Tag: Karolinska Institute

  • Cervical cancer risk doubles in women with mental disorder: Study

    Cervical cancer risk doubles in women with mental disorder: Study

    Solna [Sweden], March 24 (ANI): Women suffering from mental illness, neuropsychiatric disability or substance abuse are less likely to undergo gynecological screening tests for cervical cancer and are more than twice as likely to develop the disease. Researchers from Karolinska Institutet revealed their findings in The Lancet Public Health, emphasizing the need to engage these […]

  • New treatment may improve heart pump function in heart failure patients: Research

    New treatment may improve heart pump function in heart failure patients: Research

    Solna [Sweden], March 14 (ANI): Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden discovered that the hunger hormone ghrelin can increase the pumping capacity of the heart in patients with heart failure in a clinical study. The findings were published in the European Heart Journal. Millions of people worldwide live with heart failure, […]

  • Long covid linked to air pollution exposure in young adults – new study

    Long covid linked to air pollution exposure in young adults – new study

    Although covid-19 infections are usually less severe in young adults, this does not mean that they are not still at risk of complications from covid-19. For example around one in 25 adults over 16 have reported suffering from prolonged covid-19 symptoms after their first infection. For some, these symptoms lasted almost two years. While we […]

  • The right to speak

    The right to speak

    Mathilda is 26 years old and when she lives in Australia, in Melbourne. On a Friday afternoon, she stands in a fitting room. She’s trying on clothes one second, the next she wakes up on the floor, she can’t get up. She tries to crawl out and scream for help, but the scream gets stuck […]

  • Study: Doing physical activity at the right time of day increases fat metabolism

    Study: Doing physical activity at the right time of day increases fat metabolism

    Solna [Sweden], Feb 16 (ANI): At least in mice, physical activity at the appropriate time of day seems to be able to improve fat metabolism. According to a recent study from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, mice that exercised during an early active phase, which is comparable to […]

  • Studies suggest that antibody therapy can be used to treat liver disease

    Studies suggest that antibody therapy can be used to treat liver disease

    Solna [Sweden]Feb 11 (ANI): There is currently no medicine available to treat non-alcoholic liver disease, which affects many type 2 diabetes patients and can progress to more serious liver disease. A therapeutic alternative for the treatment of fatty liver has been identified in a study led by Karolinska Institutet researchers. The study, published in the […]

  • This is how you recover at work

    This is how you recover at work

    Several research projects at healthcare centers in Skåne have shown that joint short exercises at morning meetings, short lunchtime walks or personal micro breaks give energy and strength to the staff. For nurses, research has shown that it is very important how they are introduced to the profession in the first years. What happens then […]

  • Cellular messengers improve cancer therapy: Research

    Cellular messengers improve cancer therapy: Research

    Solna [Sweden], Jan 1 (ANI): Extracellular vesicles, which are tiny membrane bubbles, appear to make tumors more susceptible to the immunotherapy drug known as checkpoint inhibitors and stimulate the immune system in mice. This is supported by a recent study from the Swedish Karolinska Institute published in Cancer Immunology Research. A class of drugs known […]

  • Research reveals the origins of cancer-like conditions in children

    Research reveals the origins of cancer-like conditions in children

    Stockholm [Sweden], Dec 17 (ANI): The deadly cancer-like condition called Langerhans’ Cell Histiocytosis (LCH) mainly affects youngsters and in extreme circumstances can be fatal. In Sweden, the disease affects five to ten children annually, usually before the age of ten. Researchers from Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital have pointed to the causes of the […]

  • Study: Cluster headache sufferers more likely to have other illnesses

    Study: Cluster headache sufferers more likely to have other illnesses

    Minneapolis [US]Dec 15 (ANI): Those who suffer from cluster headaches may be three times more likely to have other medical conditions such as heart disease, mental disorders and other neurological diseases. according to a study published in the December 14, 2022, online issue of Neurologyreg;, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Cluster […]

  • Patients with treatment-resistant depression are at higher risk of early death

    Patients with treatment-resistant depression are at higher risk of early death

    Washington [US], Dec 15 (ANI): Patients with treatment-resistant depression have a 23 percent higher risk of dying than other depressed patients. They also have twice as much outpatient care and spend three times as many days in inpatient care. That’s according to a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry by researchers from Karolinska Institutet and […]

  • Research finds how common immune cells can prevent gut healing

    Research finds how common immune cells can prevent gut healing

    Solna [Sweden]December 3 (ANI): The effective functioning of the immune system depends on the presence of B lymphocytes. However, Karolinska Institutet researchers have shown that they can sometimes cause more harm than good because their numbers increase sharply after intestinal trauma, which hinders the healing process. The findings, published in the journal Immunity, may have […]

