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.
Ongoing global climate changes are likely to increase the problems of malaria in highland areas of Africa, Asia and South America. However, it is not clear that the total spread will lead to more people being affected. This according to a study from Umeå University that was published in the PNAS jou...
Most children who undergo screening to detect gluten intolerance, celiac disease, can handle it well. However, many people feel that the discovery of the disease and the treatment they receive does not provide a better quality of life. Katrina Nordyke will address this topic as she defends her thesi...
The first reception event for international scholarship recipients at Umeå University was held on Monday 14 October at the scenic Umeå Arts Campus.
Implementation of national surveys where the population can estimate and assess their own health may give policy makers important insights into the different health interventions that should be implemented. According Siddhivinayak Hirve, PhD student at Umeå University, this may include a simple tool...
Swedes rank among the most gluten intolerant people in the world, and new research shows that almost five times as many children are diagnosed with the allergy today than 20 years ago, the newspaper Dagens Nyheter reports. "About half of all Swedes have the genetic prerequisites for celiac disease,"...
Umeå Centre for Global Health Research/Theme Gender and Health together with Umeå Centre for Gender Studies at Umeå University invite to open lectures on mixed methods research, October 2nd and 3rd, 2013.
A study by researchers at Umeå University suggests nine different factors that can increase the risk of developing dementia before age 65. Heavy drinking as a teenager is the single biggest risk factor, according to the findings published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.
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