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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.

Smokers with high salt intake are at 'double the risk' of rheumatoid arthritis

2014-09-11
Smokers who also have a high sodium intake may be at double the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a new study published in the journal Rheumatology.

Ellinor Ädelroth: With the right to make a difference

2014-06-26
War, poverty and natural disasters. The major global challenges require human input. Meet Ellinor Ädelroth, professor emertia, who have gone out into the world and made a difference – and who has been based at Umeå University.

Fernström Prize for public health research in low- and middle-income countries

2014-06-18
Nawi Ng wins the 2014 award of shipowner Erik K. Fernström’s prize, dedicated to "younger and particularly promising scientists".

Swedish researchers map the risks of new virus epidemic in Europe

2014-04-07
The risk of dengue fever beginning to spread in Europe is imminent. According to researchers from Umeå University, this is no longer just an issue for the scientific community but also for politicians and policy makers, who need to be prepared and develop preventive measures.

Researchers learn more about climate impact

2014-03-14
We need more knowledge about how climate change affects health. As part of an innovative aid project, groups of researchers in Umeå and Yogyakarta, Indonesia have thus created a broad interdisciplinary research platform. The project recently concluded with a major disaster simulation exercise.

Researchers want to launch a global public health movement

2014-03-11
We need a global movement of researchers, specialists, politicians and civil servants to meet the needs of public health initiatives that are present at various levels of society. This is the opinion of a group of researchers in a manifesto published in the journal The Lancet.

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