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Here is an overview of projects at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. You can sort or search among ongoing or concluded projects.

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  1. NorFlu

    NorFlu is a research project that is investigating the possible consequences of having influenza A (H1N1) - swine flu - during pregnancy.

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  2. Norwegian alcohol policy

    The project highlights the use of alcohol policy instruments at local and national level, including an evaluation of changes the Norwegian Alcohol Act.

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  3. Norwegian satellite of Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC)

    The Cochrane EPOC group undertakes systematic reviews of interventions designed to improve health professional practice and organisation of health care services.

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  4. Novel aspects of an old problem. The Norwegian Epidemiologic Osteoporosis Studies (NOREPOS)

    This project aims to produce new knowledge that is relevant for prevention of fractures.

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  5. Opioid maintenance treatment (OMT) for opioid dependence. Effects and experiences.

    A commissioned systematic review of effects of OMT compared to non-pharmacological treatments in people with opioid dependence, and of users’ and service providers’ experiences.

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  6. Overdose incidence and mortality among drug users

    The project will attempt to describe the risk of overdosing and other causes of death among injecting drug users and other heavy drug users.

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  7. Paternal obesity-associated DNA methylation: an investigation into its reproducibility, reversibility and association with fetal growth restriction, an antecedent to adult obesity and type-2 diabetes.

    Our aim is to generate a robust ‘obesity-associated’ DNA methylation profile and validation of genomic regions.

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  8. Pathways from Normal and Disordered Personality to Substance Use Disorders

    The project will study the relationship between normal personality, personality disorders and symptoms of substance use in a population-based twin study.

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  9. Penal Prevention: Exploring alternative penal sanctions for young drug law offenders

    This project is a social scientific study of penal sanctions that aim to rehabilitate, educate and reintegrate young drug-law offenders.

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  10. Perfluoroalkyl substances in maternal plasma during pregnancy and duration of breastfeeding

    The purpose of this project has been to investigate the association between maternal plasma concentrations of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and duration of breastfeeding.

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  11. Plasma concentrations of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in pregnant women and the association with child's prenatal and postnatal growth.

    We will investigate how exposure to PFAS during pregnancy can affect fetal growth within a large meta-analysis of European birth cohorts.

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  12. Pre- and postnatal environmental and genetic factors in relation to brain development

    The primary objective of this project is to relate brain development by magnetic resonance intaging (MRi) to pre- and postnatal circumstances and functioning in several hundred children.

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  13. Pre- and postnatal exposure to a mixture of dietary contaminants and weight development at 3, 5 and 8 years.

    This project will study how prenatal exposure to contaminants are associated with growth and weight development in children until the age of 8 years.

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  14. Preconception diet for health in the next generation – a novel target within public health? (PRECONDIET)

    Does pre-pregnancy diet predict child neonatal outcomes and outcomes related to pregnancy health differently than diet during pregnancy?

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  15. Prehospital CT in acute stroke or head injury

    We will compare the effectiveness and safety of prehospital CT and subsequent treatment with current practice of diagnosis and treatment carried out after arrival in the hospital

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  16. Prenatal exposure to toxicants and childhood neurodevelopmental disorders and cognitive functions (NeuroTox)

    Do maternal blood levels of perfluoroalkyl substances and different metals (e.g. mercury, lead, and arsenic) during pregnancy have negative effects on neurodevelopment in children?

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  17. Prenatal exposure to toxicants and childhood neurodevelopmental disorders and cognitive functions (NeuroTox)

    Environmental chemicals may affect child development already in the womb.

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  18. Prescription drug use and subsequent morbidity and mortality

    The project will provide information on how medicines are used in the general population.

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  19. Prevalence and characteristics of occasional smokers

    Is intermittent smoking a stable behaviour, is it a risk factor for nicotine dependence? Determine relative importance of factors for predisposibility of becoming occasional smokers.

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  20. Preventive interventions for persons with mental illnesses

    We were asked to conduct a systematic review on the effect of preventive interventions targeting lifestyle habits for persons with mental illnesses.

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