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  • Effective Protection against Hip Fracture during Cortisone Treatment

    [12 Jul 2017] There is effective protection against hip fracture for the many elderly people whose skeleton is declining in strength, as a side effect of cortisone treatment. If patients receive the osteoporosis medication alendronate, it reduces the risk of hip fracture by 65 percent, as a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reveals.

  • Large increase in BMI during puberty a new risk factor for stroke

    [29 Jun 2017] Boys whose body mass index (BMI) increases substantially during puberty run an increased risk of stroke later in life. This is indicated by research conducted at the Sahgrenska Academy that studied over 37,000 individuals.

  • Participation in healthcare in jeopardy for people with speech and language disorders

    [28 Jun 2017] Patients with speech and language disorders risk losing out on their right to have a say in their care. Research at Sahlgrenska Academy is now highlighting the need for uninterrupted communication with healthcare staff, clear strategies from the care provider¿s side and individual communication plans for elderly residents in long term care facilities.

  • Risk of brain injury in newborns reduced by early treatment against infections

    [26 Jun 2017] The risk of brain injury in newborns, from lack of oxygen or poor blood supply to the brain, may be reduced by using the drug N-acetylcysteine (NAC), known as the antidote to acetaminophen toxicity, against brain inflammation caused by infections in the newborn. Research at Sahlgrenska Academy also indicates that pregnant women with infections may be treated preventively prior to childbirth.

  • Broccoli in focus when new substance against diabetes has been identified

    [15 Jun 2017] Researchers have identified an antioxidant - richly occurring in broccoli - as a new antidiabetic substance. A patient study shows significantly lower blood sugar levels in participants who ate broccoli extract with high levels of sulforaphane.

  • Doctors divided about tutoring future colleagues

    [9 Jun 2017] Professionally active doctors increasingly hesitate to take on the task of tutoring students from undergraduate medical education. Stress and pressure from higher up, and sometimes also from colleagues, contributes to this ambivalence, according to a thesis at Sahlgrenska Academy.

  • Newly discovered disease mechanism for type 2 diabetes

    [6 Jun 2017] A newly discovered mechanism behind reduced insulin production in type 2 diabetes is now being presented. In an article in Nature Communications, researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy describe how insulin-producing cells regress in their development, become immature, and do not work properly. A finding that opens the doors to new clinical treatments.

  • Improved accuracy when testing cancer drugs

    [2 Jun 2017] Method to more accurately test anti-cancer drugs have now been developed at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. The method paves the way to much earlier assessment of who benefits from a specific drug and who does not.

  • Taking stock early on is crucial for working late in life

    [30 May 2017] Do you want to keep working until you're 70, or even 75? Then, it's good to give this some thought before you turn 50. New research now calls for early planning, and at the same time shoots down prejudices against working seniors.

  • The gut microbiota plays a key role in treatment with classic diabetes medication

    [23 May 2017] A clearer picture of how the classic diabetes medication metformin works has emerged. A recent study at Sahlgrenska Academy and University of Girona indicates that the clinical effect - control of blood glucose - is achieved through modulation of the gut microbiota.

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Page Manager: Pontus Sundén|Last update: 8/16/2016
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