[8 Dec 2016] The use of contraceptives has increased among young women in Gothenburg, but not in areas that are socially vulnerable. This is the finding from a long-term study from Sahlgrenska Academy spanning four generations of young women.
[20 Nov 2016] Deficiency in a certain protein in the gastrointestinal tract has been shown to lead to both inflammation and abdominal fat accumulation in mice. The discovery provides yet another piece of the puzzle of how humans are affected - or not - by the large quantities of intestinal bacteria we carry with us.
[2 Nov 2016] Boys with a large increase in body mass index (BMI) during puberty are at increased risk of death due to cardiovascular disease later in life. There is no corresponding risk among boys overweight when younger and who have normal weight during adolescence, according to a study from Sahlgrenska Academy.
[26 Oct 2016] Women who have not given birth often end up under the radar for research on urinary incontinence. In a study of this group, however, one in five women over 45 years say they experience this type of incontinence.
[17 Oct 2016] Two currently available medications used to treat depression and nicotine dependence have good potential for treating alcohol dependence. This is the conclusion of a doctoral thesis from Sahlgrenska Academy, which also shows that a newly developed test to measure alcohol consumption through a blood test is significantly better than currently used tests.
[5 Oct 2016] Hospitalized patients suffer a surprising amount of pain without it receiving attention. In a Sahlgrenska Academy study, two of three patients report that they have been in pain, and the perceived pain is significantly higher than the limit considered acceptable by the medical system. The study also shows that women have to experience more pain than men for the staff to note it in their patient health records.
[21 Sep 2016] Associate Professor Karolina Skibicka from the Department of Physiology has been chosen as this year's recipient of the Young Fernström Prize at Sahlgrenska Academy. Skibicka received the prize for her pioneering studies on the nervous system's reward mechanisms.
[19 Sep 2016] Many women seeking emergency medical care have at some point experienced mental or physical abuse by a close relative. This is according to a new doctoral thesis from Sahlgrenska Academy, which also shows that women living in abusive relationships often feel ignored by staff at emergency rooms.Many women seeking emergency medical care have at some point experienced mental or physical abuse by a close relative. This is according to a new doctoral thesis from Sahlgrenska Academy, which also shows that women living in abusive relationships often feel ignored by staff at emergency rooms.
[14 Sep 2016] Supplement of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids may improve reading skills of mainstream schoolchildren, according to a new study from Sahlgrenska Academy, at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Children with attention problems, in particular, may be helped in their reading with the addition of these fatty acids.
[13 Sep 2016] A study from Sahlgrenska Academy reports that nine out of ten early pregnant women with diabetes say they are in good health.
14 Dec at 9:00 AM [Dissertation]
14 Dec at 1:00 PM [Mid way seminar]
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