Changes in breast tissue increase cancer risk for older women
(Cell Press) Researchers in Norway, Switzerland, and the United States have identified age-related differences in breast tissue that contribute to older women's increased risk of developing breast cancer. The findings, published April 24 in the journal Cell Reports, may help scientists better understand how breast cells change during the aging process, enabling doctors to catch the signs of cancer earlier. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 24, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Modeling skin injury from hot rice porridge spills - Log T.
The present work analyzes skin burns from spills of hot rice and milk products. The traditional Norwegian rice porridge serves as an example. By testing spills on objects emulating an arm, it was concluded that spills were seldom thinner than 3 mm, and sta... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Internationalisation in road transport of goods in Norway: safety outcomes, risk factors and policy implications - N ævestad TO, Phillips RO, Meyer Levlin G, Hovi IB.
The European Union (EU) promotes a gradual lifting of restrictions on foreign hauliers involved in domestic road transport of goods (cabotage), and liberalization of the current road cabotage rules may further increase the proportion of foreign heavy goods... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Accident types and barrier failures in the construction industry - Winge S, Albrechtsen E.
The paper identifies frequent accident types in the construction industry, characterises the accident sequence, and identifies barrier failures for the most frequent accident types. 176 accidents in the Norwegian construction industry investigated by the N... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

Sigmoidoscopy reduces colon cancer risk for men, but not women
(American College of Physicians) Offering sigmoidoscopy screening to men and women in Norway reduced colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence and mortality in men, but had little or no effect in women. These findings suggest that current guidelines recommending that women get screened for CRC with flexible sigmoidoscopy should be reconsidered. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 23, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Reporter ’ s Notebook: How ’ s the Air in London? ‘ We Should Be Worried ’
The British artist Michael Pinsky invited the public to sample some of the world ’ s most contaminated air by creating globes they could walk through. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CEYLAN YEGINSU Tags: London (England) Air Pollution Pinsky, Michael (1967- ) Earth Day Somerset House Beijing (China) New Delhi (India) Sao Paulo (Brazil) Tautra Island (Norway) vis-multimedia Source Type: news

Reporter ’ s Notebook: How ’ s the Air in Beijing and New Delhi? From London, I Smelled the Smog and Haze
The British artist Michael Pinsky invited the public to sample some of the world ’ s most contaminated air by creating globes they could walk through. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CEYLAN YEGINSU Tags: London (England) Air Pollution Pinsky, Michael (1967- ) Earth Day Somerset House Beijing (China) New Delhi (India) Sao Paulo (Brazil) Tautra Island (Norway) vis-multimedia Source Type: news

Antipsychotics May Alter Thyroid Function Antipsychotics May Alter Thyroid Function
Patients with severe mental disorders are more likely to be in either a hypothyroid or a hyperthyroid state than others, say Norwegian scientists, who found that antipsychotic use may affect thyroid function.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Israeli healthcare fund aMoon II raises $200m
Israeli healthcare fund aMoon II said this week it raised $200 million as it looks to invest in mid to late stage life science companies, according to a Reuters report. The fund, run by billionaire cybersecurity firm Check Point Software co-founder Marius Nacht, will focus on companies in the digital health, medical tech and biopharma industries in India and other health tech hubs, according to the report. Initial funding came from both strategic and private investors, with new money expected from private investors who have reportedly showed interest in the fund, according to Reuters. The fund has a target goal of $500 mil...
Source: Mass Device - April 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Wall Street Beat Source Type: news

Former suicidal inpatients' experiences of treatment and care in psychiatric wards in Norway - Hagen J, Knizek BL, Hjelmeland H.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to explore how former suicidal inpatients experienced treatment and care in psychiatric wards in Norway following the implementation of the National guidelines for prevention of suicide in mental health care. The focus... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sector Gamma raises $198m for healthcare fund
Norwegian investment manager Sector Gamma has raised $197.7 million for its healthcare fund, according to an SEC filing posted this week. Sector Gamma spun out of Sector Asset management in 2006, and is run by six individuals managing two funds. The Sector Healthcare Fund was launched in 2005 and aims to invest in the global healthcare sector, according to the company’s website. The Sector Healthcare Fund is a sub-fund of Sector Gamma Investment Funds, according to the SEC Filing. Money in the fund comes from four anonymous investors, with the first investment in the fund noted on January 4, 2016, according to the fi...
Source: Mass Device - April 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News sectorgamma Source Type: news

