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Mums with low iodine intake risk kids with behavioural problems

However, researchers are uncertain whether an iodine deficiency leads to a delay in brain development.

Preventing dangerous hypotension during C-sections

Eight out of ten women who elect caesarean delivery with spinal anaesthesia experience such a drop in blood pressure that it can endanger both mother and child. A recent study shows how to best prevent this.

Does international criminal justice still matter?

In April more than 30 people were killed by a chemical weapon attack in Syria.

Teaching children to think critically about health

Norwegian researchers have helped teach children in Uganda to be sceptical of purported health cures and treatments. It turns out that Norwegian children could use the same kind of training.

Love hormone is released when your relationship is going badly

When you notice your partner is less interested than you are, your brain may send out a hormone that can help you fix the relationship.

More ADHD among December’s kids

Children born at the end of the year are statistically more likely to end up with an ADHD diagnosis than those born early in the year. Medical scientists are uncertain why.

One in four has gone to work with a hangover

In the past year, a quarter of Norwegians say that they have gone to work with a hangover or have been ineffective due to alcohol intake the night before, and five percent have taken a sick day for a hangover.

Until infidelity or impotence do us part – the history of divorce in Norway

The history of divorce reveals hidden stories of love, domestic violence and societal ideals for a healthy marriage.

Found sedatives and illegal drugs in one out of 20 health care and transport workers

Researchers found traces of sleeping pills, Valium, morphine, cannabis and amphetamines in spit samples of over three percent of employees on the job. The highest percentages of these were workers in the restaurant trade, in the transport sector and the health services.

Results-oriented control freaks not always best managers

You’d think that hiring a manager who is detail-oriented and focused on getting the most out of employees would be good for the bottom line. But research suggests otherwise.