  • The study examines how common immune cells can prevent intestinal healing

    The study examines how common immune cells can prevent intestinal healing

    Washington [US]December 4 (ANI): Karolinska Institutet researchers have shown that B-lymphocytes, on which the efficient functioning of the immune system depends, can sometimes cause more harm than good as their numbers increase sharply after intestinal trauma, hindering the healing process. The findings, published in the journal Immunity, may have an impact on how inflammatory bowel […]

  • Urged ex to take his own life – Sweden’s first suicide sentence

    Urged ex to take his own life – Sweden’s first suicide sentence

    In October, the man is sentenced in the District Court for urging his girlfriend to end her life. The verdict will be the first in Sweden, since the law was passed on May 1, 2021. The main goal is to reduce suicides rather than taking people to court for statements made. But the new law […]

  • Addiction to sleeping pills

    Addiction to sleeping pills

    – At the beginning, my doctor said that I should take them when needed, and when I explained to my doctor after a while that the need is every night, then she said that then you can take them every night, says Maria*, who was addicted to sleep medicine. In the end she did not […]

  • Hugo Lagercrantz – the pediatrician with a need to succeed

    Hugo Lagercrantz – the pediatrician with a need to succeed

    Hugo Lagercrantz wanted to be a doctor just like his father. Today, he is one of Sweden’s best-known pediatricians who does not shy away from entering the debate. In my father’s family, hugging was avoided and it was a requirement to succeed. At the same time, his mother was lobotomized for anxiety, but it was […]

  • Risk of dementia decreases – lifestyle changes make a difference

    Risk of dementia decreases – lifestyle changes make a difference

    In approximately 30 years, the incidence of dementia in 88-year-olds in Sweden has decreased from approximately 40 percent down to 25 percent. It’s about everything from Alzheimer’s to Parkinson’s, vascular dementia, frontal lobe dementia and Lewy Body disease. This is shown by research that PhD student Hanna Wetterberg is working on at the University of […]

  • Swedish geneticist Svante Paabo receives the Nobel Prize in Medicine

    Swedish geneticist Svante Paabo receives the Nobel Prize in Medicine

    Stockholm [Sweden]Oct 3 (ANI): The 2022 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology has been awarded to Svante Paabo for his discoveries about the genomes of extinct hominins and human evolution, the prize-giving organization announced on Monday. “The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has today decided to award the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine […]

  • Researchers find higher risk of sexual problems in women who survive cancer

    Researchers find higher risk of sexual problems in women who survive cancer

    Washington [US]Sep 30 (ANI): Researchers found that young women who survive cancer are at a much higher risk of sexual problems such as loss of libido and discomfort. The results of the research were published in the journal Acta Oncologica. The study – one of the largest of its kind to date – also suggests […]

  • The benefits of fat

    The benefits of fat

    – A normal body does not look like that. For Mikael Rydén, the answer is clear. He is a professor of clinical and experimental adipose tissue research. – We are developed to cope with starvation, we must have a layer of adipose tissue. Then it is different where it settles, for example women can have […]

  • Experts answer listeners’ questions about monkeypox

    Experts answer listeners’ questions about monkeypox

    In Vetenskapsradion live broadcast, researchers and the Public Health Agency explain what is known about monkeypox so far. About the effect the vaccine can have and what you can do if you want to avoid getting infected. Noah gets an answer to the question how he knows when he is healthy and can no longer […]

  • Danske Nyheder Round-Up: Successful deployment of defibrillator drone to Aalborg bodes well for the possibility of nationwide rollout

    Danske Nyheder Round-Up: Successful deployment of defibrillator drone to Aalborg bodes well for the possibility of nationwide rollout

    A drone with a defibrillator operated by the North Jutland Region was sent on Tuesday for the very first time after a man had had a heart attack in Aalborg. Just seven minutes after the emergency services were notified, the drone arrived at the site of the cardiac arrest. A successWhile an ambulance was even […]

  • The death of a family member can increase the risk of heart failure mortality

    The death of a family member can increase the risk of heart failure mortality

    Washington [US]July 7 (ANI): Heart failure patients who experience grief or in grief after the loss of a close family member are at increased risk of dying, especially during the first week after the family member’s death, according to a new study. Heart failure (HF) affects more than 64 million individuals worldwide. Previous study results […]

  • Research claims that diabetes, heart disease increases the risk of dementia

    Research claims that diabetes, heart disease increases the risk of dementia

    Washington [US]June 19 (ANI): According to research, patients with type 2 diabetes, heart disease or stroke increase the risk of developing dementia. Prevention of diabetes and cardiovascular disease can therefore be a strategy to reduce the risk of dementia, suggests a study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in the journal Alzheimer’s Dementia. Type 2 […]

