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  • Omega 3 can help children with ADD

    [15 Oct 2014] Supplements of the fatty acids omega 3 and 6 can help children and adolescents who have a certain kind of ADHD. These are the findings of a dissertation at the Sahlgrenska Academy, which also indicates that a special cognitive training program can improve problem behavior in children with ADHD.

  • Swedish-Built Machine Makes Lung Transplants More Available

    [13 Oct 2014] The final hope for many patients with severe lung disease is a transplant ¿ but there is a chronic shortage of donated lungs. Scientists at the University of Gothenburg and Sahlgrenska University Hospital have tested a new method that makes it possible to use lungs that previously were discarded. Twenty-two additional lung patients have already received transplants using the new method.

  • Identifies mechanisms behind bone strength and fracture risk

    [12 Oct 2014] Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy have discovered a central mechanism that regulates our bone strength and the risk of suffering a fracture. The study is published in Nature Medicine in collaboration with researchers from Harvard University, Umeå University and the University of Turku.

  • Soviet Fixator Heals Fractures Just as Well as Pins and Screws

    [7 Oct 2014] The Ilizarov method is routinely used in eastern Europe in the treatment of bone fractures. Studies of Swedish patients have shown that the unorthodox steel frame has many advantages over traditional open surgery, opening the way for it to be introduced as an alternative treatment in routine Swedish healthcare.

  • More Physical Activity Improved School Performance

    [6 Oct 2014] Just two hours of extra physical activity each week can improve school performance. This has been shown by a study of approximately 2,000 twelve-year-olds carried out by scientists at the Sahlgrenska Academy.

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