Families in Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams in Norway: a cross-sectional study on relatives' experiences of involvement and alienation - Weimand BM, Israel P, Ewertzon M.
International research shows that relatives of people with mental illness are rarely involved by mental health services. Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) has been recently implemented in Norway. The experience of relatives of ACT users is largely unknow... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Aid Groups Sound Alarm on DRC Crisis
By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Nov 13 2017 (IPS)The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is on the brink of a humanitarian crisis and the international community must step in before it worsens, humanitarian agencies warn. The escalation of ethnic clashes in southeastern DRC in recent months has left millions displaced and on the verge of starvation.In the past year alone, the conflict has displaced nearly 2 million, 850,000 of whom are children and some of whom have fled to the neighboring nations of Angola and Zambia. DRC already had the highest number of new displacements in the world in 2016.Last month, the U...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Change Crime & Justice Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Peace Religion TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Validating performance of TRISS, TARN and NORMIT survival prediction models in a Norwegian trauma population - Skaga NO, Eken T, S øvik S.
INTRODUCTION: Anatomic injury, physiological derangement, age, injury mechanism and pre-injury comorbidity are well-founded predictors of trauma outcome. Statistical prediction models may have poorer discrimination, calibration and accuracy when applied in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

All forms of sexual harassment can cause psychological harm
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Even the least severe forms of sexual harassment can have serious consequences for high school students who are targeted. Girls struggle the most. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Warfarin Use Tied to Lower Cancer Risk
Use of warfarin is associated with reduced incidence of cancer among older adults, according to an observational study in JAMA Internal Medicine. Using Norwegian registries... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 9, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Conversion factors for assessment of driving impairment after exposure to multiple benzodiazepines/z-hypnotics or opioids - Strand MC, M ørland J, Slørdal L, Riedel B, Innerdal C, Aamo T, Mathisrud G, Vindenes V.
AIMS: Norway has introduced legal concentration limits in blood for 28 non-alcohol drugs in driving under the influence cases. As of 2016 this legislation also regulates the assessment of combined effects of multiple benzodiazepines and opioids. We herein ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Turning jellyfish from a nuisance to useful product
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Jellyfish could be a resource in producing microplastic filters, fertilizer or fish feed. A new 6 million euro EU-funded project called GoJelly, coordinated by the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Germany and including partners at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and SINTEF, hopes to turn jellyfish from a nuisance into a useful product. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 8, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Now mothers-to-be are told it's safe to eat oily fish
Children born to mothers who consumed oily fish while they were expecting had higher language and communication skills, according to experts at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health challenges in long-distance dog sled racing: a systematic review of literature - Calogiuri G, Weydahl A.
Long-distance dog sled races, e.g. Iditarod (Alaska) and Finnmarksl øpet (Northern Norway), are extremely demanding sporting events that might expose mushers, handlers and a large number of organisers and volunteers to risks for their health. The purpose o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Blood thinning drugs lower the risk of cancers by 30%
Norwegian researchers have found warfarin was linked with lower risk of any cancer and of three of the most common cancers, prostate, lung, and breast but not bowel cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Essay: How I Helped a Blind Marathoner Reach the Podium, Above the Arctic Circle
In a land of polar bears and reindeer, a race that bills itself as the world ’ s most northern marathon on land presented new challenges for a running guide. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANDREW W. LEHREN Tags: New York City Marathon Disabilities Blindness Running Marathon Running Longyearbyen (Norway) Source Type: news

