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Races are the latest housewife holidays

Some women literally run away from their families. At least for a day or two.

How grandparents fit into modern family life

Parents and adult children live close to one another, stay in close contact and help each other. However, children mean more to parents than the other way around.

They raise their sons to become better men in order to ensure equality for their daughters

Norwegian-Pakistani mothers who never got the chance to realise their ambitions on the job market have other plans for their own daughters. This affects the way they raise their sons.

1,750 skeletons tell stories of life during the industrial revolution

Analyses of bones unearthed during Copenhagen’s metro expansion are revealing details of everyday life and living conditions during the industrial revolution.

Family’s hereditary cancer gene found

When almost a third of a hundred members of one family had cancer, or were cured of cancer, researchers began to look for a cancer-causing gene in the family. They found it after fifteen years of genetic testing.

Is it tougher to have a child than a failed fertility treatment?

There is no association between clinical depression and failed fertility treatments. Surprisingly, the risk of depression is greater when the treatment is successful, shows new research.

Parents with young children most vulnerable after stroke

We think of stroke as an old-age problem, but 25 per cent of strokes happen in individuals under 65.

No baby boom from cash-for-care benefits

The number of births per woman has declined since cash for childcare benefits were introduced in Norway.

Sweden’s view of what makes ideal parents

The ideal parents see children as bringing meaning to their lives.

Children can wait – for higher income

The probability of having children increases significantly once people have started their professional careers.