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This spring CIH offers a new course on economic evaluation. The course will be open for both masters and PhD students.
Asthma and atopic dermatitis are among the most common chronic diseases in children. A new study looks at how preterm birth affects the risk for developing these diseases.
Associate Professor Lone Holst celebrated her 50th birthday on December 4th 2013. Both colleagues and students wanted to congratulate the “leading lady” on her anniversary.
From December 1st Reidun Kjome is engaged as Associate Professor in Research Group in Social Pharmacy.
Use of cranberry during pregnancy is not associated with negative pregnancy outcomes, Ph.D. candidate Kristine Heitmann concludes in her new paper. Simultaneously, she emphasizes the importance of treating detected urinary tract infections (UTIs) with antibiotics, as cranberry has not shown to be effective as treatment for UTIs.
Øystein Ariansen Haaland is co-author of the article "Carotid intima-media thickness - a potential predictor for rupture risk of intracranial aneurysms" published in International Journal of Stroke. Patients with unruptured aneurysms and patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage due to aneurysm rupture were compared in the study. Carotid intima-media thickness was higher in patients with aneurysm... Read more
Håvard Trønnes and co-authors have published the report ""The association of preterm birth with severe asthma and atopic dermatitis; a national cohort study" i Pediatric Allergy and Immunology. The study reports that preterm birth is associated with an increased risk of asthma, but a decreased risk of atopic dermatitis.
In late November 2013, the coordinators from Makerere University and UiB met in Bergen to kick-start the process towards a new frame agreement.
Malnutrition is an underlying cause of more than 2 million global child deaths. HIV infection in infants is one of the reasons for poor growth and development.
In a new study Sunniva Storemark takes a closer look at different personality factors that may affect the ability to tolerate shift-work.
Does birth weight lead to an increased risk of childhood cancer? A recent article published in Pediatrics looks closer on the connection between fetal growth and childhood cancer.
The taller you are, the greater is your risk of developing cancer – and this applies to both men and women, suggests a new study just published in the journal Cancer Causes & Control.
Professor Grethe S. Tell is to become one of the first two women ever to be awarded honorary membership of the Norwegian Epidemiological Association.
Africa is technologically advanced in several areas, but woefully unprepared for technologies that could revolutionise its health care.
Research Group in Social Pharmacy recently invited researchers from University of East Anglia (UEA) to Bergen to discuss future research collaboration and how we can strengthen the research within social pharmacy and pharmacy practice at both institutions.
Children who are exposed to antiepileptic drugs during the pregnancy have an increased risk of early development issues, according to a new study published in Epilepsia.
Injuries have a profound impact on both the individual and society as a whole. A new article from the Centre for International Health reports incidence rates, causes and risk factors for non-fatal injuries in the context of Khartoum state in Sudan, with the aim to assist in developing evidence-based prevention programs.
The paper "Strong effects of home-based voluntary HIV counselling and testing on acceptance and equity: a cluster randomised trial in Zambia" from CIH* was selected to be in the "HIV this month"

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