  • The risk of dementia increases due to diabetes, cardiovascular disease: Research

    The risk of dementia increases due to diabetes, cardiovascular disease: Research

    Washington [US]June 16 (ANI): Individuals with at least two of the diseases, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease or stroke, are twice as likely to develop dementia. Prevention of diabetes and cardiovascular disease can therefore be a strategy to reduce the risk of dementia, suggests a study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in the […]

  • Where is the nearest toilet?  – life with IBS

    Where is the nearest toilet? – life with IBS

    – I always need to know where the nearest toilet is, and in some contexts that you are in, there is none, says Emelie Lundros who has the diagnosis IBS-D, ie IBS with diarrhea symptoms. She was diagnosed in 2005, but it would be 15 years before she, by meeting a dietitian, found a method […]

  • The story of the fall of Macchiarini

    The story of the fall of Macchiarini

    At the end of 2010, surgeon Paolo Macchiarini was recruited as a visiting professor at Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital. In 2011 and 2012, he transplanted synthetic tracheae on three patients – who later died. Macchiarini’s work was halted when it became clear what had happened. – You could say that it hit like […]

  • Finally spring – or?

    Finally spring – or?

    – We know that light has an almost immediate invigorating effect. But it can also make up for it for us, says Arne Lowden, sleep and stress researcher. He believes that the rapid changes in light cause the body’s rhythm to go awry and that we can have irregular sleeping habits. Spring comes with light […]

  • High blood pressure – our deadliest disease

    High blood pressure – our deadliest disease

    There is really only one way to take it already if you have high blood pressure or not. You have to take a test. You can go with a life-threatening condition without knowing it as the symptoms do not have to be very serious. It can be about blurred vision, mild nausea and other things […]

  • This is how the pandemic has prepared us for the new threats

    This is how the pandemic has prepared us for the new threats

    What insights, experiences and behaviors do we take with us until the covid-19 pandemic subsides? And has the pandemic taught us anything valuable before the next crisis, the war in Ukraine? For two years we have learned to keep our distance, avoid hugs and handshakes, and we do not like to be crowded. Some behaviors […]

  • Function: Reopening increases the risk of re-infection of covid-19 in Sweden

    by Patrick Ekstrand, Fu Yiming, He Miao STOCKHOLM, February 23 (Xinhua) – “I coughed, was nauseous and had a headache. My whole body ached”, said a Swedish man who was recently diagnosed with covid-19 for the fourth time despite being completely vaccinated for Xinhua. “At the beginning of this month, I became ill again,” he […]

  • RNA molecules control the repair of human DNA in cancer cells: Study

    RNA molecules control the repair of human DNA in cancer cells: Study

    Solna [Sweden], February 23 (ANI): It has long been believed that RNA molecules, which are the basic molecules found in all living organisms, only participated in protein synthesis. However, a recent study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden showed how certain RNA molecules controlled the repair of damaged DNA in cancer cells, a discovery that in […]

  • What is a dignified death?

    What is a dignified death?

    In January, Björn Natthiko Lindeblad published a post on social media, where he told that he had run out of time and that he had been helped to die. The debate was not long in coming. The arguments against are about the fear of a sloping plane, ie that more and more people over time […]

  • The risks after treatment for cervical neoplasia decreased over time, the study says

    The risks after treatment for cervical neoplasia decreased over time, the study says

    Solna [Sweden]February 8 (ANI): WHO found that cervical cancer is the fourth most common form of cancer among women globally, with an estimated 604,000 new cases and 342,000 deaths by 2020. Treatment of severe prodromal cervical cancer, CIN3, can cause problems during later pregnancy among women in childbirth age. A new registry study showed a […]

  • The study finds new genetic clues about the risk of multiple sclerosis

    The study finds new genetic clues about the risk of multiple sclerosis

    Washington [US]January 30 (ANI): A team of researchers has found that a cell type in the central nervous system called oligodendrocytes may have a different role in the development of multiple sclerosis (MS) than previously thought. The study has been published in the ‘Neuron Journal’. MS is driven by immune cells that attack oligodendrocytes and […]

  • Two years of pandemic work takes a heavy toll on Sweden’s healthcare staff

    Two years of pandemic work takes a heavy toll on Sweden’s healthcare staff

    © Provided by Xinhua Sweden has adopted an agile approach to the pandemic since the very first days, and prefers recommendations to the public over a nationwide lockdown. At the same time, the successive waves of the pandemic took the heaviest toll in Sweden of all the five Nordic countries, which created an extremely stressful […]

