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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Acrylamide in food can cause DNA damage

    Acrylamide has been shown to cause cancer and reduced fertility in animal studies. The chemical is used in industry and has led to effects in the nervous system of construction workers.

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Vaccination coverage for Childhood Immunisation Programme in Norway – fact sheet

    The majority ofchildren and adolescents in Norway receive the recommended vaccines in the childhood immunisation programme.

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  8. 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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  9. New flame retardants - as bad as the old?

    Several compounds used as flame retardants have been shown to be harmful to the environment and health, and their production and use is prohibited.

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  10. 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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  11. Doubled risk of anxiety for 18 month-old children with congenital heart defects

    Research from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) shows that children with severe congenital heart defects have twice the risk of anxiety at 18 months of age compared to healthy children.

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  12. Overweight children have different eating patterns than normal weight children

    Overweight children reported more frequent intake of healthy foods such as fruit, vegetables, fish, brown bread and potatoes as well as low-energy cheese and yoghurt compared with normal weight child

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  13. Clear association between cerebral palsy and low Apgar score

    A 2010 study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health showed a clear association between CP and Apgar score in children with both normal and low birth weight.

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Causes of extreme nausea and vomiting in pregnancy

    Some women suffer from extreme nausea and vomiting during pregnancy ( hyperemesis gravidarum ), but the cause is unknown. Heredity and ethnic origin can be significant, according to Åse Vikanes' doct

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Increased risk for cerebral palsy for pre- and post-term births

    A 2010 study that used data from the Medical Birth Registry of Norway found that infants born at 42 weeks or later have an increased risk of cerebral palsy compared to birth at 40 weeks.

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