Can Reduce Groin Injuries by Half, if the Players are Willing
One simple strength exercise could almost halve one of the most common injuries in ball sports. But even if the injury puts many out of both match play and training, the players seem reluctant to use it.
Well-known drug has less risk for preterm delivery in PCOS
Metformin significantly reduces the risk of late miscarriages and preterm births for women with PCOS. But the drug does not work to prevent gestational diabetes, according to a large Nordic study from NTNU and St. Olavs hospital.
C-sections by trained health officers a safe alternative
Sierra Leone has few doctors and even fewer surgeons to serve its seven million people. Since 2011, a non-profit group called CapaCare has been training community health officers to perform basic lifesaving surgeries. A new study shows the programme is working well when it comes to the most common surgery in the country — Caesarean sections.
Tick-borne encephalitis-virus found in unpasteurized cow milk in Norway
A tick-borne virus that can infect humans and potentially cause a serious infection of the central nervous system has been found for the first time in milk from Norwegian dairy cows. A study of this virus in cervids may help us understand how this virus is spreading in Norway.
Health personnel struggle when interacting with patients with suicidal thoughts
Healthcare staff feel insecure when faced with talking about life's big questions with patients who are considering taking their own life, a new study indicates.
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.
More e-health can be life-changing for families and society
The growth of e-health solutions is not just changing relationships between patients and healthcare workers, but also family and gender structures. More light must be shed on the societal consequences, say social scientists.
Doctors are not using summary care records as intended
Most Norwegian doctors do not use the Norwegian summary care record to find critical information, such as allergies. Instead, they use the journal to search for the patient's medicines.
Diabetes patients want more information about research
Research shows that diabetes patients do not just want to receive information about nutrition, but are also interested in learning about research and innovation. A new project will investigate how this can be done via social media.
Training can treat eating disorders
New study combines training and dietary guidance as a therapy for eating disorders. Although the use of training to treat eating disorders has been controversial, the results suggest that it could be more effective than cognitive therapy.
How very low birth weight affects brain development
Children born with very low birth weights are at an increased risk of cognitive, emotional and behavioral problems throughout their lives. But what exactly happens in the brain to cause these problems?
Old patient stories help computers to predict cancer
Old paper records of Norwegian prostate patients from the archives of a 80-year-old Norwegian clinician, will now play a surprisingly crucial role in developing future machine learning methods for cancer prognosis.
Asthma medicine halves risk of Parkinson's
Using data gathered from 100 million Norwegian prescriptions, researchers at the University of Bergen have found that asthma medicine can halve a patient’s risk of developing Parkinson's disease.