  • The study shows how the lung’s immune cells develop after birth

    The study shows how the lung’s immune cells develop after birth

    Washington [US], January 24 (ANI): A new study has found how lung macrophages develop and these new findings can help reduce organ damage and are important for the continued development of important treatments for lung diseases. The research has been published in the ‘Journal of Experimental Medicine’. Lung macrophages begin to develop in humans from […]

  • Hear the experts ‘answers to the listeners’ questions about omikron

    Hear the experts ‘answers to the listeners’ questions about omikron

    Questions that are answered are, for example, whether you can get sick from omicron twice, when it is best to take the third vaccine dose and if you can use a mouth guard several times. Participating is Joacim Rocklöv, professor of epidemiology and public health science at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. In the […]

  • Omikron creates a new situation in the pandemic

    Omikron creates a new situation in the pandemic

    Ann Lindstrand, unit manager for vaccine programs at the World Health Organization, WHO, believes that omicrons create an exceptional situation in the pandemic because so many people are infected. This means that entire societies are affected globally at the same time. Those who are infected with the omicron variant do not get clear symptoms in […]

  • Timed circadian rhythms

    Timed circadian rhythms

    Maybe it’s time to stop staring blindly at what we eat and how we exercise and instead think about when?Timing is more important than you think in order to stay healthy and healthy and iron out the body’s functions, in accordance with the internal clock. The internal biological clock affects all our cells and the […]

  • High pressure on healthcare – eight regions in staff mode

    High pressure on healthcare – eight regions in staff mode

    The Swedish Public Health Agency holds a press conference on the corona situation. Britta Björkholm, head of department at the Swedish Public Health Agency, Mona Heurgren, head of department at the National Board of Health and Welfare, Svante Werger, advisor at the Swedish Agency for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning and Björn Eriksson, director general […]

  • The study finds good mental health in adolescents born after assisted reproduction

    The study finds good mental health in adolescents born after assisted reproduction

    Solna [Sweden], 31 December (ANI): A new study by Karolinska Institutet found a slightly higher risk of obsessive-compulsive disorder for those born after ART, but this was explained by the parents’ background factors. The research has been published in the ‘JAMA Psychiatry Journal’. “These results are generally reassuring in terms of the psychiatric health of […]

  • Bi Puranen

    Bi Puranen

    For many years, Secretary General of the World Values ​​Survey, which for 40 years has examined and analyzed people’s values ​​and beliefs. Bi Puranen is an associate professor of economic history and collaborates with the Institute for Future Studies and Karolinska Institutet. Bi Puranen was for a period editor-in-chief of the National Encyclopedia. – My […]

  • So the defense against covid needs to change as the omicron increases

    So the defense against covid needs to change as the omicron increases

    The omicron variant of the coronavirus means that many and important parts of the virus have changed in one fell swoop. In Skåne, it was estimated that 15-20 percent of the confirmed cases were omicron two weeks ago, according to information to Vetenskapsradion. How should an ordinary Christmas party assess their vaccine protection if it […]

  • Omega-3 fatty acids can reduce atherosclerosis: Study

    Omega-3 fatty acids can reduce atherosclerosis: Study

    Solna [Sweden], December 20 (ANI): According to a new study, omega-3 fatty acids play a crucial role in preventing inflammation in blood vessels and reducing atherosclerosis. The research has been published in ‘The Journal of Clinical Investigation’. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death globally and a serious public health problem. Atherosclerosis is associated […]

  • Increased heart rate associated with increased risk of dementia: Study

    Increased heart rate associated with increased risk of dementia: Study

    Solna [Sweden], 4 December (ANI): According to new research at Karolinska Institutet, an increased resting heart rate can be an independent risk factor for dementia. The study was published in ‘Alzheimer’s Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association’. The number of people living with dementia is expected to increase to 139 million globally by 2050, […]

  • You did not know about the new omikron variant

    You did not know about the new omikron variant

    Now it is not only the number of people who have been vaccinated that is interesting, but also how the infection itself is spread. So far, the delta variant is dominant, but the new omicron variant that was discovered in early November seems to be very contagious. Which individuals are at greater risk of developing […]

  • Study discovers new way to identify early risk of cardiovascular disease

    Study discovers new way to identify early risk of cardiovascular disease

    Stockholm [Sweden], 2 December (ANI): A large study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet has found that two proteins that transport cholesterol particles in the blood provide early and reliable risk information. Researchers are now advocating the introduction of new guidelines for detecting heart risk, and say the results could pave the way for early treatment, […]

  • How to protect your child from serious RS virus infection

    How to protect your child from serious RS virus infection

    In October, more than a thousand children in Sweden were hospitalized for treatment of this type of respiratory infection. It usually starts as a common cold and is in most cases mild. Agnes Gavelin, who has just had her second child, talks about the concern that the little baby will be infected, and the family […]

