Children with cerebral palsy receive good help thanks to a comprehensive follow-up programme which is based on unique Nordic health data, but treatment options vary depending on where in the Nordics they live.
The Nordics are getting older, while state-funded care for the elderly is being cut. An increasing proportion of older people are paying for care privately or relying on their family members and partners to take responsibility. Is the welfare state no longer able to take care of its own citizens?
New safety assessments of epilepsy medication are initiated because a Nordic research study concludes that epilepsy medication during pregnancy can lead to autism and intellectual disability in children.
Two ongoing research studies funded by NordForsk are providing important new knowledge about COVID-19 related to pregnancy and mental health. The director of NordForsk emphasises how the Nordic Region is leading the way in research on health data.
The goal of this project is to, for the first time, create a joint Nordic long-term academic collaboration on pandemic preparedness using advanced mathematical modelling and systematically collected health data from a broad range of sources.