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  1. 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.


  2. 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.


  3. 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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  4. 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.


  5. 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.


  6. Meningococcal disease: Short way from harmless bacteria to major epidemics

    With just two gene mutations, harmless bacteria transform into a strain that could cause major epidemics in Niger and Nigeria. This is shown by a research study at the Norwegian Institute of Public


  7. 76,000 elderly people were dispensed at least 15 medicines during 2017

    Drug use among the elderly has increased year-on-year. In 2017, approximately 76,000 elderly people living at home were dispensed at least 15 prescription drugs, 570,000 were dispensed five or more.


  8. Rabies among polar foxes on Hopen, Svalbard

    Rabies has been detected in a polar fox on Hopen, an island in the Svalbard archipelago. To date, rabies has never been detected in humans in Svalbard.


  9. 40 per cent increase in drug costs over four years

    New and more expensive drugs contributed significantly to the 40 per cent rise in total drug costs from 2013 to 2017. The growth has been higher than in previous years, according to a new report.