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Ultrasound examinations can identify patients at risk of stroke

Ultrasound, a non-invasive technique commonly used to study the presence of atherosclerosis disease in blood vessels, can be used to identify patients at increased risk of future stroke who could benefit from surgery. Since surgical treatment to prevent stroke is only considered beneficial to some, ...

Ultrasound can measure effects of atherosclerosis drugs

Newly introduced advanced ultrasound technology can be used to carefully study carotid arteries, the main blood vessels that supply the brain, and measure the effects of cholesterol-lowering drugs. A dissertation at Umeå University shows that ultrasound offers a radiation-free, easy-to-perform and c...

Lifestyle a risk factor for celiac disease

Celiac disease incidence has increased among Swedish children between 2 to 15 years. The significant escalation in celiac disease can be associated with planned caesarean sections, urinary tract infections during pregnancy, season of birth and being born in south Sweden. This according to a disserta...

Umeå University to build state-of-the-art research environment

The Biology Building - one of the oldest buildings on campus – will be transformed into an attractive research environment in which experimental and translational research from various scientific disciplines within the Faculty of Medicine are unified into a Medical Biological Centre.

Responsiveness essential for mental health care in Iran

The Iranian mental health system should pay more attention to responding to non-medical expectations of service users. The measurement of responsiveness can inform us how well the mental health care system interacts with the population. These are the conclusion drawn in a dissertation by Ameneh Seta...

Umeå ranked 7th in Sweden, top 200 globally in several subject areas

In the recently released 2016 US News & World Report’s Global University Rankings, Umeå University placed seventh in Sweden and 144th in Europe. The university received strong marks in the number of highly cited papers.

Medical Daily: Grandmothers Who Smoke Cigarettes During Pregnancy May Increase Asthma Risk In Grandchildren

A study presented at the European Respiratory Society’s International Congress finds that children with grandmothers who smoked during pregnancy have a 10 to 22% increased risk of asthma—even when their mothers did not smoke. The study is co-authored by Professor Bertil Forsberg, Department of Publi...

Invisible health risks from harmful environmental exposures in slum areas

As an increasing proportion of the population in low- and middle-income countries migrates to urban slums areas, the risk of illness and death increases due to harmful environmental exposure. This is presented in a doctoral thesis at Umeå University.

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