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Psychotic experiences are more common than many people think

Have you ever imagined hearing voices in an empty room, felt that others might read your mind, or thought you were talking to someone who turned out to exist? Then you may have had a psychological experience. It is characterized by you experiencing something that is not real. Some describe it as a dream in waking state. You might wonder, …

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Dementia, Alzheimer's | The NTNU study concludes: Improving your fitness can halve the risk of dementia

We already knew that good fitness protects against dementia, but now NTNU researchers provide a gratifying news to you who have stowed your sneakers on the back of the wardrobe. Between 80,000 and 100,000 people have dementia in Norway, and the number will increase in line with the aging wave. Calculations actually show that the number will more than double …

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Eating fatty fish or drinking milk is often not enough

Even if you eat oily fish or drink milk, experts believe you should still take vitamin D supplements this winter. But how much should you take? The use of supplements is often debated, but at full speed into the darkness, vitamin D is a necessity here in the dark, cold northern area. – Vitamin D is formed when you get …

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What is it about the flu virus that makes it change so quickly?

Having the flu is a real hit. And for some vulnerable groups it can be fatal. The previous flu season, 2017/2018, was the record number that ended up in hospitals and 1,400 who died from influenza, according to the Public Health Institute. It is our own body's fight against the virus that gives the feeling of illness, says Tone Gregers. …

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New report: Dangerous to sniff

Can't get through the day without the snuff box? You're not alone. 12 percent of the population sniff daily, according to Statistics Norway. Over the past ten years, the number of smokers has dropped from 21 to 12 percent, while the number of sniffers has doubled. Snus use has especially increased among young women, according to the Norwegian Institute of …

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Here, the program director receives influenza vaccine directly – NRK Norway – Overview of news from different parts of the country

– Does it hurt, asks program director Anne Jetlund Hansen just before infection control chief Ragnhild Raastad Oslo University Hospital puts a syringe in her arm during a broadcast of the News Morning on NRK Tuesday. It turned out to be a pretty painless scene. [19659002] – But I don't really need to take the vaccine? I'm a woman of …

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What is it about the flu virus that makes it change so quickly?

Having the flu is a real hit. And for some vulnerable groups it can be fatal. The previous flu season, 2017/2018, was the record number that ended up in hospitals and 1,400 who died from influenza, according to the Public Health Institute. It is our own body's fight against the virus that gives the feeling of illness, says Tone Gregers. …

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Overweight and obesity increase the risk of cancer by 15 percent – VG

* Colon and colorectal cancer, kidney cancer, esophageal cancer, certain types of uterine cancer, breast cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, gallbladder cancer, pancreatic cancer, ovarian cancer, thyroid cancer, brain cancer, brain cancer, brain cancer2 which includes 68,000 Norwegians, shows that being overweight before the age of 40 increases the risk of certain types of cancer. For cervical cancer, the risk …

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