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Published Nov. 20, 2019 9:21 AM

In order to tackle drug-resistant tuberculosis, more focus needs to be placed on social conditions, rather than biomedicine, according to a new study.

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Published Oct. 9, 2019 2:57 PM

Many people take vitamin B as dietary supplements without needing them. The combination of B6 and B12 vitamins can even be harmful.

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Published Oct. 3, 2019 10:43 AM

The Centre for Global Health (CGH) at the University of Oslo (UiO)’s Medical Faculty is proud to announce that we have received support for the work and output of The Lancet One Health Commission from the UiO Life Science Open Call.

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Published June 17, 2019 12:47 PM

Over 3000 participants from more than 150 countries have signed-up to follow the MOOC «How to Write a Ph.D. Research Proposal» after its launch. The MOOC is developed by the University of Oslo.

Published Feb. 11, 2019 10:36 AM

The most important changes at The Research Council this spring are:

Published Aug. 29, 2018 2:03 PM

The Centre for Global Health joined the UiO boat at Arendalsuka with a strong team of researchers from Institute of Health and Society.

Published Aug. 21, 2018 2:05 PM

Targeted treatment could be a possible solution to antimicrobial resistance, says Kristian Rødland at Centre for Global Health (CGH)

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Published June 22, 2018 10:58 AM

Antibiotic resistance is a major global problem. Nevertheless, we should not stop using antibiotics to treat urinary tract infections.

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Published Mar. 6, 2017 10:24 AM

In accordance with the National Health Plan (2017-2022), Ministry of Health and Sports, Myanmar, is in the process of developing a comprehensive Health Information Strategy. The Ministry has decided that there will be one common national platform for health information in Myanmar, namely DHIS2. The choice of DHIS2 fulfils an aim of the MY-NORTH-project.

Demonstrating the food intake in Malawi
Published Feb. 22, 2017 2:45 PM

In Mangochi in Malawi researchers have mapped local food intake and habits to find simple and accessible nutrition advice for pregnant women. They are now testing how village volunteers can teach women to make small modifications to common dishes. The aim is to improve the intake and uptake of important nutrients during pregnancy, and increase the weight of both the mothers and their babies.

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Published Jan. 20, 2017 4:00 AM

A collaboration between the MAGIC non-profit research and innovation programme and the British Medical Journal will enable updated treatment guidelines to reach healthcare professionals more quickly.

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Published Jan. 11, 2017 4:16 PM

A paper published in Annals of Internal Medicine this week has hit the international headlines as it shows that 1 out of 3 breast cancer patients are treated unnecessarily. Chief medical officer at the American Cancer Society says it's time to rethink mammography.

Published Aug. 11, 2016 10:16 AM

Trygve Ottersen, Steven Hoffman, and Gaëlle Groux recently published an article in the American Journal of Law & Medicine entitled “Ebola Again Shows the International Health Regulations are Broken: What Can Be Done Differently for the Next Time?”

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Published July 21, 2016 9:00 AM

Three out of four people could avoid knee surgery with a new form of exercise therapy, with significant cost savings for society.

Published May 9, 2016 10:16 AM

New guidelines for sharing of research data will entail consequences for all those wishing to publish articles in the world’s most prestigious journals. Mette Kalager and her colleagues argue in favour of a system of credits for data sharing that can safeguard the interests of researchers.

Published Mar. 11, 2016 12:01 PM

Elleke Landeweer is working in Norway on a two-year research project in medical ethics. The funding was sourced through Scientia Fellows.

Published Mar. 8, 2016 1:21 PM

On March 3rd, the Department of Health Management and Health Economics hosted a seminar entitled ‘Cervical cancer in Norway and Sweden: Current affairs in prevention efforts’. There were more than 40 participants from Norway and Sweden, and speakers from Karolinska Institutet, Harvard University, the Cancer Registry of Norway, and the University of Oslo.

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Published Jan. 21, 2016 2:34 PM

Researchers at the institute are developing an app that can help spread new and credible knowledge.

Published Dec. 4, 2015 3:13 PM

The EuroHOPE projecet findings indicate that there is much room for improvement in health care performance and stress the importance of international benchmarking of regions and hospitals.

Published Sep. 21, 2015 3:42 PM

What is the best treatment for acute tennis elbow? Physiotherapy? Cortisone? A combination? Or might you just as well forego treatment?

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Published Aug. 12, 2015 9:41 AM

Studies show the success of the first effective vaccine against Ebola. This means that the outbreak in Guinea can be brought to an end in a couple of months.

Published Jan. 26, 2015 1:23 PM

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 recent research on Sjögren’s syndrome.

Published Dec. 22, 2014 12:43 PM

Is your health ruled by wind, bile or phlegm? Immersive work of Theresia Hofer explores Tibetan medicine in a new and exciting way.

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.

Published Feb. 7, 2014 2:04 PM

Women who have undergone obesity surgery call for psychological follow-up. Unforeseen problems require better individual counselling.