Articles by Ingrid Spilde

  • Nations mustn’t become “Neverlands”

    The kids are closing in on 30, but they still live at home with parents and are without jobs, spouses or children. Are the ranks of a Peter Pan Generation rising?
  • Listening in on doctor-patient consultations

    Nearly 200 consultations in doctors’ offices have now been transcribed and made available for extensive research. Early studies show the difficulties doctors face discussing existential issues with their patients.
  • Faulty focus in school field trips

    Fieldwork is supposed to help pupils learn to put their earth sciences theories into practice. Why then, do high school students struggle with practical tasks that primary school kids manage fine?
  • Breast milk is safe

    Breast milk contains contaminants. But a thorough analysis of relevant research shows that the benefits of breastfeeding clearly outweigh the potential risks.
  • Treasure trove reveals Iron Age town

    Västra Vång in Blekinge is now a sleepy rural community on Sweden’s southern Baltic coast. It has never been mentioned in ancient or medieval writings. So why are gold figurines and bronze busts turning up there?
  • Insurance firm ponders nanoparticle risks

    International experts on nanoparticles were recently invited to a symposium by the insurance company If. The firm wants to know whether nanoparticles could lead to some unpleasant surprises in the future
  • Personality traits important in male fertility

    Neurotic men are now more likely to be childless than other men. This wasn’t the case just a few decades ago.
  • Does meat make vegetarians ill?

    People sometimes say that vegetarians get sick if they begin eating meat again. Research doesn’t back them up.
  • Privatised vs. socialised health services

    Depending on their leanings, politicians can portray privatisation as either a cure-all or the bane of Norwegian hospitals. Research doesn’t back either claim.
  • Spit can reveal disease

    Swedish scientists say in the near future a simple saliva test will suffice to reveal serious diseases such as cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disorders.

Ingrid Spilde

Ingrid Spilde is a journalist in forskning.no - Norwegian online newspaper on science. She writes for NordicScience on a regular basis.

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