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Schizophrenia more prevalent away from green spaces

“We still don’t understand all of the reasons for schizophrenia, so it’s really exciting and important to have this information,” says one of Denmark’s leading experts in the condition.

Bladder cancer more often fatal for women

Women are diagnosed at a more advanced stage of the disease, when the cancer is more likely to have spread, according to a Norwegian study.

Gut bacteria flora linked to chronic heart failure

A new Norwegian study has found that chronic heart failure patients lack important microbiota in their intestinal tracts.

GPs could help teens by asking them more about their mental health, say researchers

A new study shows that surprisingly many young people with mental health problems do not complete secondary education by their 20th birthday. Researchers suggest how GPs can help.

Pattern hair loss could be due to gut bacteria

Experiments with antibiotics and bacteria-free mice reveal how gut bacteria could cause hair loss.

Loneliness and isolation can affect your heart

People who are lonely and isolated have more heart problems as compared to their more social peers. But the reasons behind this might be different than you think.

Getting in shape by swimming

Researcher and swimmer Bjørn Harald Olstad has some tips to take to the water and get in better shape.

Incontinence affects more than 200 million people worldwide, so why isn't more being done to find a cure?

We need to start talking about incontinence. We cannot be shy about a condition that is likely to affect many of us at some point in our lives.

How your brain decides whether to run or walk

Two centres in the brain decide when you should walk or run.

Out of shape gym users overrate their fitness

The rose bush does have thorns, but from another perspective the thorn bush has roses.

Do scientists study the right cancer cells?

Runaway cells mean that scientists have drawn conclusions from the wrong cell line.

Scientists: Exercise can fight erectile dysfunction

Exercising several times a week can stave off erectile dysfunction among men. A new study outlines how much exercise it takes.

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Norwegian elite support immigration

The social elite in Norway are more supportive of immigration than the rest of the country’s population. The elite are also very supportive of the welfare state, but not everyone with lots of money is thrilled with the redistribution of wealth.