Latest Sahlgrenska Academy Stories
The widely used diabetes medicine metformin can have protective effects on the heart.
Every day 18 Swedish women are diagnosed with breast cancer.
Physical exercise in the early twenties improves bone development and may reduce the risk of fractures later in life.
A Mediterranean diet with large amounts of vegetables and fish gives a longer life.
Men who have lost their partner to cancer and who are still single four to five years after their loss run a far greater risk of developing mental illness than those who have managed to find a new partner.
It is now possible to use dental X-rays to predict who is at risk of fractures, reveals a new study from researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy reported in the journal Nature Reviews Endocrinology.
Elderly people with atrial fibrillation are often treated with anticoagulants to thin the blood, but this medicine is hard to dose and patients have to have their blood tested regularly.
Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden have been using a substance found in cancer and epilepsy drugs to help stimulate the body’s natural defense mechanism against blood clots.
People who are alcohol-dependent and who also carry a particular variant of a gene run an increased risk of premature death.
- A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.