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Top five reasons why midwives stay in the job

16 May, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Five factors are cited as crucial for midwives’ job satisfaction. They include possibilities for development, role conflict resolution, and burnout avoidance, as a University of Gothenburg study shows. The study is published in BMC Health Services Research. The first author is Malin Hansson, midwife and Ph.D., of the Institute of Health and Care Sciences at […]

Remaining increase in cancer risk after high childhood BMI

2 May, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Men who had a high body mass index (BMI) as children are at an elevated risk of obesity-related cancer later in life, even if their weight was normal in young adulthood, according to a new study from University of Gothenburg. Obesity-related cancers include a significant group of tumor diseases, many of which are on the […]

Surgeons need more bodies to practice on

28 April, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

At the University of Gothenburg, a lack of donated cadavers limits surgeons’ scope for honing their skills. Especially in trauma surgery and new, advanced operative techniques, there are not enough bodies for courses to be held. Many Swedes are positively inclined toward organ donation, but few know that you can also donate your whole body […]

Better residents’ health after switch to electric buses

27 April, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

The health of residents living alongside a bus route in Gothenburg, Sweden, became considerably better when hybrid buses were replaced by buses fully powered by electricity. Along with the noise levels there was a reduction of fatigue, day time sleepiness and low mood, a study at the University of Gothenburg shows. In the fall of […]

Coronavirus level in wastewater lowest in four months

23 April, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

The wastewater concentration of coronavirus in Gothenburg, Sweden, has decreased sharply to a four-month lowest level, the University’s latest measurements and analyses show. The fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the most prolonged of all. In 16 weekly measurements in a row, levels of SARS-CoV-2 in the wastewater of Gothenburg remained as high […]

Extremely quiet fans can improve our health

21 April, 2022 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

We spend more of our time indoors than ever. But the noise levels we are exposed to at home, in workplaces and schools have been shown to increase the risk of high blood pressure, mental illness and hearing damage – and may even have a detrimental effect on children’s cognitive development. Now, a unique new […]

Feeling worse after single session with health coach

20 April, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

One appointment with a health coach does not make you feel better. On the contrary, your health as perceived by you may even deteriorate, a University of Gothenburg study shows. Health coaching is a growing area. It has been successfully enlisted in what is known as primary prevention, averting disease before it arises, and improving […]

Drug reduced frequency of breathing pauses in sleep apnea

14 April, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

A new University of Gothenburg study has paved the way for the first drug treatment for sleep apnea. Compared to before receiving the treatment, breathing pauses decreased with on average more than 20 per hour for patients given the drug. The treatment that has been tested is carbonic anhydrase (CA) inhibition, CA being an enzyme […]

Preponderance on control and security overshadows care at ‘Sis homes’

11 April, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

The compulsory-care regime at Sweden’s special state-run residential homes for young people is a testing one for the residents and staff alike, a University of Gothenburg thesis shows. Instead of the individualized care that these ”Sis homes”, as they are called, are intended to provide, solitary confinement and control are often the order of the […]

Swedish abortion care unimpaired during first pandemic wave

8 April, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Swedish abortion care appears to have withstood the pandemic. During the first wave in 2020, abortion rates remained unchanged, and women did not hesitate to go through with abortions as planned, a study from the University of Gothenburg shows. The study, published in the journal BMJ Open, rests on a quantitative analysis of reported abortions […]