News archive for Section for epidemiology and medical statistics
Yeneabeba Tilahun Sima defends her PhD on February 22nd, 2024, at the University of Bergen with the thesis: "Caesarean Delivery and Women’s Health: Population-Based Studies: Trends, Offspring Birthweight, Fecundability and Maternal Cardiovascular Disease Mortality".
Through access to unique data and interdisciplinary collaboration, a newly established research centre at UiB aims to understand why people are affected by different cancers, cardiovascular diseases, and diseases of the central nervous system. The centre has been established with support from the Trond Mohn Foundation.
About 6 out of 10 pregnant women use one or more prescription medications during pregnancy.
PhD Candidate Akash Kapali presented at the world’s largest conference on multiple sclerosis; MSMilan2023 (held 11-13 October at Allianz MiCo in Milan)
Fetal Exposure to Preeclampsia and Later Risk of Cardiometabolic Disorders: A Population-Based Cohort Study (17.10.2023)
Fetal preeclampsia exposure has been associated with later cardiometabolic disease. However, this association has been investigated in few large population-wide studies, and it is unknown whether the association represents a causal relationship or is the result of shared etiological factors.
Individuals with birth defects have an increased cancer risk. Recent research shows an increased risk of childhood cancer among individuals with siblings with birth defects.
A Nordic study that was recently published in the American Journal of Epidemiology shows that conditions related to pregnancy are important for the later development of thyroid cancer in the mother.
Recent research published in the International Journal of Epidemiology shows that there are gender differences in the connection between congenital malformations and childhood cancer.
A Norwegian study that was recently published in BJOG (British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology) shows that women affected by gynecological cancer, especially women with cervical and ovarian cancer, used more medication for pain relief and sex hormones than women without cancer long after they had the diagnosis. Women with uterine cancer used more diabetes medications (antidiabetics) both... Read more
Haplin power analysis: a software module for power and sample size calculations in genetic association analyses of family triads and unrelated controls (11.04.2019)
We introduce a new and complete tool in the R package Haplin for power and sample size calculations in genetic association studies, readily applicable to data in MoBa or Harvest. The article is published in BMC Bioinformatics
Physical activity is independently associated with reduced mortality: 15-years follow-up of the Hordaland Health Study (HUSK) (02.05.2017)
A new study from the University of Bergen shows that adults from Hordaland that are physically active are at lower risk of dying than others – and that the level of physical activity required for a protective effects is surprisingly low.
The Norwegian student introductory week: who takes part, and is participation associated with better social integration and satisfaction among students? (09.12.2016)
In this study we found that more than 70% of students were satisfied with the introductory week and the opportunity it provided for getting to know other students.
A new study recently published in Cancer studied all individuals born in Norway over a 20-year period (1965-1985), and compared those who received a cancer diagnosis before age 25 with those without cancer, with regards to receipt of governmental financial assistance, employment, income- and occupation discrepancies.
In a new study recently published in British Journal of Cancer, scientists at the department of Global Public Health and Primary care studied all males born in Norway during 1965-1985, and compared those diagnosed with cancer before the age of 25 with the cancer-free male references, for analyses on paternity, marriage, and offspring outcomes.
A new study from IGS shows no association between folic acid use before and during pregnancy and the risk of maternal and childhood cancer. The study included more than 430,000 women and 690,000 children in the period 1999-2010, and 3,780 women and 800 children developed cancer. Information on supplement use was obtained from the Medical Birth Registry of Norway.
People born into families in which someone already has cerebral palsy are themselves at elevated risk, depending on their degree of relatedness.
When both parents are old, the risk of cleft palate in the offspring is increased, but not if only one parent is older than 31 years (mothers) or 34 years (fathers).