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Crosswords, knitting and gardening lower the risk of Alzheimer's

Physical activity can prevent dementia in the elderly. But activities that stimulate the brain, such as reading, going to concerts or weeding the garden, also lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease regardless of how much physical activity the person does, a Swedish study says.

Why does the humpback whale migrate?

A Norwegian all-you-can-eat herring feast in the fall and winter, followed by a spring break party in the Caribbean... What a life! Maybe that's why humpback whales keep commuting back and forth between the two extremes.

One of four LGBT people experience hate speech

A new report shows that twice as many LGBT people are victims of discrimination and exclusion as the rest of the population. The risk increases even more among those with minority characteristics.

Health personnel struggle when interacting with patients with suicidal thoughts

Healthcare staff feel insecure when faced with talking about life's big questions with patients who are considering taking their own life, a new study indicates.

This solar panel is the first in the world to store both electricity and heat

Moreover, researchers have succeeded in increasing its output dramatically by providing the panel with its own cooling system.

Pupils with low grades feel less supported by teachers

A recent study of upper secondary students shows that strong students experience more support from teachers than do students who have lower grades.

Preemies given extra nutrition grew faster but got more infections

Premature, very low birth weight babies often have lower IQs and more learning disabilities than their normal-weight peers. But more nutrition early on may help, new research suggests.

Acute psychiatric help via video conference

The psychiatrist in Tromsø can talk to the patient as well as health professionals, even if the specialist is miles away.

Warrior buried in a Swedish Viking grave was actually female

When archaeologists excavated a Viking grave in the late 1800s and found weapons, they realized they’d found a warrior’s burial place. But it turned out that warrior was a woman.

Older Swedes drink more — and are more prone to accidents, disease

Twenty-seven per cent of 75-year-old Swedish men and 10 per cent of 75-year-old Swedish women are considered to be hazardous drinkers, a new report says. Elderly people are more sensitive to alcohol than younger people and therefore are more at risk from drinking-related problems.

Crosswords, knitting and gardening lower the risk of Alzheimer's

Physical activity can prevent dementia in the elderly. But activities that stimulate the brain, such as reading, going to concerts or weeding the garden, also lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease regardless of how much physical activity the person does, a Swedish study says.