Zaatari Camp Marks Fifth Year With 80,000 Refugees
A view of the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan, where nearly 80,000 Syrian refugees are living. Credit: UN Photo/Sahem RababahBy Roshni MajumdarUNITED NATIONS, Aug 1 2017 (IPS)Jordan’s Zaatari camp, which opened in 2012 as a makeshift camp to house Syrian refugees fleeing the war, marked its fifth year on June 28. The camp was opened by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and the United Nations (UN) to cope with the humanitarian crisis in Syria—which has recorded the world’s largest refugee movement since WWII—with a clear goal to house refugees temporarily.Between then and today, more than 80,000 Syr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roshni Majumdar Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Education Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Break down barriers to breastfeeding in the UK | Letters
The government must take the lead on ensuring that terms of employment do not deter women who wish to breastfeed and social attitudes must also improve, writeNeena Modi and 17 other signatoriesThe evidence that breastfeeding has long-lasting benefits for infant and mother is clear. Further, though some women are unable to breastfeed and some choose not to, with the right support, the vast majority of women are able to breastfeed successfully.So why is it that over 73% of mothers in England initiate breastfeeding but by six to eight weeks this figure has dropped to just 43%? To give this some perspective, in Norway the...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 1, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Breastfeeding Parents and parenting Health & wellbeing Life and style Family Education Biology Science UK news Employment law Source Type: news

US Lags Far Behind in Banning Dental Health Hazard
Example of mercury use in the healthcare sector. From left to right: Mercury Sphygmomanometer, Dental Amalgam and a Fever Thermometer. Credit: UNDPBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jul 31 2017 (IPS)The United States is lagging far behind its Western allies – and perhaps most of the key developing countries – in refusing to act decisively to end a longstanding health and environmental hazard: the use of mercury in dentistry. The 28-member European Union (EU), with an estimated population of over 510 million people, recently announced its decision to ban amalgam use in children under age 15, pregnant women, and breas...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Environment Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Regional Categories Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

2 methods to de-identify large patient datasets greatly reduced risk of re-identification
(American Association for Cancer Research) Two de-identification methods, k-anonymization and adding a 'fuzzy factor,' significantly reduced the risk of re-identification of patients in a dataset of 5 million patient records from a large cervical cancer screening program in Norway. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Possible treatment for deadly weight loss
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Many cancer patients are susceptible to potentially lethal weight loss. Now researchers understand better why this happens, and perhaps how to prevent the condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Safety effects of section control - an empirical Bayes evaluation - H øye A.
The safety effects of section control were investigated at 14 sites in Norway. A before-after study was conducted with the empirical Bayes method in order to control for regression to the mean (RTM). Effects of trend, volumes, speed limit changes and speed... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Intimate partner homicide in Norway 1990-2012: identifying risk factors through structured risk assessment, court documents, and interviews with bereaved - Vatnar SKB, Friestad C, Bj ørkly S.
OBJECTIVE: To explore possible risk factors for intimate partner homicide by combining structured risk assessment based on information available in court documents and individual risk assessment provided through interviews with the bereaved. METHOD... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

