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Time to rethink how fungi and bacteria impact the climate

A Swedish and US researcher think climate models have to be revised. A Norwegian expert has doubts about that.

Most people recover without treatment from tennis elbow

What is the best treatment for acute tennis elbow? Physiotherapy? Cortisone? A combination? Or no treatment? A new study indicates that you may as well wait a while before embarking on treatment.

Common group identity may motivate integration efforts

Immigrants may experience less racism and receive more support when citizens believe in a common group identity that embraces everyone regardless of their birthplace.

The women's cancer nobody talks about

They’re thrown into menopause in their twenties, lose the possibility to have biological children, and struggle with their sex life. But they don't talk about it. For while breast cancer is business, pink ribbons and celebrities - gynecological cancer is still taboo.

Scientists discover mountains that haven’t changed in a million years.

Special ice layer protected Svalbard’s mountain ranges for at least one million years.

Expectant mothers deserve better info on use of medications

New research on information of the effects of medications used in pregnancy take risks seriously and seeks multidisciplinary help to avoid coming across as alarmist.

The mackerel is out of shape

In recent years, mackerel stocks have been thriving, both in terms of their numbers and distribution. But the individual mackerel are not doing so well. They are growing more slowly and have become thinner, probably due to tough competition for food within the population.

Internet sparks local political engagement

Social media are among the new forms of e-democracy that are taking hold in Norway and elsewhere. And the public increasingly expects online access to their politicians and communities.

Resistance training works well for prostate cancer patients

Men with prostate cancer should be exercising, a new study shows - to combat muscular atrophy and to prevent cardiovascular diseases.

COPD sufferers prescribed most sedatives

New research has revealed that Norwegian COPD sufferers are prescribed even more sedatives than psychiatric patients. The researchers behind the study believe that this is problematic because the drugs in question are addictive and inhibit lung function.