer severe psoriasis.

How breast milk could help prevent the antibiotic apocalypse

OPINION: A Professor from Lund University explains how breast milk can be used to treat antibiotic resistant bacteria.

Power cuts seen when all pay their fair share of costs

Swedes waste more electricity when power costs are included in their rent.

Milk-lovers should compensate with lots of fruit and vegetables

Many who drink a lot of milk on a daily basis lead shorter lives than those who don’t. Eating large amounts of fruit and vegetables can have a protective effect, according to a new study.

Is the childhood obesity epidemic coming to an end?

After decades where rates of childhood obesity have soared, researchers now detect a clear decline in the percentage of boys who are overweight or obese in Sweden. A similar trend can be found elsewhere around the globe, including Norway.

Brown bears vie with wolves for food

When a brown bear crawls out of its den in March it has an intense need for meat. This makes it a direct competitor with wolves, find researchers in several countries.

Why people protest against wolves

People in rural areas feel as if politicians don’t listen to them—which translates into anger over wolf populations and may radicalize them.

Children of divorce whose parents share custody do best

It may seem counterintuitive, but children who split their time between their mother and father after a divorce do nearly as well as children who live with both parents, a Swedish study shows.