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  1. Cannabis abuse possible cause of psychosis

    The risk of developing psychosis is more than tripled for those who abuse cannabis, according to results from a new twin study.

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  2. Twelve genes influence fertility

    An international research team has found twelve genes that may help determine why some people have children at an early age, while others remain childless.

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  3. HIV co-infection does not cause multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

    New research shows that HIV co-infection does not specifically drive the development and transmission of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, as previously suspected.

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  4. Proportion of overweight and obese children stable in Norway

    New data from the Child Growth Study in Norway show that the proportion of children with overweight and obesity seems to have stabilised over the last years.

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  5. Excess abdominal fat is associated with heart attack

    A large waist-hip ratio is a more important risk factor for heart attacks than weight, especially for younger to middle-aged women.

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  6. Law passed to establish Palestinian public health institute

    On April 5th 2016, new legislation was approved to establish the Palestinian National Institute of Public Health (PNIPH).

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  7. Norwegian disease burden report launched

  8. EEA and Norway Grants improve public health in Europe

    "This cooperation is strengthening the public health work in Europe and contributes to reducing social inequality within its borders."

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  9. Nordic twin study highlights familial cancer risk

    Having a twin with cancer is associated with a higher risk of the co-twin developing cancer, although not necessarily of the same type.

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  10. Social anxiety is highly heritable but is affected by environment

    Genes play a crucial role over time although environmental factors matter most in the short term, according to a major study into social anxiety and avoidant personality disorders.

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  11. Norwegian-led Ebola vaccine study shows promising results in Guinea

    The study, testing the effectiveness of a new vaccine against Ebola, has shown encouraging outcomes according to interim analyses published today in The Lancet.

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