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Scientist made free self-help courses for ten common mental disorders

Social anxiety, fear of blushing, performance anxiety, panic anxiety, fear of flying, diverse phobias, health anxiety, insomnia and depression. A psychologist at the University of Oslo and has observed a huge need for beneficial, free assistance. So he supplied it himself.

No stillbirth rise from antifungal medication

Pregnant women who use the oral medication flucanozole against fungal infections run a higher risk of spontaneous abortions.

More important for heart patients to be active than thin

Increased physical activity, not weight loss, gives individuals with coronary heart disease a longer lease on life, according to a new study conducted at NTNU.

Older patients demand fewer resources

Do the oldest dying patients expect less than those from younger generations?

Major gender gap in health research

Women’s bodies are different from men’s. We need to understand women’s health better, says medical doctor and professor Johanne Sundby.

Should bicycle helmets be mandatory?

New research shows that cyclists reduce their risk of head injuries by 60 percent when they wear helmets, but experts wrangle on the question of making them mandatory by law.

A Digital Fishing Trip

Four Norwegian research projects develop artificial (marine) intelligence. Their results will change how you view a fish.

A virtual time machine for the Port of Oslo of the 1700s

If you have a 3D printer, this website even lets you print out small buildings from 18th century Oslo.

Minority youth felt sidelined on the ski track

Minority youth find that activities such as cross-country skiing and forest and mountain hikes are linked to Norwegian ethnicity and whiteness, according to researchers.

Intestinal bacteria can work better than antibiotics

A small Norwegian study suggests that transplanted bowel bacteria may be more effective than antibiotics in treating patients with severe bowel infections.

Danish Viking fortresses were designed to fend off other Vikings

After four years, the excavation of the famous Viking fortress, Borgring, is coming to a close and archaeologists can now describe the fortress in a broader perspective: An anti-Viking defence that allowed the Danish King to forge a new, mobile army.