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Midwife training promotes mother-child attachments

Women who have given birth by Caesarean section may find it difficult to relate to their newborns. Special training can give midwives the tools they need to help these mothers.

Dyslexia linked to impulsiveness among criminals

Researchers have chalked up a pioneer discovery clearly linking dyslexia and high levels of impulsivity in a group of adults − men convicted of felonies.

Bad sunning habits increase skin cancers

Eight times as many Norwegians are now stricken with melanoma skin cancers as in 1953. Sweden is also seeing a spike in melanoma cases.

Different tactics in the battle against sex work and drugs

Neither sex work nor drug use can be stopped -- the best authorities can do is reduce or limit both practices. That's the conclusion of a new study which looked at contrasting approaches in Sweden and the Netherlands.

Men are better at multitasking

Everyone says that women are better at doing several things simultaneously. Swedish researchers put it to the test.

Creativity linked to mental illness

Artists and researchers are more disposed toward psychiatric disorders than the general population. Authors are the most vulnerable.

Debt crisis is caused by corruption

There is a close link between the current EU debt crisis and the extensive corruption taking place in several southern European countries, according to new research on corruption.

Increased divorce rates are linked to the welfare state

Swedish research places the soaring divorce rates in recent decades on the shoulders of equal rights and social justice.

Traffic pollution threatens young lungs

Infants who live along streets with heavy traffic run higher risks of problems with impaired lung functions.

Future airplanes might be furry

Fur, feathers and other outgrowths augment motion, according to Swedish scientists.