Illness and injuries at work are costing Norway NOK 30 billion a year
Back pain is the most common ailment affecting quality of life, while crush injuries are the most likely to result in death – and this constitutes the biggest cost to society.
Extreme cold weather clothing
If the Norwegian oil and gas industry is heading into the Arctic, it must be dressed for the occasion. This requires unique specialist technical expertise.
TB forgotten in fight against HIV
Tuberculosis seems to have fallen between the cracks in poverty-stricken Malawi’s sponsor-dependent health sector. The dominating focus on HIV may have left parts of Africa with a skewed health service, say researchers.
COPD sufferers prescribed most sedatives
New research has revealed that Norwegian COPD sufferers are prescribed even more sedatives than psychiatric patients. The researchers behind the study believe that this is problematic because the drugs in question are addictive and inhibit lung function.
Combating multi-resistant bacteria with nanotechnology
This week, research scientists from eight countries are meeting in Trondheim to discuss the next steps in the campaign against antibiotic resistance. Researchers are currently developing novel drugs against multi-resistant bacteria in order to make more effective treatments available to tuberculosis and staphylococcus aureus patients.
Intelligent clothing for extreme weather
Norwegian laboratories are developing technical clothing that can "sense" how your body is responding. This will make working under extreme weather conditions safer.
Finding a good home for dementia sufferers
Norway is evaluating innovative housing options for dementia sufferers. Perhaps small serviced housing projects and dementia 'villages' will provide a more normal life than nursing homes and institutions?
Documenting how dementia sufferers benefit from GPS
A brand new study of 200 dementia sufferers in Norway reveals that almost all experience greater peace of mind and increased levels of physical activity using GPS devices.
Self-training to discourage the jobless from returning to the benefits system
Unemployed people who have spent long periods on benefit become passive, and surrender responsibility for their situation to others. Research is now being carried out to develop a system to help them obtain a sense of empowerment.