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Medications can help ex-cons from returning to jail

Pyschotropic medication can help keep convicts from engaging in violent crimes after being released.

Happier when taking the pills themselves

Earlier on, they needed assistance from a community nurse to take their pills, but now they take their medicine themselves with the help of a pill dispenser. The result is a better quality of life.

Women shy away from morning-sickness drug

A University of Bergen research fellow says health personnel need to explain more clearly that new medications do not harm their foetus.

Study finds parents have cut back on giving their children sleeping pills

After concerns were raised about the practice, the use of allergy medicine to help one-year-olds sleep has been cut in half in Norway.

From genetically modified tobacco plants to medicine for Ebola

A commitment to global health and out-of-the box thinking prompted Professor Charles Arntzen to develop a medicine for Ebola from genetically modified tobacco plants.

Pills can quench thirst for alcohol

Many medications are available on the market that can ease alcohol cravings, but these pills are not widely used in Norway.

ADHD drug does not trigger suicidal thoughts

Swedish research shows that there is no link between the ADHD medication atomoxetine and suicide.

Young mental patients given drugs ― not check-ups

Over a quarter of Norwegian youth diagnosed with mental problems are still being medicated nine years later.

Prenatal use of paracetamol linked to kids’ problems

Three-year-olds have been shown to have behavioural problems and poorer gross motor development if their mothers took paracetamol for over four weeks during their pregnancies.

Antidepressants aren’t causing obstetric bleedings

An analysis of nearly 60,000 Norwegian women dispels perceived risks of vaginal bleedings from use of antidepressant medications during pregnancies.