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Photocure Announces U.S. FDA Approval of New Indication for Blue Light Cystoscopy with Cysview(R)
OSLO, Norway, Feb. 16, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Photocure ASA (OSE: PHO), announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved its supplemental new drug application (sNDA) to extend the indication for Blue Lig... Devices, Oncology, FDA Photocure, KARL STORZ, Blue Light Cystoscopy, Cysview, bladder cancer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tandem inks distribution deal in Scandinavia for insulin pumps
Tandem Diabetes Care (NSDQ:TNDM) has inked a distribution agreement with Rubin Medical to commercialize the medical device company’s t:slim X2 insulin pump, insulin cartridges and t:lock infusion sets in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. According to the terms of the deal, Rubin Medical is slated to perform all sales, marketing and customer training for Tandem’s devices. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Tandem inks distribution deal in Scandinavia for insulin pumps appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - February 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat tandemdiabetes Source Type: news

How to train like the world's most successful female cross-country skier
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) If you want to be as fast or as strong as the world's most decorated female winter Olympian ever, you'll have to train a lot -- more than 900 hours a year. But don't worry -- most of that training will be low intensity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Yes, It's True: We're Hungrier After Losing Weight
Cutting back on calorie consumption is likely to spark changes that permanently boost appetite among obese men and women, Norwegian researchers report. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norway to buy Biogen's Spinraza medicine: broadcaster NRK
OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian authorities will buy the rare-disease treatment Spinraza for patients from U.S. drugmaker Biogen Inc at a cost of 7 million Norwegian crowns ($880,381.33) per year per patient, public broadcaster NRK reported on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

What Growth Charts Are Best?
Discussion “The value of growth assessment is thus its principal utility as a key screening tool in order to assess children’s general well-being, to identify faltering and excessive growth, to evaluate maternal lactation performance and infant feeding practices, and to manage her children with medical conditions known to adversely affect growth,….” Thus having assessment tools is important. Growth charts are assessment tools measuring height/length, weight, head circumference and body mass index. Some commonly used growth charts are: WHO child growth chart standards They were developed using lo...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 12, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

10th IUHPE European Conference and 4th International Forum for Health Promotion Research
September 24-26, 2018; Trondheim, Norway. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why you feel hungrier after you lose weight
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Blame it on hormones: one hunger hormone continues to be elevated after you lose weight, making you feel hungry even though your new, slanker body has had enough to eat. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 8, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Citizen scientists rewarded by having new slug species named after them
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) An intrepid group of Norwegian divers has sponsored slug safaris to discover new sea slug species in northern waters. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 8, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Dieters feel hungrier after weight loss, study finds
Researchers from the  Norwegian University of Science and Technology believe people's 'thermostats reset' to increase the impulse to find and seek out food to protect against famine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The treatment of PTSD in an older adult Norwegian woman using narrative exposure therapy: a case report - M ørkved N, Thorp SR.
The bulk of the literature on effective treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has focused on children, adolescents, and young adults. The evidence on treatments for older adults is sparse. This case report presents the application of narrativ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Mental health and psychosocial characteristics of breast augmentation patients - von Soest T, Torgersen L, Kvalem IL.
Cosmetic breast surgery experience and a wide range of mental health, psychosocial, and sociodemographic variables were assessed in the population-based Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study ( N  = 78,252). Breast augmentation patients reported elevat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Shedding light on arctic zooplankton in the dark
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) We know that tiny marine creatures in the Arctic respond to weak light from the Moon or the Northern Lights during the polar night. Now researchers have learned that artificial light from research vessels can also have a negative effect. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 1, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Scandinavians shaped by several waves of immigration
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) So you think people in present-day Sweden and Norway are different from each other? It turns out that would have been closer to the truth some 9500 years ago. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 1, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

