Original article
22.08.2017
Lung cancer is the form of cancer that claims the highest number of lives ( 1 ). Incidence in Norway, measured as an age-standardised rate, is slightly declining for men and increasing for women ( 1...
22.08.2017
Norwegian studies have shown that 60 % of the age group 30 – 45 years report occupationally related health problems ( 1 ), that approximately half of all general-practice consultations with gainfully...
06.06.2017
Stroke is a frequent cause of death and disability. Most strokes are ischaemic. In recent years there has been a significant improvement in the treatment of acute cerebral infarction, including...
06.06.2017
Stroke is one of the most frequent causes of death and the most common cause of severe disability ( 1 ). Around 15 000 people suffer from stroke each year ( 1 ). Most of these patients are elderly,...
23.05.2017
Symphysis-fundus measurement is routinely used in pregnancy care to identify fetuses with restricted growth or that are small for gestational age (SGA). The method involves measuring the distance...
23.05.2017
In Norway, everyone who has completed basic schooling has a statutory right to a full-time, three-year course of upper secondary education. Most young people take advantage of this offer, and in 2015...
02.05.2017
Parkinson’s disease is a chronic progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterised by motor impairments in the form of tremor, rigidity and akinesia/bradykinesia ( 1 , 2 ). The incidence of...
22.03.2017
In 2013, approximately 47 % of all deaths in Norway occurred in nursing homes ( 1 ). An increasing proportion of nursing home patients with cognitive failure ( 2 ) and a high number of critical...
07.03.2017
Residents in nursing homes have a higher risk of developing infections that require antibiotic treatment than elderly people living at home ( 1 ). Antibiotics are also used to prevent infections, for...
07.03.2017
Reducing overconsumption and misuse of antibiotics, and the broad-spectrum types in particular, is crucial for limiting the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant microbes. Broad-spectrum antibiotics...