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Researcher discovered her pacemaker is hackable

A Norwegian researcher in cybersecurity, discovered that her heart is being regulated by a pacemaker which can be hacked.

Why Norwegian soldiers didn't approve of 'Meat free Monday'

In an effort to be environmentally responsible and to eat healthier, the Norwegian army decided to introduce a meat free day every week. But the soldiers were not impressed.

Depression and anxiety are common after stroke

People who have had a stroke should be checked for signs of anxiety and depression, a physician and researcher says.

Physical activity has little impact on weight

Higher levels of physical activity do not protect against weight gain, according to a new study.

Rise in strokes among younger women

More women under the age of 50 are suffering strokes despite a fall in the incidences of strokes in the general population. Scientists do not fully understand why.

Why some of us regret one-night stands

Women regret saying yes to casual sex much more often than men do. Men – almost exclusively – regret saying no. Why?

Children have the right to their own gender identity

In Norway, children under the age of sixteen can now change their legal gender. Anniken Sørlie investigates how the legislation affects the way children and youth perceive their own identity.

Are girls really better at reading than boys?

In reading tests at school, girls tend to be ahead of boys, in all age groups and in all countries. But in young adults, there is suddenly no longer any difference between men’s and women’s reading skills. Why is that? Could the answer be in the way the tests are designed?

Bipolar disorder and migraines linked

A gene variant can be a risk factor for both medical problems, according to a new study.

Anti-sea lice chemicals could be hazardous to other creatures

To treat sea lice infections, fish farms often use chemicals. However, these chemicals may cause collateral damage.

What works best for back pain?

Your back is robust and you should use it. This is the message that many back patients are hearing from their doctor today. But is that enough? Do they recover more quickly if they receive more treatment, like physical therapy?