After decades where rates of childhood obesity have soared, researchers now detect a clear decline in the percentage of boys who are overweight or obese in Sweden. A similar trend can be found elsewhere around the globe, including Norway.
Nicotine dependence lasts much longer than we have figured. The reward system in the brain remains altered several months after breaking the habit, according to Swedish research on rats. This problem is worse for the youngest nicotine addicted rats.
The Norwegian Institute of Public Health has found an elevated risk of narcolepsy among children and young adults who were vaccinated against the swine flu seven years ago. Some who did not take the vaccine against the pandemic of 2009 also developed this severe sleeping disorder.