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Cold sore virus increases the risk of dementia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

BioMed Central: Verbal autopsy - to be counted is to become visible

Peter Byass, Professor of Global Health and Director of the Umeå Centre for Global Health Research, is guest blogging about verbal autopsy at BioMed Central, an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher of 257 peer-reviewed open access journals.

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