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Pregnant women who eat little eggs and meat can have kids with late brain development

Norwegian researchers have found that five-year-olds who received little vitamin B12 as infants tend to have greater problems solving various language and numerical problems as well as understand the emotions of other children.

Norwegian study links flu vaccine to narcolepsy risk

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health has found an elevated risk of narcolepsy among children and young adults who were vaccinated against the swine flu seven years ago. Some who did not take the vaccine against the pandemic of 2009 also developed this severe sleeping disorder.

How much man made noise can the marine environment withstand?

The marine environment is not as quiet as it used to be. And humans are to blame. How does this affect animals living in the ocean?

Why seniors should try gaming

Game technology can prevent seniors from falling and improve their balance, strength and coordination. But the games must be designed completely differently than those for young people, a new study shows.

Archaeologists discover a thousand-year-old toy boat

The boat from an abandoned water well gives archaeologists tantalizing clues about the culture that produced the object.

Looking for answers from indigenous peoples on the tundra

What happens when indigenous peoples are exposed to globalisation and assimilation? Is it possible for them to maintain their cultural heritage and continue with their traditional way of life? Zoia Vylka Ravna went to the Nenets on the Russian tundra in search of answers.

Half of new Norwegian HIV-patients are heterosexual

Half of Norwegian heterosexual men who become infected have had casual sex in Thailand. Women are most likely to become infected by their regular partner.

Where do bats go in the winter?

Bats are quite visible in Norwegian skies during the summer, but scientists are not quite sure what happens to them in winter.

What does the rise of Geert Wilders say about politicians in Europe?

Many observers thought Holland’s Geert Wilders and his Freedom Party might sweep the country’s recent elections, but he did not. Yet his popularity highlights how poorly politicians have addressed political unrest across Europe.

Statistics might save us from resistant bacteria

Researchers have found a new method to develop antibiotics that are tailored to kill multi-resistant bacteria.

Norwegian study links flu vaccine to narcolepsy risk

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health has found an elevated risk of narcolepsy among children and young adults who were vaccinated against the swine flu seven years ago. Some who did not take the vaccine against the pandemic of 2009 also developed this severe sleeping disorder.