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Caesarean section versus natural birth – an obstetrician examines a new review

Caesarean section should not be “marketed” as a safe way to avoid pelvic floor problems. The reality is more complex than that.

Can you trust “safe periods” as a form of birth control?

It’s a well-known phenomenon that a woman’s body temperature can help predict when she is least — or most —likely to become pregnant. Swedish researchers have studied this phenomenon and are selling a mobile phone app as a form of natural birth control. Their efforts are not without controversy.

Traumatic brain injuries linked to dementia risks

A person who has suffered a brain injury is more likely to develop dementia. The worse the injury the greater the risk, shows a new Swedish study.

Palaeolithic diet gives slightly more weight reduction

A Swedish study shows that elderly women who stuck to a Palaeolithic diet achieved more health benefits than those who followed the dietary recommendations of Nordic country nutritionists.

Strength training isn’t enough

Older women gained noticeably stronger muscle mass from resistance training. But that wasn’t enough to prevent falling.

First Scandinavians came from north and south

Scandinavia has been a melting pot of cultures ever since the first people arrived after the last ice age, new DNA analyses show.

Swedish women less trusting of researchers

Norwegian women seem to trust researchers and research more than Norwegian men do. Next door in Sweden, it’s the opposite.

How does a newt make a new tail?

Scientists have found the genes that are linked to the regrowth of body parts.

Dogs and cats are big business in Sweden

Just how many jobs do pets — and their loving owners — actually create? Swedish researchers have now provided some numbers to answer that exact question.

These are the fruits and vegetables we waste the most

Seven vegetables and fruits represent about half of all produce that goes to waste in supermarkets, according to a Swedish study. A focus on these can cut costs and help the environment.