News on public health diseases
Junk food may impair our deep sleep
31 maj 2023
In a new study, researchers at Uppsala University have investigated how junk food affects sleep. Healthy participants consumed an unhealthier as we...
New therapy helps immune system eradicate brain tumours
12 maj 2023
Researchers from Uppsala University have developed a method that helps immune cells exit from blood vessels into the tumour and kill cancer cells. ...
New dietary recommendations for people with diabetes
28 april 2023
Diet and diabetes researcher Ulf Risérus has been involved in the development of updated European guidelines for the dietary management of diabetes...
Genomes from 240 mammal species explain human disease risks
27 april 2023
A major international research project has surveyed and analysed the genomes of 240 different mammals. The results, now published in 11 articles in...
SEK 1.2 million for blood test study on atrial fibrillation
27 april 2023
Can a blood test provide guidance on the best treatment for patients with atrial fibrillation? Ziad Hijazi, Docent and Senior Consultant in Cardiol...
Increased risk of testicular cancer in men with autism and ADHD
24 april 2023
A new study by researchers at Uppsala University and Uppsala University Hospital shows that men who have a neurodevelopmental disorder, such as aut...
Personalised blood pressure treatment more effective
12 april 2023
Patients treated with blood pressure-lowering drugs can experience much greater improvements from a change of medication than from doubling the dos...
Infants with autism have a different perception of movement
31 mars 2023
A new study from researchers at Uppsala University and Karolinska Institutet shows that children who go on to develop symptoms of autism have diffe...
Overweight in children increased during the pandemic
10 mars 2023
Overweight and obesity among four-year-olds increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study by Uppsala University involving over 2...
Large donation for research into the human immune system
09 mars 2023
Thanks to a gift from an American donor to Uppsala University, Sweden, research into immune reactions in cases of transplantation, autoimmunity and...
Diabetes researcher Tove Fall is the recipient of the Leif C. Groop award 2023
14 februari 2023
Tove Fall, professor of molecular epidemiology at Uppsala University, became a familiar face during the Covid-19 pandemic. She is also an outstandi...
Combination of immune cells could provide clearer prognoses for cancer
13 februari 2023
Thanks to a new prognostic method for detecting cancers including cancer of the large intestine, doctors could provide clearer disease prognoses an...
What can we learn from our online medical records?
09 februari 2023
Patients may be offended or frightened at times, but the benefits of being able to read your medical records online outweigh the negatives. This is...
How diseases are affected by our lifestyle
02 februari 2023
The number of overall fractures is higher in Sweden than in many other countries, but why are Swedes breaking their hip joints more than any other ...
Early tastings shorten breastfeeding
19 januari 2023
The earlier infants begin to taste small samples of solid food, the earlier they eat more food and stop breastfeeding. This is shown in a new study...
Atopic dermatitis in dogs linked to certain parts of the genome
09 december 2022
Using new gene mapping methods, researchers have found connections between atopic dermatitis (eczema) in dogs and several regions of the genome. So...
Young people with cancer may experience problems with sexuality and fertility
09 december 2022
Many young adults treated for cancer experience problems in their sex life and worry about their chances of becoming a parent in the future. The re...
Otto Cars has dedicated his life to the fight against antibiotic resistance
19 november 2022
The silent pandemic – that is what the challenge of increasing antibiotic resistance in our society is sometimes called. Treatments are rendered mo...
Personalised treatment of Parkinson’s disease provides greater reliability
07 november 2022
Parkinson’s patients are currently offered a very effective treatment for motor symptoms. Following years of research in neurology at Uppsala Unive...
A stem cell protein facilitates relapse of pediatric brain tumours
28 oktober 2022
The malignant brain tumour type medulloblastoma can become resistant to therapy which can cause relapse. Researchers at Uppsala University have dis...