Environment May Be Main Factor in Norway's Obesity Epidemic
TUESDAY, July 9, 2019 -- Environment most likely remains the main contributor to the obesity epidemic in Norway, given that body mass index (BMI) has increased for both genetically predisposed and nonpredisposed people since the 1960s, according to... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Incidence of mild traumatic brain injury: a prospective hospital, emergency room and general practitioner-based study - Skandsen T, Nilsen TL, Einarsen C, Normann I, McDonagh D, Haberg AK, Vik A.
In this study, we utilized existi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Pro-obesity environment and genes could explain big rise in body weight
While genes can raise obesity risk, they interact with environment to drive up BMI, with environment likely contributing more, Norwegian study suggests. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Modern day environment promotes obesity
According to a Norwegian paper, published in theBMJ, over the past 50 years our everyday environment has become more obesogenic, which is a major factor in the worldwide obesity epidemic.Newsweek (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 4, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

High blood pressure during pregnancy tied to heart problems decades later
Women who develop high blood pressure during pregnancy may be more likely than those who don't to have heart attacks or strokes decades later, a Norwegian study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

MS Linked to Higher Cancer Risk
Multiple sclerosis is a tough disease to manage and live with, but a new, long-running Norwegian study suggests it might also raise cancer risk. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MS Linked to Higher Cancer Risk
MONDAY, July 1, 2019 -- Multiple sclerosis is a tough disease to manage and live with, but a new, long-running Norwegian study suggests it might also raise cancer risk. Overall, the higher risk was small -- just 12%. However, the risk of certain... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 1, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Well-meaning climate measures can make matters worse
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Lifestyle changes can reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and help protect nature. While some actions offer great potential, some aren't as effective as we think and may even require more land and water, such as shifting to renewable energy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New strategies and approaches needed to cope with growing burden of brain diseases
(Spink Health) Professor Anne Hege Aamodt, President of the Norwegian Neurological Association, presented The Norwegian Brain Health Strategy 2018-2024 to attendees at the congress. Norway are the first country in Europe to launch a national brain health strategy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MS patients at a greater risk of cancer, new study suggests
(Spink Health) New results of a 65-year follow-up study of nearly 7,000 Norwegian patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) suggest that patients may have a greater overall risk of developing cancer than the general population, with an especially high risk of cancer in respiratory organs, urinary organs and the central nervous system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Energy Drinks Have Become Wildly Popular With Teens. Here ’s Why it’s a Public Health Concern
This article was originally published on Undark. Read the original article. (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - June 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sara Talpos / Undark Tags: Uncategorized Food & Drink onetime syndication Source Type: news

Energy Drinks Have Become Wildly Popular With Teens. Here ’s Why it’s a Public Health Concern
This article was originally published on Undark. Read the original article. (Source: TIME: Science)
Source: TIME: Science - June 28, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sara Talpos / Undark Tags: Uncategorized Food & Drink onetime syndication Source Type: news

Traumatic dental injuries and experiences along the life course - a study among 16-yr-old pupils in western Norway - Bratteberg M, Thelen DS, Klock KS, B årdsen A.
The study assessed risk factors for traumatic dental injuries (TDI) using experiences along the life course. A retrospective longitudinal study, including historical clinical data, was conducted on 16-yr-old pupils in western Norway. All first-grade pupils... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Exposure to others' suffering even worse than being shot at
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) War veterans who were not personally in life-threatening danger have more psychological problems than those who were injured by gunfire, according to a study that surveyed Norwegian veterans after their return from Afghanistan. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sexual harassment and assault among university students in Norway: a cross-sectional prevalence study - Sivertsen B, Nielsen MB, Madsen IEH, Knapstad M, L ønning KJ, Hysing M.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the current study was to provide estimates of both overall and specific forms of sexual harassment among male and female college and university students. DESIGN AND SETTING: Data stem from a recent national student health survey from ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Varian closes acquisition of cancer treatment provider
Radiation therapy firm Varian Medical Systems has successfully acquired Cancer...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian adds 2 interventional companies to roster Varian to acquire cancer treatment provider Varian completes ProBeam cyclotron install in Singapore Varian buys CyberHeart, wins Norwegian ProBeam contract Varian brings Bravos afterloader to Africa (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 18, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