  • The study has found a new group of antibacterial molecules

    The study has found a new group of antibacterial molecules

    Stockholm [Sweden], 19 November (ANI): Researchers at Karolinska Institutet, Umeå University and the University of Bonn have identified a new group of molecules that have an antibacterial effect against many antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The discovery could help develop new, effective antibiotics with few side effects. The results of the study have been published in the scientific […]

  • Vascular damage in type 2 diabetic patients caused by deficiency of important molecule in red blood cells

    Stockholm [Sweden], November 13 (ANI): Altered function of red blood cells leads to vascular damage in type 2 diabetes. This effect is caused by low levels of an important molecule in the red blood cells, as shown by the results of a new study on cells from patients with type 2 diabetes and mice. The […]

  • Lack of important molecule in red blood cells causes vascular damage in type 2 diabetes

    Lack of important molecule in red blood cells causes vascular damage in type 2 diabetes

    Stockholm [Sweden], November 10 (ANI): Altered function of the red blood cells leads to vascular damage in type 2 diabetes. Results from a new study on cells from patients with type 2 diabetes and mice show that this effect is caused by low levels of an important molecule in the red blood cells. The study […]

  • Insomnia is more risky for very deadly brain neurism deficiencies

    Washington [US]November 7 (ANI): A recent study found insomnia as the potential risk factor for a cerebral hemorrhage from a ruptured aneurysm along with more well-known risk factors for smoking and high blood pressure. The study was published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an open journal of the American Heart Association. More […]

  • Trans athletes face hate speech on and off the field

    Trans athletes face hate speech on and off the field

    Messages received by a 17-year-old high jumper Jade Nyström, are scary, if not downright malicious. "You will never become a real woman. You don’t have a uterus, you don’t have ovaries. You are a homosexual man, and the artificial hormones you use act as an extreme mockery of the perfection of nature. “ When Nyström […]

  • Insomnia can be a risk factor for very deadly brain aneurysm rupture

    Insomnia can be a risk factor for very deadly brain aneurysm rupture

    Washington [US]November 3 (ANI): Insomnia may be a potential risk factor for a cerebral hemorrhage from a ruptured aneurysm along with more well-known risk factors for smoking and high blood pressure, according to new research. The study was published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an open journal of the American Heart Association. […]

  • Sweden called for the return of Finnish skulls admitted to racial studies

    Sweden called for the return of Finnish skulls admitted to racial studies

    The Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture is preparing an official request to return the human graves that were removed from abandoned church cemeteries in Finland almost 150 years ago and sent to Sweden for racial research. Most of the human remains in the collection at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, mainly skulls, were taken […]

  • Study determines sense of smell is the body’s fastest warning system

    Study determines sense of smell is the body’s fastest warning system

    Stockholm [Sweden], October 16 (ANI): Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have been able to study what happens in the brain when the central nervous system assesses an odor that represents danger. The study indicated that negative odors associated with discomfort or discomfort are processed earlier than positive odors and trigger a physically avoidant response. […]

  • Studies find sense of smell is our fastest warning system

    Studies find sense of smell is our fastest warning system

    Stockholm [Sweden], October 15 (ANI): Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have been able to study what happens in the brain when the central nervous system assesses an odor that represents danger. The study indicated that negative odors associated with discomfort or discomfort are processed earlier than positive odors and trigger a physically avoidant response. […]

  • David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian receive this year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine

    David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian receive this year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine

    This has been announced by the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet They receive the award for their work with receptors.

  • Ann-Margret Svensson’s colon cancer was discovered after a collapse – general screening of 1.5 million Swedes will soon be introduced

    Ann-Margret Svensson’s colon cancer was discovered after a collapse – general screening of 1.5 million Swedes will soon be introduced

    Colorectal cancer is the third most common form of cancer in Sweden. Almost two thousand five hundred people die every year. But the hope is that more cases will be discovered in time now that a voluntary investigation will soon be offered throughout the country. It is about a screening for people aged 60-74 years, […]

  • The wear and tear of telework on our brains: “Fears epidemic of exhaustion in a few years”

    The wear and tear of telework on our brains: “Fears epidemic of exhaustion in a few years”

    Teleworking from home is time-efficient and climate-smart – but how sustainable is it for us humans in the long run? Distance meetings are more cognitively demanding, and at a distance we work more and often fail to take breaks we need, states researcher Linda Widar from the University of Gävle. Stress researcher Alexander Wilczek from […]

  • a small percentage of people with alcoholism are medicated

    a small percentage of people with alcoholism are medicated

    Solna [Sweden], 13 September (ANI): According to the results of a recent study at Karolinska Institutet, only a minority of Swedes with alcohol disorders receive alcohol medication, a situation that has remained largely unchanged in the country since mid-2000. The study, which was published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, also found that prescriptions […]

