Immunotherapy could have a place in the treatment of substance abuse in the future. A specific antibody can reduce the acute effects of heroin, according to a new experimental study at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
The increase in Scandinavian snus consumption in Norway is highest among young people, according to a new report from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
Every year, 25,000 people die as a result of antimicrobial resistance in Europe. A global action plan for one of the greatest health threats of our time is the aim of a conference being held in Oslo on 13th-14th November. Representatives from 40 countries will attend the conference arranged by Norway together with six other countries and the World Health Organization (WHO).
A major new European initiative will tackle the growing global threat of antibiotic resistance and the lack of investment in new drugs. As part of this, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health will collaborate with the University of Uppsala to develop and test economic models that will encourage the pharmaceutical industry and investors to develop new antibiotics.
All children born in Norway after September 1st 2014 will be offered the rotavirus vaccine as part of the Childhood Immunisation Programme. Following a public procurement process, the Rotarix vaccine was selected.
At least 60 million Norwegian kroner will be allocated to help establish public health institutes and to implement international health regulations in low-to-middle income countries, announced Bent Høie, Norwegian Minister of Health in Washington DC.
2014 research finding
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 a 2014 article using data from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa) published in the British Medical Journal Open.