'The fabric of life is disintegrating'
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) 'Human beings are destroying the nature that we are all a part of,' says the winner of the Gunnerus Award in Sustainability Science, Professor Sandra M. D í az. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 18, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The current Nor ­ we ­ gian Bar ­ ents Sea risk governance frame ­ work would need con ­ sid ­ er ­ able
(University of Helsinki) A recent case study from the University of Helsinki examines different ways of framing oil spill risks with regard to the Norwegian Barents Sea where new areas have been recently opened for oil exploration and exploitation. The study demonstrates that there is an urgent need for new ways of integrating different risk frames and multiple ways of knowing into the risk governance processes of complex socio-ecological risks, such as oil spill risks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 14, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Patient from Norwegian island with contaminated water dies
Norwegian authorities say a patient from an island with contaminated water has died after being hospitalized with "gastrointestinal symptoms." (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Varian adds two interventional companies to its roster
Radiation therapy firm Varian Medical Systems is continuing its buying spree...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian to acquire cancer treatment provider Varian completes ProBeam cyclotron install in Singapore Varian buys CyberHeart, wins Norwegian ProBeam contract Varian brings Bravos afterloader to Africa Varian launches adaptive therapy research consortium (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 12, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Norway officials trying to ID water contamination source
Norwegian authorities say they have not yet identified the source of water contamination in southern Norway that sent dozens of people to the hospital (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Big data 'can stop malaria outbreaks before they start'
Technology in Norway is helping to stop malaria deaths thousands of miles away in Bangladesh. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fatally injured drivers in Norway 2005-2015-trends in substance use and crash characteristics - Valen A, Bogstrand ST, Vindenes V, Frost J, Larsson M, Holtan A, Gjerde H.
Objective: Norway introduced a "Vision Zero" strategy in 2001, using multiple approaches, aiming toward a future in which no one will be killed or seriously injured in road traffic crashes (RTCs). Official statistics show that the number of fatally ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Eating a high-fiber diet during pregnancy may cut the risk of celiac disease for the baby
For every extra 10g of fiber a in a pregnant woman's diet, her developing baby's risks of celiac disease may be reduced by eight percent, new research from SPINK Health in Norway suggests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brush your teeth -- postpone Alzheimer's
(The University of Bergen) Researchers at the University of Bergen in Norway have discovered a clear connection between oral health and Alzheimer ´ s disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Overlapping Vulnerabilities: The Impacts of Climate Change on Humanitarian Needs
Source: Norwegian Red Cross. Published: 6/2019. This 44-page report presents the broad humanitarian consequences of global warming and climate change, with the aim to inform humanitarian actors across different fields. It highlights the short-term impacts of climate change that will be the most relevant within a 10-year timeframe. It discusses how climate change alters disaster frequency, and impacts humanitarian needs in relation to health, migration, political (in)stability, and livelihoods. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The magic behind the medals
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) The most successful winter Olympian ever opened nearly two decades of training logs to researchers to shed light on how she achieved her goals. Now researchers have looked at two methods she used for her high-intensity training sessions to see how they compare. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New commitments galvanized in support of Every Woman Every Child to help advance the UHC agenda
In the margins of the 74th United Nations General Assembly,Every Woman Every Child hosted a high-level event and reception -Delivering Together for the Health and Well-being of Women, Children and Adolescents to Advance Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in partnership with the Government of Norway, the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn& Child Health (PMNCH) and EWEC-LAC. The reception featured welcome remarks from Ms. Amina J Mohammed, the UN Deputy Secretary General, a keynote address by H.E. Ms. Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Estonia and Co-Chair of the EWEC High Level Steering Group, and remarks by Mr. Aksel Jakobsen,...
Source: WHO Maternal, Newborn and Child Health - May 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: adolescent health [subject], adolescent, youth, young people, teen health, teenager, adolescence, adolescents, child health [subject], children's health, children, young child, child, maternal health [subject], maternal mortality, maternal, antenatal care Source Type: news

