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Coronary artery calcification and male gender most reliable indicators of significant narrowing

2016-09-19
The conventional cardiovascular risk factors (dyslipidaemia, hypertension, diabetes, smoking, obesity and family history of coronary artery disease) are largely redundant when assessing significant coronary narrowing in symptomatic patients. According to a doctoral dissertation published at Umeå Uni...

Outside workers most likely to suffer heat-related mortality

2016-09-15
A study investigating the effects of weather extremes on health in 22 rural villages east of Pune, in western India, found that people of working age had a higher risk of dying as a result of hot weather than other population groups. During heat waves, deaths from non-infectious diseases such as ast...

Exercise app reduces incontinence

2016-09-12
Urinary leakage whilst coughing and jumping is common in women. Using a self-administered treatment via a mobile app called Tät® for three months reduced symptoms, led to fewer leakages and improved quality of life. This according to a study within the project eContinence (in Swedish Tät.nu) at Umeå...

Small investments in diabetes prevention are a cost-effective use of public resources

2016-09-01
Anne Neumann, doctoral student at Umeå University, has developed a probability model that estimates the cost-effectiveness of lifestyle intervention programs to prevent diabetes. According to the estimations presented September 2 at a dissertation defense, even small improvements in populace lifesty...

Building the world’s largest health study on heart-, vascular- and lung diseases

2016-08-31
SCAPIS, a population-based health research project on heart-, vascular- and lung diseases, is launched today in Umeå, Sweden. The project’s aim is to build the world’s largest collection of health data in order to identify individual factors for disease. SCAPIS, which is principally funded by the Sw...

Umeå University to lead prestigious EU-funded Zika research initiative

2016-06-14
Umeå University will host and coordinate the Zika Preparedness Latin American Network (ZikaPLAN), an unprecedented international consortium for Zika research. This EU-funded Horizon2020 project involves 25 institutions in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia - which, over a four-year period, will f...

Southern Europe risks Zika outbreaks this summer

2016-06-10
Established Aedes-mosquito population could spread the Zika virus in Europe this summer if infected travelers introduce the virus. An analysis of temperatures, vectorial capacity, basic reproductive number (R0), and air traveler flows suggests parts of Southern Europe may be at risk for Zika outbrea...

Air pollution affects young people’s psychiatric health

2016-06-08
New research from Umeå University indicates that dispensed medication for psychiatric diagnosis can be related to air polution concentrations. The study covers a large part of the Swedish population and has been published in the scientific journal BMJ Open.

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