A review of competencies in tunnel fire response seen from the first responders' perspectives - Nj å O, Svela M.
Norway has an increasing number of long and complicated road tunnel designs, which can be defined as complex sociotechnical systems. To avoid major accidents and fire situations, knowledge about the fire safety is required by both the fire and rescue servi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

New waves for old rights? Women's mobilization and bodily rights in Turkey and Norway - S ümer S, Eslen-Ziya H.
This article focuses on the resurgence of women's movements in Turkey and Norway against the backdrop of their historical trajectories and wider gender policies. Throughout the 2010s, both countries witnessed a similar set of conservative and neoliberal po... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Class conditions and urban differentiation - applying distinction's methodology to the community - Rosenlund L.
This article applies the methodology of Pierre Bourdieu's major work, Distinction, to a community in South-Western Norway. It argues that the forces of social differentiation analyzed by Bourdieu operate on the national level and are also manifest on the c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Developing Thailand's comprehensive crime victim assistance model through a comparative perspective of the Swedish and Norwegian systems - Chokprajakchat S, Techagaisiyavanit W.
In the era in which crime victims' rights have gained their central role in the criminal justice system, Thailand has yet faced the most challenging task in the area of crime victim support and assistance in order to modernize and implement its domestic la... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

UN's Director Faremo & Ex-Microsoft Lawyer Eyes'AI Potential' At IPsoft Digital Summit
A former Norwegian government minister for 10 years and a lawyer for Microsoft, Greta Faremo, says that Artificial Intelligence (AI) has “undeniable potential” and could help the United Nation's Office for Project Services with a $1.8 billion annual budget, fulfill its sustainable development goals. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Roger Aitken, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:MSFT LON:BVA Source Type: news

UN Director Faremo & Ex-Microsoft Lawyer Eyes'AI Potential' At IPsoft Digital Summit
A former Norwegian government minister for 10 years and a lawyer for Microsoft, Greta Faremo, says that Artificial Intelligence (AI) has “undeniable potential” and could help the United Nation's Office for Project Services with a $1.8 billion annual budget, fulfill its sustainable development goals. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Roger Aitken, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:MSFT LON:BVA Source Type: news

IQ Scores Are Falling Due to Environmental Factors, Study Finds
IQ scores are on a decline, reversing a trend that saw scores rising at a steady rate during the 20th century, according to a new study. Researchers from the Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research in Norway studied the IQ scores of about 730,000 Norwegian men born between 1962 and 1991. They found that scores grew by nearly three percentage points every decade for people born between 1962 and 1975. But among those born after 1975, scores fell. The cause of the IQ decline is due to environmental factors, and not genetics, said Ole Rogeburg, a senior research fellow at Ragnar Frisch Centre and co-author of the study on I...
Source: TIME: Science - June 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Stop Neglecting African Conflicts
A group of displaced men, women, and children find refuge at a church on the outskirts of Nyunzu village in eastern Congo. Pastor Mbuyu (pictured) looks after them. Credit: NRC/Christian JepsenBy Will HigginbothamUNITED NATIONS, Jun 13 2018 (IPS)Conflicts have uprooted millions across several African nations and we must not forget them, said a human rights group.Norwegian Refugee Council’s (NRC) timely message was published through their annual list of the worlds most neglected displacement crises. “It’s a sad pattern that we are once again seeing that the crises on the African continent seldom make media...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Will Higginbotham Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Food & Agriculture Global Geopolitics Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

