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  1. 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.

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  2. More overweight children in families with divorced parents

    Among children with divorced parents, there is a 50 per cent larger proportion with overweight or obesity compared with children with married parents, according to figures from the Child Growth Study.

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  3. Language and learning among eight-year-olds (Language-8)

    The purpose of this study is to learn more about children’s language development. Why is it that some children learn to talk easily while others struggle?

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  4. Influenza - advice to patients

    During the influenza season each winter, many households may have one or more people with influenza who require nursing at home. Here is advice about caring for the patient.

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  5. About EU programmes

    Norway participates in 20 EU programmes where Norwegian partners can apply for project funding. The Norwegian Institute of Public Health participates in several of these EU programmes.

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  6. 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.

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  7. Family Study

    The most comprehensive part of UngKul is the family study in Bergen and Oslo. Approximately 4,000 children with different national (ethnic) backgrounds and one of their parents are invited to attend.

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  8. BRIDGES - Development, adaptation and learning in Europe

    BRIDGES is examining how social policy issues, the community, school and family influence children's development, adaptation and learning.

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  9. Ad hoc Study during the Vanni-crisis in Sri Lanka in 2008-2009

    In 2008, the Sri Lankan government began a major offensive against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). In May 2009, the LTTE were defeated in the Vanni area.

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  10. Centre-based child care: Long hours do not cause aggression and disobedience

    Spending many hours in centre-based child care does not lead to more aggression and disobedience in children, according to a2013 study using data from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Stud

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  11. Suicide in apparently well-functioning young men

    Suicide among young men is a major public health concern in many countries, despite great efforts to find effective prevention strategies.

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  12. Financial conflicts of interests in research projects

    The Norwegian Institute of Public Health's guidelines for preventing and handling financial conflicts of interest in research projects.

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  13. Body mass index, weight and height in children and adolescents

    WHO has developed growth curves for children aged 0-5 years. IOTF curves are used to assess body mass index, weight and height in children and adolescents between 2 and 18 years.

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  14. Publications list - ADHD

    Here is a list of publications about ADHD from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

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  15. Perfumes and fragrances - undesirable effects

    About 3,000 different chemicals (both synthetic and natural) can be used to make a perfume or a fragrance.

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  16. Preservatives - undesirable effects

    Preservatives are a major cause of contact dermatitis. Areas such as the face, neck, hands and armpits are frequently affected.

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  17. The Status of Public Health in Norway 2010 - report

    Chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and mental health problems, have become the major challenge for public health in Norway today. However, even though more people must

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  18. Interlaboratory Comparison on POPs in Food 2011

    The twelfth round of the interlaboratory comparison study on the determination og PCDDs/PCDFs, PCBs and brominated flame retardants in three food items was conducted in spring 2011.

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  19. Interlaboratory Comparison on POPs in Food 2010

    The eleventh round of the interlaboratory comparison study on the determination og PCDDs/PCDFs, PCBs and brominated flame retardants in three food items was conducted in spring 2010.

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  20. Interlaboratory Comparison on Dioxins in Food 2009

    The tenth round of the interlaboratory comparison study on the determination og PCDDs/PCDFs, PCBs and brominated flame retardants in three food items was conducted in spring 2009.

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