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How does upbringing affect your likelihood of developing obesity and cardiovascular disease?

How does upbringing affect your likelihood of developing obesity and cardiovascular disease?

New study shows that the parents, aunts and uncles of overweight young adults have a greater risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. Is this the result of nature or nurture?

Expectations of COP26

Expectations of COP26

Two of our researchers are lead authors in the forthcoming UN climate report. A third NMBU researcher helped to quality assure the previous report and a fourth is an expert on international climate negotiations. We asked them about their expectations of COP26.

COVID19 and climate change resilience

COVID19 and climate change resilience

What do our responses to COVID-19 suggest about society’s ability to transform in the context of climate change? New study with NMBU's Department of Public Health Science.

Understanding cultural beliefs and practices is important to effectively influence sanitation and hygiene behaviours in rural India

Understanding cultural beliefs and practices is important to effectively influence sanitation and hygiene behaviours in rural India

Anise Gold-Watts engaged local communities to culturally adapt school-based water, sanitation and hygiene interventions via the SHINE project in a rural community in India. 

The coronavirus leads to the biggest internal migration in India since 1947

The coronavirus leads to the biggest internal migration in India since 1947

1.3 billion Indians have been ordered to stay home, and public transport stopped running overnight. Millions of Indians have to walk hundreds of kilometres to get to their own homes. Researchers at NMBU now fear that the country is also facing a famine.

A day on the farm works wonders for people with dementia

A day on the farm works wonders for people with dementia

People with dementia sit still less, are more active socially and physically and are in a better mood on a farm than in a daycare centre.

The best kind of neighbourhood for children

The best kind of neighbourhood for children

Children living in neighbourhoods with green areas within 800 metres of their home are more active, both socially and physically, according to new research.

Publications

Publications

Our research revolves around public health, health promotion, links between nature and health amongst other topics.

Research projects

Research projects

The department's research activities focus on the promotion of health, public health and how health benefits populations.

Web portal: Research on nature and health

Web portal: Research on nature and health

The portal presents an overview of research publications from projects on nature and human health relations conducted in Norway.  It provides a platform where researchers and practitioners can share information and gain knowledge from the research field. 

Published master projects

Published master projects

Our master students are often included in the department's collaborations with other institutions. Several of these have resulted in papers published in peer-reviewed journals.