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  1. Lyme borreliosis (Lyme disease)

    Lyme borreliosis is the most common tick-borne disease in Norway and Europe. Borreliosis is caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato that can be transmitted by tick bites.

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  2. 100 million Norwegian kroner for Zika research

    The research consortium ZIKAlliance is going to receive 100 million kroners (€11.9M) from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.

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  3. New study confirms successful LA-MRSA strategy for pig herds

    Norway is the only country to have a "search and destroy" strategy against LA-MRSA among pig herds. A study shows that pig farm workers are the main infection source.

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  4. Zika fever - pregnant women advised against travel to Miami-Dade County, Florida

    Developments in the Zika situation in Florida have led to updated travel advice. Pregnant women are now being advised not to travel to the entire Miami-Dade county.

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  5. Pregnant women advised not to travel to Miami, USA

    Pregnant women are now being advised not to travel to Miami and people who have been to Miami should take precautions on their return.

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  6. Zika virus infection in Norway - test result updates

    To date, 30 countries have ongoing outbreaks or an increasing incidence of Zika virus infection. Blood samples from 222 individuals have been tested at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

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  7. Zika fever - questions and answers

    The Norwegian Institute of Public Health has prepared a list of questions and answers about the Zika virus, transmission routes and protection.

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  8. Early life infections may be a risk factor for coeliac disease in childhood

    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.

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  9. Serious poisoning cases among foreign mushroom pickers

    Every year, the Poisons Information Centre receives numerous enquiries about serious mushroom poisoning.

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  10. Parental break-up and conflicts

    Do maternal couple relationships change throughout the child-rearing years and can the likelihood of parental break-up be predicted?

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  11. Gonorrhoea and syphilis in Norway in 2014

    Reported cases of gonorrhea continue to increase in Norway, both among men who have sex with men (MSM) and among heterosexuals.

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  12. Low risk of birth defects from antidepressant use in pregnancy

    Newborns of women treated with SSRI antidepressants or venlafaxine during early pregnancy have low risk of birth defects, according to a 2015 study.

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  13. 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.

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  14. Vitamin D supplements: not recommended to prevent chronic diseases

    Vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk for a variety of chronic diseases, which has led to increased use of vitamin D supplements, often in high doses. "Just in case" use is not recommended.

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  15. Snus use in Norway has tripled in five years

    The increase in Scandinavian snus consumption in Norway is highest among young people, according to a 2014 report from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

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  16. Meeting: "Commitments to the responsible use of antimicrobials"

    Antimicrobial resistance (which includes antibiotic resistance) is rapidly becoming one of the greatest concerns of public health.

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  17. Ebola virus disease - travel advice West-Africa

    Recommendations from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, based on recommendations by the World Health Organization (WHO) and European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

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  18. Correct seat belt use saves children's lives

    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.

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  19. Czech Republic - opportunities under EEA/Norway Grants

    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

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  20. Norway partner in the Global Health Security Agenda

    As part of the Global Health Security Agenda initiative led by the USA, a high-level Commitment Development meeting was held in Finland in May 2014.

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