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Do stricter border controls increase human trafficking?

Are the EU's strict migration rules increasing the risk of women falling prey to traffickers, as their only way into Europe? New research project aims to find out.

Surprisingly many women tested positive for drug use during pregnancy

A new study finds that many pregnant women tested positive for addictive drugs, begging the question, should pregnant women be routinely tested for drugs?

Europe needs to put folic acid in food products: scientists

Folic acid deficiency in European women costs billions and leads to thousands of birth defects.

Is it tougher to have a child than a failed fertility treatment?

There is no association between clinical depression and failed fertility treatments. Surprisingly, the risk of depression is greater when the treatment is successful, shows new research.

Is the Norwegian military ready for female soldiers?

There is still certain scepticism towards female soldiers in the Norwegian Armed Forces. According to researcher, changes have to be made before the first set of female conscripts arrive.

More cycling with e-bikes

According to a new study, electric bikes make people cycle longer and more often. The effect is best on women.

Female directors - from artists to amateurs

Norway was once the land of female directors. Then they vanished. New research shows how female Norwegian directors were sidelined by a small French word.

Myths surrounding single women seeking donor-sperm busted

Single women seeking to have a baby by donor sperm are dreaming of the same thing as other women who are trying to conceive: a family.

The viking women who disappeared

Women played an important part in Viking Age society, and their role far exceeded that of mother and the “housewife”. Why, then, are they barely mentioned in the history books?

Women who don't apologise, but nevertheless resign

Female politicians who are involved in media scandals do not apologise. But they nevertheless resign. For the sake of their family.