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Antidepressant use in pregnancy associated with anxiety symptoms in 3-year-olds

2015 research finding

Antidepressant use in pregnancy associated with anxiety symptoms in 3-year-olds

Three-year-old siblings exposed to antidepressants in pregnancy show increased anxiety symptoms compared to their unexposed siblings.

[15.04.2015]
Link between toddler sleep patterns and behaviour at 5

2015 research finding

Link between toddler sleep patterns and behaviour at 5

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.
[15.04.2015]
E-cigarette use is not risk-free

E-cigarette use is not risk-free

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.
[14.04.2015]
Supporting public health institute in Malawi

Supporting public health institute in Malawi

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.
[25.03.2015]
Co-financing key to vaccine access

Co-financing key to vaccine access

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.
[16.03.2015]
Confirmed case of measles in Oslo

Confirmed case of measles in Oslo

Measles has been confirmed in an unvaccinated adult in Oslo. The patient was infected while travelling outside Europe, and is now in hospital.
[11.03.2015]
Mapping health inequalities in Portugal

Mapping health inequalities in Portugal

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) is playing a key role in the first national health examination survey in Portugal. 4200 individuals will participate in the study, which is largely financed by the EEA Grants.
[06.03.2015]
Infant growth affected by exposure to environmental pollutants

2015 research finding

Infant growth affected by exposure to environmental pollutants

Even though the levels of two environmental pollutants have declined over the last 20 years, they may still have adverse effects on children’s development, according to a new study by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. This is the largest study of environmental pollutants and infant growth to date.
[06.03.2015]
HIV situation in Norway in 2014

HIV situation in Norway in 2014

In 2014, there were 249 new cases of HIV diagnosed in Norway, a moderate increase from 2013. The increase is among men who have sex with men (MSM) and heterosexually-infected people living in Norway. The trend of fewer diagnosed cases of HIV infection continued among immigrants who were infected heterosexually before arrival in Norway.
[05.03.2015]
Does traffic noise increase the risk of obesity?

2015 research finding

Does traffic noise increase the risk of obesity?

There is an association between road traffic noise and the risk of obesity among people who are particularly sensitive to noise, according to a study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
[27.02.2015]