"Stepdogs" of society: the impact of breed bans in Norway - Lie MSB.
Drawing on qualitative interviews with dog owners and police officers, this article discusses the ban against "dangerous dogs" in Norway. The Norwegian breed ban in The Dog Regulation (hundeforskriften) is shown to have considerable negative influence on a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Sexual assaults in individuals with visual impairment: a cross-sectional study of a Norwegian sample - Brunes A, Heir T.
OBJECTIVE: To examine the prevalence of sexual assaults among individuals with visual impairment (VI) compared with the general population and to investigate the association between sexual assault and outcomes of self-efficacy and life satisfaction. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Cost-effectiveness analysis of trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy: a randomized control trial among Norwegian youth - Aas E, Iversen T, Holt T, Ormhaug SM, Jensen TK.
In this study, we aimed to evaluate whether trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT)... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Family blood mystery solved
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Back in the 1970s, a Norwegian family was found to have abnormally high red blood cell counts. Thirty-five years later, researchers succeeded in solving the mystery, thanks to new analytical methods and the latest developments in genetic engineering -- and a chance meeting with a Swiss scientist. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The 7 risk factors for lung cancer you should be aware of
(Natural News) Many people believe that the 1.6 million people who die of lung cancer each and every year are just older citizens that have been smoking heavily for years. The truth is, however, that that couldn’t be more wrong. According to a new Norwegian-Greek study published in the Lancet-affiliated EBioMedicine Journal, those who are young and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Freshman's week": characteristics associated with participation and experiencing adverse effects - Erevik EK, Pallesen S, Vedaa Ø, Andreassen CS, Torsheim T.
BACKGROUND: "Freshman's week" (FW) is a Norwegian initiation ritual to higher education. Previous research has suggested that FW-participation is associated with better social adjustment to the student setting, as well as heavy alcohol use both during and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Notes from a projected sacrifice zone - Reinert H.
The article explores a set of sacrificial logics that cluster around a prospective copper mine, situated on the bank of a fjord in the Norwegian Arctic. Analyzing the project as a "sacrifice zone" in the making, the argument first draws out some of the way... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption in Europe 2013-2014
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 05/2018 This 102-page document is the fourth annual report of the European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption Network (ESAC-Net) published by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). It is based on antimicrobial consumption data from the community (primary care sector) and the hospital sector reported to ECDC for 2013 and 2014 by 28 European Union (EU) Member States and two EEA (European Economic Area)/non-EU countries (Iceland and Norway). An analysis of EU/EEA data from the last five years did not reveal any significant trend...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

More important for heart patients to be active than thin
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) A new study shows that it is much more important to exercise than to lose weight for patients with coronary heart disease conditions, such as angina pectoris and heart attacks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New study estimates the carbon footprints of 13,000 cities
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Many see cities as the new front lines of the climate change fight. Identifying the mayors and city councils in cities with the biggest carbon footprints, and the most power to make big changes, could mobilize a wave of reinforcements. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The genes from Icelanda's first settlers reveal the origin of their population in detail
(Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)) In just over 1,000 years, Icelanders have gone through numerous changes in their gene pool, to the extent that Icelanda's first settlers, who came to the island from Norway and the British and Irish isles between the years 870 and 930, are much more similar to the inhabitants of their original home countries than to Iceland's present-day inhabitants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 31, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The Norwegian forecasting and warning service for rainfall- and snowmelt-induced landslides - Kr øgli IK, Devoli G, Colleuille H, Boje S, Sund M, Engen IK.
The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) have run a national flood forecasting and warning service since 1989. In 2009, the directorate was given the responsibility of also initiating a national forecasting service for rainfall-induced la... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Similarities and differences in victimization risk factors for nonoffending and offending substance users - Skj ærvø I, Clausen T, Skurtveit S, Abel KF, Bukten A.
In this cross-sectional study of substance users in Norway, the authors describe the patterns of victimization and investigate the factors associated with victimization, for nonoffenders and offenders separately. Recent victimization was reported by 59%, a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The technology behind the largest battleship built by the Nazis still affects us today
(Natural News) The biggest battleship ever built by Nazi Germany hid itself from Allied bombers by deploying an artificial fog made from toxic chemicals. Seventy years after World War II, the effects of this technology are still felt in Norway, where local trees took many years to recover from the deadly air pollution, according to a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heavier Women May Face Higher Cancer Risks, Study Finds
THURSDAY, May 24, 2018 -- Excessive weight gain is never a good idea for health. Now, new research supports the notion that putting on pounds raises cancer risks for middle-aged women. The study, which tracked more than 137,000 Norwegian women for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Are you at risk for lung cancer?
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) This question isn't only for people who've smoked a lot. Seven factors, including two new ones, can predict whether you have a high risk of developing lung cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 23, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Boys continue to lag behind in reading
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) When boys start school, they recognize fewer letters and their corresponding sounds than girls do. The difference is just as great at the end of the school year. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Suven Life gets product patents from New Zealand, Norway
These patents are valid till 2034 and 2027, respectively, the company said in a BSE filing. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - May 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Using Tinder doesn't result in more casual sex
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Tinder users don't have more sexual partners than other similarly minded people. Women tend to use the app to feel better about themselves, whereas men are more focused on sex. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

