www.fhi.no - Knowledge for better public health

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health is working to improve the health, quality of life and legal protection of the population. National and international research and health surveillance gives valuable insight into factors that affect and improve public health. The NIPH collaborates with the WHO, EU, EEA, health authorities and other institutions in low- and middle-income countries on global health issues.
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Organic food may reduce risk of pre-eclampsia cases

Organic food may reduce risk of pre-eclampsia cases

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]
More overweight children in families with divorced parents

More overweight children in families with divorced parents

Among children with divorced parents, there is a 50 per cent larger proportion with overweight or obesity compared with children with married parents, according to figures from the Child Growth Study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. The causes of the development of overweight among children are complex and are not investigated in this study.
[05.06.2014]
Shared responsibility for health through sustainable health financing

Global health reports launched:

Shared responsibility for health through sustainable health financing

Two high-level working groups established to examine critical issues in global health governance and financing have published their recommendations in reports from the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House.
[22.05.2014]
Forensic pathology research

Forensic pathology research

There is currently considerable media attention around the forensic pathology activities at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH). The NIPH took over responsibility for these activities in June 2011 when the Institute of Forensic Medicine was transferred from the University of Oslo.
[21.05.2014]