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Disease

The epidemic that was wiped out

Smallpox is one of the most devastating diseases known to humanity, but also a great success story of modern medicine.

Forecasting Malaria

A new model for forecasting malaria epidemics is developed by researchers from Ethiopia and Norway.

Early diagnosis will slow dementia

The prevalence of dementia will increase dramatically in the coming decades. But early diagnosis can provide a basis for effective treatment.

Teens are major yellow staph carriers

Seven out of ten 15- and 16-year-olds in two municipalities in Northern Norway are long-term carriers of yellow staphylococci in their throats and about half carry the bacteria in their nasal passages.

Uncharted area of the brain discovered

Researchers have unveiled a previously unknown area of the brain, a discovery which could lead to new kinds of psychiatric drugs.