DIESEL engines now cleaner for the environment than gas engines
(Natural News) An international study that was published on Monday, July 17 in the journal Scientific Reports showed that modern diesel cars release fewer carbonaceous particulate matter (PM) into the air than vehicles which use gasoline engines. The study, which was conducted by researchers in Norway and Switzerland with the  help from colleagues in France, Italy,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It's not just in America: Norwegian nursing homes are also over-medicating their senior citizens
(Natural News) It’s hard not to feel the overwhelming urge to take the best care of yourself possible when you hear what happens to elderly people in nursing homes. While horror stories involving specific incidents of mistreatment hit the headlines every now and then and can be extremely disturbing, a much more insidious problem is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Helping EU cities and regions cut carbon emissions
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) A series of first-ever maps shows regional-scale differences in carbon footprints in the EU. The maps can help guide local and regional policies designed to cut greenhouse gas emissions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: Breivik terrorist attacks in Norway led to mental illness
A new study found the 2011 terrorist attack in Norway by Anders Breivik that killed 77 people resulted in a significant increase in mental health disorders. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nordic registry-based cohort studies: possibilities and pitfalls when combining Nordic registry data - Maret-Ouda J, Tao W, Wahlin K, Lagergren J.
AIMS: All five Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) have nationwide registries with similar data structure and validity, as well as personal identity numbers enabling linkage between registries. These resources provide opportunit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Occupational and leisure-time physical activity and risk of disability pension: prospective data from the HUNT Study, Norway - Fimland MS, Vie G, Holtermann A, Krokstad S, Nilsen TIL.
OBJECTIVES: To prospectively investigate the association between occupational physical activity (OPA) and disability pension due to musculoskeletal cause, mental cause or any cause. We also examined the combined association of OPA and leisure-time physical... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A push to cycling--exploring the e-bike's role in overcoming barriers to bicycle use with a survey and an intervention study - Fyhri A, Heinen E, Fearnley N, Sundf ør HB.
In Norway, as in many countries, there is a political goal to increase bicycle use. The electric bicycle (e-bike) is a promising tool for achieving this goal, given the hilliness of the country. However, little is yet known about the deterrents of cycling ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Mouse models of acute and chronic hepacivirus infection
An estimated 71 million people worldwide are infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). The lack of small-animal models has impeded studies of antiviral immune mechanisms. Here we show that an HCV-related hepacivirus discovered in Norway rats can establish high-titer hepatotropic infections in laboratory mice with immunological features resembling those seen in human viral hepatitis. Whereas immune-compromised mice developed persistent infection, immune-competent mice cleared the virus within 3 to 5 weeks. Acute clearance was T cell dependent and associated with liver injury. Transient depletion of CD4+ T cells before infectio...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Billerbeck, E., Wolfisberg, R., Fahnoe, U., Xiao, J. W., Quirk, C., Luna, J. M., Cullen, J. M., Hartlage, A. S., Chiriboga, L., Ghoshal, K., Lipkin, W. I., Bukh, J., Scheel, T. K. H., Kapoor, A., Rice, C. M. Tags: Immunology, Microbiology reports Source Type: news

Does coffee make you live longer?
Conclusion This study, conducted on a large number of people across Europe, was backed up by similar findings in the US. It appears to show some association between people who drink higher amounts of coffee and a reduced risk of death. But the "potentially beneficial clinical implications" need to be considered carefully for a number of reasons: Although the analyses were adjusted for some confounding variables, there may be a number of other factors that differ between the groups that account for the differences in death, such as socioeconomic status, family history, other medical conditions, and use of medic...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Source Type: news