DAAs cost effective for treatment of hepatitis  C in Norway
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - February 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Patients admitted to hospital after suicide attempt with violent methods compared to patients with deliberate self-poisoning -a study of background variables, somatic and psychiatric health and suicidal behavior - Persett PS, Grimholt TK, Ekeberg O, Jacobsen D, Myhren H.
BACKGROUND: In Norway, there are about 550 suicides recorded each year. The number of suicide attempts is 10-15 times higher. Suicide attempt is a major risk factor for suicide, in particular when violent methods are used. Suicide attempts with violent met... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Do terrorist attacks affect ethnic discrimination in the labor market?
(Wiley) Terrorist attacks are known to influence public opinion, but do they also change behaviour? A new British Journal of Sociology study that addressed this question found that Pakistanis in Norway still experience the same level of discrimination, despite claims that Norwegians have become more positive about migrants after the far-right, anti-migrant terrorist attacks of 2011. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How very low birth weight affects brain development
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Children born with very low birth weights are at an increased risk of cognitive, emotional and behavioral problems throughout their lives. But what exactly happens in the brain to cause these problems? (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Groups Condemn U.S. Cuts to Palestinian Refugee Agency
Displaced children in a UN-run school in the Shujaiyeh neighbourhood of Gaza.Credit: Khaled Alashqar/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jan 19 2018 (IPS)International organizations have criticized the United States’ decision to cut more than half of planned funding to a UN agency serving Palestinian refugees. This week, the U.S. administration announced that it is withholding 65 million dollars from a planned 125-million-dollar aid package for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA).UNRWA serves over 5 million refugees with education, healthcare, social services, and emergency assistan...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Education Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Snus tobacco on the rise as Norway smoking halved in a decade
OSLO (Reuters) - The share of Norwegians who smoke on a daily basis has halved in the last decade and was last year exceeded for the first time by the use of snus, a wet snuff tobacco product, Statistics Norway said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Normal-tissue BRCA1 Methylation May Occur Before Birth, Raise Ovarian Cancer Risk Normal-tissue BRCA1 Methylation May Occur Before Birth, Raise Ovarian Cancer Risk
BRCA1 methylation in normal tissue raises the risk for high-grade ovarian cancer and may occur before birth, according to a study from Norway.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Kids of divorce who live with a step-parent more troubled
Teens living with a stepfather or stepmother are more troubled than those who split their time between parents, found RKBU in Norway, and are more likely to be depressed or bullied. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Norwegian occupational wholeness questionnaire (N-OWQ): scale development and psychometric properties - Bonsaksen T, Yazdani F.
This study aimed to develop and examine the pro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Rats May Not Have Driven the Black Death Plague After All
TUESDAY, Jan. 16, 2018 -- It's thought to have killed between 30 and 60 percent of Europe's population, but the Black Death plague may not have been spread by flea-infested rats, Norwegian scientists report. Between its first devastating outbreak... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A complete snow avalanche activity record from a Norwegian forecasting region using Sentinel-1 satellite-radar data - Eckerstorfer M, Malnes E, Muller K.
Collecting a complete dataset of snow avalanche activity in a given avalanche forecasting region throughout an entire winter is a seemingly simple task that is very difficult to accomplish. Traditional field-based methods are too time and cost consuming an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Genetic analysis can improve depression therapy
(Karolinska Institutet) The failure of SSRI antidepressants can be a result of genetic variations in patients. Variations within the gene that encodes the CYP2C19 enzyme results in extreme differences in the levels of escitalopram achieved in patients, according to a new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and Diakonhjemmet Hospital in Norway published in The American Journal of Psychiatry. Prescribing the dose of escitalopram based on a patient's specific genetic constitution would greatly improve therapeutic outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why did the passenger pigeon die out?
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) The passenger pigeon was once among the most numerous species on earth. The last passenger pigeon died in the Cinncinati Zoo just over 100 years ago. How did it all go so wrong? (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 11, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

More green for green power: Investors are migrating from the fossil fuel industry toward alternative energy
(Natural News) Times are truly changing especially for green power. Renewable energy, once limited to off-the-grid energy sources which pale in comparison to traditional energy, is steadily gaining ground. In November last year, Norway, one of Europe’s largest oil producers, had announced that it is looking to divest its funding of international petroleum companies. The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Olympics-Norway's Cross-country Success Clouded by Asthma Drug Ethics Olympics-Norway's Cross-country Success Clouded by Asthma Drug Ethics
Norway's cross-country skiers will arrive in Pyeongchang hoping to continue their recent dominance in a sport that doubles as a national obsession, but even at home there are questions over the ethical use of medicines by athletes.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - January 9, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Work environment and health in the fishing fleet: results from a survey amongst Norwegian fishers - S ønvisen SA, Thorvaldsen T, Holmen IM, Øren A.
BACKGROUND: Fishery is an important industry in Norway. Compared to other industries the number of occupational accidents is high. Fishers are exposed to a range of unfavourable working conditions, but there is limited research-based knowledge about the in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Heart Benefit of Moderate Drinking Greater in Wealthy People Heart Benefit of Moderate Drinking Greater in Wealthy People
People who enjoy a few cocktails each week may be less likely to die from heart disease than people who rarely or never drink, especially if they ’ re rich, a Norwegian study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

