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  1. Serious poisoning cases among foreign mushroom pickers

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

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  2. 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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  3. Triclosan in cosmetics and personal care products can increase allergy risk

    Triclosan - an antibacterial chemical found in toothpaste and other products - can contribute to an increased risk of allergy development in children.

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  4. 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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  5. Relationships important for mental health

    What significance do relationships have for the mental health of each partner? Data from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa) suggests that low satisfaction in the relationship is an im

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  6. 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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  7. Environmental contaminants may reduce immunity

    Exposure to environmental contaminants during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of infections during the first three years of life and a reduced response to childhood vaccines. This was found in two studies from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa) at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health from 2013 and 2012.

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  8. 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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  9. Are silver nanoparticles harmful?

    Silver nanoparticles cause more damage to testicular cells than titanium dioxide nanoparticles, according to a 2012 study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

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  10. 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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  11. Environmental pollutants: Reduced chance of pregnancy?

    Perfluorinated compounds do not affect the chances of becoming pregnant, according to a sub-study from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa).

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  12. Anxiety and depression increase risk of sick leave

    Long-term sick leave is a burden for individuals and society at large, yet very little is known about the underlying reasons for it.

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Traffic accidents - a global public health problem

    Road traffic accidents in low- and middle income countries are a growing public health problem.

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