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Air pollution increases risk of dementia

2015-08-05
Individuals who live in areas with increased levels of air pollution run an increased risk of developing dementia than people living in areas with cleaner air. This according to a study led by Bertil Forsberg, Professor at the Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine at Umeå University. The...

Climate change could wipe out progress in health – or be a great global health opportunity

2015-06-23
The threat climate change poses to human health is possibly so great that it could wipe out health progress over the past 50 years. But getting to grips with climate change could also present major opportunities for global health. Details can be found in a major international research report publish...

Climate change could wipe out progress in health – or be a great global health opportunity

2015-06-23
The threat climate change poses to human health is possibly so great that it could wipe out health progress over the past 50 years. But getting to grips with climate change could also present major opportunities for global health. Details can be found in a major international research report publish...

Honorary doctors at the Faculty of Medicine 2015

2015-06-11
Brian Walker’s research has contributed to the compilation of a new medical drug group capable of reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and type-2 diabetes. Dawn Skelton’s research focuses on the prevention of falling and obtaining injuries as well as training for the elderly. Brian Walker, Pr...

Increasing burden of non-communicable diseases

2015-06-10
There is a great need to slow down the increasing number of people who die prematurely because of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. Although, the challenges vary between countries, which means each country has to set its priorities to reduce the ri...

Umeå University holds inaugural master’s degree graduation ceremony

2015-05-28
On Wednesday 27 May, Vice-Chancellor Lena Gustafsson congratulated nearly 100 master’s degree students at the inaugural Graduation Ceremony 2015. The afternoon ceremony was warmly received by students from over 20 international degree programmes and 160 guests in the Aula Nordica concert hall.

Memory improvement after weight loss

2015-05-21
Weight loss in obese patients with type 2 diabetes can improve the brain’s activation pattern in memory tests and also normalise the metabolism of the stress hormone cortisol. This is shown in a thesis by Andreas Stomby at Umeå University.

Umeå-based researcher presents Ebola report in Sierra Leone

2015-05-12
A researcher at Umeå University has carried out a project to identify messages required for the community in Sierra Leone to stop the spread of Ebola. A report has recently been presented to the country’s government with the results.

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