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New Hope for the Captain`s Gouty Big Toe

A new treatment for gout lowers the urinary acid level in the body. This can protect podagra patients against new outbreaks.

It is all in the genes: Decoding the effects of multiple stressors

Genomic markers are the key in a new approach for assessing the toxic effects arising from exposure to multiple stressors.

Researcher believes in kelp farming

By 2050, kelp farming along the Norwegian coast is estimated to cover an area corresponding to half the size of all farmed land in the country. The management agencies need to prepare.

Climate change in the subarctic: warmer lakes pose a danger to cold-water fish populations

Climate change is often presented primarily as a problem for future generations. However, it is already affecting our lakes in the Nordic countries in a disturbing way.

Why are you and I – and everything else – here?

Apparently, everything should have turned to light. Instead, you and I and everything else are here. But physicists don’t know why.

Can Reduce Groin Injuries by Half, if the Players are Willing

One simple strength exercise could almost halve one of the most common injuries in ball sports. But even if the injury puts many out of both match play and training, the players seem reluctant to use it.

Well-known drug has less risk for preterm delivery in PCOS

Metformin significantly reduces the risk of late miscarriages and preterm births for women with PCOS. But the drug does not work to prevent gestational diabetes, according to a large Nordic study from NTNU and St. Olavs hospital.

C-sections by trained health officers a safe alternative

Sierra Leone has few doctors and even fewer surgeons to serve its seven million people. Since 2011, a non-profit group called CapaCare has been training community health officers to perform basic lifesaving surgeries.

Tick-borne encephalitis-virus found in unpasteurized cow milk in Norway

A tick-borne virus that can infect humans and potentially cause a serious infection of the central nervous system has been found for the first time in milk from Norwegian dairy cows. A study of this virus in cervids may help us understand how this virus is spreading in Norway.

Why does the humpback whale migrate?

A Norwegian all-you-can-eat herring feast in the fall and winter, followed by a spring break party in the Caribbean... What a life! Maybe that's why humpback whales keep commuting back and forth between the two extremes.
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