Injuries among children and adults in alpine skiing and snowboarding - Ekeland A, R ødven A, Heir S.
OBJECTIVES: To compare the prevalence of injury sites between children and adults in alpine skiing and snowboarding. DESIGN: Retrospective comparative study. METHODS: The injuries occurring in 14 major Norwegian ski resorts were recorded by... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Use of primary health care services prior to suicide in the Norwegian population 2006-2015 - Hauge LJ, Stene-Larsen K, Grimholt TK, Øien-Ødegaard C, Reneflot A.
BACKGROUND: Studies report high rates of contact with general practitioners (GPs) in primary care in the time leading up to suicide, particularly among individuals with a history of mental health contact. However, the near lack of studies including populat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

All about me … the best books about self-obsession
Solipsistic novels, a study of narcissism, a biography of a Michelin starred chef ... here are some of the best, from Dostoevsky to Karl Ove KnausgaardA level of self-absorption is a necessity for most writers. Every novel is ultimately about its author, and I like my non-fiction self-obsessed, too. Then there are the works that combine the two.Norwegian authorKarl Ove Knausgaard specialises in semi-fictional self-obsession.A Death in the Family, translated by Don Bartlett, charts a period of his life centring around his alcoholic father ’s death. Knausgaard has a spectacular gift for finding profundity in the mundan...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Will Storr Tags: Books Culture Karl Ove Knausgaard Fyodor Dostoevsky Psychology Society Biography books Fiction Source Type: news

Hospitals implementing changes in law to protect children of ill parents: a cross-sectional study - Skog øy BE, Sørgaard K, Maybery D, Ruud T, Stavnes K, Kufås E, Peck GC, Thorsen E, Lindstrøm JC, Ogden T.
BACKGROUND: Norway is one of the first countries to require all health professionals to play a part in prevention for children of parents with all kinds of illnesses (mental illness, drug addiction, or severe physical illness or injury) in order to mitigat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Norway will  prescribe free heroin to its most serious addicts to improve their quality of life
Although controversial, supporters of such programmes, which are used elsewhere in Scandinavia, argue they reduce death rates and lower crime. The plan may come in as soon as 2020. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Easy on the Nordic oysters: Bacteria flourishing in warmer fjord waters
The southern Nordic fjords are heating up as Europe boils, and bacteria there are flourishing, infecting swimmers and seafood, including oysters that can take months until they are safe to eat again, Norway's food safety authority said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Malawi:Muluzi Opens 6 New Modern Surgical Theatres At KCH - 'Malawi Govt to Take Good Care of Its People'
[Nyasa Times] Ministry of Health and Population on Monday opened six newly constructed operating theaters at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) worth K 2.8 billion from Norwegian Church Aid (NCA). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tramadol use in Norway: a register-based population study - Birke H, Ekholm O, Sj øgren P, Fredheim O, Clausen T, Skurtveit S.
PURPOSE: Increasing use of tramadol for chronic non-cancer pain is concerning since tramadol users may be at risk of developing recurrent opioid use with increasing opioid consumption and co-medication. Therefore, we investigated a complete national cohort... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The week in wildlife – in pictures
A quarter of a million roosting gannets in Yorkshire, an orca whale mother keeps her dead calf afloat and Norwegian reindeer seek cool in busy road tunnels – it’s the week in wildlifeContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 3, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Wildlife Environment Animals World news Zoology Biology Science Birds fish Bees Coral Natural disasters and extreme weather Whales Plastics Source Type: news

Sweden ’s Highest Peak Melts Away as Record Temperatures Hit Arctic Circle
A summer heatwave in the Arctic circle has claimed a victim in Sweden’s highest point, a glacier on Kebnekaise mountain in the north of the country. Melting fueled by the heat has caused the peak to lose 13 feet in height. Scientists say this means another peak on the same mountain – one made of rock, not ice – is now higher than the glacier’s tip. Just a month ago, the glacier reached 6,893 feet above sea level. At the latest measurement on Tuesday, it was just 6,879 feet high – less than eight inches higher than the rocky peak. Scientists say that based on the melt-rate so far this summer, i...
Source: TIME: Science - August 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Billy Perrigo Tags: Uncategorized onetime sweden weather Source Type: news