A photovoice study of school belongingness among high school students in Norway - Lieblein VSD, Warne M, Huot S, Laliberte Rudman D, Raanaas RK.
Although high school graduation is important for living conditions and health throughout life, many students do not complete. In Norway's northern most county, Finnmark, up to 45% of students do not complete high school. Contrary to prior research that has... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Overweight children more likely to underestimate their body size
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Overweight children are less accurate in estimating their own body size than normal weight children. And the bigger their body size, the more inaccurate their guesses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heart benefit of moderate drinking greater in wealthy people
(Reuters Health) - - People who enjoy a few cocktails each week may be less likely to die from heart disease than people who rarely or never drink, especially if they ’re rich, a Norwegian study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Moderate drinking is good for your heart if you're rich
A Norwegian study of more than 200,000 people showed that the risks posed by drinking alcohol varied depending on how wealthy people are. Rich, moderate drinkers fare best. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Moderate drinking is good for your heart - if you're rich
A Norwegian study of more than 200,000 people showed that the risks posed by drinking alcohol varied depending on how wealthy people are. Rich, moderate drinkers fare best. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Traumatic events increase headaches and migraines
(Reuters Health) - - Teens exposed to traumatic or terror events may have a higher risk for weekly and daily migraines, according to a study of adolescents who survived a terror attack in Norway. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Booze May Help or Harm the Heart, But Income Matters
TUESDAY, Jan. 2, 2018 -- Alcohol's effect on heart health, good or ill, may rely in part on the drinker's income, new research suggests. For example, the study of more than 200,000 Norwegian adults found that having a few drinks per week was linked... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Link between alcohol consumption and cardiovascular death depends on socioeconomics
(PLOS) Very frequent consumption of alcohol is associated with an increased risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, but only among people in the lowest socioeconomic position, according to a new research study published in PLOS Medicine by Eirik Degerud from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in Oslo, and colleagues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Is there a nutritional advantage to fresh vs frozen fish? Well, that depends...
(Natural News) New research shows that frozen fish is just as good as fresh fish if properly prepared. According to an initiative by Trondheim, Norway-based research company SINTEF, the Norwegian Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES), and the Icelandic research institute Matis, new methods of handling fish can make it fresh throughout the year.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthcare to parents of young terrorism survivors: a registry-based study in Norway - Haga JM, Thoresen S, Stene LE, Wentzel-Larsen T, Dyb G.
OBJECTIVES: To assess changes in parents' short-term and long-term primary and specialised healthcare consumption following a terrorist attack threatening the lives of their children. DESIGN: Registry-based study comparing parental healthcare servi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Poly-victimization in a Norwegian adolescent population: prevalence, social and psychological profile, and detrimental effects - Mossige S, Huang L.
This study focuses on poly-victimization, with the aim of providing a realistic estimation of the prevalence of lifetime victimization in a Norwegian adolescent population (ages 18-19 years). METHODS: Based upon the concept from previou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The headache of terror: a matched cohort study of adolescents from the Ut øya and the HUNT Study - Stensland SØ, Zwart JA, Wentzel-Larsen T, Dyb G.
OBJECTIVE: To elaborate the risk of headache among adolescent survivors exposed to terror. METHODS: On July 22, 2011, a lone man opened gunfire, killing 69 people at a summer camp for adolescents on the Ut øya islet in Norway. All 358 adolescent su... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Consumer choices for the climate
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) The gift-giving season is upon us, and perhaps you're wondering how to give gifts that won't wreck the climate. Help is on the way. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists discover gut bacteria in bees spread antibiotic-resistant genes to each other
(Arizona State University) Researchers from Arizona State University and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences have discovered that antibiotic-resistant genes are spread in honey bee gut bacteria so that all strains of bacteria survive, rather than just one gut bacterium acquiring resistance and outcompeting others. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

2017 Africa Report on Internal Displacement
Norwegian Refugee Council, Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre. 12/2017 This 56-page document, the second report on internal displacement in Africa, highlights the severity of the continent's continuing displacement crisis. It details new displacement associated with conflict and disasters in 2016, and provides new and compelling evidence for action. It calls for a new approach to displacement that addresses its causes and longer-term implications, as well as its immediate humanitarian consequences. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Another Legacy of Terror Attacks: Migraines
Norwegian researchers examined the aftermath of a 2011 terrorist attack on a summer camp in Norway that left 69 people dead and 33 severely wounded. Most of the dead were teenagers. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Witnessing Terror Event Can Lead to Daily Migraines (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study done in young survivors of 2011 mass shooting in Norway (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - December 13, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Another Legacy of Terror Attacks: Migraines
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13, 2017 -- Survivors of terror attacks may be at risk of developing frequent migraines or tension-type headaches, a new study suggests. Norwegian researchers examined the aftermath of a 2011 terrorist attack on a summer camp in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

This Nobel Laureate Is Worried U.S. Politics Could Endanger Scientific Research
(STOCKHOLM) — An American researcher who shared this year’s Nobel Prize for medicine bluntly criticized political developments at home in his address at the awards’ gala banquet Sunday night. Michael Rosbash, who was honored for his work on circadian rhythms — commonly called the body clock — expressed concern that U.S. government support such as that received by him and colleagues Jeffrey Hall and Michael Young is endangered. “We benefited from an enlightened period in the postwar United States. Our National Institutes of Health have enthusiastically and generously supported basic resea...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Keyton and Jim Heintz / AP Tags: Uncategorized Budget Donald Trump Federal Budget Immigration micharl rosbash nobel prize onetime overnight politics Science United States Source Type: news