A nightmare within a nightmare: Taking on sexual and gender-based violence in humanitarian crises
SANA ’A, Yemen/OSLO, Norway – When Maram* showed up at her parents'house, battered and bruised by her husband, her mother urged her to be less stubborn, more obedient – anything to avoid a divorce.It was a nightmare within a nightmare.   (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Palm oil: Down from the conservation barricades and out of the rhetorical trenches
(Norwegian University of Life Sciences) Oil palm is neither the devil's work, nor a godsend to humanity. Its effects on its surroundings largely depends on case-specific circumstances. Those who ask to boycott all palm oil due to its contribution to deforestation should also consider boycotting coffee, chocolate and coconut if they wish to be consistent. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 28, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A comparison of intimate partner homicide with intimate partner homicide-suicide: evidence from a Norwegian national 22-year cohort - Vatnar SKB, Friestad C, Bj ørkly S.
This study investigates aspects of intimate partner homicide-suici... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

‘Huge’ stakes, ‘daunting’ job to tackle gender-based violence, UNICEF chief tells ground-breaking conference
One-in-three girls or women will experience physical or sexual violence in her lifetime, and “the risk multiplies” during a conflict or natural disaster, the Executive Director of UNICEF told delegates attending the first-ever “Ending Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in Humanitarian Crises Conference” on Friday, in the Norwegian capital, Oslo. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - May 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Varian to acquire cancer treatment provider
Radiation therapy firm Varian Medical Systems said it has entered into a definitive...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian completes ProBeam cyclotron install in Singapore Varian buys CyberHeart, wins Norwegian ProBeam contract Varian brings Bravos afterloader to Africa Varian launches adaptive therapy research consortium Varian installs cyclotron for 1st ProBeam in China (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 21, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Colon Cancer Increasingly Striking the Young
Among twenty-somethings, colon cancer cases rose by 18% a year in Denmark and 11%  in Norway, according to the study published May 16 in The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hematology. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid crisis spreads beyond Canada and U.S. to Europe, OECD says
Deaths linked to opioid also rising sharply in Sweden, Norway, Ireland, and England and Wales. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Public employees in South-Western Norway using an e-bike or a regular bike for commuting - a cross-sectional comparison on sociodemographic factors, commuting frequency and commuting distance - Jahre AB, Bere E, Nordengen S, Solbraa A, Andersen LB, Riiser A, Bj ørnarå HB.
Large-scale analyses on the travel behavior of e-bikes are scarce, and current knowledge regarding who the e-bike owners are is inconsistent. Also, commuters represent a relevant user group with an unexploited potential. Therefore, the purpose of the prese... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Association of household income with life expectancy and cause-specific mortality in Norway, 2005-2015 - Kinge JM, Modalsli JH, Øverland S, Gjessing HK, Tollånes MC, Knudsen AK, Skirbekk V, Strand BH, Håberg SE, Vollset SE.
IMPORTANCE: Examining causes of death and making comparisons across countries may increase understanding of the income-related differences in life expectancy. OBJECTIVES: To describe income-related differences in life expectancy and causes of death... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Passion trumps love for sex in relationships
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) When women distinguish between sex and the relational and emotional aspects of a relationship, this determines how often couples in long-term relationships have sex. Passion plays a significant role. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cochrane Sweden celebrates its 2nd anniversary
Cochrane Sweden is celebrating their 2nd anniversary. The Centre was established on the 16th May 2017 and is located in the city of Lund. It is affiliated with the Department of Research& Development / Section for HTA Analysis, Sk åne University Hospital, in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine at Lund University and with the Nordic Cochrane Centre in Copenhagen led by Karsten Juhl Jørgensen.Over the last two years, Cochrane Sweden has been busy promoting-evidence based decision making in healthcare in Sweden. Some accomplishments, so far, have been providing learning tools on how to conduct, edit an...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 15, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

