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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.

  • Treatment for depression via the Internet just as good a traditional treatment

    [24 Jun 2014] Internet treatment of mild and moderate depression episodes is equally effective as regular treatment for depression. Internet therapy provides resources that help make treatment for depression available to more people. This was shown in a study at the University of Gothenburg.

  • Inflammation in fat tissue helps prevent metabolic disease

    [23 Jun 2014] Chronic tissue inflammation is typically associated with obesity and metabolic disease, but new research from the Sahlgrenska Academy and UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas now finds that a level of "healthy" inflammation is necessary to prevent metabolic diseases, such as fatty liver.

  • Long-Term Follow-up After Bariatric Surgery Shows Greater Rate of Diabetes Remission

    [10 Jun 2014] In a study that included long-term follow-up of obese patients with type 2 diabetes, bariatric surgery was associated with more frequent diabetes remission and fewer complications than patients who received usual care, according to a study in the June 11 issue of JAMA, a diabetes theme issue.

  • Children consuming a Mediterranean Diet are 15% less likely to be overweight

    [10 Jun 2014] A study of 8 European countries presented at this year´s European Congress on Obesity (ECO)in Sofia, Bulgaria, shows that children consuming a diet more in line with the rules of the Mediterranean one are 15% less likely to be overweight or obese than those children who do not.

  • Healthcare Should do More to Discover Violence Against Pregnant Women

    [2 Jun 2014] Children born into families with a history of violence risk negative health consequences in both the short term and the long term. The maternal healthcare system should, therefore, become better at discovering women in the childbearing period who are subject to intimate partner violence. Men who have perpetrated violence also desire to receive help and support. These results have been presented by scientists at the Sahlgrenska Academy, who have interviewed around 20 men and women about their experiences with intimate partner violence in the childbearing period.

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