Competition policy in five European countries.
This working paper explores how policies affecting competition have been implemented and promoted in health systems in five countries: France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and Portugal. The paper aims to explore how competition could be used more effectively in primary and secondary care services in England (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Local emergency medical response after a terrorist attack in Norway: a qualitative study - Brandrud AS, Bretthauer M, Bratteb ø G, Pedersen MJ, Håpnes K, Bjorge T, Nyen B, Strauman L, Schreiner A, Møller K, Helljesen GS, Bergli M, Nelson E, Morgan TS, Hjortdahl P.
INTRODUCTION: On 22 July 2011, Norway suffered a devastating terrorist attack targeting a political youth camp on a remote island. Within a few hours, 35 injured terrorist victims were admitted to the local Ringerike community hospital. All victims survive... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Gender differences in symptoms of depression among adolescents in Eastern Norway: results from a cross-sectional study - Granrud MD, Steffenak AKM, Theander K.
AIM: The aim of this study was to compare and describe gender differences and the associations between symptoms of depression and family conflict and economics, lifestyle habits, school satisfaction and the use of health-care services among adolescents. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Psychological distress among Norwegian adolescents: changes between 2001 and 2009 and associations with leisure time physical activity and screen-based sedentary behaviour - Kleppang AL, Thurston M, Hartz I, Hagquist C.
AIMS: The aim of this work was to examine psychological distress among Norwegian adolescents in relation to changes over time and the associations with leisure time physical activity and screen-based sedentary behaviour. METHODS: This cross-section... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Validation of FRAX and the impact of self-reported falls among elderly in a general population: the HUNT study, Norway - Hoff M, Meyer HE, Skurtveit S, Langhammer A, S øgaard AJ, Syversen U, Dhainaut A, Skovlund E, Abrahamsen B, Schei B.
Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX) without bone mineral density (BMD) for hip fracture prediction was validated in a Norwegian population 50-90  years. Fracture risk increased with higher FRAX score, and the observed number of hip fractures agreed well w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Drug Shortages and Rapid Price Escalation: The Latest on the Crisis
The American health system is now into the seventh year of an unprecedented and unplanned shortage of emergency medications. The causes of the shortage continue to be debated, but the root cause is the American manufacturers of intravenous medications, and disputes between those manufacturers and the Federal agencies that oversee drug supply and manufacturing practices (FDA and DEA), over safe manufacturing and quality processes. The Crisis There are now life-threatening problems with medication supplies for EMS providers across all classes of emergency medicines. As of June 26, 2017, there are 69 preparations of 28 emerge...
Source: JEMS Operations - July 6, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: James J. Augustine, MD, FACEP Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Drug Shortages and Rapid Price Escalation: The Latest on the Crisis
The American health system is now into the seventh year of an unprecedented and unplanned shortage of emergency medications. The causes of the shortage continue to be debated, but the root cause is the American manufacturers of intravenous medications, and disputes between those manufacturers and the Federal agencies that oversee drug supply and manufacturing practices (FDA and DEA), over safe manufacturing and quality processes. The Crisis There are now life-threatening problems with medication supplies for EMS providers across all classes of emergency medicines. As of June 26, 2017, there are 69 preparations of 28 emerge...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 6, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: James J. Augustine, MD, FACEP Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

International profiles of healthcare systems
Overviews of the health care systems of Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United States. Each overview covers health insurance, public and private financing, health system organisation and governance, health care quality and coordination, disparities, efficiency and integration, use of information technology and evidence-based practice, cost containment, and recent reforms and innovations. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Urban Area-Based Approaches (ABAs) in Post-Disaster Contexts
International Institute for Environment and Development. 06/2017 This 32-page report, published with the International Rescue Committee, Norwegian Refugee Council, and World Vision, presents 10 principles for enacting post-disaster urban area-based approaches. Area-based approaches have gained traction in recent years among humanitarian aid agencies seeking to provide better responses in urban areas following a naturally triggered disaster. The principles are organized according to the project management cycle (assessment and design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation). (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guid...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Is Religion the New Colonial Frontier in International Development?
Azza Karam is Senior Advisor, UNFPA and Coordinator, UN Interagency Task Force on Religion and DevelopmentBy Azza KaramUNITED NATIONS, Jul 4 2017 (IPS)A decade ago, it was difficult to get Western policy makers in governments to be interested in the role of religious organizations in human development. The secular mind-set was such that religion was perceived, at best, as a private affair. At worst, religion was deemed the cause of harmful social practices, an obstacle to the “sacred” nature of universal human rights, and/or the root cause of terrorism. In short, religion belonged in the ‘basket of deplor...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Azza Karam Tags: Development & Aid Eye on the IFIs Gender Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse North America Population Poverty & SDGs Religion Women's Health Source Type: news