Mobile devices and children: It's not "smart" to "connect" your child dangers range from hacking to bullying
(Natural News) Recent studies warn that children who own smart watches which their parents can use to keep track of their movements are more prone to the dangers of hacking, according to reports by The Daily Mail.  To reach this conclusion, the Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC) authorized security experts at the company, Mnemonic, to inspect three watches that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Energy efficiency labeling for homes has little effect on purchase price
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Energy efficiency labeling, also called Energy Performance Certification (EPC), is designed to inform homebuyers about how much energy a home will consume over the years. The hope was that it would also give sellers an advantage, too. But that hasn't been the case. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pain drugs in pregnancy double a child's risk of ADHD
Norwegian researchers analyzed data on almost 113,000 children and their parents, including 2,246 kids who were diagnosed with ADHD. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HealthWatch: Colonoscopies, Carbs, And A Link Between Tylenol And ADHD
BOSTON (CBS) — It’s generally recommended that people get their first colonoscopy at age 50, but after analyzing data on 6,000 procedures, French researchers say starting screening at age 45 could save lives. U.S. experts say there were some flaws with this study, so right now the American Cancer Society is standing by its recommendations to start screening at age 50 for people at average risk of developing colon cancer. If, however, you have a family history of colon cancer, you may need to be screened sooner. Does Tylenol Increase the Risk of ADHD in Offspring? Researchers in Norway found that pregnant moms w...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Pain drugs in pregnancy tied to ADHD
(Reuters Health) - Women who use a lot of the common pain reliever acetaminophen during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than those who don ’t use the drug, a Norwegian study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Taking probiotics daily can help with weight loss
Researchers at the Vestfold Hospital Trust in T ønsberg, Norway, discovered consuming the yoghurt drinks daily may lead to 1.3lbs (0.6kg) weight loss after just three weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Want to lose weight? Try probiotics
Researchers at the Vestfold Hospital Trust in T ønsberg, Norway, discovered consuming the yoghurt drinks daily may lead to 1.3lbs (0.6kg) weight loss after just three weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The effects of non-physical peer sexual harassment on high school students' psychological well-being in Norway: consistent and stable findings across studies - Bendixen M, Daveronis J, Kennair LEO.
OBJECTIVES: The paper examines how strongly non-physical peer sexual harassment is associated with a wide range of well-being outcomes from symptoms of depression and anxiety to self-esteem and body image. METHODS: Two large community samples of hi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Acetaminophen in Pregnancy Tied to ADHD Risk in Kids
MONDAY, Oct. 30, 2017 -- Acetaminophen is considered the go-to pain medication during pregnancy. But a new study adds to evidence linking the drug to an increased risk of behavioral issues in kids. Researchers in Norway found that among nearly... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 30, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fly hunter has described 30 new species
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Xiaolong Lin jokes that he likes non-biting midges because they don't bite. But he has also dedicated his academic career to describing new species, and has already discovered 30 species previously unknown to science. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 26, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Doctors need cultural training
(The University of Bergen) General practioners in Norway show little competency in understanding different cultures, a new study shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘Einstein of the Ocean’ Who Helped Surfers Catch the Perfect Waves Turns 100
This article originally appeared on TheConversation.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paul Spence and Shane Keating / The Conversation Tags: Uncategorized birthdays History Oceans onetime Science Surfing World War II Source Type: news

Infidelity can be forgiven -- but at a cost
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Most people who have been unfaithful do not believe it when their partner says they forgive them. And the fact that men often do not realize that emotional infidelity is a problem just feeds the conflict. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Extended-Release Naltrexone Seems as Effective as Standard Treatment for Opioid Dependence (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD Injectable extended-release naltrexone (Vivitrol) appears to be as safe and effective as daily oral buprenorphine-naloxone for treating opioid dependence, according to a Norway-based, noninferiority trial … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Social identity and alcohol in young adolescence: the perceived difference between youthful and adult drinking - Bakken SA, Sand øy TA, Sandberg S.
This paper examines the evolving social identities of young adolescents in regard to alcohol and drinking culture in Norway. Detailed analysis of 29 focus group interviews and 32 individual interviews with 12-13-year-olds reveal a thorough negative attitud... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Change in psychotropic drug use in Norwegian nursing homes between 2004 and 2011 - Selb æk G, Janus SIM, Bergh S, Engedal K, Ruths S, Helvik AS, Šaltyte Benth J, Zuidema SU.
BACKGROUND: We aimed to assess whether there were any changes in the use of psychotropic drugs in Norwegian nursing homes between 2004 and 2011. Also, we investigated whether the predictors of use of specific psychotropic drug groups have changed. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Inactivity, smoking, obesity may increase risk for bloodstream infection
Serious bloodstream infections are more common among smokers who are both obese and inactive, a new Norwegian study reveals. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3 Factors That Could Raise Your Risk of Bloodstream Infection
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 11, 2017 -- Serious bloodstream infections are more common among smokers who are both obese and inactive, a new Norwegian study reveals. The bloodstream infection is known as sepsis. People who develop sepsis have an over 20 percent... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 11, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Norwegian woman's birthmark covers her tummy and thighs
Mathilde Arctander, 22, from Stavanger, Norway, has endured years of cruel comments and stares but insists she would never dream of getting her unique birthmark removed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Desk Review of Programming Guidelines for Adolescents and Youth in Emergencies: Education, Health, Livelihoods and Durable Solutions
Norwegian Refugee Council. 09/20/2017 This 68-page report provides an overview of existing programming guidelines for adolescents and youth in emergencies and is a contribution to the goals of the Compact for Young People in Humanitarian Action. It specifically contributes to Action 1 of the Compact, which aims to promote and increase age- and gender-responsive and inclusive programs that contribute to the protection, health, and development of young women, young men, girls, and boys within humanitarian settings. It focuses on four sectors, including health. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

