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  1. People know little about brain health but want to know more

    People do not think about their own brain health and are unsure how to maintain it, according to a recent interview study in the Lifebrain project.

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  2. Health risks of Swedish snus

    Swedish snus has several potential harmful effects and can also affect the foetus if used during pregnancy, according to a new report from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

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  3. Gene variant found that may explain toddler weight gain

    Genes are involved in controlling weight gain early in life, according to a study based on data from the Norwegian Mother, Father and Child Cohort Study (MoBa).

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  4. New effective control method found to control long-tailed silverfish

    Long-tailed silverfish infestations can be fought safely and effectively with tiny amounts of poisoned bait, according to recent studies from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

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  5. The Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa) includes “father” in its name

    MoBa has altered its name to “The Norwegian Mother, Father and Child Cohort Study” because fathers play an important role in the study.

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  6. Early autism screening has limited effect

    Early screening may not be as beneficial as previously thought, according to data from the Norwegian Mother, Father and Child Cohort Study.

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  7. Continued high uptake for the Childhood Immunisation Programme in Norway

    Most children and adolescents receive the recommended vaccines in the Childhood Immunisation Programme, according to coverage statistics for 2017 and 2018.

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  8. The rich are outliving the poor in both Norway and USA

    Inequalities in life expectancy by income in Norway were substantial and increased between 2005 and 2015, according to a study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

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  9. CO-CREATE is working with youth to map out the societal obstacles for leading healthy lives

    Choosing the healthy path in a society of abundance is challenging in any age group. CO-CREATE is working with youth in six countries to identify the particular challenges faced by young people.

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  10. Outbreak of pneumococcal disease in shipyards in Vestnes

    Since January 2019, nine workers in the shipbuilding industry in Møre og Romsdal have been hospitalised with severe pneumococcal disease caused by the same bacterial strain.

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  11. Miscarriage risk is strongly linked to maternal age and pregnancy history

    Findings from a new Norwegian study point to common risk factors for pregnancy complications and miscarriage.

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  12. Getting pregnant shortly after a stillbirth poses no risks

    Getting pregnant within 12 months after a stillbirth does not increase the risk of pregnancy complications, according to a new international study.

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  13. Enterovirus may trigger coeliac disease

    Common gastrointestinal viruses may be a contributing factor to coeliac disease, according to a study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and Østfold Hospital.

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  14. NIPH core partner in International Decision Support Initiative

    The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) will share its expertise with low- and middle-income countries about health technology assessments and systematic reviews.

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  15. ADHD diagnoses poorly documented

    Many ADHD diagnoses are not well documented, according to a review of the medicals records of 549 children with an ADHD diagnosis.

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  16. Child’s age at parental divorce can affect antidepressant use in adulthood

    Children who were aged 15-19 when their parents divorced are less likely to use antidepressants as adults than children who were under four-years-old when their parents divorced.

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  17. Maternal history of miscarriages and measures of fertility in relation to childhood asthma

    Children of parents who have had difficulty conceiving, or who are the result of assisted reproduction, are at increased risk of asthma according to a Norwegian study.

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  18. Children exposed to many environmental contaminants

    Children across Europe are exposed to a wide range of contaminants in foetal life and childhood but their exposure varies by country and compound, according to a recent study.

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  19. Stoltenberg and Ottersen members in new Lancet Commission

    Two directors from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health are members of a new commission on synergies between universal health coverage, health security and health promotion.

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  20. Decrease in new type 2 diabetes cases in Norway

    There are fewer new patients with type 2 diabetes. The number of newly diagnosed cases declined from more than 16 000 in 2009 to 11 000 in 2014.

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