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Technology may be useful for children with disabilities

Researchers asked children and young people with disabilities to test watches and special smartphones. This technology can contribute to an everyday life with more play and entertainment.

Where did Norwegian wolves originate — and are they hybrids?

A new look at the genetics of wolves in Norway is in the works. An initial look to establish where the controversial animals have come from hasn’t provided a definitive answer.

Obesity can have a negative effect on sperm quality

There is a link between obesity and poor sperm quality. New research shows that fatty acids such as Omega-3 may be an important explanation.

Researchers are looking for young impotent men

Can acupuncture have as a potent an effect as Viagra and Cialis? Norwegian researchers want to know. First they have to get hold of some young men with erectile dysfunction who are willing to participate.

Mum takes more responsibility for the children

The social and moral responsibility for the children lies primarily with the mother, particularly at celebrations and festive seasons, according to Kristine Warhuus Smeby.

Judgemental families hinder rape survivors in seeking help

Some young persons who have been raped are met with a mix of accusations and shame when they tell their parents about what happened.

How hepatitis C wages guerrilla warfare

Scientists have discovered how hepatitis C converts innocent cells into virus factories.

Obese kids stay fat after treatment

Is Norway’s approach to treating obese children failing? People who work with this group say that weight and BMI can’t be the only goal.

How tuberculosis hides in the body

The tuberculosis vaccine only works for children. It doesn’t protect you as an adult. Now we know more about how the bacterium avoids being detected.

Pensioners unknowingly subsidise groceries for young and wealthy

High-income families in Oslo get cheaper food at the expense of those in rural areas who are unable to use apps or unwilling to disclose their consumer habits. Apps that give discounts create new economic disparities.