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Scientists rebut claim that antidepressants don't work

A theory that antidepressants don’t really work has caught a lot of attention in international media. A new Swedish study punches holes in such arguments.

Few Swedes regret sex reassignment surgery

Yet many suffer from severe mental problems afterwards.

Small children don’t get the pain treatment they need

They may be small, but little children feel as much pain as adults. Their inability to express what they feel means they are often inadequately treated for pain, researchers say.

Contacts more important than rich parents for nest-leavers

Young people who have a larger network move out of their parents’ homes earlier.

Picky children might have eating disorders

It is not uncommon for young kids to be quite picky and reluctant to try new foods. Some of them can have eating disorders.

Is Syria really a 'climate war'? We examined the links between drought, migration and conflict

OPINION: Putting too much emphasis on the climate overlooks the role of political and socio-economic factors in determining a community’s vulnerability to environmental stress.

Clever ravens can plan one step ahead

The birds are as good at planning as a four-year-old child or a chimpanzee.

Job hunt: Middle aged and older – get cold shoulder

The chances of being considered for a job seem to drop significantly when applicants are in their 40s, even if they otherwise have identical qualifications as younger persons, according to a Swedish study.

Choice of bread is a class issue

What kind of bread do you eat? This could depend on your educational level and what you were served at home as a child.

Parents can prevent kids’ criminality

Parents can keep their teenagers away from criminal circles and help prevent them from breaking the law. This is a conclusion of research in Sweden’s third largest city, Malmö.

Danish Viking fortresses were designed to fend off other Vikings

After four years, the excavation of the famous Viking fortress, Borgring, is coming to a close and archaeologists can now describe the fortress in a broader perspective: An anti-Viking defence that allowed the Danish King to forge a new, mobile army.