Study: Every sixth person over 70 had dementia — low educational levels gave a 3- to 6-times greater risk
Women and the elderly with only a primary education are much more at risk than the highly educated. “Fortunately, there’s a great deal people can do preventatively,” a researcher at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) says.
Researchers fear a ban on e-cigarettes could hinder people from quitting smoking
In Norway, the government plans to ban e-cigarettes with fruit and berry flavours. “We fear that the ban will lead to the purchase of dangerous e-cigarettes online,” Karl Erik Lund from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health says.
Common ovarian disorder: Many women may have been misdiagnosed
Many women who have PCOS, a disease of the ovaries, may actually have a completely different disease, which needs completely different treatment. “This is an important step in developing a better understanding of common women's diseases,” a senior physician and researcher says.
Patients with locked-in syndrome are completely paralysed but conscious. New research shows that most of them improve over time
A patient with locked-in syndrome can see, hear, and think but cannot swallow, speak, or move. Researchers at Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital have now investigated how these patients are doing.
Norwegian health authorities: Not aware of research indicating that aspartame is dangerous
Rumours are circulating that the WHO will add the substance to the list of carcinogenic agents. Yet another study has now confirmed that there is no link between the consumption of artificial sweeteners and cancer risk in the general population.
Society is spending more and more money on mental health. Why aren't we getting any better?
The proportion of the population with depression – the most common mental illness – has remained unchanged for more than 30 years. One professor believes that we need to think about the issue in a completely new way.
One in four people who have had cannabis-induced psychosis develop schizophrenia
People who have developed psychoses from getting high from cannabis have an increased risk of developing schizophrenia. The risk is much greater than if someone in your close family has had the diagnosis. Young men in particular are at risk.
Physical activity should be a standard part of treating depression
Norwegian doctors believe that both physical activity and drugs like ketamine should be included in the country's new national guidelines for how to treat depression. Health authorities are however not sure we need guidelines for treatment of depression anymore.
Bente Træen had cancer surgery: "What will this mean for my sex life?"
OPINION: When you’re a patient, you're not exactly at the top of your game. And yet healthcare personnel expect patients to take the initiative in talking about their most intimate issues. It goes without saying that this doesn’t work.
Gene testing might provide more precise treatment of arthritis, bowel disease and psoriasis
Many people with chronic inflammation have had good results using a biologic medicine. However, for some the effect gradually wears off. Now Norwegian researchers have made discoveries that could provide a more genetically tailored treatment.
Researchers use hypnosis to help breast cancer patients cope better with surgery
One in ten women develops breast cancer during their lives. But how they cope with the disease mentally varies dramatically. Now, researchers may have found a method that can help patients recover better following surgery.