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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Palestinian National Public Health Institute established with support from Norway

    The Norwegian Government has funded a project to establish a Palestinian National Institute of Public Health.

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  4. Warning about mercury in skin-lightening creams

    Inorganic mercury inhibits the production of pigment (melanin) in the skin and can lighten skin. However, mercury is harmful to health and to the environment and its use is banned in skin creams.

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  5. Maternal weight and weight gain affect birth weight

    Pre-conception overweight among women and excessive weight gain during pregnancy are linked to an increased birth weight, according to a study from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study.

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  6. Perfluorinated alkylated substances can cause reduced birth weight

    Pregnant women with the highest blood concentrations of perfluorinated alkylated substances (PFAS) had children with lower birth weights, according to a2012 study from the Norwegian Mother and Child

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  7. 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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  8. Food and environmental contaminants in the blood

    The concentrations of the environmental contaminants dioxins and PCBs in human blood can be calculated based on what is eaten combined with information about other lifestyle factors.

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  9. Is heated food more harmful than previously thought?

    The increased cancer risk from eating well-done meat and fish may be underestimated for humans. Earlier results from animal experiments cannot simply be applied to humans.

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  10. Food allergy model for fenugreek developed

    A mouse model to investigate allergy to fenugreek has been developed by Norwegian researchers.

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  11. Neurodevelopmental effects of prenatal exposure to paracetamol

    Paracetamol (acetaminophen) is the most commonly used medicine in pregnancy, yet there are very few studies that have investigated the possible long-term consequences for the child.

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  12. 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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  13. Genes, depression and life satisfaction

    Vulnerability to major depression is linked with how satisfied we are with our lives. This association is largely due to genes.

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  14. People in relationships are more satisfied with life

    However, divorce or separation can be positive in highly troubled relationships, according to a 2012 study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health

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  15. Lower autism risk with folic acid supplements in pregnancy

    Women who took folic acid supplements in early pregnancy almost halved the risk of having a child with autism.

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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. Successful Norwegian-Russian collaboration

    Collaboration between Norway and Russia on health and related social issues in the Barents region is valuable for both countries as well as for the international community. This was the conclusion of

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  18. Every third child incorrectly restrained in cars

    Car accidents are the main cause of serious injury and death among children in Norway. A 2011 study showed that 37 per cent of all children under 16 years were incorrectly restrained in cars.

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  19. Smoking in pregnancy may affect adult health

    Lower birth weight and increased risk of respiratory illness in infancy are well known harmful effects from smoking in pregnancy according to a 2012 study.

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  20. The consequence of poverty on development and mental health

    Around seven per cent of Norwegian families can be defined as poor. Growing up in such circumstances is associated with increased risk of problems in most areas of development.

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