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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Attention problems and language ability in preterm children

    Early attention problems could be an important marker for later language abilities in children born prematurely.

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  7. 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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  8. Diet in pregnancy

    The Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa) can give us information about the importance of diet in pregnancy. Is health authority advice on diet and supplements being followed? Do we need to

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  9. Food allergy model for fenugreek developed

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

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Fish is beneficial for birthweight

    Pregnant women who eat fish for dinner or on a sandwich several times a week have a lower risk of having children with a low birth weight (less than 2 500g) compared with women who rarely or never ea

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  13. Successful meningococcal vaccine in Africa

    MenAfriVac is a vaccine developed by the international "Meningitis Vaccine Project" (MVP) to eliminate epidemics caused by serogroup A meningococci in African countries south of the Sahara. The vacci

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  14. Does boiled coffee protect against type 2 diabetes?

    The risk of developing type 2 diabetes appears to decrease with increasing consumption of both boiled and filtered coffee, according to a study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Does probiotic food prevent pre-eclampsia?

    Pregnant women who consumed probiotic milk products equivalent to one glass per day had a lower incidence of pre-eclampsia compared with other pregnant women.

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  18. Collaboration in India for rotavirus vaccine

    Why are some oral vaccines less effective in low income countries than in wealthier countries? The Norwegian Institute of Public Health is collaborating with researchers in India to find the answer.

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  19. Heroin rush caused by 6-MAM

    Research from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health suggests that our understanding of how heroin affects the brain should be changed.

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  20. 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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