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  • In memory of Arvid Carlsson (1923-2018)

    [2 Jul 2018] Arvid Carlsson, professor of pharmacology at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, has passed away, at the age of 95. Arvid Carlsson was awarded The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his pioneering research on the signal substances of the brain.

  • Hearing-related problems common among preschool teachers

    [25 Jun 2018] Seven out of ten female preschool teachers suffer from sound-induced auditory fatigue, one out of two has difficulty understanding speech and four out of ten become hypersensitive to sound. This is a considerably higher share than among women in general and also higher than in occupational groups exposed to noise, according to research at Sahlgrenska Academy.

  • Probiotics can protect the skeletons of older women

    [21 Jun 2018] For the first time in the world, researchers at University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have demonstrated that probiotics, dietary supplements with health-promoting bacteria, can be used to affect the human skeleton. Among older women who received probiotics, bone loss was halved compared to women who received only a placebo. The research opens the door to a new way to prevent fractures among the elderly.

  • Lonely and prolonged struggle for people with severe obesity

    [20 Jun 2018] The majority of people with severe obesity have a lonely and prolonged struggle with their weight. In one study spanning more than 10 years, 83 percent report that they constantly strive to lose weight or prevent weight gain.

  • Important to be open to discussing sex with young cancer survivors

    [19 Jun 2018] Feeling unattractive and dissatisfied with their sexual ability - that is reality for many teenage and young adult cancer survivors. Research from Sahlgrenska Academy now gives a voice to a group that often has a difficult journey back to a normal life.

  • Screening for aortic aneurysms in older men questioned

    [15 Jun 2018] Screening programs for aortic aneurysms in the abdomen is now being questioned in a study published in The Lancet. As the condition becomes less common, general ultrasound scans for 65-year-old men may do more harm than good, the researchers assert.

  • Needle release optimal treatment for Viking disease

    [12 Jun 2018] The various treatments for ¿Viking disease¿ are coming under closer scrutiny. Research shows that crooked fingers can be straightened just as well with needle release as with the substantially more expensive commonly used drug.

  • Customized resistance exercise a factor for success with fibromyalgia

    [7 Jun 2018] Fibromyalgia and resistance exercise have often been considered an impossible combination. But with proper support and individually adjusted exercises, female patients achieved considerable health improvements, according to research carried out at Sahlgrenska Academy.

  • Increased safety in diagnosing cardiac infarction with more sensitive analytical method

    [5 Jun 2018] Five percent more cardiac infarctions detected and 11 percent fewer patients suffering a relapse. That is the result of a study of more than 80,000 patients in which two cardiac damage markers (conventional troponin and the newer, high-sensitive troponin T) were compared with each other.

  • New theory on why more women than men develop autoimmune diseases

    [4 Jun 2018] New findings are now being presented on possible mechanisms behind gender differences in the occurrence of rheumatism and other autoimmune diseases. The study, published in Nature Communications, can be of significance for the future treatment of diseases.

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