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  • Mortality rates higher among people with diabetes whose socioeconomic status is low

    [29 Jun 2015] Low income and educational level almost triples the risk that people with type 1 diabetes will die of cerebral infarction. A doctoral thesis at Sahlgrenska Academy also showed the conclusion that type diabetes 1 is declining among young people to be unfounded.

  • Next step toward a vaccine against genital herpes

    [18 Jun 2015] Over 500 million people around the world are infected with the virus that causes genital herpes. A new doctoral thesis at Sahlgrenska Academy offers a couple of basic strategies for development of a vaccine.

  • Unusual form of dementia more common than previously believed

    [17 Jun 2015] Frontotemporal dementia has been regarded as an unusual disease that primarily afflicts people in their 50s. Recent studies at Sahlgrenska Academy, however, indicate that almost one out of every thirty person above the age of 80 have frontotemporal dementia.

  • Trend - searching for organ donors in social media

    [16 Jun 2015] It is becoming increasingly common for patients to search in social media to find live organ donors. In a scientific study, researchers in Europe and at the Sahlgrenska Academy have examined the phenomenon and have a number of recommendations.

  • Early anterior cruciate ligament surgery important for athletes

    [15 Jun 2015] Athletes who injury an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and want to quickly be back on the field should have earlier surgery. A doctoral thesis at Sahlgrenska Academy explored the issue.

  • Swift intervention doubles survival rate from cardiac arrest

    [11 Jun 2015] A team of Swedish researchers finds that early cardiopulmonary resuscitation more than doubles the chance of survival for patients suffering out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The percentage of patients who receive life-saving resuscitation has also increased substantially thanks to so-called SMS Lifesavers. These results are published simultaneously in two studies in the highly reputed medical journal The New England Journal of Medicine.

  • Interventions among healthy people save the most lives

    [11 Jun 2015] Mortality from coronary heart disease declined in Sweden from 1986 to 2002. The improvement was due mainly to a reduction in risk factors among the healthy population (primary prevention) and, to a lesser extent, treatment of people who already had developed heart disease (secondary prevention). A study conducted at Sahlgrenska Academy explored the reasons for the trend.

  • Exercise with a physiotherapist helps people with depression

    [10 Jun 2015] Exercise has a positive effect on depression - so reveals a dissertation written at the Sahlgrenska Academy.

  • Major health consequences for individuals with severe dental anxiety

    [9 Jun 2015] Adults who suffer from severe dental anxiety (DA) are often dissatisfied with their appearance. The dissatisfaction may be associated with poorer oral health, depression and anxiety. A doctoral thesis at Sahlgrenska Academy found that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) help patients with severe DA.

  • More frequent diagnosis of autism does not reflect greater prevalence

    [4 Jun 2015] The number of Swedish children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder has risen substantially over the past decade. But the phenotype (symptoms on which the diagnosis is based) has not become more common. The increase is presumably due to broader diagnostic criteria, growing propensity to see doctors and greater awareness among clinicians. The study has just been published by the British Medical Journal.

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