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Swedish Researchers Tie Folic Acid to Good Grades

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Hey, kids, want to grow up to be super smart like some sort of Swedish researcher?
Be sure to eat lots and lots of (eeewww!) okra. OK, maybe you can stick to Beef-a-Roni. The important thing is to get enough...
However, American nutritionists say U.S. kids get enough of the stuff.

Preschool in Sweden Does Away With 'Gender'

These kids are all "genderless friends" with one another. Credit: AP At a preschool in Sweden, there are no boys or girls. Only genderless "friends" Even the Swedish equivalent of pronouns such as "him," her," "he" and "she" have...Even the Swedish equivalent of pronouns such as "him," her," "he" and "she" have been replaced.

Swedish Parents Fight to Name Son Q

Should parents be allowed to name their kids whatever they please? Image: sxc.hu
If you are a James Bond fan, the name Q may sound familiar. In the Bond movies, Q is the head of the Q Branch, the research and development division of the British...

Older fathers more likely to have bipolar kids

Children born to men who are older than the ripe old age of 30 are more likely to suffer from bipolar disorder, according to a new study. The results of the study, published in the Archives of General Psychology, suggest that the risk increases as...

Sweden lightens up on weird baby name ban

(Top 12 Most Awful Baby Names Ever) For a country that seems a tad uptight when it comes to unusual baby names, Sweden sure has a lot of parents pushing the envelope. Elvis, Superman, Google and Lego are just a few examples of parents going for...

Another Swedish child's name

Oh, those wacky Swedes and their hilarious kids' names! Okay, I had no problem with a girl being named Elvis and even Metallica is plausible, if you like the band's music, I suppose. And while I would never think to tell another parent what they can...

Could Elvis be a girl?

The way things worked out, I was given the task of naming both my sons. When my wife was pregnant with our first son, I thought long and hard about what qualities were important to me, what my aspirations were for him, and what I most wanted to share...

School bans polka dots and stripes

My husband likes to joke that I have 'easily annoyed syndrome.' I prefer the term 'highly sensitive', but crowds, whining dogs and rap music (among other things) totally stress me out and make me tense. I might be easily ruffled by some everyday...

Swedish author builds homes for orphans in Mozambique

Author Henning Mankell, best known for his detective novels, has donated more than $2 million dollars to build homes for orphaned children near the city of Chimoio in Western Mozambique. Mankell has divided his time between Sweden and Maputo, the...

Sweden to ban creationism -- in religious, private schools

Actually, it's only in the biology classes, but nonetheless, the Swedish government is planning to implement new rules that would prevent biology teachers from teaching creationism or intelligent design alongside evolution. Schools will still be...

Product Recall: Hanna Andersson Children's Clogs

These are really cute children's shoes, but according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, they are hazardous as well. Imported from Sweden by Hanna Andersson, the clogs are being recalled due to a leather ankle strap that can tear or separate...

Tiger Woods is a dad

"I have always wanted to be a dad," said golfing legend Tiger Woods last December, when he announced his wife, a Swedish model and former nanny, was pregnant. Today she gave birth to their daughter, Sam Alexis. It seems celebrity babies are popping...

Product Recall: BABYBJ??RN Feeding Spoons

BabySwede LLC, of Cleveland, Ohio, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is voluntarily recalling their BABYBJÖRN Feeding Spoons. After the spoons have been used for a while, the soft plastic tip can loosen and break off....

The rise of childhood allergies since 1991

Aw-Choo! The current issue of Lancet (www.thelancet.com) has a series of article on allergies. In one article, it was reported that childhood allergies have become more widespread around the globe since 1991. The most common allergies are hay fever,...

Dance therapy might help with ADHD

A research project at the Karlstad University and the University College of Dance in Stockholm, Sweden has shown that dance therapy is helpful with treating ADHD in boys and depression in girls. The group observed that after dancing, unruly and ADHD...

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