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Are we growing overweight from baker’s yeast?

The type of yeast that is used to leaven bread is also used to fatten animals. A new study points toward a possible link between human obesity and yeast.

Medical radiation may be reduced to one-sixth

One of this century’s most significant mathematical discoveries may reduce the number of measuring points to one-sixth of the present level. This means reduced exposure to radiation and faster medical imaging diagnostics.

Non-citizens punished by deportation

Norwegian police use deportation and punishment interchangeably to avoid spending resources on foreigners in prisons

Twelve things that can protect you from polluted urban air

Ten times as many people die of urban air pollution as in traffic accidents in Norway. Here are some effective tips for protecting yourself from bad city air.

Young talented footballers overtrain

Talented junior football players train so much that they may decrease their chances of making it into the adult leagues.

People with a rheumatic disease labelled as lazy

Pain and chronic fatigue frequently go hand in hand. In such cases it does not help to ask patients to put on their training shoes and start exercising, according to a professor who has been conducting research on Sjögren’s syndrome.

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are everywhere

Nasty superbugs – bacteria resistant to nearly every antibiotic – are not just found in chicken fillets. They can be anywhere, from your kitchen counter to the local creek. There’s no way to know if you're carrying them around inside you, either. Not until you're in trouble.

New insight into the cause of Sjögren’s syndrome

Patients with Sjögren’s syndrome have defects in their glandular cells that affect the cells’ function. These cells may be perceived as a danger by the body’s immune system and in order to defend itself, the body’s immune system attacks them.

Rich stay-at-home mums produce the winners of tomorrow

They used to work in the financial services industry in London, but left their career and became fulltime mothers in Norway. Not because they need to look after house and husband, but in order to spend time with the children.

Can organisations get depressed?

It should come as no surprise that colleagues on the job can get depressed. But can entire firms be given a diagnosis? Do organisations feel?