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Online weigh-loss groups provide support and comfort

Online weight loss forums protect participants from public fat shaming, and offer them a place to speak out without being confronted by normal-weight individuals, medical science or the authorities.

Why Norwegian soldiers didn't approve of 'Meat free Monday'

In an effort to be environmentally responsible and to eat healthier, the Norwegian army decided to introduce a meat free day every week. But the soldiers were not impressed.

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.

Why some of us regret one-night stands

Women regret saying yes to casual sex much more often than men do. Men – almost exclusively – regret saying no. Why?

Are girls really better at reading than boys?

In reading tests at school, girls tend to be ahead of boys, in all age groups and in all countries. But in young adults, there is suddenly no longer any difference between men’s and women’s reading skills. Why is that? Could the answer be in the way the tests are designed?

Anti-sea lice chemicals could be hazardous to other creatures

To treat sea lice infections, fish farms often use chemicals. However, these chemicals may cause collateral damage.

Physically active children are less depressed

Children benefit from physical activity. And it can even help children cope with depression.

Unequal access to international courts

People face great differences in their access to international courts. "The courts are facing several challenges to become more independent, open, and accessible to the people," says researcher.

Cancer cells grow by exploiting their neighbours

Researchers have discovered that cancer cells grow by stealing energy from their neighbouring cells.

Too little food from animal sources may increase risk of preterm birth

Pregnant women increase their chances of vitamin B12 deficiency if they don’t consume enough meat, milk or eggs. This vitamin is found only in animal products. A deficiency of the vitamin during pregnancy could have dramatic consequences for the foetus.
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