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Poor reading skills in Nordic countries link to poor health

Many residents of the Nordic countries cannot read and comprehend texts relating to their health.

Heart monitoring using microsensors

Although, its diameter is less than that of a matchstick it is able to provide surgeons with more information than ever before.

Young women risk melanoma from indoor tanning

Persons who engage in indoor tanning before the age of 30 are raising their risk of contracting melanoma skin cancers.

Nurses need more know-how in drug management

Some registered nurses (RNs) know too little about one of their daily tasks: administering drugs to patients. A researcher thinks the risk of medication error in Norway is too high.

Norway and Iceland use hormonal contraceptives the least

A new survey reveals differences in contraceptive preferences among women in Nordic countries.

One radiator to heat a whole floor

What happens to people’s comfort level when the heating system in a super-insulated building is simplified by installing only one radiator per floor?

Norwegian researcher takes Darwin's theory a step further

Do species evolve in fits and starts or gradually?

Can vitamin D help against COPD?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients with deficient levels of vitamin D displayed poorer lung functionality and more rapid deterioration of lung function in a three-year period, according to new research.

Researchers turned this garage into an attractive, energy-efficient house

Combining old and new to achieve reduced energy consumption, a better living environment and architectural success. It’s definitely possible and researchers will show you how.

Dressed up with jewellery stolen in Viking raids

We might not consider it bling, but to the Viking-age woman who wore a fitting from a horse’s harness, it was an exotic piece of jewellery. Never mind that it was stolen from the British Isles during a Viking raid.