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Decreasing painkiller use lowers symptoms of depression and anxiety

Reducing painkiller consumption reduces pain and symptoms of depression and anxiety, new research shows.

Breast cancer risk higher in women who need reproductive help

The first test tube baby in Norway was born in 1984. An increasing number of women rely on assisted reproduction to give birth. Today, between 2-5 per cent of all children born in Europe are brought into the world this way.

A virus from horses is bringing us closer to a vaccine against Hepatitis C

A Hepatitis C-like virus in horses could be used for developing a vaccine against the real thing.

Menopause symptoms six years shorter in Norwegian women

African American women report having hot flashes and night sweats for more ten years. Norwegian women suffer from symptoms of menopause for an average of just four years.

ADHD linked to greater risk of dying young

Having an ADHD diagnosis means increased risk of premature death, shows new study.

Saunas are good for the heart

Submitting your body to a slow cook can be a smart move. Men who take saunas often run a lower risk of dying from cardiovascular diseases. The healthy factor could be linked to the relaxed body and mind a sauna instils on users.

Much less allergy in families who do the dishes by hand

A simple dish brush appears to be a great weapon against allergy development. Children in households that don’t use dishwashers are much less prone to be allergenic.

Scientists discover new way of preventing death from blood poisoning

New method will ensure that blood poisoning patients receive the correct amount of fluid after admission to the hospital.

Norwegian polio victims weigh in on vaccine debate

Nearly 10,000 Norwegians who were affected by polio are still alive. As the vaccine debate rampages in the US and in Norway, polio survivors say they think that vaccine opponents put their own and other children’s lives in danger.

Can sleep prevent schizophrenia, Alzheimer's and ADHD?

Better sleeping habits could prevent a number of neurodegenerative illnesses.

New study strengthens link between genes and obesity

Multiple regions in your genome help determine how much you weigh and how fat is distributed in your body.

Younger kids benefit most from treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder

The effect of treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) hinges on when it is given. Therapy works best on children aged 7 to 11.