Asthma and allergy Information, advice and news about asthma, allergy and respiratory diseases. Les på norsk Information Article Updated 10.09.2018 Allergy - food allergy, respiratory allergy and skin allergy The word allergy is Greek and means altered reaction. Allergy involves changes in the body's response to harmless substances in our environment. Public Health Report Updated 18.04.2016 Asthma and allergy in Norway Asthma and allergies are a frequent cause of ailments in children and adolescents in industrialised countries. Show more Reports Report Updated 05.12.2016 Prevention of allergy among children Report Published 01.08.2016 National Register of Severe Allergic Reactions to Food 2000–2015 Report from National Register of Severe Allergic Reactions to Food 2000–2015. Report Updated 18.04.2016 National Register of Severe Allergic Reactions to Food 2000-2010 The National Register of Severe Allergic Reactions to Food is a national reporting system and registry in which doctors in general practice and in hospitals can report cases of serious allergic reacti... Show more Projects Does long-term use of medication affect cognition and health later in life? 12.01.2016 Research findings Maternal history of miscarriages and measures of fertility in relation to childhood asthma 05.12.2018 Related topics Theme Air pollution Facts and statistics about air pollution in Norway Theme Environmental contaminants When chemicals are released in nature, they can reappear in food, water and consumer products. Many different substances are found in food and water. Theme Cosmetic allergy Unwanted reactions from cosmetic products can vary from mild irritation to severe symptoms. They can appear immediately or after several years' use of a product.