Malawi:Norwegian Minister Visits Dedza Hospital
[Malawi News Agency] Dedza -Norwegian Minister of International Development, Nikolai Astrup has said he was impressed with hard work done at Dedza District Hospital to improve care and make sure patients get best health services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Are there population biases against migrant children? An experimental analysis of attitudes towards corporal punishment in Austria, Norway and Spain - Helland HS, Kri ž K, Sánchez-Cabezudo SS, Skivenes M.
This article examines whether migrant children are viewed differently than native children, employing an experiment on a representative sample of the populations of Austria, Norway and Spain. Asked about the acceptability of corporal punishment (CP) and wh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Dissatisfaction with opioid maintenance treatment partly explains reported side effects of medications - Muller AE, Bj ørnestad R, Clausen T.
BACKGROUND: Drop-out is a core problem in opioid maintenance treatment (OMT), but patients' reactions to and acceptance of the various OMT medications are insufficiently investigated. In Norway, there has been vocal patient resistance to the newest medicat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Concussion increases the risk of prolonged headache woes
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Every day people are whisked into hospital emergency rooms with concussions. A new study shows that even mild head trauma can cause major problems in daily life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vampire bats' bloody teamwork
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Vampire bats are the only mammals that feed exclusively on blood. The way they manage to do that offers us some remarkable insights into hologentics and evolution. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Comedian Jim Gaffigan set to perform at Dentsply Sirona World
One of the country ’s most popular and widespread appealing comedians, Gaffigan will perform in an intimate entertainment experience for DSW18 attendees on opening night of the 3-day educational festival CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 6, 2018) –Dentsply Sirona Inc., The Dental Solutions CompanyTM, announced today that three-time Grammy nominated comedian, actor, writer, producer and two-time New York Times best-selling author Jim Gaffigan will perform a private standup act for Dentsply Sirona World attendees in Orlando, Florida on Thursday evening, Sept. 13.Known around the world for his unique brand of humor, rev...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 9, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

WHO EURO staff training in collaboration with Cochrane
“In the end, this will improve health around the world,” said Maria Emilia Aragon de Leon, a consultant with the Division of Policy and Governance for Health and Well-being, who attended bothfull-day workshops on systematic reviews and qualitative evidence synthesis. She clarified: “Even thoug h we are not necessarily producing evidence in our program, we are using it. These workshops can help any WHO staff member make better use of the evidence to make informed choices about the policies, plans, strategies and interventions we recommend.”“At university” she continued, “you normall...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 3, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Your wood stove affects the climate more than you might think
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Heating with wood has a significant warming effect on the climate, which is cause for concern. But at the same time, burning wood also causes significant cooling. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 3, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Herring larvae could benefit from an acidifying ocean
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Excess CO2 in the atmosphere is making the oceans more acidic. Some studies show that's bad news for fish, including commercially important species. But a new study shows that herring might be able to tolerate this change. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 29, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The once pristine European Arctic is now covered in plastic despite low human population; researchers concerned for wildlife, ecosystems
(Natural News) The Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI) reports that a worrisome amount of plastic waste is accumulating in the “once-pristine European Arctic.” An NPI study revealed that “plastic in all sizes” is now scattered all over the Norwegian Arctic and in the Svalbard islands, an archipelago situated between Norway’s mainland and the North Pole, one of the planet’s northernmost... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RAF nurse walks in footsteps of wartime heroes of Telemark
A London-based nurse has been learning winter survival skills in Norway while also following in the footsteps of famous wartime raiders who helped halt the Nazi ’s atomic bomb programme. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 27, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Traumatic dental injuries - prevalence and severity among 16-year-old pupils in western Norway - Bratteberg M, Thelen DS, Klock KS, B årdsen A.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Published data on prevalence and severity of traumatic dental injuries (TDI) in Norway is limited. The aims of this study were to assess prevalence, distribution and severity of TDI in the permanent dentition of 16-year-old pupils in weste... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Suven Life gets patents from Norway, South Korea, Singapore
The granted claims pertain to new chemical entities (NCEs) developed by the firm to treat disorders associated with neurodegenerative diseases. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - March 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

