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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Global health reports launched:
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.