My cat is a monster. Why do I love him so much? | Jules Howard
Be it the tale of the Grenfell fire survivor being reunited with her cat, or the ‘refugee cat’ lost in Greece and found in Norway stories of pets draw us in like no otherWhat could be more heartening than the story of the Grenfell fire survivor who was reported this week to have beenreunited with the cat she thought she ’d lost in the blaze? What could warm the cockles more than the story, also reported this week, of the“refugee cat” lost in Greece and reunited with its family in Norway courtesy of a global social media campaign. For stories of cats and dogs, be they heroes or victims, draw us...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 10, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jules Howard Tags: Pets Cats Dogs Evolution Science Animals Life and style UK news Source Type: news

Paying for Prescription Drugs Around the World: Why Is the U.S. an Outlier?
Issue brief compares drug spending levels and trends in the U.S. and nine other high-income countries - Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom; consider potential explanations for higher U.S. spending; and explore patients'exposure to pharmaceutical costs. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ican director: I thought Nobel peace prize win was a prank – video
Beatrice Fihn, the executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (Ican), says she initially thought the announcement of the award was a prank. Speaking on Friday at Ican ’s head office in Geneva, Switzerland, Fihn describes the prize as a surprise and an honourContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 6, 2017 Category: Science Tags: Nobel peace prize Nuclear weapons Norway Science Environment Awards and prizes Nobel prizes Source Type: news

Europe is Betraying Afghanistan By Sending Its Refugees Home
“If Norway had believed us, my husband would be alive today,” Sadeqa tells me. She had fled to Norway with her family in 2015 after Hadi, her husband, had been kidnapped and beaten, but Norwegian authorities rejected their claim for asylum and returned them and their children to Afghanistan. A few months after their arrival, Hadi was killed. Sadeqa and her three young children are living in constant fear. Sadeqa is one of thousands of Afghans who have been returned from Europe to Afghanistan in the last two years. They are sent back despite evidence that people are at real risk of serious human rights violation...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anna Shea Tags: Uncategorized Afghan refugees Afghanistan Europe refugee crisis European Union Source Type: news

How to Parent Like a Scandinavian
When I became a mom in the U.S., the parenting experience was nothing like I had expected. The playgrounds, which I thought would be teeming with children, were often deserted. Most young children seemed to be either glued to a screen at home or being drilled with academics at preschool. When I went outside for daily walks with my baby in the winter, people took pity on us and offered me rides. Meanwhile in my native Sweden, kids gear up to go outside every day, regardless of the weather, both at home and at preschool. Forget flash cards, wall words and kindergarten readiness — Scandinavian parents are keener to have...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Åkeson McGurk Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Parenting Source Type: news

Identifying human trafficking in Norway: a register-based study of cases, outcomes and police practices - Bjelland HF.
This article examines the identification of human trafficking crimes in Norway. By combining two different sources of police registry data that contain the total set of human trafficking cases reported to the Norwegian police between 2003 and 2013, the stu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Scientists reveal 7 alternative natural cleaning hacks
Toxic cleaning chemicals bring risks of breathing problems and allergies, experts, commissioned by Norwegian biochemists have warned. But there are healthy alternatives to get your home spotless. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Just One Hour of Exercise a Week May Help Prevent Depression
Regular exercise may prevent many cases of future depression, according to a new Australian study, and researchers say that as little as one hour a week can make a real difference. The paper, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, followed more than 22,000 healthy Norwegian adults without symptoms of anxiety or depression for an average of 11 years, asking them about their exercise habits and symptoms of depression and anxiety at the beginning and end of the study. At the start, about 12% said they didn’t exercise, and the rest said they exercised anywhere from “up to 30 minutes” to “more ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized Anxiety brain health Depression does exercise help anxiety does exercise help depression endorphins Exercise/Fitness healthytime mental health mood physical activity Source Type: news

