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  • Stiffening arteries in teenagers with persistent obesity

    [22 May 2019] Children and adolescents with long-term obesity have increased arterial stiffness by their late teens, a study of more than 3,000 children followed from age 9 to 17 shows. These results, in the researchers¿ view, call for more initiatives to reduce teenage obesity.

  • She brings research results back to Sierra Leone

    [16 May 2019] How can disabled people be helped when there is only one trained occupational therapist in the country? And how do you create good orthotics when you first have to find plastic to melt? Writer Maria Arpe accompanied Lina Magnusson, an associate professor at the Institute of Medicine, when she returned to Sierra Leone, where she wants to improve the lives of those most needing help.

  • Combination therapy advisable for bowel disorder IBS

    [7 May 2019] The more abnormalities in intestinal and brain function that IBS sufferers have, the more severe their symptoms of this functional bowel disorder, and the more adversely their everyday life is affected. This is shown by a Sahlgrenska Academy study indicating that patients with IBS should get treatments for different abnormalities simultaneously, to improve both bowel function and signaling from the brain to the gut.

  • Lack of education important risk factor for cardiovascular disease globally

    [3 May 2019] The risk of developing myocardial infarction or stroke among people with little or no education was more than twice that of people with high education, according to a large international study published in The Lancet Global Health. The association was more marked in poorer countries.

  • Lifelong ill-health after exposure to chemical weapons

    [2 May 2019] People exposed to chemical warfare agents (CWAs) often incur chronic damage to their lungs, skin and eyes, for example. They also frequently succumb to depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. This is shown by research on survivors from the 1988 gas attacks against Kurdish Halabja in Iraq.

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Page Manager: Eva Sjögren Nilsson|Last update: 6/25/2019
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