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International Women’s Day: Closing the gender gap among smallholders

Empowering women is a key factor in two projects working towards improving the agricultural productivity and adaptive capacity of smallholders in India and the Sub-Saharan Africa.

Diabetes patients may benefit from sharing health data

A new system that transfers health data from apps, smart insulin pens and sensors to health personnel may help diabetes patients receive more specific feedback and improved follow up.

May have found a cure for Alzheimer`s

Researchers at the University of Oslo (UiO) could be close to a breakthrough in the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Cooking fumes can create respiratory problems for chefs

Cooks live less long on average than people in most other occupational groups. Changes in their working environment could result in better health for many.

Women and men do not have different attitudes to sickness absence

The myth has been dispelled: New research shows that there are no gender differences in attitudes and norms regarding sickness absence.

Mobile health tools should be studied using new methods

By analysing how patients use mobile health technology it is possible to understand the health affects of the apps and those who they affect. Researchers believe that traditional research methods are not suitable.

The Helgeland coast in Norway: pristine and well-preserved

Nordic coastal ecosystems recently got a scientific health check. The Helgeland coast in Norway did well, according to Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA).

Twitter revealed a more positive attitude towards type 1 diabetes

Far more hearts, smiles and encouraging words were used when type 1 diabetes was in the tweet, compared to type 2. Researcher Elia Gabarron at the Norwegian Centre for E-health Research took a serious look at smileys.

Solving the mystery of Serengeti’s vanishing wild dogs

Twenty-five years ago, African wild dogs disappeared from Serengeti National Park. A firestorm of debate followed when one researcher claimed that handling by scientists was the cause. New research refutes that claim and offers another explanation.

Intelligent robots may strengthen gender norms

Machines and technology increasingly fill more and more human functions. According to researchers, society’s gender roles affect the development of robots and artificial intelligence, but technology may also shape ideas about gender.
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