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  1. Alcohol plus medicine – a dangerous combination in traffic

    The accident risk is very high if a driver combines alcohol with hypnotic or sedative medicines. This is the finding from a 2012 study by researchers at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

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  2. 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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  3. Mobile phones and wireless networks: No evidence of health risk found

    There is no scientific evidence that low-level electromagnetic field exposure from mobile phones and other transmitting devices causes adverse health effects, according to a report presented in 2012.

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  4. 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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  5. Sweetened soft drinks linked to preterm birth

    Sweetened (sugar-sweetened and artificially-sweetened) drinks may be linked to preterm birth, according to a 2012 joint study between Norwegian and Swedish researchers.

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  6. 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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  7. Psychological problems and disorders in Norway - fact sheet

    Mental disorders range from simple phobias, mild anxiety and depressive disorders to severe illnesses such as schizophrenia.

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  8. 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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  9. Longer pregnancy with physical activity

    Moderate physical activity during pregnancy is associated with longer pregnancies, according to a 2012 study from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa).

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  10. Are the metabolic syndrome and cancer related?

    Metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes type 2. Few studies have studied the metabolic syndrome as an entity and the risk of cancer.

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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. 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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  13. Antidepressants and pregnancy

    Treatment for depression is necessary for some pregnant women, but is it safe for the foetus? Over one per cent of pregnant women in MoBa used medication for depression during pregnancy.

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Girls have better language comprehension than boys

    Girls understand language better than boys at both 18 months and three years of age, but some of the difference evens out between these ages. For both sexes, maternal education plays a positive role, and the first-born child understands language earlier than siblings.

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes among women with type 1 diabetes

    As a group, women with type 1 diabetes still have an increased risk of foetal death and a slightly increased risk of infant death compared with healthy pregnant women, according to a 2012 study.

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