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  1. Research findings

    Maternal iodine deficiency can affect child development

    A low iodine intake among pregnant women may be associated with poor language development, reduced fine motor skills and behavioural problems when the child is three years old.

  2. Research findings

    Most ADHD medicine used by December-born children

    Children born at the end of the year are more likely to receive ADHD medication or an ADHD diagnosis than children born early in the year.

  3. Research findings

    Critical thinking can be taught

    10-12-years-olds can be taught how to think critically at school, even with few teachers and limited resources. Parents can also be taught to assess claims about health effects.

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    Record high vaccination coverage of two-year-olds in 2016

    More children are being vaccinated and the vast majority of children and young people are taking the vaccines recommended in the Norwegian Childhood Immunisation Programme.

  5. Research findings

    Norwegian women drink least while pregnant, British women drink most

    A study among over 7000 women in 11 European countries shows the proportion of women in Europe who drink alcohol when they know they are pregnant is lowest in Norway and highest in the UK.

  6. Research findings

    Narcolepsy after swine influenza pandemic

    A study confirms that the risk of narcolepsy increased after vaccination with Pandemrix during the influenza pandemic 2009/2010. It also suggests that the narcolepsy risk increased after influenza.

  7. Research findings

    As many large breast tumours detected without mammography

    In Denmark, regions with organised mass breast cancer screening programmes did not detect less tumours over two centimetres than regions without.

  8. Research findings

    Cannabis abuse possible cause of psychosis

    The risk of developing psychosis is more than tripled for those who abuse cannabis, according to results from a new twin study.

  9. Research findings

    Twelve genes influence fertility

    An international research team has found twelve genes that may help determine why some people have children at an early age, while others remain childless.

  10. Research findings

    HIV co-infection does not cause multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

    New research shows that HIV co-infection does not specifically drive the development and transmission of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, as previously suspected.

  11. Research findings

    Excess abdominal fat is associated with heart attack

    A large waist-hip ratio is a more important risk factor for heart attacks than weight, especially for younger to middle-aged women.

  12. News

    Law passed to establish Palestinian public health institute

    On April 5th 2016, new legislation was approved to establish the Palestinian National Institute of Public Health (PNIPH).

  13. News

    Norwegian disease burden report launched

  14. News

    EEA and Norway Grants improve public health in Europe

    "This cooperation is strengthening the public health work in Europe and contributes to reducing social inequality within its borders."

  15. News

    New guidelines for MoBa

    New guidelines for access to data and biological material from MoBa have been introduced. All principal investigators (PIs) should be aware of the revised guidelines.

  16. Research findings

    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.

  17. News

    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.

  18. Research findings

    Link between weight gain in first year of life and risk of type 1 diabetes

    The risk of type 1 diabetes seems to be higher among children with high weight gain during their first year, according to a new Norwegian-Danish study from the NIPH.

  19. News

    Norwegian-led Ebola vaccine study shows promising results in Guinea

    The study, testing the effectiveness of a new vaccine against Ebola, has shown encouraging outcomes according to interim analyses published today in The Lancet.

  20. Research findings

    More obesity among the less educated in rich countries

    In rich countries, obesity is more common among the lower educated, whilst in poor countries, obesity is more common among the higher educated.