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Influenza may increase the risk of infantile autism

New study shows that influenza or prolonged periods of fever during pregnancy may increase the risk of having a child with infantile autism. Read why the researcher behind the study advises pregnant women NOT to worry.

New contraceptive pills double risk of blood clots

The so-called fourth-generation contraceptive pill doubles the risk of blood clots compared to second generation pills.

Renewed worries over carcinogens in foods

Acrylamide, a substance that can be formed during food preparation, has been linked with an increased cancer risk in the past. A new study brings us one step closer to proving that link.

Nordic food makes immigrants sick

They tend to overdo the fatty foods and carbohydrates. Immigrants from South Asia suffer from the unhealthy diets they adopt in Norway.

Subjective childbirth experiences determine trauma risk

A woman’s subjective experience of giving birth has more impact on her mental condition afterwards than any real complications occurring in the delivery room.

Women with breast infections stop breastfeeding

New mothers are more likely to stop breastfeeding in the first month after birth if they get an infection, says new study.

ADHD linked to language problems

Most children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have language impairments too. These kids struggle to express themselves and understand the content of conversations.

Children with dying parents should get more support

Health authorities are not good enough at understanding and supporting children with terminally ill parents. New research offers insight and some solutions.

Goverment payouts reduce MS costs

Multiple sclerosis is an expensive disease, with payouts for drugs by Norwegian patients upwards of €30 million per year. The government pays for most of these expenses, with the surprising result of saving money over the long run.

Abstinent mothers require better support

Drug-abusing mothers who become drug-free during their pregnancy have trouble understanding the needs of their babies. New research suggests they should receive greater follow-up after giving birth.

Bad sunning habits increase skin cancers

Eight times as many Norwegians are now stricken with melanoma skin cancers as in 1953. Sweden is also seeing a spike in melanoma cases.

Training for life after cancer

A tough training regime helps cancer patients recover and revitalise.