Clothing, furniture also to blame for ocean and freshwater pollution
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Lakes choked with algae and marine 'dead zones' result from too many nutrients in the water. The traditional culprit is agriculture, which relies on fertilizer to boost production. But the production of consumer goods, like clothing, is also a major -- and growing -- contributor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 2, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A framework based on a systems approach to developing safety indicators in fish farming - Holen SM, Utne IB.
The fish farming industry is one of the industries in Norway with the highest occupational fatality and injury rate. Despite the serious health, safety, and environmental issues in the industry, little is done to measure changes in safety over time beyond ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Do we have to agree? Accommodating unity in diversity in post-terror Norway - Ezzati RT, Bivand Erdal M.
Fostering unity in diversity while ensuring spaces for disagreement is a key challenge for all liberal democracies with ethnic and religious diversity. Increasing polarization, not least due to the threat of terror attacks, exacerbates this challenge. Draw... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Predictors of car use habit strength in an urban Norwegian public - Şimşekoğlu, Nordfjærn T, Rundmo T.
Car use in urban areas carries well known risks for negative effects on urban quality of life, the environment and land use. Previous psychological work has mainly studied the habit of using a car as a predictor variable, whereas only a few studies have fo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Polar Bear Shot And Killed 'In An Act Of Self Defense,' Cruise Ship Company Says
A polar bear is dead after an encounter that left an arctic cruise ship guard injured on the northernmost island of Svalbard archipelago, a region between mainland Norway and the North Pole.(Image credit: Gustav Busch Arntsen/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gabriela Saldivia Source Type: news

Plant defense mechanisms
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Plants have to defend themselves against drought, enemies and disease. But different threats demand different responses. So how do plants know what's attacking them? And what do they do if one approach doesn't work? (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 26, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Making occupational health and safety training relevant for farmers: evaluation of an introductory course in occupational health and safety in Norway - Holte KA, Follo G.
This study aims to eva... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Evidence of Salmonella Paratyphi C found for the first time in medieval northern Europe
(University of Warwick) Genome research conducted by the University of Warwick suggests that enteric fever, a potentially lethal disease more commonly found in hot countries, was present in medieval Europe. Salmonella Paratyphi C causes enteric fever, a life-threatening infection, and has been detected in a 800 year old human skeleton discovered in Trondheim, Norway. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Four World Cup gold medals -- and a baby
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Marit Bj ø rgen was a world-class athlete at the top of her career -- and then she decided to have a baby. How did that change her ability to train -- and her performance afterwards? (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The association between alcohol consumption and risk of hip fracture differs by age and gender in Cohort of Norway: a NOREPOS study - S øgaard AJ, Ranhoff AH, Meyer HE, Omsland TK, Nystad W, Tell GS, Holvik K.
The association between alcohol consumption and hip fracture differed by gender: Men aged 30-59  years drinking frequently or 14+ gl/week had higher risk than moderate drinkers. No significant association was seen in older men. Women not drinking alcohol h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Talking doping: a frame analysis of communication about doping among talented, young, Norwegian road cyclists - Sandvik MR, Strandbu, Loland S.
In everyday communication, participants can critically explore their understanding of morally complex phenomena. There has been little effort within the social sciences to provide insight into whether and how athletes communicate among themselves about mor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Women with high cholesterol may struggle to have more than one child
The study, published in the BMJ Open journal, tracked Norwegian women aged 20 and over between 1994 and 2003. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smoking May Boost Risk of AFib
Smokers are at increased risk of atrial fibrillation, but the risk is reduced considerably in those who quit, researchers in Norway have found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma, Uncontrolled Asthma Associated With Risk of A-Fib
THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 -- There is a correlation for asthma and lack of asthma control with the risk of atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a study published online July 11 in JAMA Cardiology. Aivaras Cepelis, from the Norwegian University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Whole genome sequencing reveals cluster of resistant bacterium in returning travelers
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)) Thirteen patients with OXA-48-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae ST392 have been reported by Sweden and Norway between January and April 2018 -- all returning travelers with prior hospital admission in Gran Canaria. Whole genome sequencing showed tight clustering between the bacterial isolates from the cases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Impaired Performance Lasts Longer Than Hormonal Changes After Intense Military Training Impaired Performance Lasts Longer Than Hormonal Changes After Intense Military Training
Altered hormone levels in special-forces candidates recovered within one week of intense military training, but physical performance was impaired out to two weeks, according to a new study from Norway.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - July 11, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

