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  1. Research findings

    Centre of Excellence for Fertility and Health established at NIPH

    The Research Council of Norway has awarded the status of Norwegian Centre of Excellence to the Centre for Fertility and Health.

  2. News

    Norway to host global epidemic preparedness organisation, CEPI

    The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) will host the new global Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI).

  3. Research findings

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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    Report about child and adolescent health and the environment released

    A report about how conditions in the environment may affect child and adolescent health has been released by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

  8. 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.

  9. News

    How many children were vaccinated in 2015?

    More and more children in Norway are being vaccinated and now the vast majority of children and adolescents have taken the vaccines recommended in the Childhood Immunisation Programme.

  10. 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.

  11. 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).

  12. News

    Norwegian disease burden report launched

  13. 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."

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. News

    New responsibilities in 2016

    The Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, the Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research (SIRUS) and the secretariat of the Scientific Committee for Food Safety are now part of the NIPH.

  18. Research findings

    Link between weight gain in first year of life and risk of type 1 diabetes

    The risk of type 1 diabetes seems to be higher among children with high weight gain during their first year, according to a new Norwegian-Danish study from the NIPH.

  19. Research findings

    Early life infections may be a risk factor for coeliac disease in childhood

    Children with frequent infections in the first 18 months of life have a slightly increased risk of later developing coeliac disease compared with children who have few infections.

  20. News

    Serious poisoning cases among foreign mushroom pickers

    Every year, the Poisons Information Centre receives numerous enquiries about serious mushroom poisoning.