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What mammogram images tell us about breast cancer risk

Breasts with dense fibroglandular tissue and less fatty tissue increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer. At the same time, this knowledge hasn’t translated into greater follow-up for these women.

Was rape common in the Middle Ages?

TV shows such as "Game of Thrones" on HBO and "Norsemen" depict rape as having been commonplace in the past. But is that correct?

Uncovering epilepsy’s hidden secrets

One in three people with epilepsy are not helped by today’s medicines. Researchers in Oslo are pursuing new drugs that might change that.

Researchers get phone data to chart drug abuse in Oslo

Researchers have for the first time used anonymous data from mobile telephones together with analyses of wastewater to quantify use of illicit drugs in and around Norway’s capital.

Can orange light help patients with mental illness?

A new treatment is being tested at an emergency psychiatric centre in Trondheim, where the windows and lamps are equipped with orange filters.

Why do we like watching horror films?

It allows us to feel anxious in a safe environment, according to film scholar and psychologist.

Inbreeding in Scandinavian wolves is worse than we thought

Everyone knew that the tiny population of wolves in Norway and Sweden was inbred. Using precise genetic techniques, researchers can now describe the severity of the problem.

Nurses biased against obese patients

An increasing number of patients entering intensive care units in Norwegian hospitals are obese. Some hospital personnel find it hard to muster the same amount of empathy and provide the same level of care they give to slimmer patients.

Another tick-borne disease to worry about

Authorities don’t know how many Norwegians have been infected with the tick-borne disease anaplasmosis.

Norwegians are happy to help others

Over 90 percent of people residing in Norway say they have someone they can ask for assistance. Be that help to carry a heavy object up stairs or someone to borrow money from.