  • According to the study, lung function has not changed since COVID-19 infection

    According to the study, lung function has not changed since COVID-19 infection

    In the first study looking at the effect of COVID-19 infection on lung function, the researchers Ida Mogensen, a researcher at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, found that even asthma patients did not show a statistically significant decrease in lung function, although measurements of forced expiratory air were slightly smaller per second – known […]

  • A link was found between ADHD and dementia over generations

    A link was found between ADHD and dementia over generations

    Solna [Sweden], 9 September (ANI): During a large study recently at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, researchers have found a link between ADHD and dementia between generations. The results indicate that parents and grandparents of people with ADHD had a higher risk of dementia than those without ADHD. The study was published in Alzheimers and Dementia: […]

  • Training for gym haters

    Training for gym haters

    Exercise is good for health, everyone knows that. For some, it is still not an option, it is too boring, time consuming and difficult. We go in search of the forgotten everyday exercise and talk about training without goals and willingness to develop. How little can you move and still get health benefits? Peter Schantz, […]

  • Atrial fibrillation screening can reduce the risk of stroke

    Atrial fibrillation screening can reduce the risk of stroke

    Stockholm [Sweden], 4 September (ANI): A study at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has found that screening for atrial fibrillation in 75- and 76-year-olds can reduce the risk of stroke, severe bleeding and death. The study was published in The Lancet. Atrial fibrillation, a form of arrhythmia or irregular heartbeat, is associated with a fivefold increased […]

  • The University of Helsinki is the only Finnish university on the top 200 list

    The University of Helsinki is the only Finnish university on the top 200 list

    The University of Oxford in the UK was declared the best university in the world (public or private) for the sixth year in a row. The California Institute of Technology (USA) and Harvard University (USA) ranked second, while Stanford University (USA) ranked fourth. U.S. universities rose from the top eight to ten, strengthening the country’s […]

  • Screening for articular fibrillation reduces the risk of stroke

    Screening for articular fibrillation reduces the risk of stroke

    Stockholm [Sweden], 30 August (ANI): Screening for atrial fibrillation in 75- and 76-year-olds can reduce the risk of stroke, severe bleeding and death, according to a study at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The study was published in The Lancet. Atrial fibrillation, a form of arrhythmia or irregular heartbeat, is associated with a fivefold increased risk […]

  • Need for opioids in palliative cancer can be reduced by Vit

    Washington [US], August 9 (ANI): A randomized and placebo-controlled study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet showed that patients with vitamin D deficiency who received vitamin D supplements had a reduced need for pain relief and lower levels of fatigue in palliative cancer treatment. The study has been published in the scientific journal ‘Cancers’. Among patients […]

  • Football, team handball training can increase life expectancy

    Football, team handball training can increase life expectancy

    Washington [US]June 8 (ANI): In the pursuit of healthy aging and longer life expectancy, Danish researchers at the University of Southern Denmark collaborated with Swedish researchers at Karolinska Institutet to explore the effects of aging on football and team handball. The results of the study were published in the journal ‘Scientific Reports’. The researchers examined […]

  • Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences: Sweden opens too early

    Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences: Sweden opens too early

    Continued restrictions are needed until more people have received dose two of the vaccine, the spread of infection is still too high for the reliefs planned for the first of June. That is the message in the fourth report from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, which is published today. “It will take a certain […]

  • Concerns over Indian virus variant: “We need to vaccinate faster”

    Concerns over Indian virus variant: “We need to vaccinate faster”

    As Ekot has been able to tell, there are 20 cases of the Indian virus variants reported in Sweden. The variant is suspected to be more contagious and to avoid outbreaks in Sweden, experts believe that we must vaccinate faster. “It is very important that we avoid creating pockets of completely unvaccinated groups or age […]

  • 20 cases of the Indian virus variant in Sweden

    20 cases of the Indian virus variant in Sweden

    20 cases of the new covid variant originating in India have been found in Sweden up to and including the beginning of May, the Public Health Agency for Ekot states. The majority have travel links and all to India. “I think it is quite clear that it is worse than the British version,” says Joakim […]

  • In stress

    In stress

    They have their help Mats Lekander, professor of health psychology and researcher at the Stress Research Institute at Stockholm University and Karolinska Institutet. Together we come to the conclusion that is true, false or in between. This episode of Heart and Brain was recorded live at the Poddfest Nonstop event on April 18, 2021.