Risk of postoperative complication may be similar whether LMWH is initiated before or after THA
According to a study conducted in Norway and published online in the journal Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, risk of postoperative complication may be comparable whether low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) prophylaxis is initiated prior to or following total hip arthroplasty (THA).  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - July 2, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Contacts with out-of-hours services because of poisonings in Norway 2006  - 15 - Sandvik H, Hunskår S.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Crisis or chronic strain? Gender and age differences in sickness absence following early spousal loss - Vignes B.
This population-based study ( N = 908,468) examines the effects of spousal loss on being absent from work due to illness or injury (sickness absence) among employed individuals in Norway. Fixed-effects models capturing antecedent and short- and long-term e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Comparison of alcohol consumption and alcohol policies in the Czech Republic and Norway - Hnilicov á H, Nome S, Dobiášová K, Zvolský M, Henriksen R, Tulupova E, Kmecová Z.
OBJECTIVE: The Czech Republic is characterized by high alcohol consumption and is well known as the world's biggest consumer of beer. In contrast, the alcohol consumption in Norway is relatively low. In this article, we describe and discuss alcohol policy ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The Black Forest and climate change
(University of Freiburg) Silver and Douglas firs could replace Norway spruce in the long run due to their greater resistance to droughts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 30, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Are severely injured trauma victims in Norway offered advanced pre-hospital care? National, retrospective, observational cohort - Wisborg T, Ellensen EN, Svege I, Dehli T.
BACKGROUND: Studies of severely injured patients suggest that advanced pre-hospital care and/or rapid transportation provides a survival benefit. This benefit depends on the disposition of resources to patients with the greatest need. Norway has 19 Emergen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Chronic Fatigue Highly Prevalent in Long-Term Cervical Cancer Survivors
Almost one quarter of long-term cervical cancer survivors reported experiencing chronic fatigue, according to a study conducted in Norway. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 27, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: Cervical Cancer Gynecologic Cancers News Source Type: news

Depressive symptomatology among Norwegian adolescent boys and girls: the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) psychometric properties and correlates - Burdzovic Andreas J, Brunborg GS.
This study explored the potential contribution of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM-IV)-based Patient Health Questionnaire-9 item (PHQ-9) instrument to the developmental epidemiology research in Norway, by examining depressive... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Environmental pollutants in large Norwegian lakes
Scientists have discovered the presence of contaminants in the pelagic food chains in the lakes Mj øsa, Randsfjorden and Femunden in Norway, and in supplementary material of fish from Tyrifjorden and Vansjø, sampled in 2015. Mercury and persistent organic pollutants (cVMS, PCBs, PBDEs, PFAS) were analyzed in samples of fish from all lakes, as well as pelagic crustaceans in Mjøsa. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

The ultimate slow TV: a 168-hour show on reindeer migration
Using drones, snowmobiles and antler-cams, Norwegian broadcaster NRK is charting the passage of more than 1,000 reindeer as they travel to pastures new. Just as soon as they get a move onHigh up on a mountain plateau in Lapland there has been a tense silence for some days. A crew from the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) has been stuck with a herd of reindeer who are not intending to move. But move they must. Food is getting scarce and besides, their annual spring migration, towards new grazing land down at the coast 200km away, is going live on TV. Minute by minute.The transmission started on Monday night, but as ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 26, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Elisabeth Ulven Tags: Television & radio Culture Norway Environment Animals Animal behaviour Biology Science Media Source Type: news

Media registration for Starmus Science Festival in Norway now open
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Forty-six scientists and deep thinkers, from economists to filmakers to cybersecurity and AI experts, will assemble for the week-long Starmus Science festival. The festival is focused on the theme of 'Life and the Universe,' and will be held the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 19, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Suicide among immigrant population in Norway: a national register-based study - Puzo Q, Mehlum L, Qin P.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate differences in suicide risk among immigrant population in Norway compared with native Norwegians, with respect to associated country group of origin. METHODS: Based on the entire national population, a nested case-control ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Norwegian women drink least while pregnant, British women drink most
A study among over 7000 women in 11 European countries shows the proportion of women in Europe who drink alcohol when they know they are pregnant is lowest in Norway and highest in the UK. The countries with the highest proportion of women who reported alcohol consumption during pregnancy were the UK (28.5 %), Russia (26.5 %) and Switzerland (20.9 %). (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 11, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

