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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Converting solar energy to electricity on demand

11 April, 2022 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

The researchers behind an energy system that makes it possible to capture solar energy, store it for up to eighteen years and release it when and where it is needed have now taken the system a step further. After previously demonstrating how the energy can be extracted as heat, they have now succeeded in getting […]

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 […]

Combination of biomarkers can identify common cognitive disease

5 April, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

In recent years, subcortical small-vessel disease has become an increasingly common cognitive diagnosis. Researchers at University of Gothenburg have now shown that it is possible to identify patients with the disease by combining two biomarkers that are measured in spinal fluid and blood, increasing the potential for both treatment and development of medication. Subcortical small-vessel […]

Commercial interests hamper climate work in shipping

31 March, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Instead of prioritising energy-efficient, sustainable sea transport, the focus is often on satisfying commercial interests when planning shipping routes. This has been shown by research at the University of Gothenburg, which highlights the importance of collaboration for more sustainable shipping.

Antidepressants linked to lower suicide risk among 75+ in residential care

31 March, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Lower suicide risk was seen in older adults aged 75+ residing in long-term care facilities who were prescribed antidepressants. Suicide risk was doubled in those who were on medication for sleep problems according to a study published in International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. Despite the increasing number of older people who need long-term care and […]