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Genetics may explain susceptibility to anorexia

Researchers have found a gene variant that is more common among people with anorexia. The finding suggests that anorexia is not simply a mental disorder.

Exposing fake news on social media

Facebook is an important source of not only genuine, but also fake news. But now a new tool has been developed to expose the fakers.

4 months old and standing

With practice, children can stand without support even before they are 4 months old. This is much earlier than has been reported in the literature.

Scientists discovered an ancient forefather

UiB scientists have found the lampshell’s ancient forefather, and discovered that the shells and bristles of the lampshells have a much older origin than priveously thought.

Most immigrants trust the system

Immigrants have more confidence in Norway’s political system than the general populace does – with a few exceptions.

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.

What will our climate look like in 2050?

Knowing that we have the power to influence global climate is enormously important when trying to imagine what our climate might look like in 2050. To a large degree, it will depend on actions our leaders take now and in the immediate future.