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  1. 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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  2. Perinatal mortality in Norway - fact sheet

    Today, fewer than five out of 1000 new-born babies die during childbirth or their first week of life. Perinatal mortalityhas decreased greatly in Norway over the past 30 years.

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  3. Amoeba infection: Use sterile or boiled water for nasal washing abroad

    In December 2014, a woman from Oslo died after returning from Thailand where she was infected by Naegleria fowleri amoeba.

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  4. 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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  5. Antimicrobial resistance

    Antimicrobial resistance is a major concern to public health, threatening the progress made in treatment of infectious diseases as well as advances in modern medicine. The use of antimicrobials is st

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  6. Making a global action plan for antibiotics

    Every year, 25,000 people die as a result of antimicrobial resistance in Europe.

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  7. arkiv - Further spread of Ebola virus not anticipated in Norway

    A Norwegian field worker working for Doctors Without Frontiers in Sierra Leone has been confirmed to be infected with the Ebola virus. The field worker will be transported to Norway for treatment, bu

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  8. 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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  9. Organic vegetables may reduce risk of pre-eclampsia

    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 2014article using data from the Norwegian Mother and Child Coh

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  10. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation

  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Pre-pregnancy risk drinking predicts toddler behaviour problems

    Risk drinking before pregnancy can increase the risk of the development behavioural problems in toddlers. This comes from a 2014 study using data from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study.

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  14. Suicide among indigenous people is increasing

    Indigenous people living within the arctic region have a higher risk for suicide. This risk increases for adolescents. The combination of higher suicide rates amongst indigenous communities and

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  15. 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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  16. Cerebral palsy may be hereditary

    In the past, researchers believed that most cases of cerebral palsy (CP) were caused by birth-related injury, but a new study shows that some of the cause may be due to hereditary factors.

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Successful seminar leads to more research collaboration in Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan

    Research into tuberculosis (TB), bacterial meningitis, hepatitis and influenza and the disease burden in Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan were the focus of a rewarding three-day seminar held in Addis

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  20. Parental obesity and autism risk in the child

    Paternal obesity could be a greater risk factor for developmental disorders in the child than maternal obesity, a 2014 study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health shows.

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