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Rotavirus vaccine now in Childhood Immunisation Programme

Rotavirus vaccine now in Childhood Immunisation Programme

All children born in Norway after September 1st 2014 will be offered the rotavirus vaccine as part of the Childhood Immunisation Programme. Following a public procurement process, the Rotarix vaccine was selected.
[10.10.2014]
Further spread of Ebola virus not anticipated in Norway

Further spread of Ebola virus not anticipated in Norway

A Norwegian field worker working for Doctors Without Frontiers in Sierra Leone has been confirmed to be infected with the Ebola virus. The field worker will be transported to Norway for treatment, but the Norwegian Institute of Public Health does not anticipate further spread of the infection in this country.

[07.10.2014]
Global health security on the White House agenda

Global health security on the White House agenda

At least 60 million Norwegian kroner will be allocated to help establish public health institutes and to implement international health regulations in low-to-middle income countries, announced Bent Høie, Norwegian Minister of Health in Washington DC.
[06.10.2014]
Organic vegetables may reduce risk of pre-eclampsia

Organic vegetables may reduce risk of pre-eclampsia

Pregnant women who often eat organic vegetables have a lower risk of pre-eclampsia than women who rarely or never do. This is shown in an article using data from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa) published in the British Medical Journal Open.
[15.09.2014]
Cerebral palsy may be hereditary

Cerebral palsy may be hereditary

In the past, researchers believed that most cases of cerebral palsy (CP) were caused by birth-related injury, but a new study shows that some of the cause may be due to hereditary factors.

[01.09.2014]
Childhood obesity unevenly distributed in Norway

Childhood obesity unevenly distributed in Norway

Overweight, obesity and abdominal obesity are distributed unevenly among children in Norway. Maternal education level, parental marital status and whether the child lives in urban or rural areas all play a role. These findings come from a new report from the Child Growth Study at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
[20.08.2014]
Correct seat belt use saves children's lives

Correct seat belt use saves children's lives

9 out of 10 children are seriously or fatally injured in traffic accidents because they are incorrectly restrained or because of loose objects in cars. Correct use of safety equipment will save more lives, according to a new study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH).
[06.08.2014]
Pre-pregnancy risk drinking predicts toddler behaviour problems

Pre-pregnancy risk drinking predicts toddler behaviour problems

Risk drinking before pregnancy can increase the risk of the development behavioural problems in toddlers. This comes from a new study using data from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa). Early intervention to help and support mothers and their children could help to prevent these problems from developing into long term behavioural problems.
[01.08.2014]
Norwegian health authorities monitoring Ebola outbreak development

Norwegian health authorities monitoring Ebola outbreak development

The ongoing Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa is causing concern because of its size and the mortality rate. The risk of infection in Norway is low but Norwegian health authorities are monitoring the situation carefully and are following the World Health Organization's (WHO) assessments and advice.
[31.07.2014]
Czech Republic - opportunities under EEA/Norway Grants

Czech Republic - opportunities under EEA/Norway Grants

The Czech Republic has released a call for proposals under the priority sector Human and Social Development, with a focus on mental and children’s health objective to improve public health and reduce health inequalities.
[16.06.2014]