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Health trends over the last 45 years: We’re getting fatter — but healthier

Norway's most comprehensive population survey shows some surprising contradictions. The average Norwegian has gotten heavier over the last 45 years, while at the same time their overall physical health has improved.

Norwegian researchers find link between ALS and body weight

A Norwegian study shows that overweight and obese individuals have a lower risk for ALS than those who are of normal weight and underweight.

Asthma or EILO: Are misdiagnosed breathing difficulties making children and adolescents less active?

EILO is a breathing problem that can be confused with asthma. Doctor believes many people don’t know they can get help.

New medicine for multiple myeloma shows promising results

A new drug reduced the risk of relapse and increased survival by five months, according to a recent study. The results were presented at a cancer conference in Chicago in June.

Few physical differences found between healthy individuals and those afflicted by chronic fatigue syndrome

Norwegian researchers studied adolescents who developed chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and chronic fatigue (CF) after having mononucleosis.

Dogs mirror owner’s stress level

New research suggests that long-term stress is transmitted from human to dog.

Online contact with the doctor’s office shortens the patient queue

Fewer patients have to wait in the telephone queue and at the doctor's office, as more people book their consultation and renew their prescriptions online.

Today's elite football matches require more targeted training

The pace of football matches has become faster and more varied in recent years. Football coaches need to craft more individualized training for players so they can handle the challenge, a new study finds.

Scientists discover brain mechanism that regulates body weight

A neurotransmitter in the brain affects whether we gain or lose weight, a new study in mice suggests.

Modern-day Vikings (and their neighbours) eat dinner at home

How have the eating habits of the Nordic countries changed over the decades? Mostly for the better, but with a few exceptions, a new study has shown.