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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... 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.