Children with frequent infections in the first 18 months of life have a slightly increased risk of later developing coeliac disease compared with children who have few infections. This is the conclusion from a study by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
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.
The study, testing the effectiveness of a new vaccine against Ebola, has shown encouraging outcomes according to interim analyses published today in The Lancet.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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;
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.