Articles by Bjarne Røsjø

  • Norwegian researchers find new treatment for prostate cancer

    A new treatment that strongly inhibits the development of prostate cancer has been found by an international research group led by the University of Oslo. The treatment can also enhance the effect of medicines already used against prostate cancer in the clinic today.
  • Volcanic ash data saves European air traffic

    After a volcanic eruption in Iceland in May 2011, the Met Office in London warned that volcanic ash could represent a danger to air traffic in southern Norway. But Norwegian experts had their own satellite data and concluded that air traffic could resume as normal.
  • New technology reveals unknown pollutants

    It is now possible to analyse organic pollutants in the atmosphere from an airplane at full speed, to study unknown chemical reactions in indoor air and to investigate a series of other dependencies of importance for environment and human health.
  • Stricter EU rules on parabens

    The EU is in the process of introducing a ban on the use of parabens in skin care products for children under six months old because of high levels of parabens in the blood of heavy users of cosmetic products.
  • Will your house stand in the next storm?

    The amount of compensation paid out by insurance companies for flooding is rapidly escalating. What can homeowners do to avoid such damage? A web-based tool may be the answer.
  • Stress during pregnancy may affect the child’s health

    When a pregnant woman experiences severe stress, the risk of premature birth increases. Her child may be more vulnerable to developing heart defects, diabetes and obesity. Researchers are able to identify correlations such as these thanks to comprehensive health registries.
  • Skin care chemicals end up in your blood - and in the Arctic

    Many skin care products contain a variety of chemical substances with partially unknown and possibly harmful effects, and these chemicals not only affect your skin.
  • Proof: Monster Waves are real

    Monster waves – also known as rogue waves - with wave heights up to 30 meters was once only something sailors could only hope to live to tell about.

Bjarne Røsjø

Røsjø is a Norwegian freelance journalist.

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