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Climate change could wipe out progress in health – or be a great global health opportunity

The threat climate change poses to human health is possibly so great that it could wipe out health progress over the past 50 years. But getting to grips with climate change could also present major opportunities for global health. Details can be found in a major international research report publish...

Honorary doctors at the Faculty of Medicine 2015

Brian Walker’s research has contributed to the compilation of a new medical drug group capable of reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and type-2 diabetes. Dawn Skelton’s research focuses on the prevention of falling and obtaining injuries as well as training for the elderly. Brian Walker, Pr...

Increasing burden of non-communicable diseases

There is a great need to slow down the increasing number of people who die prematurely because of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. Although, the challenges vary between countries, which means each country has to set its priorities to reduce the ri...

Umeå University holds inaugural master’s degree graduation ceremony

On Wednesday 27 May, Vice-Chancellor Lena Gustafsson congratulated nearly 100 master’s degree students at the inaugural Graduation Ceremony 2015. The afternoon ceremony was warmly received by students from over 20 international degree programmes and 160 guests in the Aula Nordica concert hall.

Memory improvement after weight loss

Weight loss in obese patients with type 2 diabetes can improve the brain’s activation pattern in memory tests and also normalise the metabolism of the stress hormone cortisol. This is shown in a thesis by Andreas Stomby at Umeå University.

Umeå-based researcher presents Ebola report in Sierra Leone

A researcher at Umeå University has carried out a project to identify messages required for the community in Sierra Leone to stop the spread of Ebola. A report has recently been presented to the country’s government with the results.

Parallel health systems create insecurities in low and middle income countries

Strengthening the integration between national community-based health worker (CBHW) programmes and other health systems in low and middle income countries is crucial for measures to have the intended effect throughout the national primary health care system. This is what Joseph Mumba Zulu states in ...

Addis Standard: Health program improves pregnancy and delivery care in Ethiopia

The established and comprehensive health program called Health Extension Program, HEP, aims to improve the access to health care for women and children in Ethiopia. According to Tesfay Gebrehiwot, Umeå University, Sweden, some of the results of the program are clearly improved coordination of prenat...

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