Go for the gold in bed
Olympic athletes have a secret that most mere mortals just don't get. And it's the same secret that can make you a gold-medal superstar in bed.  I'm talking about oxygen.  Olympians understand that every cell in your body is designed to burn oxygen. Cut back on oxygen and all cellular processes slow down. You start to become tired or short of breath. So, high concentrations of oxygen in every cell in your body makes the difference between a gold medal and an "also ran."  It's the same for you in just about every part of your life. With plenty of oxygen, your body pulses with energy....
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Moving Just 1 Hour a Week May Curb Depression Risk
TUESDAY, Oct. 3, 2017 -- Career couch potatoes, take heart: Just one hour a week of any kind of exercise may lower your long-term risk for depression, new research suggests. The finding comes from a fresh analysis of a Norwegian survey that tracked... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 3, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Diabetes drug cuts Parkinson's risk by 28%
Researchers from the University of Bergen in Norway found glitazones (GTZs) have a protective effect. The figure is in comparison with users of metformin, the most common type 2 drug. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Clinical Signs Can Be Associated With Benign External Hydrocephalus?
Discussion Hydrocephalus is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the ventricles and/or subarachnoid spaces. External hydrocephalus is a communicating hydrocephalus often defined as the patient having a rapidly enlarging head circumference (HC) and enlargement of the subarachnoid spaces especially over the frontal lobes with normal or moderately enlarged ventricles. Benign external hydrocephalus (BEH) is a self-limited external hydrocephalus that occurs during infancy and resolves spontaneously in childhood, usually by age 2 years, that is felt to not cause significant problems. It was first described by...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 2, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How tuberculosis hides in the body
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) The tuberculosis vaccine only works for children. BCG (bacille Calmette-Guerin) doesn't protect you as an adult. Now we know more about how the bacterium avoids being detected, which is an important step towards better treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Where Do 50 Million Tonnes a Year of Toxic E-Waste Go?
Disassembling of electronic waste in Bengaluru, India. Credit: Victorgrigas. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.By Baher KamalROME, Sep 27 2017 (IPS)Each year, the electronics industry generates up to 41 million tonnes of e-waste, but as the number of consumers rises, and the lifespan of devices shrinks in response to demand for the newest and best, that figure could reach 50 million tonnes this year, according to specialised studies. Of all these tonnes of noxious waste, a staggering 60-90 per cent of e-waste –worth nearly 19 billion dollars– is illegally traded or dumped, often with...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Crime & Justice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Here ’s How You Can Travel Around the World for Less Than $1,300
This article originally appeared on TravelandLeisure.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melanie Lieberman / Travel + Leisure Tags: Uncategorized onetime onetimetravel Source Type: news

The drying of peatlands is reducing bird diversity
(University of Helsinki) A recent international study indicates that the populations of peatland birds in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia and Latvia have decreased by a third during the past three decades. The situation in Finland is the most dire, and the species in most trouble is the Finnish ruff, as the population has fallen to approximately 3 percent of what it was at the beginning of the study period. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 26, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Torturing Detainees Is Immoral and Ineffective, Says UN Human Rights Chief
Eritreans protesting in Tel Aviv. Credit: Jillian Kestler-D’Amours/IPSBy Roshni MajumdarUNITED NATIONS, Sep 25 2017 (IPS)A Manual for Investigative Interviewing to abolish torture among detainees suspected of crime is in the pipeline, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said today. At an event held on the sidelines of the General Assembly, Al Hussein slammed the practice of torture and called upon countries to abolish it entirely. In recent years, numerous studies have shown that information obtained through torture is not reliable, and from the interrogator’s perspective, even cou...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roshni Majumdar Tags: Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

An Empirical Bayes before-after evaluation of road safety effects of a new motorway in Norway - Elvik R, Ulstein H, Wifstad K, Syrstad RS, Seeberg AR, Gulbrandsen MU, Welde M.
This paper presents an Empirical Bayes before-after evaluation of the road safety effects of a new motorway (freeway) in Østfold county, Norway. The before-period was 1996-2002. The after-period was 2009-2015. The road was rebuilt from an undivided two-la... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

How Architecture Should Adapt to Climate Change
Ever since humans left their caves, providing shelter has been the focus of their architectural endeavors. Perfecting the art over time, we have come to think of buildings as permanent. When we build, we do it for eternity. Still, whenever disaster strikes, buildings invariably burn, flood or collapse. We have seen a lot of that in the news lately. Grenfell Tower, hurricanes Harvey and Irma and Maria, the Mexican earthquakes, to name a few. Confronted with the fragility of our structures — and the ever-growing power of the elements they face — we start asking questions, search for solutions and, inevitably, tur...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reinier de Graaf Tags: Uncategorized building climate change Disasters Innovation Natural Disasters Source Type: news