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Research conference held in

Research conference held in "the Cradle of TB"

In January and February 2015, a tuberculosis research seminar followed by diagnostics and bioinformatics training courses were held in Ethiopia. The events were organized by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and Oslo University Hospital in collaboration with Armauer Hansen Research Institute in Addis Ababa and Amhara Regional State Health Bureau in Bahir-Dar.
[19.05.2015]
Public health profiles and social inequality research attract international interest

Public health profiles and social inequality research attract international interest

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health recently welcomed visitors from Lithuania and Slovenia who wanted to learn more about public health profiles and research into social inequalities.
[07.05.2015]
Gonorrhoea and syphilis in Norway in 2014

Gonorrhoea and syphilis in Norway in 2014

Reported cases of gonorrhea continue to increase in Norway, both among men who have sex with men (MSM) and among heterosexuals. The increase of gonorrhea among heterosexual women was particularly significant. Reported cases of syphilis in 2014 remained at the same high level as in 2013. It has been 25 years since so many cases of these infections have been registered in Norway.
[27.04.2015]
Low risk of birth defects from antidepressant use in pregnancy

Low risk of birth defects from antidepressant use in pregnancy

Newborns of women treated with SSRI antidepressants or venlafaxine during early pregnancy have low risk of birth defects, according to a new study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH).
[23.04.2015]
Antidepressant use in pregnancy associated with anxiety symptoms in 3-year-olds

2015 research finding

Antidepressant use in pregnancy associated with anxiety symptoms in 3-year-olds

Three-year-old siblings exposed to antidepressants in pregnancy show increased anxiety symptoms compared to their unexposed siblings.

[15.04.2015]
Link between toddler sleep patterns and behaviour at 5

2015 research finding

Link between toddler sleep patterns and behaviour at 5

Toddlers who sleep less than 10 hours a night or wake frequently are more likely to have emotional and behavioural problems at the age of five, according to a study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
[15.04.2015]
E-cigarette use is not risk-free

E-cigarette use is not risk-free

E-cigarettes are not without health risks for people who vape or for bystanders. This is one of the conclusions from a new risk assessment report from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
[14.04.2015]
Supporting public health institute in Malawi

Supporting public health institute in Malawi

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) has signed a new collaboration agreement with health authorities in Malawi. The agreement entails strengthening the National Institute of Public Health in Malawi to become an independent institution for evidence-based public health, emergency preparedness, disease surveillance and reduction of health inequalities in the country.
[25.03.2015]
Co-financing key to vaccine access

Co-financing key to vaccine access

Access to vaccines without donor support in the developing world can best be secured through cost sharing by governments, known as co-financing. This is one of the main findings from a new report by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health commisioned by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.
[16.03.2015]
Confirmed case of measles in Oslo

Confirmed case of measles in Oslo

Measles has been confirmed in an unvaccinated adult in Oslo. The patient was infected while travelling outside Europe, and is now in hospital.
[11.03.2015]