  • Professor: Important with a concrete roadmap for relief

    Professor: Important with a concrete roadmap for relief

    The Swedish Public Health Agency will today present how and when the coronary restrictions in Sweden can be gradually removed. The authority shall, on behalf of the Government, provide a forecast for when a possible new normal situation may arise and if there is a need for further restrictions or recommendations. This may, for example, […]

  • Professor on the vaccine message: No wonder countries do different

    Professor on the vaccine message: No wonder countries do different

    The Norwegian Public Health Agency announced today that vaccines from Johnson and Johnson and Astra Zeneca should not be included in the country’s vaccination program. At the same time, Germany announced that the vaccine from Johnson and Johnson will be offered to all adults. “It is not a bit strange that countries make different assessments. […]

  • High levels of environmental toxins can affect women’s fertility

    High levels of environmental toxins can affect women’s fertility

    Women with high chemical levels in the body have fewer eggs in the ovaries, which can lead to problems with fertility, a new study from Karolinska Institutet reports TV4. The study analyzed for the first time ovarian tissue from 300 women of childbearing age. The results showed that women with high levels of environmental toxins […]

  • The situation of pregnant women and babies has deteriorated during the pandemic

    The situation of pregnant women and babies has deteriorated during the pandemic

    More stillborn children, more mothers who have died, increased depression. At several points, the situation has worsened for pregnant women and babies during the pandemic. Researchers link the cause of impaired maternity care. The pandemic has in many ways worsened the situation for pregnant women and babies before, during and after childbirth, especially in low- […]

  • Simple efforts save lives

    Simple efforts save lives

    Many deaths can be avoided with simple measures that are sometimes forgotten. In a study, experts in 59 countries have agreed on what is most important when meeting an acutely ill patient. – When someone is critically ill, there are suddenly far fewer things that are important. And these simple things that you can do […]

  • Study: So thousands of stroke cases can be prevented

    Study: So thousands of stroke cases can be prevented

    Death and / or serious illness could be prevented if people in their 75s are screened for atrial fibrillation, so that treatment is started early. This is shown by a new and unique study from Karolinska Institutet, which aims to provide the National Board of Health and Welfare with sufficient information to be able to […]

  • Here are the answers to vaccinated people on how they can live after the injection

    Here are the answers to vaccinated people on how they can live after the injection

    Can you be a small group of vaccinated people who resume their tradition of celebrating Valborg together? And who can travel to whom – when only one is vaccinated? How should one think about travel in Europe – if vaccine cards in the EU go through – will it be possible to travel as usual […]

  • Drones should be measured against an ambulance in case of cardiac arrest

    Drones should be measured against an ambulance in case of cardiac arrest

    Researchers will see if drones with defibrillators can reach people with cardiac arrest faster, compared to an ambulance. After a successful pilot study with drones flying out defibrillators in the event of an alarm, the technology is now being tested again in western Sweden. “We see potential with a completely new transport system that can […]

  • Severe diseases due to corona

    Severe diseases due to corona

    Although the number of covid-19 deaths decreases, a severe coronary infection can lead to other serious diseases as a result. This is shown by several new studies here in Sweden and abroad. Diseases that can be compared to dementia, depression or problems with the heart and lungs. Listen to Judith Bruchfeld who is an associate […]

  • According to the study, one in ten has long-term effects after 8 months of mild COVID-19

    According to the study, one in ten has long-term effects after 8 months of mild COVID-19

    Since spring 2020, researchers at Danderyd Hospital and Karolinska Institutet have done so-called COMMUNITY study, the main purpose of which is to investigate immunity after COVID-19. In the first phase of the study, in the spring of 2020, blood samples were collected from 2,149 employees at Danderyd Hospital, about 19 percent of whom had antibodies […]

  • VMA in Morjärv in Norrbotten County

    VMA in Morjärv in Norrbotten County

    Several medical students think that medical education is too focused on white skin and they are worried that they will graduate without complete knowledge. “I should have learned what I need to become a doctor, but that’s not true,” says Mimmi Karlsson, who is studying to be a doctor at Karolinska Institutet and is a […]

  • Nobel Prize winners announced in Stockholm, Oslo

    Nobel Prize winners announced in Stockholm, Oslo

    Stockholm [Sweden]March 24 (ANI / Sputnik): Winners of this year’s Nobel Prize will be announced in early October in Stockholm and Oslo, the Nobel Foundation said on Wednesday. “This year’s announcements of the Nobel Prize will take place October 4-11,” the foundation said in a statement. According to the foundation’s schedule, the prize for medicine […]

  • Open letter on Djalali: “Extreme abuse”

    Open letter on Djalali: “Extreme abuse”

    Karolinska Institutet, the Swedish Academy of Sciences and Amnesty International are writing in one today open letter to the government to work for the release of the Swedish-Iranian researcher Ahmadreza Djalali. “This is the most extreme abuse I have ever seen against an individual researcher. It is also an abuse of his family, academic freedom […]

  • Study on sequencing genome

    Study on sequencing genome

    Stockholm [Sweden], March 21 (ANI): A clinical study conducted by the journal Genome Medicine, was a major step forward in the emerging field of precision medicine by highlighting the effect of how whole genome sequencing enabled the diagnosis of rare disease. These results are according to a study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden which analyzed […]

  • Important message to the public in Björklinge, Skuttunge, Läby in Uppsala municipality, Uppsala county.