TGen tests ultrasound as way to enhance cancer drug delivery
(The Translational Genomics Research Institute) A Norwegian biotech company called Phoenix Solutions AS is working with the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), a Phoenix, Arizona-based biomedical research facility, to test the use of these pulsed sound waves to direct and focus cancer drug therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 19, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Land under water: Estimating hydropower's land use impacts
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) One of the key ways to combat global climate change is to boost the world's use of renewable energy. But even green energy has its environmental costs. A new approach describes just how hydropower measures up when it comes to land use effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 15, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A Solar Storm Could Bring Spectacular Northern Lights Tonight. Here ’s How You Can See Them
A solar storm this week will heighten the Earth’s auroras, making the stunning northern lights visible to the northern-most parts of the United States. Lasting from Wednesday through Thursday, the geomagnetic storm will also impact the Earth’s magnetosphere — or magnetic field, which is impacted by changing solar winds. That means the storm could cause minor “power grid fluctuations” and have small impacts on orbiting satellites, according to the Space Weather Prediction Center from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It appears this upcoming event will allow residents in U.S....
Source: TIME: Science - March 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jennifer Calfas Tags: Uncategorized astronomy onetime Source Type: news

Donors pledge over US$15 million to WHO ’s Contingency Fund for Emergencies
27 March 2018 – Donors have pledged an additional US$15.3 million to support quick action by the World Health Organization to tackle disease outbreaks and humanitarian health crises through its emergency response fund in 2018, the Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE). Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, the Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland announced contributions ranging from US$20,000 to US$5.6 million at a conference hosted at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday (March 26) – increasing CFE funding lev...
Source: WHO news - March 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, health financing [subject], health economics, health systems financing Source Type: news

Donors pledge over US$ 15 million to WHO ’s Contingency Fund for Emergencies
Donors have pledged an additional US$15.3 million to support quick action by the World Health Organization to tackle disease outbreaks and humanitarian health crises through its emergency response fund in 2018, the Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE). Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, the Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland announced contributions ranging from US$20,000 to US$5.6 million at a conference hosted at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday (March 26) – increasing CFE funding levels to US$23 million. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - March 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, health financing [subject], health economics, health systems financing Source Type: news

Holberg Prize and Nils Klim Prize Laureates 2018 announced
(The University of Bergen) The Holberg Prize 2018 is awarded to American legal scholar Cass Sunstein for his groundbreaking research in law and related fields. The Nils Klim Prize is awarded to Norwegian political scientist Francesca R. Jensenius for her outstanding research on elections, development patterns, and the empowerment of minority groups and women in India and elsewhere. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sugar tax: The Norwegians travelling to Sweden for sweets
Here's why some Norwegians are making a day trip to Sweden to get their sugar fix. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Crossing the border for a sugar fix
Norway has led the way in introducing a sugar tax - but not everybody in the country is a fan. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evaluation of bicycle sharrows within the Norwegian context - Vasilev M, Pitera K, Jonsson T.
Sharrows are a type of lane marking used on shared-use streets to indicate that cyclists have the right to, and can be expected to cycle on the roadway. These markings are widely used in countries such as USA, Canada and Australia but have only recently be... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Experiences with capacity reductions on urban main roads - rethinking allocation of urban road capacity? - Tenn øy A, Wangsness PB, Aarhaug J, Gregersen FA.
This paper presents results from a study concerning effects and consequences of a temporary (one year) capacity reduction on an urban main road tunnel in Oslo, Norway. The main findings are that reduction of the road capacity from in total four to two lane... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Childhood football play and practice in relation to self-regulation and national team selection; a study of Norwegian elite youth players - Erikstad MK, H øigaard R, Johansen BT, Kandala NB, Haugen T.
This study sought to investigate if football-specific activities in childhood (6-12  years of age) is related to self... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

