New mechanism allows the immune system to detect and respond to HIV
The UN estimates that 36.9 million people were living with HIV in 2017, 21.7 million of whom take antiretroviral therapy. These drugs have cut AIDS-related deaths by more than half since the 2004 peak, but the disease cannot be cured. A new mechanism uncovered by a Norwegian research group could improve the chances of developing one.
Medical practices and culture: what works in Norway may not work in India. Or France for that matter.
Research on how to reduce antibiotic resistance does not produce universal facts. What works in one country, region or city may not work in another. The WHO has now asked Norwegian researchers to write a report on how culture influences medical practices.
Cholesterol crystals play an active role in stroke, heart attacks
Cholesterol crystals form from “bad” cholesterol and are found in plaques that line blood vessels. When these plaques rupture, they can cause heart attacks or strokes. New research suggests that cholesterol crystals in plaques can actually trigger strokes and heart attacks.
Healthy students got rhabdomyolysis after intense exercise
The dreaded condition known as rhabdomyolysis may be much more common after a particularly intense training session than you’d think. But for most people, the only symptom is being slightly more sore than usual.
The magic behind the medals
The most successful winter Olympian ever opened nearly two decades of training logs to researchers to shed light on how she achieved her goals. Now researchers have looked at two methods she used for her high-intensity training sessions to see how they compare.
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.