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Umeå University signs planetary health manifesto

2015-03-05
Umeå University has – as the first Swedish university – signed a manifesto on planetary health initiated by the medical journal the Lancet. The manifesto calls for a social movement to support collective public health action at personal, community, national, regional, global, and planetary level. Th...

Fewer grants a threat to international profile programme at Umeå University

2015-03-02
The number of aid-funded grants will substantially decrease, starting autumn 2015. This cutback will lead to less non-European students at Umeå University. One of the university’s international flagships – the Master programme in Public Health – is dramatically affected. To highlight the issue the s...

Using snus doubles the risk of alcohol dependency

2015-02-25
People who use snus run twice the risk of developing alcohol dependency compared with non-users, and the more one uses snus, the higher the risk. This has been found in a study from Umeå University which was published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

Snus is a gateway to smoking among adolescents

2015-01-12
The use of snus (moist snuff), a less negative attitude towards smoking and low self-esteem increase the risk of adolescents becoming smokers before they complete upper secondary school. Researchers at Umeå University, Center for Clinical Research Dalarna and Uppsala University, Sweden, claim this i...

Positive relationships strengthen nurses’ performance in low-income countries

2014-11-12
When health workers develop positive, collaborative relationships with managers and local community leaders in rural Guatemala, their capacity to help vulnerable populations is increased, according to a dissertation from Umeå University.

The Huffington Post: Biggest Ever Dataset on Causes of Death in Africa and Asia

2014-10-30
A landmark dataset on causes of death in Africa and Asia has been published by the INDEPTH Network. Over 110,000 deaths have been tracked and followed up in 22 population surveillance sites. Peter Byass, professor of global health at Umeå University, is one of the researchers involved in the study.

Intense heat causes health problems among sugar cane workers

2014-10-23
Hard work under hot sun causes health problems for sugar cane workers in Costa Rica, such as headache, nausea, and renal dysfunction. The presence of symptoms is also expected to increase in line with ongoing climate changes, according to a dissertation from Umeå University.

Cold sore virus increases the risk of dementia

2014-10-13
Infection with herpes simplex virus increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease. Researchers at Umeå University claim this in two studies in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia.

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