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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Long-term methadone treatment can affect the brain

    Methadone has been used to treat heroin addicts for nearly 50 years. Yet we have surprisingly incomplete knowledge about possible harmful effects from prolonged use.

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  7. Chronic pain prevalence in Norway – fact sheet

    Chronic pain affects about 30 per cent of the adult Norwegian population and is the main cause of long-term sick leave and disability.

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  8. Current use of biodiesel no more harmful than regular diesel

    Up to seven per cent biodiesel blended in regular diesel will presumably not cause greater health risks for the population than the use of pure fossil diesel.

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  9. Organic food in pregnancy

    Who eats organic food when they are pregnant? Is it just certain groups? What kind of organic foods are most popular? A 2010 study provides some answers.

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  10. Self-perceived health in Norway – fact sheet

    Nine out of ten secondary school students and eight out of ten adults consider their health to be good or very good according to studies of health and living conditions.

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  11. New meningitis vaccine to be launched in Burkina Faso

    In 2010, MenAfriVac(TM), a new affordable vaccine for serogroup A meningococcal meningitis was introduced in Burkina Faso. MenAfriVac has the potential to significantly reduce disease and mortality i

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  12. Income and Health in Norway – fact sheet

    Almost 10 per cent of the population live in households with persistent low income. Among women aged 65 and over, 21 per cent fall below the low income limit.

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  13. 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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  14. Smoking can damage sperm cells

    Substances in cigarette smoke can damage spermatozoal DNA.Research from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health shows that sperm can sustain lasting DNA damage. Spermatozoa with damaged DNA are however still able to fertilise eggs.

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Comet assay: Better test methods - fewer animals

    All chemicals must now be tested for genotoxicity. This applies to both new and existing substances. Researchers at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health have adapted the popular Comet assay.

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  18. Smoking and smokeless tobacco in Norway - fact sheet

    In Norway, 26 per cent of adults smoke daily or occasionally. The proportion of smokers is decreasing. Among adolescents, smokeless tobacco has become more popular than smoking.

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  19. Mental disorders in children and adolescents in Norway - fact sheet

    We estimate that about 70,000 children and adolescents have mental disorders that require treatment.

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  20. The Status of Public Health in Norway 2010 - report

    Chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and mental health problems, have become the major challenge for public health in Norway today. However, even though more people must

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