COMPLETE - a school-based intervention project to increase completion of upper secondary school in Norway: study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial - Larsen T, Urke HB, Holsen I, Anvik CH, Olsen T, Waldahl RH, Antonsen KM, Johnson R, Tobro M, Brastad B, Hansen TB.
BACKGROUND: Drop out from upper secondary school represents a risk for the future health and wellbeing of young people. Strengthening of psychosocial aspects of the learning environment may be an effective strategy to promote completion of upper secondary ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Alcohol and drug use among staff at licensed premises in Norway - Buvik K, Bye EK, Gripenberg J.
AIMS: There is increased concern about the use of alcohol and illicit drugs in nightlife settings. Most studies of substance use in nightlife settings are from the patrons' perspective, which leaves an understudied population - the nightclub staff. The aim... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Queer narratives and minority stress: stories from lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals in Norway - Synnes O, Malterud K.
This study aims to explore how minority stress related to sexual orientation is reflected in narratives from lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) individuals in Norway, with an impact for national public health policy. METHODS: Arthur Frank's dial... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Heart Disease Patients Live Longer When They Exercise Heart Disease Patients Live Longer When They Exercise
Older adults with heart disease who regularly exercise, even a little bit, may live longer than they would without any physical activity, a Norwegian study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

The Great Norwegian Porridge Debate, Or Tradition Vs. 'Science'
In 1864, a male scientist tried to "porridge-splain" how to make proper gruel to Norwegian women who had been making it for centuries. It caused quite a stir and didn't work out so well for him.(Image credit: Kjerstin Gjengedal/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Deena Prichep Source Type: news

Heart disease patients live longer when they exercise
(Reuters Health) - Older adults with heart disease who regularly exercise, even a little bit, may live longer than they would without any physical activity, a Norwegian study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Women regret sex less when they take the initiative
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Women regret casual sex more than men do -- but less so if they take the initiative and the sex was good. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Reasons for reported suspicion of child maltreatment and responses from the child welfare - a cross-sectional study of Norwegian public dental health personnel - Brattab ø IV, Bjørknes R, Åstrøm AN.
BACKGROUND: To prevent child maltreatment, the identification of vulnerable children is essential. In Norway, public dental health personnel (PDHP) report suspicion of child maltreatment to child welfare services (CWS) at a relatively high rate. However, t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Socio-economic status and risk for suicide by immigration background in Norway: a register-based national study - Puzo Q, Mehlum L, Qin P.
The relative importance of socio-economic factors on risk for suicide in the immigrant population may differ from that for the native population; however, few studies have addressed this issue on a national basis. With a nested case-control design and data... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Exercise, Depression, and Anxiety: The Evidence Exercise, Depression, and Anxiety: The Evidence
Dr Drew Ramsey shares results from the Norwegian HUNT Cohort Study on the effect of exercise in preventing new-onset depression and anxiety.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

DRC: A Crisis the World Can No Longer Afford to Ignore
This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of this year’s International Women’s Day on March 8.The post DRC: A Crisis the World Can No Longer Afford to Ignore appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Badylon Kawanda Bakiman Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Migration & Refugees Projects Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) interally displaced persons Source Type: news

Women 'don't regret one night stand if they made first move'
A woman ’s misgivings fade somewhat if the night of passion is their idea, according to researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Normal’ vitamin D intake cuts mortality in CVD patients
A “normal” intake of vitamin D can reduce the risk of death substantially in people with cardiovascular disease, a Norwegian study has suggested. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

"We don't allow children to climb trees": how a focus on safety affects Norwegian children's play in early-childhood education and care settings - Hansen Sandseter EB, Sando OJ.
The authors point out a basic contradiction: On one hand, we want to keep children as safe as possible; On the other, they suggest, learning to take risks is a normal part of childhood and child development. In Norway, research has shown that early-childho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Brexit is an opportunity to forge a stronger European Research Area, according to new consultation
The European Research Area should be strengthened and broadened as part of the Brexit process, to increase scientific collaboration across member states and associated countries such as the UK, Norway and Switzerland, according to a new report from Wellcome. The Future Partnership Project report [PDF 641KB], based on consultations with over 200 UK and European scientists and policy makers, lays out the first concrete set of recommendations of how greater scientific collaboration could be achieved after Brexit. It recommends a Brexit deal that: Enables the UK to influence, pay into and access European research fu...
Source: News from STM - February 28, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: European Featured Source Type: news