Is it possible to prevent ageing and should we even be pursuing it?
Many more people are getting older. This presents some challenges both for the pension system and our healthcare system. At the same time, scientists are now researching drugs in many places around the world that might enable us to live even longer.
He got one of the fastest-growing brain disorders. A new research approach is looking to slow down the disease's progression
Researchers in Bergen have adopted an entirely new approach in Parkinson's research, which might make them the first to slow the disease’s progression. Frans Olaf Borge is a participant in the study, which is nearing a conclusion.
The beauty of a swirl: We continuously reveal the secrets of the heart
SHARE YOUR SCIENCE: The heart is perhaps the most romanticised, and most studied human organ. The blood flow in the heart has fascinated physicians and researchers for decades, and our understanding of the cardiac mechanics are ever evolving.
Gene testing might provide more precise treatment of arthritis, bowel disease and psoriasis
Many people with chronic inflammation have had good results using a biologic medicine. However, for some the effect gradually wears off. Now Norwegian researchers have made discoveries that could provide a more genetically tailored treatment.
Are repeated attacks from the mono-virus making MS-patients sicker?
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disorder in which most patients experience periodic worsening of their symptoms. A Norwegian professor suggests that recurrent flareups of the virus that causes mononucleosis could be a driver of MS.
Surviving cancer in the Nordics: Norwegians with lung cancer live longer than in neighbouring countries, but are more likely to die from melanoma
While mortality due to melanoma has been stable in the rest of the Nordic countries, it has increased somewhat in Norway . “It’s important to go to the doctor early,” says Tom Børge Johannesen from the Cancer Registry of Norway.
Radiation treatment for prostate cancer increases risk of bladder cancer
Prostate cancer patients who have received radiation have more than twice the risk of getting bladder cancer compared to those who received only hormone therapy. Nevertheless, radiation patients have a much better chance of living longer, according to a new Norwegian study.
Nine per cent of Norwegians newly diagnosed with HIV have viruses with resistant mutations
Researchers have recently released the sixth annual Resistance against antivirals in Norway report. 2018 saw no cases of resistant viruses for influenza, hepatitis B or Herpes, but 9 per cent of newly diagnosed HIV cases had viruses with resistant mutations.
Some people are more prone to blood poisoning than others. Gry Hege was affected, and lost her hands and feet.
A tiny cut on your finger or having your wisdom teeth pulled can have serious consequences if you get blood poisoning, more properly called sepsis. Researchers say health care providers need better awareness of the disease.
Kids might get ADHD if their mothers have taken a lot of paracetamol
Heavy use of the common pain and fever reliever paracetamol during pregnancy could have an effect on the development of ADHD. Norwegian researchers found genetic changes among the offspring of women who took paracetamol at least 20 days of their pregnancies.
Brain-controlled prosthetic arm connected to nerves
A just-published study in Science Translational Medicine describes the success of a new kind of prosthesis, used by a Swedish truck driver for more than a year. The researchers say the device moves us one step closer to more natural control of artificial limbs.
Hospital describes experiences after last year's Oslo terrorist attack
On 22 July 2011, an extreme right-wing domestic terrorist car-bombed key government buildings in Oslo and shot down dozens of youths at a nearby Labour Party camp. A recent report explains how smart decision-making and interaction between the staff of hospital ERs and emergency services saved many lives.