What is the association between asthma and atrial fibrillation risk?
(JAMA Network) Researchers report moderately increased risks for atrial fibrillation (AF), an irregular and often rapid heart rate, in adults with asthma   and a lack of asthma control in a study that included about 54,000 individuals   in Norway, although underlying causes for the association still need to be understood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Partial Solar Eclipse Is Coming on Friday the 13th. That Hasn ’t Happened in 40 Years
While it won’t be anything like the 2017 total solar eclipse, there is a partial solar eclipse coming up this week. The July 13 eclipse is particularly rare because it will occur on Friday the 13th, a date that has long been considered a harbinger of bad luck by popular culture. There has not been a solar eclipse on Friday the 13th since December 13, 1974, according to NASA. And the next partial eclipse to occur on Friday the 13th will be on September 13, 2080. Unlike the 2017 total solar eclipse, this week’s partial solar eclipse won’t be visible to Americans — or most of the world for that matter...
Source: TIME: Science - July 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Gabby Raymond Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

Lifecare goes public to support implantable glucose meter
Norwegian life-sciences group Lifecare AS plans to begin trading today on the Merkur Market under the ticker symbol ‘LIFE-ME’. The company is developing an implantable glucose sensor designed for people living with diabetes. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Lifecare goes public to support implantable glucose meter appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - July 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes Patient Monitoring Wall Street Beat lifecare Source Type: news

Common Heart Drug Recalled In 22 Countries For Possible Cancer Link
(CNN) — A common drug used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure is being recalled in 22 countries because it contains a chemical that poses a potential cancer risk. Valsartan is off-patent and is used as a component of other generic medicines. Novartis, the company that originally developed the drug, said Sandoz valsartan and valsartan/HCT film-coated tablets are being recalled since they “do not meet our high quality standards.” Pharmacies in the UK are advised to recall valsartan batches containing medicines made by Dexcel Pharma Ltd and Accord Healthcare. The recall involves about 2...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Valsartan Source Type: news

