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Serious poisoning cases among foreign mushroom pickers

Serious poisoning cases among foreign mushroom pickers

Every year, the Poisons Information Centre receives numerous enquiries about serious mushroom poisoning. Many of the mushrooms pickers that need hospital treatment come from Asia and Eastern Europe.
[28.08.2015]
Norwegian-led Ebola vaccine study shows promising results in Guinea

Norwegian-led Ebola vaccine study shows promising results in Guinea

The study, testing the effectiveness of a new vaccine against Ebola, has shown encouraging outcomes according to interim analyses published today in The Lancet.
[31.07.2015]
More obesity among the less educated in rich countries

More obesity among the less educated in rich countries

In rich countries, obesity is more common among the lower educated, whilst in poor countries, obesity is more common among the higher educated. This was shown in a new study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, which confirms earlier research.
[24.07.2015]
Organic food and malformations in the urinary tract (hypospadias) in newborn boys

Organic food and malformations in the urinary tract (hypospadias) in newborn boys

Women who ate organically produced food during pregnancy had halved likelihood of giving birth to a boy with hypospadias compared to women who never or seldom did so.
[09.07.2015]
Many drive while impaired

Drug statistics 2014

Many drive while impaired

The police are submitting increasing numbers of blood samples for analysis from drivers suspected of driving while impaired by drugs other than alcohol. However, alcohol is still the most commonly detected substance, according to the drug statistics for 2014 issued by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

[25.06.2015]
Norwegian and Czech health experts join forces for rare diseases

EEA Grants and Norway Grants:

Norwegian and Czech health experts join forces for rare diseases

Children with rare diseases and their families in Norway and the Czech Republic will receive improved health care services thanks to a successful collaboration between health experts in both countries. The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) has contributed to the collaboration as part of the EEA Grants and Norway Grants initiative.
[10.06.2015]
Global health preparedness – a road to better health in all countries

Global health preparedness – a road to better health in all countries

The Global Health Preparedness program at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) has aroused great international interest and the head of the program, Frode Forland, was recently invited to present the program during a side event at the World Health Assembly in Geneva.
[09.06.2015]
South Korea: Outbreak of MERS-CoV-infection

Travel advice

South Korea: Outbreak of MERS-CoV-infection

South Korean officials report that several people have been infected by the MERS coronavirus (MERS-CoV) following the return of a tourist who was infected in the Middle-East. People who are travelling to South Korea, or who plan to do so, should consider the following information;
[05.06.2015]
New knowledge about parental break-up and conflicts

Research findings

New knowledge about parental break-up and conflicts

Do maternal couple relationships change throughout the child-rearing years and can the likelihood of parental break-up be predicted? A new doctoral study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health has investigated these questions.
[03.06.2015]
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]