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.
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.
The Norwegian Institute of Public Health is changing the practice for accessing data files from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa). This means that all researchers who want to access data from MoBa must submit a project specific approval from the Regional Committee for Medical and Health Research Ethics (REC-approval) before questionnaire data can be released.
27 InterPregGen delegates from Europe and Central Asia met in Oslo in April to try to get closer to an answer to the mystery of pre-eclampsia in pregnant women.
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.
High quality centre-based childcare appears to prevent the development of language and behavioural difficulties over time, particularly among vulnerable children. The factors that appear to affect children include space for learning activities, staff education, relationships with staff, activities offered, time spent in childcare and group size.
A short film about the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study has been released, with English subtitles. It is intended to give a brief description of the study to participants, researchers, potential partners and other stakeholders.
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.