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  1. 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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  2. Child care study

    In 2012, the Language and Learning Study (SOL) at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health began to investigate children’s language, social and mental development in child care centres.

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  3. Environmental pollutant linked with overweight

    The levels of the environmental pollutant perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) that mothers had in their blood during pregnancy increased the risk of obesity in their daughters at 20 years of age.

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  4. 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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  5. Food allergy model for fenugreek developed

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

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  6. 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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  7. arkiv - Can folic acid supplements prevent severe language delay in children?

    Folic acid can have an influence on early brain development in foetal life, suggests a2011 study from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study. Children of mothers who used a folic acid supplement

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  8. Risk factors for anxiety and depression in pregnancy

    Low relationship satisfaction, job stress, dissatisfaction at work, maternal physical illness and alcohol problems in the past year are risk factors for maternal emotional distress in pregnancy.

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  9. Cosmetics can cause serious adverse effects

    Permanent hair dye gives the most serious adverse effects, yet there are also many reactions to facial and body moisturisers.

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  10. Tularaemia

    Tularaemia (rabbit fever)is a bacterial disease with local outbreaks every few years in Norway among hares, rabbits, rodents and particularly lemmings.

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  11. CO2 capture: Health effects of amines and their derivatives

    CO2 capture by means of amines is considered to be the most appropriate method to quickly begin with CO2 removal. During this capture process, some of the amines escape the recycling process.

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Decrease in suicide not linked to newer antidepressants

    Many researchers have studied the relationship between the increase in sales of new antidepressants in recent decades and a simultaneous decline in the suicide rate.

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  15. arkiv - No link between difficult temperament in infants and being overweight

    Norwegian babies who cry a lot, are reluctant to sleep and are hard to comfort do not weigh more or gain weight faster than other infants.

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