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Well-known drug has less risk for preterm delivery in PCOS

Metformin significantly reduces the risk of late miscarriages and preterm births for women with PCOS. But the drug does not work to prevent gestational diabetes, according to a large Nordic study from NTNU and St. Olavs hospital.

C-sections by trained health officers a safe alternative

Sierra Leone has few doctors and even fewer surgeons to serve its seven million people. Since 2011, a non-profit group called CapaCare has been training community health officers to perform basic lifesaving surgeries.

Tromsø researchers have found the connection between atrial fibrillation and dementia

Those who exercise the least and those who exercise the most have an increased risk of atrial fibrillation. If this condition is not treated, it can also affect the brain.

Tick-borne encephalitis-virus found in unpasteurized cow milk in Norway

A tick-borne virus that can infect humans and potentially cause a serious infection of the central nervous system has been found for the first time in milk from Norwegian dairy cows. A study of this virus in cervids may help us understand how this virus is spreading in Norway.

Why does the humpback whale migrate?

A Norwegian all-you-can-eat herring feast in the fall and winter, followed by a spring break party in the Caribbean... What a life! Maybe that's why humpback whales keep commuting back and forth between the two extremes.

One of four LGBT people experience hate speech

A new report shows that twice as many LGBT people are victims of discrimination and exclusion as the rest of the population. The risk increases even more among those with minority characteristics.

Health personnel struggle when interacting with patients with suicidal thoughts

Healthcare staff feel insecure when faced with talking about life's big questions with patients who are considering taking their own life, a new study indicates.

This solar panel is the first in the world to store both electricity and heat

Moreover, researchers have succeeded in increasing its output dramatically by providing the panel with its own cooling system.

Pupils with low grades feel less supported by teachers

A recent study of upper secondary students shows that strong students experience more support from teachers than do students who have lower grades.

Preemies given extra nutrition grew faster but got more infections

Premature, very low birth weight babies often have lower IQs and more learning disabilities than their normal-weight peers. But more nutrition early on may help, new research suggests.