Press releases


Lower risk of haematological cancer after bariatric surgery

21 September, 2023 - Göteborgs universitet

Obesity surgery is associated with a 40% lower risk of haematological cancer. This has been shown in a study at the University of Gothenburg. This clear link is expected to influence future research in the field. Previous studies have shown that overweight and obesity are risk factors for several types of cancer. It is also […]

A hot summer led to more malaria deaths the following year

20 September, 2023 - Göteborgs universitet

A new thesis from the University of Gothenburg examines church records and historical weather data in the Nordic countries to show that the risk of dying from malaria was higher if the previous summer was a hot one.

Obesity particularly hard on people with bipolar disorders

20 September, 2023 - Göteborgs universitet

The obesity pandemic is particularly hard on people with bipolar disorders. This has been shown in a study conducted at the University of Gothenburg. The results suggest that the group of adults with bipolar disorders will fall behind in life expectancy compared with the general population. It is already known that adults with bipolar disorders […]

The pandemic a tough time also for pharmacies

15 September, 2023 - Göteborgs universitet

Customers showing up even when they were sick, not agreeing with the restrictions, and many new tasks for staff. These are factors that contributed to heavier workloads and tougher work environments in pharmacies during the pandemic, a study reveals. The scientific study, published in the journal Exploratory Research in Clinical and Social Pharmacy, was conducted […]

Older people may have glaucoma without realizing it 

7 September, 2023 - Göteborgs universitet

It can be hard to know that you have glaucoma. In a study carried out at the University of Gothenburg, almost five percent of 70-year-olds were found to have glaucoma, and half of those diagnosed were unaware that they had the disease. Glaucoma is a common eye disease that damages the optic nerve and thereby […]

Arm and head injuries most common in wartime civilians

6 September, 2023 - Göteborgs universitet

Arm and head injuries are the most common in wartime civilians, both children and adults. This is according to a scientific report from the newly established Center for Disaster Medicine at the University of Gothenburg. The report, titled “Civilt skadepanorama i krig” (Civilian Injury Landscape in War) was commissioned by the National Board of Health […]

Taxpayers should foot the bill if EU demands efficient removal of pharmaceuticals from wastewaters

5 September, 2023 - Göteborgs universitet

Public sector should pay if EU demands efficient removal of pharmaceuticals from wastewaters, according to researchers at the Centre for Antibiotic Research, CARe, at the University of Gothenburg. Their argumentation analysis, published in the journal Public Health Ethics, raises important questions of responsibility. As the use of medication increases, the problem of pollution and associated […]

New blood test gives very high accuracy to screen for Alzheimer’s disease

31 August, 2023 - Göteborgs universitet

A new blood test called p-tau217 shows promise as an Alzheimer’s disease biomarker, and when used in a two-step workflow very high accuracy to either identify or exclude brain amyloidosis, the most important and earliest pathology. That is an innovation now presented by researchers at the University of Gothenburg, together with colleagues at University of […]

New research project: Advanced biosensors will detect aggressive tumors, viruses and bacterial diseases

31 August, 2023 - Linnéuniversitetet

High resolution press photos of Ian Nicholls for downloading: Linnaeus University is developing methodology to diagnose aggressive lung cancer, viral and bacterial diseases in a new project with industry and healthcare. A total of SEK 35 million is invested in advanced biosensors. The project may lead to faster diagnoses and more cost-effective care. Within […]

Reduced risk of bleeding with modern blood thinners

29 August, 2023 - Göteborgs universitet

Modern blood-thinning drugs (known as NOACs) reduce the risk of serious bleeding by up to 45 percent compared to the traditional drug Waran in the treatment of blood clots in the legs and lungs. All according to a comprehensive and long-term study conducted at the University of Gothenburg. Blood thinners are among the most commonly […]