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  1. Research findings

    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.

  2. Research findings

    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.

  3. Research findings

    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.

  4. Research findings

    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.

  5. News

    Slight increase in drug consumption in 2015

    Drug sales measured in defined daily doses (DDD) increased by 2 per cent from 2014 to 2015. Revenue growth was 8.6 per cent.

  6. News

    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).

  7. News

    Norwegian disease burden report launched

  8. News

    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."

  9. News

    New guidelines for MoBa

    New guidelines for access to data and biological material from MoBa have been introduced. All principal investigators (PIs) should be aware of the revised guidelines.

  10. Research findings

    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.

  11. News

    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.

  12. News

    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.