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Severe psoriasis predominantly affects men

2017-03-24
The fact that men are overrepresented in psoriasis registers and consume more psoriasis care have long led researchers to believe that the common skin disease disproportionally affects men. A unique study with 5,438 Swedish psoriasis patients now reveals that women have a statistically significant l...

Heat exposure associated with mental illness

2017-03-21
A mental hospital-based study in Hanoi, Vietnam looked at if there is a relationship between heat exposure and mental health problems. The results showed significant increase in hospital admissions for mental illnesses during periods of heatwaves, especially during longer periods of heat exposure. T...

Negative health impact of economic recession unevenly distributed in Spain

2017-02-21
A study carried out in Andalusia, Southern Spain, following the 2007/2008 economic recession detected increasing inequalities in male mortality rates. Men with lower educational levels saw an increase in mortality compared to men with university level education. In addition, 5,000 additional suicide...

One fifth of Indonesian households exhibit double burden of malnutrition

2017-02-15
The coexistence of both undernutrition and overweight/obesity, a phenomenon called double burden of malnutrition, is a global public health challenge existing at all levels from the individual to the population, especially in low-to middle-income countries. Research on malnutrition in Indonesia foun...

Treatment has no sufficient effect in 1 of 5 psoriasis patients

2017-02-13
A substantial part of people, one in five, undergoing systemic treatment for psoriasis (i.e. pills taken orally, injections or infusions) still have considerable problems with their disease. This is according to a study with 2,646 Swedish psoriasis patients conducted by researchers at Umeå Universit...

“When he talked about global health, the world listened”

2017-02-08
Peter Byass, professor of epidemiology and global health at Umeå University talks about his friend and colleague, Hans Rosling, who died yesterday, Tuesday.

Malaria control efforts can benefit from forecasting using satellites

2017-02-07
Umeå University researcher Maquins Sewe has established links between patterns of malaria in Kenya and environmental factors (temperature, rainfall and land cover) measurable by satellite imagery. In his doctoral dissertation, the researcher shows that conducive environmental conditions occur before...

Study highlights importance of weight stability to reduce type 2 diabetes

2017-02-06
A study of over 33,000 people in Västerbotten, published today in the journal BMC Public Health, indicates that public health strategies that aim to prevent adult weight gain in the whole population have the potential to prevent twice as many cases of type 2 diabetes as strategies that target indivi...

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