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2012-03-26 18:38:08

Women are nearly three times more likely to experience urinary incontinence for more than 10 years following a vaginal delivery rather than a caesarean section, finds new research at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Urinary incontinence (UI) is a common condition affecting adult women of all ages and can have a negative influence on quality of life. This new study from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden looked at the prevalence and risk factors for UI 20...

2012-03-26 18:36:32

Scientists from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have investigated how much carbon the natural forests of Sri Lanka contain. The results are important for work to reduce deforestation of tropical countries, and for international negotiations in climate policy relating to a new climate agreement. Global deforestation can be reduced by measuring the amount of carbon contained in natural forests. The measurements may make it possible for tropical countries to receive compensation from...

2012-03-06 22:45:57

Music can evoke positive emotions, which in turn can lower the listener's stress levels. Everyday music listening is therefore a simple and effective way to enhance well-being and health, according to a new doctoral thesis in psychology from the University of Gothenburg. The thesis is based partly on a survey study involving 207 individuals, partly on an intervention study where an experiment group consisting of 21 persons listened to self-chosen music for 30 minutes per day for two weeks...

2012-03-06 21:18:32

Politicians are supposed to represent the citizens. Yet public officials also represent groups they belong to and identify with, according to a new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. 'Public administrators are affected by their group affiliations and life experiences. If you have an immigrant background, it's going to affect how you do your job as a public official,' says Nazem Tahvilzadeh, researcher at the School of Public Administration and author of the thesis....

2012-03-06 13:58:51

Every day 18 Swedish women are diagnosed with breast cancer. Although there is a real need for support and information, many women struggle and get lost in the deluge of information. In a study of 227 women, researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have developed a web-based program to guide patients all the way from diagnosis to rehabilitation. Last year 6,800 Swedish women were diagnosed with breast cancer. Diagnosis is followed by an operation to...

2012-03-06 12:06:16

Many adolescents frequently expose their ears to loud sounds, for example from portable music players. Some of them may think that 'the doctor said that my hearing is good, so I guess I can handle the loud volume'. A new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, shows that research-based teaching in school can be used to positively change adolescents' awareness and behavior. Eva West, researcher at the Department of Pedagogical, Curricular and Professional Studies, has...

2012-03-06 10:36:05

Using a unique facility in the US, researchers at the University of Gothenburg have found a more effective way of imaging proteins. The next step is to film how proteins work — at molecular level. Mapping the structure of proteins and the work they do in cells could be the key to cures for everything from cancer to malaria. Last year Richard Neutze, professor of biochemistry at the University of Gothenburg, and his research group were among the first in the world to image proteins...

2012-03-05 23:28:20

Given that almost 70% of young adults with Asperger syndrome have suffered from depression, it is vital that psychiatric care staff are aware of this so that patients are given the right treatment, reveals research from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Tove Lugnegård, researcher at the University of Gothenburg, has shown in her thesis that mood disorders and anxiety disorders are very common among young adults with Asperger syndrome. Around 70%...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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