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"Alcohol and other drug treatment needs to involve the family"

Treatment for alcohol and drug addiction is more effective when the family is involved. However, they seldom are. Why is this the case?

Why Arab youths revolted

Male domination and female oppression characterise many Arab countries. But in 2011, the youth rose up to demand change. What were the triggers?

How do Islamic extremists get power in the Middle East?

Jihadism seems to be as strong as ever and looking terribly hard to beat with armed forces.

This is why you have negative feelings after sex

Have you had sex and then regretted it or felt rejected? You aren’t alone, and nothing’s wrong with you, either.

Finger on the pulse of terror

An organized terror attack will have greater impact in a country like Norway than in a country like Israel. This has been shown in a new study at the University of Bergen.

Life or death chemistry: how scientists analyse mysterious white powders

White powdery substances may be made up of everything from powdered sugar to explosives. We talk to the people in Norway who can figure out the difference.

Overweight youths at greater risk for heart failure

A high BMI when you’re young increases the risk of heart failure, even if you’re dieting away the pounds as you get older. Yo-yo dieting is the worst.

Sending Norwegian research ethics out into Europe

Norwegian guidelines for research ethics are unique and can be useful throughout the world, according to a Swedish expert on ethics. However, just having guidelines isn't enough; they must be used and discussed, say researchers.

Anorexics misjudge their own reflection

When a girl diagnosed with anorexia views herself in the mirror she acquires a less correct impression of how she looks than when she simply relies on her memory of her body.

Salmon will have to make do with less omega-3

Omega-3 is in short supply and must be distributed wisely. Farmed salmon is one of the omega-3 lovers who now have less omega-3 in their diet than before. The question scientists are asking is how little marine omega-3 farmed salmon can cope with.