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18.07.2019Asthma or EILO: Are misdiagnosed breathing difficulties making children and adolescents less active?

EILO is a breathing problem that can be confused with asthma. Doctor believes many people don’t know they can get help.

14.07.2019Babies can show signs of autism early in life

Babies who were just 10 months old and who later received a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder took less initiative than other children to communicate with

12.07.2019Half of Norwegian red foxes eat rat poison

Many people still put out poison baits, even though this form of rodent control is prohibited.

10.07.2019Integration on hold in Norway: Immigrants face revocation of residence status

"People have felt on solid ground, and now they’re having the rug pulled out from under them," says researcher Jan-Paul Brekke. The threat of losing

08.07.2019New medicine for multiple myeloma shows promising results

A new drug reduced the risk of relapse and increased survival by five months, according to a recent study. The results were presented at a cancer conference in

05.07.2019Few physical differences found between healthy individuals and those afflicted by chronic fatigue syndrome

Norwegian researchers studied adolescents who developed chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and chronic fatigue (CF) after having mononucleosis.

03.07.2019Dogs mirror owner’s stress level

New research suggests that long-term stress is transmitted from human to dog.

30.06.2019Mathematical models can predict animals’ risk of extinction

It’s not easy to predict whether a species will die out. However, scientists from Syddansk Universitet are on the case using statistics to save endangered

29.06.2019Scientists discover brain mechanism that regulates body weight

A neurotransmitter in the brain affects whether we gain or lose weight, a new study in mice suggests.

27.06.2019Many diagnosed with asthma may actually have EILO

EILO, or Exercise-Induced Laryngeal Obstruction, is a condition where the voice box closes down during vigorous exercise. Norwegian researchers believe many

25.06.2019Viking men were buried with cooking gear

What were gender roles like during Viking times? A Norwegian archaeologist thinks we often misinterpret the past based on our current cultural assumptions.

24.06.2019How studies of Norwegian fjord ice can help create a safer future for the arctic

During winter, a thick layer of ice can form on the surface of the northern Norwegian fjords. The knowledge of the varying conditions of this ice can be applied

23.06.2019Today's elite football matches require more targeted training

The pace of football matches has become faster and more varied in recent years. Football coaches need to craft more individualized training for players so they

21.06.2019Should Norwegians have to wait to 63 at the earliest to retire?

Like most Western countries, Norway has a lower age limit at which a person can fully retire. That age is currently 62. But will upping this lower age limit be

19.06.2019The urban space is sexualised and misogynistic

“Our unconsciousness is shaped by sexist messages from advertisements. The public urban space in one of the world’s most gender equal countries is not designed

18.06.2019When a flood of immigrant workers becomes a trickle

When Poland joined the EU in 2004, unemployment was at 20 per cent, and a flood of workers left the country for higher wage lands such as Norway. Now the tide

16.06.2019Modern-day Vikings (and their neighbours) eat dinner at home

How have the eating habits of the Nordic countries changed over the decades? Mostly for the better, but with a few exceptions, a new study has shown.

14.06.2019Alcohol’s role in the relationship between Sweden and Norway

Neighbouring countries often have interesting relationships— think France and Germany, or the USA and Canada. Norway and Sweden are no exception — especially

12.06.2019Scientists have found 10 000-year-old Scandinavian genes in prehistoric gum

These small lumps of pitch were chewed 10 000 years ago by people living in what is now Sweden. But who were these people?

10.06.2019Cancer drug doesn’t work for chronic fatigue

Cancer drug rituximab has no effect on chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), according to a Norwegian study.

 

 
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