From the editor
06.06.2017
A PhD degree must continue to be fully credited as part of the specialist training for members of the medical profession. We also need to accept that research topics and methodologies stem from...
02.05.2017
Norwegians are the happiest people in the world. Photo: Espen Røysamb «Imagine a ladder with steps numbered from 0 at the bottom to 10 at the top. The top of the ladder represents the best possible...
04.04.2017
Climate change is accelerating. It threatens global health – but also provides us with opportunities. Photo: Einar Nilsen In 2016, our planet underwent several troubling climate records: It was the...
22.03.2017
The debate on drug-free programmes in mental health care concerns the nature of psychiatry – and what it ought to be. Photo: Sturlason Since 2010, a number of user organisations have campaigned for...
07.03.2017
Research on dementia receives well-deserved awards, but effective treatment of the condition is a long way off. Photo: Sivert Almvik At the end of 2016 came the news that solanezumab did not meet...
21.02.2017
Young doctors want to have fixed salaries in general practice. We cannot afford to disregard this wish. Photo: Einar Nilsen When the «Regular GP» (RGP) reform was introduced in 2001, it was against...
07.02.2017
Egg donation cannot be seen as equivalent to sperm donation, but should nevertheless be permitted in Norway. Photo: Espen Røysamb The first birth to result from an egg donation took place in...
10.01.2017
«Post-truth» was the Word of the Year in 2016. It ought not to be in 2017. Photo: Einar Nilsen Language reflects reality. «Post-truth», in our country also called «post-factual», has been selected as...
20.12.2016
Doctors drink less, not more alcohol than others. It may still be too much. Photo: Sivert Almvik The old adage that if you drink more than your doctor, you drink too much, invariably raises a laugh...
06.12.2016
Current anti-drugs policy entails consequences detrimental to society, rests on a fallible scientific basis and ought to be revised. Photo: Sturlason Humans have always felt a need for psychoactive...