An analysis of factors influencing accidents on road bridges in Norway - Elvik R, Sagberg F, Langeland PA.
Factors explaining systematic variation in the number of injury accidents on road bridges in Norway during 2010-2016 have been identified by means of negative binomial regression models. A total of 6824 bridges recording in total 1368 accidents were includ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Increased risk of fatal paediatric injuries in rural Northern Norway - Holter JA, Wisborg T.
BACKGROUND: Finnmark, Northern Norway, had a mortality rate for paediatric injury in 1998-2007 that was more than twice the national average. We investigated whether this rate had decreased in 2008-2015 after improvements in emergency care. We also compare... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The rich are outliving the poor in both Norway and USA
(Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation) Inequalities in life expectancy by income in Norway were substantial, and increased between 2005 and 2015, according to a study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in collaboration with the Institute For Health Metrics And Evaluation (IHME). Although considerable differences in life expectancy by income levels were found in both Norway and the USA, the shape of the association differed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Farage calls for private health firms to 'relieve burden on NHS'
Brexit party leader also defends anti-immigrant posters and says UK should limit efforts to curb global warmingNigel Farage has said private health firms should “relieve the burden” of the NHS, that the UK should limit efforts to curb global warming, and defended anti-immigrant posters, as the rapid rise of his Brexit party led to his personal beliefs placed under scrutiny.In an often testy BBC interview, Farage also justified his decision to shift from praising Norway-type deals before the Brexit referendum to advocating a no-deal departure, saying this was needed because Theresa May had botched the process.Co...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Peter Walker Political correspondent Tags: Nigel Farage NHS Health Politics Society UK news Brexit Immigration and asylum European Union Climate change Science Source Type: news

Danger- and non-danger-based stressors and their relations to posttraumatic deprecation or growth in Norwegian veterans deployed to Afghanistan - Nordstrand AE, B øe HJ, Holen A, Reichelt JG, Gjerstad CL, Hjemdal O.
This study aimed to explore how exposure to danger-based and non-danger-based stressors may influence personal changes in veterans (N =  4053) after deployment to Afghanistan. Method: Twelve war zone related traumatic events... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Smoke, Drink and Eat What You Want, Norway ’ s Public Health Minister Says
The new minister, from a right-wing, anti-immigration party, told an interviewer that people knew what was healthy and she would not be the “ moral police. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PALKO KARASZ Tags: Norway Smoking and Tobacco Diet and Nutrition Meat Medicine and Health Cancer Source Type: news

Testing unmanned aircraft for roadside snow avalanche monitoring - McCormack E, Vaa T.
An important part of the Norwegian Public Roads Administration's (NPRA's) mission is to monitor and react to snow avalanche hazards in steep areas above their roads. Small unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) are increasing capable and commercially available. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Varian buys CyberHeart, wins Norwegian ProBeam contract
Radiation therapy firm Varian Medical Systems has purchased the privately held...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian brings Bravos afterloader to Africa Varian launches adaptive therapy research consortium Qfix validates couch top on Varian radiotherapy systems Varian installs cyclotron for 1st ProBeam in China Varian opens South Africa office (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 9, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Africa: World leaders pledge US$1 billion to transform health and nutrition of world's poorest women, children and adolescents
[World Bank] Washington, DC -- Ten new investors--Burkina Faso, C ôte d'Ivoire, Denmark, the European Commission, Germany, Japan, Laerdal Global Health, the Netherlands, Qatar and an anonymous donor--have joined since the launch of the Global Financing Facility replenishment. They join existing funders the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation, Canada, MSD for Mothers, Norway, and the United Kingdom to fund the GFF to improve the health and nutrition of women, children and adolescents. - US$1 billion pledged to the GFF T (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Norway's health minister says people should be allowed to smoke and drink 'as much as they want'
Sylvi Listhaug, who was also elected first vice-chair of Norway's right-wing Progress Party, claims she does not want to take up the role of the 'moral police', adding people 'know what healthy is'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Self-reported deterrence effects of the Norwegian driver's licence penalty point system - Sagberg F, Sundf ør HB.
Norway's penalty point system implies that traffic infractions are penalised with two or three points for full-licence drivers and four or six points for probationary-licence drivers, and when a total of eight points is reached within a three-year period t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news