    Important message to the public in Björklinge, Skuttunge, Läby in Uppsala municipality, Uppsala county.

    Several companies in Sweden are interested in producing the Russian covid vaccine Sputnik V in factories in Europe, reports Svenska dagbladet Näringsliv. Ali Mirazimi is a vaccine researcher at Karolinska Institutet and he tells the newspaper, among other things, that if Sputnik V is manufactured in Europe, the process would be better and faster because […]

  • Researcher on the Astra stop: “Shows that the system works”

    Researcher on the Astra stop: “Shows that the system works”

    The public health authority’s decision to stop Astra Zeneca’s vaccine shows that the safety systems work, according to researcher Ekot spoke to. But there is no reason to worry about the vaccine as there are few cases and it is uncertain if there is any connection at all, says Ali Mirazimi, at Karolinska Institutet. According […]

  • Researcher: Even with Janssen’s one-dose vaccine, re-vaccination will be needed

    Researcher: Even with Janssen’s one-dose vaccine, re-vaccination will be needed

    The Janssen vaccine is profiled as a single-dose vaccine. But people who take this vaccine, like all other vaccines, will most likely need to be revaccinated – as no vaccine seems to give eternal immunity to covid-19, according to Professor Matti Sällberg. The Janssen vaccine, which was approved by the European Medicines Agency on 11 […]

  • Researchers: Former covid may exacerbate side effects

    Researchers: Former covid may exacerbate side effects

    Vaccine researcher Matti Sällberg says after a large proportion of the staff at Skåne University Hospital had to stay home from work after side effects, especially from Astra Zeneca’s vaccine, that it may be because healthcare professionals are a group where many have been ill with covid, which can exacerbate the side effects. The researcher […]

  • The British corona mutation is probably more deadly

    The British corona mutation is probably more deadly

    The so-called British mutation of the coronavirus that spreads in Sweden – seems according to a new study to be more deadly than previous variants of the coronavirus A scientific study published in the British Medical Journal indicates that the risk of dying increases by more than 60 percent with the British variant. Matti Sällberg, […]

  • Promising cancer treatment in early trials

    Promising cancer treatment in early trials

    An artificial antibody has been developed to act as a medicine against certain types of blood cancer. Now the method has been further refined to give the most possible effect and the least possible side effects. But it has not yet been tested on humans. In recent years, a new type of immunotherapy against cancer […]

  • Sputnik on his way to Sweden

    Sputnik on his way to Sweden

    The Russian corona vaccine Sputnik is now being examined by the European Medicines Agency for possible use in the EU. If approved, it could possibly be combined with other covid 19 vaccines available in Sweden, but it also needs to be investigated. The European Medicines Agency has begun examining the Russian covid vaccine Sputnik for […]

  • Uncertain future for rapid testing of staff

    Uncertain future for rapid testing of staff

    The experiment carried out with rapid tests of staff in the elderly care in the Stockholm region has now been completed and will be evaluated. The family doctors, who are one of the actors behind the trial, believe that it has been successful – but despite that, it is not clear if and when the […]

  • Quick tests – perhaps a way to stop future pandemics

    Quick tests – perhaps a way to stop future pandemics

    Simple and quick home tests that you can do several times a week to check if you are infected, maybe it can stop the spread of infection. At least that is what some researchers claim. But the uncertainty is great and so far only Slovakia has done something similar. Simple home tests can be a […]

  • Virus mutations may require additional vaccine doses

    Virus mutations may require additional vaccine doses

    This week, both the South African and the Brazilian variant of the coronavirus have been found in Sweden. Virus and vaccine researchers say that the vaccines on the market may work a little worse on the mutated variants, but that it is important to continue vaccinating. “I believe very well that by giving more doses […]

  • The coronavirus variant was first discovered in Brazil and is now found in Sweden

    STOCKHOLM, February 20 (Xinhua) – The mutated coronavirus that was first identified in Brazil has now been found in Sweden, local media reported on Saturday. Four people in the Gävleborg region north of Stockholm have been confirmed infected, Swedish Television (SVT) reported. None of them have had to seek hospital care, but the authorities are […]