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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. Decline in HIV cases in Norway in 2015

    221 new cases of HIV were diagnosed in Norway in 2015, a decline from 249 cases in 2014. The main decline is among men who have sex with men (MSM).

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Serious poisoning cases among foreign mushroom pickers

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

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  11. Norwegian and Czech health experts join forces for rare diseases

    Children with rare diseases and their families in Norway and the Czech Republic will receive improved health care services due to a successful collaboration between health experts in both countries.

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  12. Global health preparedness – a road to better health in all countries

    The Global Health Preparedness program at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) has aroused great international interest.

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  13. Global Health Preparedness program

    Since autumn 2013, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) has made efforts to put global health preparedness on the agenda in Norway and internationally. The current Ebola epidemic in West A

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  14. Global Health Preparedness Program

    Since autumn 2013, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) has made efforts to put global health preparedness on the agenda in Norway and internationally.

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. E-cigarettes, ingredients and health risks

    Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) release nicotine in the same quantities as regular cigarettes and are therefore also addictive.

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  19. 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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  20. 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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