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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.

Expensive to fall ill in Vietnam

2014-10-07
The risk of being hit by catastrophic private healthcare bills and dropping under the poverty line is large for elderly households in Vietnam. Curt Löfgren shows this in his doctoral thesis that he defended at Umeå University, Sweden, in October.

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".

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