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Swedish research article retracted by prestigious international journal

Science magazine, one of the top academic journals in the world, has retracted an article written by two Swedish researchers whose data and methods have been judged to be suspect by a Swedish review board.

Just one in ten children “with food allergies” actually had them

Parents had steered their offspring away from a variety of foods they thought their kids were allergic to. When researchers examined the children they found that just one in ten really had a food allergy.

Forbidden products and fit personnel make us buy more

There are all kinds of psychological factors that drive us to shop. Well-trained, muscular clerks and goods on display that we cannot touch are two such ploys that make us open our wallets and buy more costly merchandise.

Self-harm links to violence against others

Researchers behind a Swedish study do not think that self-harm leads to violent crimes. But there is an underlying association between deliberate self-harm and violent criminality.

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.