GRID 2018: Global Report on Internal Displacement
Norwegian Refugee Council, Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre. 05/2018 This 120-page report explores why so many countries still struggle with internal displacement despite 20 years of international, regional, and national policy efforts and investments. It details the global displacement landscape, including new displacement by conflict and disasters; progress made in reducing internal displacement; and filling the data gaps. Some of the highest levels of displacement associated with disasters came as a result of tropical cyclones, including Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and a series of typhoons in South and Ea...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Photocure Announces Blue Light Cystoscopy with Cysview(R) Now Available for Surveillance of Bladder Cancer
OSLO, Norway, May 16, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Photocure ASA (OSE: PHO), May 16, 2018, announced today the launch of Blue Light Cystoscopy (BLC™) with Cysview for a new indication of surveillance cystoscopy of bladder cancer. ... Devices, Diagnostics, Oncology, Product Launch Photocure, Karl Storz, Blue Light Cystoscopy, Cysview, bladder cancer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Randomized trial finds ibuprofen not a safe alternative to antibiotics for UTIs
(PLOS) Ibuprofen, given instead of antibiotics to women with uncomplicated urinary tract infection (cystitis), leads to longer duration of symptoms and more serious adverse events related to the spread of the primary infection, according to a new study in PLOS Medicine by Ingvild Vik and colleagues from the University of Oslo, Norway. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Concurrent adversities and deliberate self-harm among indigenous Sami and majority Norwegian adolescents: the Norwegian Arctic Adolescent Health Study - Bj ørn Reigstad SK.
BACKGROUND:Few studies have investigated proximal relationships between deliberate self-harm (DSH) and concurrent adversities.OBJECTIVE:We aimed to investigate these relationships in a community population of 4881 indigenous Sami and majority Norwe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Shame predicts revictimization in victims of childhood violence: a prospective study of a general Norwegian population sample - Aakvaag HF, Thoresen S, Str øm IF, Myhre M, Hjemdal OK.
OBJECTIVE: Victims of childhood violence often experience new victimization in adult life. However, risk factors for such revictimization are poorly understood. In this longitudinal study, we investigated whether violence-related shame and guilt were assoc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

In the heat of the moment: a local narrative of the responses to a fire in L ærdal, Norway - Andresen SA.
In the wake of a disaster, narratives about the event will be constructed. The paper presents the dominant local narrative of a major fire in L ærdal, Norway in 2014. Based on semi-structured interviews with residents in Lærdal, I argue that the construct... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Characteristics of fatal road crashes involving unlicensed drivers or riders: implications for countermeasures - Sagberg F.
Drivers or riders without a valid license are involved in 10% of fatal road crashes in Norway. This was shown by an analysis of data from all fatal crashes in the period 2005-2014. A literature review shows that unlicensed drivers have a considerably incre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

“I Wake Up Screaming”: Gaza’s Children Bear the Brunt of Violence
Palestinian child on donkey cart next to garbage container in Gaza City. Credit: Mohammed Omer/IPSBy Will Higginbotham and Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, May 10 2018 (IPS)Reham Qudaih wakes up nightly to the same nightmare: her father shot, lying on the ground in a pool of blood.“In my dreams he is on the ground shot. When I have that dream – which I’ve had more than once I wake up screaming,” she told the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). In a recent study, NRC found that children living in the Gaza Strip are experiencing are showing increasing signs of psychosocial deterioration since clashes...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Will Higginbotham and Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Development & Aid Education Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Middle East & North Africa TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

