Underprivileged youths more prone to mental health problems
One in four young people from poor families struggle with mental health problems, according to a nation wide survey. They are more prone to depressive moods and stress-related problems than young people from resourceful families.
Abuse by health personnel leaves permanent scars
When women feel abused by health personnel while giving birth, there is a bigger chance that they will develop fear of childbirth and request caesarean section the next time round.
Digital aids are not helpful for all patients
The health service uses a growing amount of technology for communicating with patients. While this works well for some cancer patients, it can lead to others becoming unduly preoccupied with their illness.
Emotional connections to products may benefit the environment
The more you like a product, the less likely you are to replace it. If design could generate human affection for products and longer product life spans, it would benefit the environment, according to new research.
Children bear the brunt of open-plan schools
Despite their poor compliance with criteria for good learning, open-plan schools account for many of the school buildings recently built in Norway's largest cities. Researcher calls it a paradox.
Child welfare service is reluctant to intervene in high-conflict cases
The Norwegian Child Welfare Service does not take cases involving suspected child abuse seriously enough in high-conflict cases between the parents, according to researchers.
Cuts in benefits give increase in the number of poor children
Benefits for families with children do not comply with the wage development in Norway. For the last ten years, there has been an increase in the number of poor families with dependent children.