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  • Many Nurses Unprepared to Meet Dying Patients

    [26 Aug 2014] Most nurses in their work care for patients who are dying. A study of more than 200 students has shown that many nurses in training feel unprepared and anxious when faced with the prospect of meeting patients during en-of-life care.

  • More than one third of booked operations are re-booked

    [25 Aug 2014] More than one third of all planned orthopaedic surgery procedures are re-booked, postponed or cancelled completely. The most common reasons are cancellation at the patient´s own request or emergency cases having to be prioritised. These are the findings of a study carried out by the Sahlgrenska Academy in association with Sahlgrenska University Hospital.

  • Protein May Provide the Key to Arresting Development of Diabetes

    [21 Aug 2014] The STK25 protein contributes to cell growth. Researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy have discovered that the protein also affects metabolism, demonstrating that elevated levels accelerate the progress of diabetes in mice.

  • Contradictory findings on how the full moon affect our sleep

    [8 Jul 2014] According to folklore, the full moon affects human sleep. International researchers are trying to determine whether there is any truth to the belief. Studies by a team at Sahlgrenska Academy have found that people actually sleep 20 minutes less when the moon is full.

  • Children on Dairy Farms Less Likely to Develop Allergies

    [1 Jul 2014] Children who live on farms that produce milk run one-tenth the risk of developing allergies as other rural children. According to researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy, pregnant women may benefit from spending time on dairy farms to promote maturation of the fetal and neonatal immune system.

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