An empirical exploration of the presence of HRO safety principles across the health care sector and construction industry in Norway - H øyland SA, Skotnes R, Holte KA.
Adverse events occur in one-third of all hospital admissions, and the construction industry has one of the highest accident rates across all industries. This background highlights the criticality of researching principles that can enhance current safety or... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

A study of experience feedback from reported unwanted occurrences in a construction company - Sandberg E, Albrechtsen E.
An interview study in a major Norwegian construction company was conducted to analyse learning from reports of unwanted occurrences (RUO). Systems for reporting unwanted occurrences are on of the most important tools in systematic safety management to ensu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Online calculator reveals your lung cancer risk
The handy calculator, which tests have shown is nearly 90 per cent accurate, has been branded a 'great idea' by charities. It was developed by a team of Norwegian and Greek researchers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rethinking Emergency School Feeding: A Child-Centred Approach
United Nations. 12/2017 This 84-page report reviews existing evidence and practice of school feeding in emergencies, and draws out the key issues for the United Nations World Food Programme and other actors to consider. It argues for a definition of emergency school feeding as an intervention to ensure children's protection and food access, in support of educational goals. The World Food Programme's Safety Nets and Social Protection Unit commissioned FaFo, an independent research foundation based in Norway, to write the report. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

What ’s YOUR risk of lung cancer? Take this online calculator
The handy calculator, which tests have shown is nearly 90 per cent accurate, has been branded a 'great idea' by charities. It was developed by a team of Norwegian and Greek researchers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Life cycle assessment of large scale timber bridges: a case study from the world's longest timber bridge design in Norway - O'Born R.
This paper seeks to use life cycle assessment to investigate the comparative environmental impacts of two proposed bridge designs for the new Mj øsa Bridge over Lake Mjøsa in Norway. The Norwegian Public Roads Administration has designed one timber and on... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Helping Hand: Men's Grip Strength May Up Marriage Prospects
WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2018 -- Men looking for a wife might need to get a grip -- a strong hand grip, that is. Researchers examined data from more than 5,000 adults in Norway to study the association between their marital status and grip strength. They... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Voluntary or involuntary acute psychiatric hospitalization in Norway: a 24h follow up study - Hustoft K, Larsen TK, Br ønnick K, Joa I, Johannessen JO, Ruud T.
The Norwegian Mental Health Care Act states that patients who are involuntarily admitted to a hospital must be reevaluated by a psychiatrist or a specialist in clinical psychology within 24h to assess whether the patient fulfills the legal criteria for the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

New uses for existing antiviral drugs
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Broad-spectrum antiviral drugs work against a range of viral diseases, but developing them can be costly and time consuming. Testing existing anti-viral drugs for their ability to combat multiple viral infections can help. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 25, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Association between participating in noncompetitive or competitive sports and mental health among adolescents - a Norwegian population-based cross-sectional study - Sara Breist øl JCA.
BACKGROUND:Mental health problems in adolescents have become a major public health challenge in many western countries. Many adolescents participate in noncompetitive or competitive sports for leisure. The aim of this study was to examine the association b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The gap between legal protection, good intentions and political restrictions. Unaccompanied minors in norway - Lid én H, Stang EG, Eide K.
This article presents legal regulations, policy and practice, as well as qualitative research, on several aspects of the implementation of the rights and living conditions of unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors (UAM) in Norway. The total text of the United... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sigmoidoscopy Curbs Colon Cancer Risk and Death for Men, Not Women Sigmoidoscopy Curbs Colon Cancer Risk and Death for Men, Not Women
Sigmoidoscopy screening in Norway reduced colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence and death in men but had little effect in women, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Caffeine in pregnancy tied to childhood weight gain
(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who drink lots of coffee and other caffeinated beverages may be more likely to have kids who are overweight than mothers who limit caffeine during pregnancy, a Norwegian study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Childhood weight gain linked to caffeine levels in womb
A child's excess weight gain has been linked to at least moderate caffeine levels while in the womb, according to a study in Norway. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coffee in pregnancy ‘raises risk of an overweight child’
The findings from a study of 51,000 mothers and infants in Norway call into question NHS guidelines which say expectant mothers can safely consume up to two cups of coffee a day. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news