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  1. Outbreak of pneumococcal disease in shipyards in Vestnes

    Since January 2019, nine workers in the shipbuilding industry in Møre og Romsdal have been hospitalised with severe pneumococcal disease caused by the same bacterial strain.

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  2. The risk of miscarriage is strongly linked to maternal age and pregnancy history

    Findings from a new Norwegian study point to common risk factors for pregnancy complications and miscarriage.

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  3. Getting pregnant shortly after a stillbirth poses no risks

    Getting pregnant within 12 months after a stillbirth does not increase the risk of pregnancy complications, according to a new international study.

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  4. Enterovirus may trigger coeliac disease

    Common gastrointestinal viruses may be a contributing factor to coeliac disease, according to a study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and Østfold Hospital.

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  5. NIPH core partner in International Decision Support Initiative

    The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) will share its expertise with low- and middle-income countries about health technology assessments and systematic reviews.

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  6. ADHD diagnoses poorly documented

    Many ADHD diagnoses are not well documented, according to a review of the medicals records of 549 children with an ADHD diagnosis.

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  7. Child’s age at parental divorce can affect antidepressant use in adulthood

    Children who were aged 15-19 when their parents divorced are less likely to use antidepressants as adults than children who were under four-years-old when their parents divorced.

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  8. Maternal history of miscarriages and measures of fertility in relation to childhood asthma

    Children of parents who have had difficulty conceiving, or who are the result of assisted reproduction, are at increased risk of asthma according to a Norwegian study.

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  9. Children exposed to many environmental contaminants

    Children across Europe are exposed to a wide range of contaminants in foetal life and childhood but their exposure varies by country and compound, according to a recent study.

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  10. Stoltenberg and Ottersen members in new Lancet Commission

    Two directors from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health are members of a new commission on synergies between universal health coverage, health security and health promotion.

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  11. Decrease in new type 2 diabetes cases in Norway

    There are fewer new patients with type 2 diabetes. The number of newly diagnosed cases declined from more than 16 000 in 2009 to 11 000 in 2014.

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  12. Meningococcal disease: Short way from harmless bacteria to major epidemics

    With just two gene mutations, harmless bacteria transform into a strain that could cause major epidemics in Niger and Nigeria. This is shown by a research study at the Norwegian Institute of Public

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  13. 76,000 elderly people were dispensed at least 15 medicines during 2017

    Drug use among the elderly has increased year-on-year. In 2017, approximately 76,000 elderly people living at home were dispensed at least 15 prescription drugs, 570,000 were dispensed five or more.

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  14. Rabies among polar foxes on Hopen, Svalbard

    Rabies has been detected in a polar fox on Hopen, an island in the Svalbard archipelago. To date, rabies has never been detected in humans in Svalbard.

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  15. NIPH to lead European adolescent obesity project

    An international research project has begun to investigate how society can help adolescents to choose a healthy diet and an active lifestyle.

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  16. 40 per cent increase in drug costs over four years

    New and more expensive drugs contributed significantly to the 40 per cent rise in total drug costs from 2013 to 2017. The growth has been higher than in previous years, according to a new report.

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  17. Long-term paracetamol use in pregnancy may increase child’s ADHD risk

    Using paracetamol (acetaminophen) for 29 days or more in pregnancy doubles the risk of a child being diagnosed with ADHD, according to a new study.

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  18. Genes can explain preterm birth

    Six genetic variables can explain the length of pregnancy and preterm delivery, according to a major international study. The results have been confirmed by an analysis of genetic data from Nordic women.

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  19. Child neurodevelopment not affected by mobile phone use in pregnancy

    Mobile phone use during pregnancy is not linked to adverse effects on children’s language and motor skills, according to a study using data from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study.

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  20. Increased risk for stillbirth delivery among women with a family history of stroke

    Women with a family history of stroke had an increased risk of stillbirth, according to a new study by researchers at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and the Universities of Bergen and Oslo.

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