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Health services braced for Corona

Norwegian health care services and local authorities have been preparing themselves for weeks to deal with confirmed cases of the new Corona virus. As...

Ullevål braced for any Wuhan virus cases

Ullevål University Hospital in Oslo and health officials around Norway contend they're prepared to deal with any outbreaks of what's now being called the...

Health minister settles hospital conflict

A long-running conflict over where a new hospital in Nordland County would be built and others shut down, was finally settled this week. Health...

Norwegian research aids bipolar patients

An international association is recommending use of a Norwegian treatment for patients with a bipolar disorder that's deceptively simple: those using glasses with orange...

Air ambulances grounded again

After finally settling technical problems tied to its fleet of air ambulances in Northern Norway, ambulance operator Babcock now faces another problem: sick pilots....

Government boosts air ambulance fleet

Health Minister Bent Høie responded on Wednesday to harsh criticism over a lack of adequate air ambulance service in Northern Norway. He's sending in...

Babcock apologizes for air ambulance crisis

Swedish ambulance service Babcock has put five extra aircraft on reserve but faces major expenses after struggling to deal with technical problems within its...

Air ambulance fleet under fire

With nearly half its air ambulance fleet grounded because of "technical difficulties," criticism was pouring in on Monday against new operator Babcock. Preparedness was...

Alarms ring at nursing homes

Violence has become all too common at Norway's 942 nursing homes, most of them publicly owned and operated. They house around 40,000 elderly Norwegians,...

Norway raises own opioid alarm

Norwegian researchers are sounding alarms over a sharp rise in the use of the painkiller Oksykodon. It's now eight times as high as it...

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