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Published Jan. 14, 2015 4:47 PM

Cheeses like the Norwegian “gammelost” and Roquefort may prevent weakening of bones when you are ill. New findings show that vitamin K2 protects the production of bone tissue during inflammations.

Published June 4, 2014 1:51 PM

Our cells eat themselves so that we can stay healthy. A detailed understanding of ‘autophagy’, our cells’ waste management system, may be the key to preventing diseases and extending our lives.

Published May 22, 2014 9:15 AM

Professor John-Arne Røttingen has chaired a Chatham House working group on global health financing. They recommand that all countries should invest at least 5% of GDP on health and that high income countries should also provide support to countries with inadequate capacity.

Vaccines are one of the best defences against threatening bacteria and viruses.
Published Apr. 30, 2014 3:37 PM

It is over 30 years since smallpox was declared to have been eradicated thanks to the smallpox vaccine. How do vaccines protect us against viruses and bacteria? Can we find a vaccine that will last throughout our lives?

Published Dec. 6, 2013 2:32 PM

Researchers from Institute of Health and Society presented results from a long-term research collaboration with Malawian researchers at a dissemination seminar on reproductive health challenges in Malawi.

Published Dec. 4, 2013 12:04 PM

Researchers from Norway and Burkina Faso presented findings from a three-year interdisciplinary project on unsafe abortion in Burkina Faso, at a conference in November. Health care providers, researchers and policy makers from Burkina Faso discussed women’s social reality and necessary policy responses to the problem of unsafe abortion.

Published Oct. 3, 2013 11:08 AM

Nobody can afford to wait for almost a year for a vaccine once a deadly influenza virus is on its way. The salvation may now have arrived:  a vaccine produced in a couple of weeks – and perhaps even completely free of side-effects.

Published Mar. 13, 2013 12:58 PM

Why do premature infants develop blood poisoning if they receive a lot of nutrition? The salts phosphate and potassium are likely suspects.  

Published Feb. 11, 2013 12:44 PM

Is power always an evil to be minimized, or can it be a means of ensuring that a patient in need of help gets the daily care he or she needs?

Published Aug. 28, 2012 3:09 PM

Why are female handball players so prone to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears? Is there anything we can do to avoid these injuries? A unique Norwegian study may hold the answer to this question.

Published Dec. 1, 2011 12:51 PM

Did you think that Fridtjof Nansen only led expeditions to the Arctic? If you did, you were mistaken. Welcome to the world of neuroscience at the Faculty of Medicine. Here, Nansen's legacy is everywhere.