Health and social care in Scandinavia

The importance of doing sport during the menopause

2017.03.09

Starting to do sports during the menopause is not at all impossible. Indeed, for women it is precisely the best time to start exercising. This is the opinion of one study recently published in ...

Smog causes nearly 3 million preterm births per year

2017.02.17

Air pollution among the causes of preterm births. A truth contained in a study by the Stockholm Environment Institute led in 183 countries. Data have shown that in 2010, 18% of preterm births, that ...

Snus as likely to cause type 2 diabetes

2017.02.06

Swedish snuff is just as likely to increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes as smoking. Snus – tobacco which is placed under the lip rather than smoked is used 19% of men ...

An octopus does miracles for premature newborns

2017.01.30

In some European hospitals, a little stuffed octopus placed near premature newborns is getting a lot of attention. Because it is not a gift from friends or relatives, but rather, a medical therapy conceived of ...

Overdiagnoses forces mammography to be re-evaluated

2017.01.13

Use of mammography leads to risk of over-diagnosis, whereby medical intervention is suggested for a lesion that does not warrant it. The result is overtreatment, with useless treatments that can have many collateral effects. ...

We are all happier without Facebook

2016.11.30

A break from social networks can really make us happier. This was reported in a study by the University of Copenhagen, conducted on a sample of more than 1,000 people, divided into two groups. ...