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High risks for babies of obese mothers despite C-sections

Caesareans provide no reduction in risks of serious complications when very heavy women give birth.

Less gay-bashing, more Romani harassment

Swedes are filing fewer hate crime complaints now than in the past, but Norway files far fewer hate crime complaints overall than its neighbour to the east. Are Norwegians actually more tolerant or is it simply a reporting issue?

Swedish sailors injure knees on land

The knee is the most vulnerable part of the body for elite competition sailors ― but the damage is usually done on land.

Rumble strips save lives on Swedish roads

Fatal and serious traffic accidents involving only one car are down 30 percent on Swedish freeways after rumble strips were added.

Kids aren’t dummies − back seats are still unsafe

Swedish research shows that children aged four to twelve are not sufficiently protected in the rear seats of our cars.

Electroshock tames serious depression

A Swedish study shows 80 percent of patients improve with the use of longer-term electroconvulsive therapy.

Butterfly with four eyespots spooks big predators

The eyespots on this butterfly's wings are big enough to scare full-grown chickens.

Swedish women struggle with stress

Nearly two-thirds of all middle-aged Swedish women experience stress. Researchers blame it on the conflicting demands posed by careers and children.

Dementia patients embrace GPS surveillance

Elderly Swedes with dementia want to be tracked by GPS, even in their own homes.

Foreign markets: high risk, high reward

Branching into markets that are culturally unlike your own poses risks, but can be a better business strategy than staying closer to home.