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.
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.
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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.
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.
As part of the Global Health Security Agenda initiative led by the USA, a high-level Commitment Development meeting was held recently in Finland. Representatives from 34 countries and 4 international organisations took part, including a delegation from Norway.
The Norwegian Institute of Public Health welcomes researchers and others interested in the field to a workshop on Pediatric Forensic Pathology and Clinical Forensic Medicine. The workshop will take place on June 12 – 14 at Soria Moria in Oslo.
Inorganic mercury inhibits the production of pigment (melanin) in the skin and can lighten skin. However, mercury is harmful to health and to the environment and its use is banned in skin creams. Studies from the Norwegian Food Safety Authority show there are a number of illegal products available on the market in Norway that contain mercury without it being listed among the ingredients.
Research into tuberculosis (TB), bacterial meningitis, hepatitis and influenza and the disease burden in Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan were the focus of a rewarding three-day seminar held in Addis Abeba in December 2013.
Several studies have looked at possible links between maternal obesity during pregnancy and the risk of developmental disorders in the child. However, paternal obesity could be a greater risk factor than maternal obesity, according to a new study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.