Are repeated attacks from the mono-virus making MS-patients sicker?
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disorder in which most patients experience periodic worsening of their symptoms. A Norwegian professor suggests that recurrent flareups of the virus that causes mononucleosis could be a driver of MS.
People who remained sick long after their COVID-19 infection often had alterations in their intestinal bacteria
Some COVID patients still had poor lung function three months after admission to Norwegian hospitals. These patients also had alterations in their intestinal flora and possible evidence of a leaky gut, a new study shows.
Hard exercise and sleep deprivation could be bad news for the heart
Young men trained intensively with and without curtailed sleep. A new study shows that with too little sleep, they secreted more of a substance that is a biomarker for potential future heart disease. But the study has major weaknesses, says researcher Stein Ørn.
How likely is it that food can give you an autoimmune disease like diabetes, celiac disease or arthritis?
One popular explanation as to why there’s been a sharp increase in autoimmune diseases is changes in our diet. But diet is only one of many factors that can be important, according to a Norwegian researcher.
Surviving cancer in the Nordics: Norwegians with lung cancer live longer than in neighbouring countries, but are more likely to die from melanoma
While mortality due to melanoma has been stable in the rest of the Nordic countries, it has increased somewhat in Norway . “It’s important to go to the doctor early,” says Tom Børge Johannesen from the Cancer Registry of Norway.
Nine per cent of Norwegians newly diagnosed with HIV have viruses with resistant mutations
Researchers have recently released the sixth annual Resistance against antivirals in Norway report. 2018 saw no cases of resistant viruses for influenza, hepatitis B or Herpes, but 9 per cent of newly diagnosed HIV cases had viruses with resistant mutations.
Breathing can affect the cleansing of the brain
Breathing rhythms affect how well spinal fluid flows in and around the brain, a new study shows. Cerebrospinal fluid plays an important role in flushing metabolic waste products from the brain. The finding may have an impact on brain diseases such as Alzheimer's.