People with a rheumatic disease get labelled as lazy
Pain and chronic fatigue frequently go hand in hand. In such cases it does not help to ask patients to put on their training shoes and start exercising, according to a professor who has been conducting research on Sjögren’s syndrome.
Ebola’s deadly toll on healthcare workers
Ebola’s deadly effects on the Sierra Leonean healthcare community not only has repercussions for the delivery of health care, but on the training of future health care providers involved in an innovative Norwegian surgical training programme.
More and more cows are catching colds
Respiratory infections in cattle pose a large and growing problem in Norway, resulting in impaired animal welfare and the increasing use of antibiotics. Simple measure to prevent infection can put a stop to the cold virus.
New methods for fecal source tracking
Fecal contamination in water is one of the most common reasons for human diseases. Molecular methods can reveal if the contaminants derive from human or animal excreta, and whether they constitute a health risk or not.
Cross-infection of foot rot between sheep and cattle
Foot rot is a serious and contagious hoof disease in sheep. New research has now revealed that cattle can also be carriers, even though they themselves are not seriously affected by the disease.
New vaccine against diarrhoeal disease
In Bangladesh the Shigella- and E. coli bacteria kill 100,000 people every year, most of them children. Researchers are now trying to develop a vaccine against the aggressive disease, shigellosis.