Elvis Costello Cancels European Tour after Cancer Surgery
The British singer-songwriter has canceled concerts in Britain, Croatia, Austria, Norway and Sweden following the removal of a tumor. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANNA CODREA-RADO Tags: Pop and Rock Music Costello, Elvis Great Britain Cancer Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency affects many pregnant women
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Only one in five women follows the recommendations for taking vitamin D supplements during pregnancy. Vitamin D deficiency can have serious repercussions for the skeletal health of both mother and child. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 5, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New & Resurgent Infectious Diseases Can Have Far-reaching Economic Repercussions
DAVID E. BLOOM is the Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, DANIEL CADARETTE is a research assistant, and JP SEVILLA is a research associate, all at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health.By David E. Bloom, Daniel Cadarette and JP SevillaWASHINGTON DC, Jul 3 2018 (IPS)Infectious diseases and associated mortality have abated, but they remain a significant threat throughout the world.We continue to fight both old pathogens, such as the plague, that have troubled humanity for millennia and new pathogens, such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), that have mutated or spilled over ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: David E. Bloom and JP Sevilla Tags: Active Citizens Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Deadly amphibian fungus has its origins in East Asia
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) The fungus kills frogs, toads and salamanders, and now we know where it emerged. The pet trade may be to blame. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 3, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Effect of requiring a general practitioner at scenes of serious injury: a systematic review - Straumann GSH, Austvoll-Dahlgren A, Holte HH, Wisborg T.
BACKGROUND: In Norway, each municipality is responsible for providing first line emergency healthcare, and it is mandatory to have a primary care physician/general practitioner on call continuously. This mandate ensures that a physician can assist patients... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The legal grading of sexual citizenship: sentencing practices in Norwegian rape cases - Bitsch A, Klemetsen ME.
This article maps and discusses the legal processing of rape cases in Norwegian appellate courts. Drawing on data from a multivariate regression analysis and a qualitative frame analysis, we examine the significance of space, accuser-convict prior relation... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Injuries prior and subsequent to index poisoning with medication among adolescents: a national study based on Norwegian patient registry - Qin P, Sun S, B øe AS, Stanley B, Mehlum L.
BACKGROUND: Adolescents treated for self-poisoning with medication have a high prevalence of mental health problems and constitute a high-risk population for self-harm  repetition. However, little is known about whether this population is also prone to inj... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Roadside survey of alcohol and drug use among Norwegian drivers in 2016-17: a follow up of the 2008-9 survey - Furuhaugen H, Jamt REG, Nilsson G, Vindenes V, Gjerde H.
OBJECTIVE: To study the use of alcohol and drugs among the general driving population in the south-eastern part of Norway and to compare the findings with the results from a similar roadside survey in 2008-9. METHODS: A roadside survey of drivers o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Study Confirms Dense Breasts Are Prone to Cancer
A large new study out of Norway confirms that women with dense breasts are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer. About half of American women who are screened for breast cancer have dense breast tissue. "Dense breasts are not something that a patient feels. You can only tell if someone has dense breast tissue on a mammogram," an expert says. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Citizens' views in four jurisdictions on placement policies for maltreated children - Skivenes M, Thoburn J.
Citizens' opinions on child protection public policy are a key dimension of the legitimacy of a political order. We have conducted a survey vignette on a representative sample of citizens (N = 4,003) in England, Finland, Norway, and California, USA. The fi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Children's voices on bullying in kindergarten - Helgeland A, Lund I.
Research suggests that bullying does occur in kindergarten. The extent of bullying in Norway and other Scandinavian countries is estimated to be about 12 %. The purpose of this study is to investigate children's understanding and experiences of bullying. W... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Emergency out-of-home placements in Norway: parents' experiences - Storhaug AS, Kojan BH.
The number of emergency placements of children has increased rapidly in Norway over the recent years. Nevertheless, there is little knowledge about how parents experience the processes involved in emergency placements. We conducted 64 survey interviews wit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Images show which breasts are most likely to become cancerous
Researchers, from the Cancer Registry of Norway, Oslo, found that of women with dense tissue, 6.7 per 100,000 develop breast cancer compared to 5.5 per 100,000 without. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Confirms Denser Breasts Are More Prone to Cancer
TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 -- Using automated breast density measurements, Norwegian researchers were able to more precisely confirm that women with dense breasts have a higher risk of breast cancer. The study included more than 100,000 women and more... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Dense breast tissue translates into higher cancer odds
A large study out of Norway found that women with dense breast tissue do have...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Synthesized 2D mammo works well for density assessment Age, not density, predicts interval breast cancer result Automated breast density assessment informs cancer risk Deep-learning algorithm can assess breast density Breast density laws mystify primary care providers (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Global Campaign Against Mercury Moves to an End Zone
By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jun 25 2018 (IPS)A global campaign to end a longstanding health and environmental hazard– the use of mercury in dentistry—is steadily moving to a successful conclusion.Providing an update, Charlie Brown, head of the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry, one of the key campaigners, told IPS that “nation by nation, the world is on the threshold of ending amalgam for children in 2018.” Participants in the global workshop in Bangkok, co-sponsored by the UN Environment (UNE) and the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry. Credit: UNE“Europe takes that exciting ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Environment Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Mercury Population TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

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