[In Depth] Norway seeks to stamp out prion disease
A year after a deadly and highly contagious wildlife disease surfaced in Norway, the country is taking action. Chronic wasting disease (CWD), caused by misfolded proteins called prions, has ravaged deer and elk in North America, costing rural economies millions in lost revenue from hunting. Its presence in Norway's reindeer and moose—the first cases in Europe—threatens a source of food and traditions. Last week, Norway's minister of agriculture and food agreed to have hunters kill off the entire herd in which three infected individuals were found, about 2000 reindeer, or nearly 6% of the country's wild populati...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Erik Stokstad Tags: Wildlife Biology Source Type: news

Liberia: Norwegian Crown Prince Lauds Ebola Survivors and Health Workers
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -UNDP Goodwill Ambassador His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway admonished with Ebola survivor and Ebola response workers and paid tribute to their efforts in caring for people that were affected by the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Narcolepsy More Prevalent in Influenza-vaccinated Youth in Norway Narcolepsy More Prevalent in Influenza-vaccinated Youth in Norway
Norwegian registry data confirm reports of an association between vaccination during the 2009 influenza A (H1N1) pandemic and subsequent development of narcolepsy in young people, according to researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 1, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

The U.S. Should Take A Few Cues From Norway, Just Voted Happiest Country On Earth
It’s become clear that both social and economic factors are at play in determining people’s happiness, so it’s no wonder that Norway won the top slot on the 2017 World Happiness Report, released Monday, up from fourth place last year. “Norway has insulated itself from the boom and bust cycle of many other resource-rich economies,” said the report, put together by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network. “To do this successfully requires high levels of mutual trust, shared purpose, generosity and good governance, all factors that help to keep Norway and other top countries wher...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norwegian researchers say waiters could be making us fat
Restaurant staff who look unhealthy could be making diners fat, according to experts from Norway. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elevated stress levels among Norway's youngest children in childcare
Norwegian researchers measured the stress hormone cortisol in 112 toddlers from 85 different childcare centers in six municipalities, approximately five months after they started attending. Children with the longest childcare days (8-9 hours) showed increases in cortisol during the day. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Elevated stress levels among Norway's youngest in childcare
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Norwegian researchers measured the stress hormone cortisol in 112 toddlers from 85 different childcare centers in six municipalities, approximately five months after they started attending. Children with the longest childcare days (eight-nine hours) showed increases in cortisol during the day. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Norway Pledges $10 Million To Counter Trump's Global Anti-Abortion Move
Norway has joined an international initiative to raise millions of dollars to replace shortfalls left by U.S. President Donald Trump’s ban on U.S.-funded groups worldwide providing information on abortion. In January, the Netherlands started a global fund to help women access abortion services, saying Trump’s “global gag rule” meant a funding gap of $600 million over the next four years, and has pledged $10 million to the initiative to replace that. Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg, Finland, Canada and Cape Verde have all also lent their support. “The government is increasing its support f...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Helicopter emergency medical services in major incident management: a national Norwegian cross-sectional survey - Johnsen AS, Sollid SJ, Vigerust T, Jystad M, Rehn M.
OBJECTIVE: Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) aim to bring a highly specialised crew to the scene of major incidents for triage, treatment and transport. We aim to describe experiences made by HEMS in Norway in the management of major incidents. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Norwegian ice cap'exceptionally sensitive' to climate change
How will future climate change affect our glaciers? By looking into the past 4000 years, a new study finds an ice cap in southern Norway to be ‘exceptionally sensitive’ to climate change. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 14, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Roadside survey on alcohol and drug use among drivers in the arctic county of Finnmark (Norway) - Jamt RE, Gjerde H, Normann PT, Bogstrand ST.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of alcohol and potentially impairing drugs among the general driving population in Finnmark and to compare the prevalence among Norwegian, Russian and other foreign drivers by analyzing samples of oral fluid. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news