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New allergy test promises safer antibiotic use

Allergies to antibiotics are the most common form of medication allergies and, in the worst cases, can result in anaphylaxis and death. Sintef is participating in the development of a new allergy test that will make it easier to provide patients with safe and correct treatments.

A preference for casual sex increases risk of harassment

Adolescents who are open to casual sex are more often involved in sexual harassment – both as victims and as perpetrators.

Caught in the mesh: Scandinavian bears in the road network

Recent research shows that roads pose resistance to movements in Swedish bear populations.

Getting rid of depression by changing how you think

A thought is a thought. It does not reflect reality. New research shows that learning how to ruminate less on thoughts and feelings has a positive effect for individuals with depression.

Norwegians impolite? Forget it!

Norwegians don’t smile to people on the bus or ask strangers how they are doing. Very impolite, say some. "We leave people alone. That is Norwegian politeness," says researcher.

We see through bosses who fake it

Do you think your manager is genuine, or do you think they’re faking it? The difference could be pivotal to a company’s success.

Immigrant parents have different expectations of Norwegian kindergartens

Views on children, play and learning vary greatly between European countries. This also affects kindergarten staff in their day-to-day work, where they deal with children and parents of many different nationalities.

Forest fires tell a 700 year old tale

Dead trees come alive and tell their story on how climate and human activities have shaped our boreal forests during the last 700 years – from the Black Death to present day.

Home-based services must be strengthened

The care many adult children provide for their elderly parents interfere with their regular jobs. A new study shows that strengthening home-based services is necessary to avoid that the care-giving efforts of adult children affect their work attendance.

Unhealthy waiters make you choose unhealthy food

The waiter’s appearance may determine whether you choose healthy or unhealthy food – without you even being aware of it.
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