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One in two boys develops breasts

New research indicates that more than half of all Danish boys develop breasts during puberty. This is a source of worry and embarrassment for many of them.

Swedish diabetes estimates were off by a long shot

Sweden can have two to three times as many young people with diabetes type 1 than believed.

Only few eat too much salt

We can easily eat 12 grams of salt a day without getting sick, and too little salt can be harmful, new study suggests.

Why it’s so hard to stay slim

Many manage to shed kilos but few are able to keep their weight down at the new level. There are good reasons why.

Utøya survivors too often clam up

Survivors of the mass murder of young people at a summer camp by a Norwegian right-wing terrorist nearly three years ago can be reluctant to talk about their traumas, partly out of consideration for their families and friends.

Dementia patients take alternative medicines – and forget about it

If you use a blood-thinning medication – an anti-coagulant – certain natural preparations can increase risks of either haemorrhaging or suffering blood clots.

Hard squeeze of the arm may help stroke victims

New study suggests that patients with acute ischemic stroke might benefit from the hard squeeze of the arm from a blood pressure cuff. Why this helps is anyone’s guess.

Genetic test queues generated by Angelina Jolie

Since Angelina Jolie made her double mastectomy public in 2013, Norwegian women have streamed to hospitals to test against hereditary breast cancer.

Computer model to detect prevalent diseases

New research aims to make it possible to assess people’s genetic risk for a variety of widespread diseases using a computer model.

Heartbreak Hotel on Blues Avenue

People with clear symptoms of depression run a 40 percent higher risk of heart failure. “The more depressed you feel, the more you are at risk,” says the Norwegian intensive care nurse who led a major study.

One cough away from a TB epidemic?

Tuberculosis is gaining territory in Europe. Could TB become a major problem again in Norway?

A ‘feeling’ prosthesis was only the starting shot

Earlier this year, a Danish amputee became the first ever person to feel through his prosthetic limb. The main findings of the project are underway, and the project has just been granted an additional €6 million for further research.

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