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  1. Long-term paracetamol use in pregnancy may increase child’s ADHD risk

    Using paracetamol (acetaminophen) for 29 days or more in pregnancy doubles the risk of a child being diagnosed with ADHD, according to a new study.

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  2. Genes can explain preterm birth

    Six genetic variables can explain the length of pregnancy and preterm delivery, according to a major international study. The results have been confirmed by an analysis of genetic data from Nordic women.

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  3. Child neurodevelopment not affected by mobile phone use in pregnancy

    Mobile phone use during pregnancy is not linked to adverse effects on children’s language and motor skills, according to a study using data from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study.

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  4. Increased risk for stillbirth delivery among women with a family history of stroke

    Women with a family history of stroke had an increased risk of stillbirth, according to a new study by researchers at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and the Universities of Bergen and Oslo.

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  5. Women have healthier brains in gender equal countries

    In countries that promote women's equality and participation in society, women have a better chance of keeping their brains healthy in later life, according to research from the NIPH.

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  6. Can medication for anxiety and sleeping problems during pregnancy harm the child?

    New research from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study shows that anxiolytic use during pregnancy can increase the risk of mental problems in the child.

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  7. Maternal iodine deficiency can affect child development

    A low iodine intake among pregnant women may be associated with poor language development, reduced fine motor skills and behavioural problems when the child is three years old.

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  8. Most ADHD medicine used by December-born children

    Children born at the end of the year are more likely to receive ADHD medication or an ADHD diagnosis than children born early in the year.

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  9. Critical thinking can be taught

    10-12-years-olds can be taught how to think critically at school, even with few teachers and limited resources. Parents can also be taught to assess claims about health effects.

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  10. Record high vaccination coverage of two-year-olds in 2016

    More children are being vaccinated and the vast majority of children and young people are taking the vaccines recommended in the Norwegian Childhood Immunisation Programme.

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  11. Norwegian women drink least while pregnant, British women drink most

    A study among over 7000 women in 11 European countries shows the proportion of women in Europe who drink alcohol when they know they are pregnant is lowest in Norway and highest in the UK.

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  12. Narcolepsy after swine influenza pandemic

    A study confirms that the risk of narcolepsy increased after vaccination with Pandemrix during the influenza pandemic 2009/2010. It also suggests that the narcolepsy risk increased after influenza.

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  13. As many large breast tumours detected without mammography

    In Denmark, regions with organised mass breast cancer screening programmes did not detect less tumours over two centimetres than regions without.

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