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Women’s health worsened while men’s health improved, trends since 1990 show

2017-11-21
Researchers at Umeå University and Region Norrbotten have studied health trends among women and men aged 25–34 from 1990–2014. In 1990, 8.5 percent of women self-rated their health as being worse than peers in their own age group. At 2014, this trend had increased to 20 per cent of women. In contras...

No cardiovascular disease or mortality reduction with intensive blood pressure lowering treatment

2017-11-13
Blood pressure lowering treatment does not reduce death or cardiovascular disease in healthy individuals with a systolic blood pressure below 140. This is shown in a systematic review and meta-analysis from Umeå University. The results, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, support current guidelines...

Umeå University and KI researchers publish journal articles on mobile health

2017-08-29
In a special issue of the journal Global Health Action, researchers at Umeå University and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden explore how mobile health (mHealth) can increase the readiness of healthcare systems in low- and middle-income countries to deal with considerable global public health challenge...

Education campaigns needed to mitigate indoor air pollution in slum households

2017-08-29
A study of air pollution levels in Kenyan slum households show that levels are especially high in homes using wood and kerosene as cooking fuels. But despite the high levels of harmful fine particles within their houses, residents perceive indoor air quality to be better than that found outdoors, an...

WHO supports Swedish-Somali collaboration

2017-08-17
Somali-Swedish Collaboration in Research for Health is an initiative where doctors and nurses from Somalia can develop knowledge and skills through research in Somalia. The programme, led from Umeå University in Sweden, has recently been granted crucial support from the World Health Organization and...

TEDxUmeå: Why it's important to continue aiming for a fact-based worldview

2017-07-11
Watch Klara Johansson, researcher at Epidemiology and Global Health, lecture about the importance of a worldview based och facts. From TEDxUmeå, 3 May 2017.

TEDxUmeå: Why we lost the first round against climate change and how to fix it

2017-07-11
Watch the video of Mattias Goldmann's lecture about the difficulties to communicate about climate change. From TEDxUmeå, 3 May 2017.

SciLifeLab and WCMM network for Fellows

2017-06-28
SciLifeLab (Science for Life Laboratory), a national center for biomolecular sciences, and the Wallenberg Centers for Molecular Medicine (WCMM) in Gothenburg, Linköping, Lund and Umeå have formed a collaborative network to bring together the future leaders of life science and molecular medicine in S...

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