In January and February 2015, a tuberculosis research seminar followed by diagnostics and bioinformatics training courses were held in Ethiopia. The events were organized by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and Oslo University Hospital in collaboration with Armauer Hansen Research Institute in Addis Ababa and Amhara Regional State Health Bureau in Bahir-Dar.
The Norwegian Institute of Public Health recently welcomed visitors from Lithuania and Slovenia who wanted to learn more about public health profiles and research into social inequalities.
Reported cases of gonorrhea continue to increase in Norway, both among men who have sex with men (MSM) and among heterosexuals. The increase of gonorrhea among heterosexual women was particularly significant. Reported cases of syphilis in 2014 remained at the same high level as in 2013. It has been 25 years since so many cases of these infections have been registered in Norway.
Newborns of women treated with SSRI antidepressants or venlafaxine during early pregnancy have low risk of birth defects, according to a new study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH).
2015 research finding
Toddlers who sleep less than 10 hours a night or wake frequently are more likely to have emotional and behavioural problems at the age of five, according to a study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
E-cigarettes are not without health risks for people who vape or for bystanders. This is one of the conclusions from a new risk assessment report from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) has signed a new collaboration agreement with health authorities in Malawi. The agreement entails strengthening the National Institute of Public Health in Malawi to become an independent institution for evidence-based public health, emergency preparedness, disease surveillance and reduction of health inequalities in the country.
Access to vaccines without donor support in the developing world can best be secured through cost sharing by governments, known as co-financing. This is one of the main findings from a new report by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health commisioned by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.
Measles has been confirmed in an unvaccinated adult in Oslo. The patient was infected while travelling outside Europe, and is now in hospital.