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Coronavirus immunity is higher than previously thought, study finds

Now, a team of researchers at the Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden has found that the number of people immune to COVID-10 may be higher than previously thought, and that antibody testing may no longer be the appropriate tool to trace it.
Tags: Health, Sweden, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital


Repeated sampling of FIB-4 score can increase the prediction of future liver cirrhosis

Repeated measurements of the biomarker FIB-4 in the blood every few years can predict the risk of developing severe liver disease, according to a new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in the Journal of Hepatology.
Tags: Health, Sweden, Karolinska Institutet


Public immunity to COVID-19 is probably higher than shown by antibody tests

New research from Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden shows that many people with mild or asymptomatic COVID-19 demonstrate so-called T-cell-mediated immunity to the new coronavirus, even if they have not tested positively for antibodies.
Tags: Health, Sweden, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital


New method for analyzing intact tumor samples to be used for studying COVID-19

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have developed a new method for analyzing intact tumor samples in 3D on a molecular level.
Tags: Health, Sweden, Karolinska Institutet


Researchers develop new atlas for mapping brain regions

In a new study researchers at Karolinska Institutet and KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden have developed a new kind of brain atlas based on an innovative method of mapping brain tissue into areas according to their molecular profile
Tags: Health, Sweden, Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology


New model helps study human hippocampal neurons

Neuroscientists and stem cell researchers at Lund University in Sweden have developed a research model that allows studying human hippocampal neurons, the brain cells primarily affected by Alzheimer's disease pathology.
Tags: Health, Sweden, Lund University


Researchers provide mechanistic insight into protein co-aggregation in Alzheimer's disease

A research team lead by Ludmilla Morozova Roche at Umeå University, Sweden, has provided the mechanistic insight into protein co-aggregation in Alzheimer's disease.
Tags: Health, Sweden, Umea University, Ludmilla Morozova Roche


Study reveals completely new mechanism for mitochondrial disease

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have discovered that excessive degradation of the power plants of our cells plays an important role in the onset of mitochondrial disease in children.
Tags: Health, Sweden, Karolinska Institutet


Thermal spraying can greatly improve 3D-printed bone implants

In the future, damaged bones can be re-built with 3D-printed implants that have thermal sprayed surface layers so that they are more readily accepted by the human body. University West in Sweden has started a new exciting research project together with Vellore Institute of Technology in India.
Tags: Health, Sweden, University West


Norway and Denmark drop mutual border controls - but exclude Sweden

Scandinavian neighbour barred for now because of higher coronavirus death tollNorway and Denmark are to drop border controls between the two countries but have excluded their Scandinavian neighbour Sweden, which has taken a lighter-touch approach to the Covid-19 pandemic and suffered a far higher death toll.The Danish prime minister, Mette Frederiksen, told a news conference in Copenhagen on Friday that restrictions on Norwegian nationals entering the country, as well as on citizens of Iceland a...
Tags: Travel, Health, Europe, Sweden, Germany, World news, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Copenhagen, Mette Frederiksen, Coronavirus outbreak


New genomic method helps obtain high-resolution maps of DNA in the cell nucleus

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have developed a new sequencing method that makes it possible to map how DNA is spatially organised in the cell nucleus - revealing which genomic regions are at higher risk of mutation and DNA damage.
Tags: Health, Sweden, Karolinska Institutet


"Allemansrätten ('every man’s right') is in the Swedish Constitution, guaranteeing the right to camp, swim, build campfires and gather wild produce..."

"... such as flowers, mushrooms, and berries. Similar rights, whether formalized by law or accepted as historic custom, exist in Central Europe and the Baltics. Now, covid-19 has underscored the value of roaming rights. In Sweden, 80 to 90 percent of the country’s land mass is open for responsible recreation.... In the United States, I calculate that a little more than a quarter of the country is theoretically roamable. That sounds like plenty of space, but the great bulk of these places — mainl...
Tags: Health, Europe, Sweden, Law, America, United States, Alaska, Property, Ann Althouse, Allemansrätten


Sweden is still nowhere near 'herd immunity,' even though it didn't go into lockdown

Sweden has revealed that despite adopting more relaxed measures to control coronavirus, only 7.3% of people in Stockholm had developed the antibodies needed to fight the disease by late April.
Tags: Health, Sweden, Stockholm


Internet-delivered CBT just as effective as face-to-face treatment for health anxiety

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have compared two ways of delivering cognitive behavioral therapy, CBT, to treat people with health anxiety, a condition that may increase in the wake of COVID-19.
Tags: Health, Sweden, Karolinska Institutet, CBT


Study: New measure of broad psychopathology could predict future adverse outcomes

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden show that different measures of psychopathology can be combined into a single factor, "p", which predicts the patient's prognosis and need of extra support.
Tags: Health, Sweden, Karolinska Institutet


Common allergy medicine may improve survival in patients with malignant melanoma

Can a very common allergy medicine improve survival among patients suffering from the serious skin cancer, malignant melanoma? A new study from Lund University in Sweden indicates that this may be the case.
Tags: Health, Sweden, Lund University


Mammography screening reduces rates of advanced and fatal breast cancers

An analysis of more than half a million women in Sweden reveals that mammography screening reduces the rates of advanced and fatal breast cancers.
Tags: Health, Sweden


Study shows how long-term use of acid suppressants could increase risk of dementia

Millions of people around the world use acid suppressants called proton pump inhibitors for conditions like heartburn, gastritis and stomach ulcers. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden now report that how the long-term use of these drugs could increase the risk of developing dementia.
Tags: Health, Sweden, Karolinska Institutet


Advanced technique shows 3D structure of nerve fibers in high resolution

In an international collaboration led by Lund University in Sweden, researchers have used synchrotron light to study what happens to the nerves in diabetes. The technique shows the 3D-structure of nerve fibers in very high resolution.
Tags: Health, Sweden, Lund University


Why Do I Keep Loosing Track of Time?

I have several issues but the main one that I do not have answers to is; why I keep losing track of time? It occurs in periods like for example in January I cannot remember what I’ve learned in school, the conversations I’ve had and sometimes I forget what I’ve done in a 24h period. And the next month I’m fine. I sometimes see shadows of objects that aren’t there and I hear noises when I’m alone. I want to lock myself in a mental hospital, because I feel like I’m going crazy. I have Trichotillom...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Sweden, Depression, Ptsd, Anxiety, Therapy, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, OCD, Memory Loss, Gabe Howard, Trichotillomania, Memory Lapse, Learning disorder


Cells from the gut's nervous system found to be involved in Parkinson's disease

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and the University of North Carolina in the USA have mapped out the cell types behind various brain disorders.
Tags: Health, Usa, Sweden, University Of North Carolina, Karolinska Institutet


"Taking a different approach to other nations contravenes jantelagen, the Scandinavian societal rule that forbids sticking your neck out or being noticeably ambitious."

"'If this succeeds, the first casualty will be jantelagen,' Annie said. 'We’ll be so pleased with ourselves.' Yet as the death toll rises, a significant number of people believe Sweden may have made a fatal error of judgment.... The state claims that the curve of infections has flattened. But as the weather warms up there are fears that the numbers will rise sharply if partygoers ignore the rules. For Plan B and other venues, their future livelihood may depend on their ability to enforce social ...
Tags: Psychology, Books, Death, London, Sweden, Law, Bob Dylan, Sociology, Norway, Annie, Ellen, Dylan, Ann Althouse, Coronavirus, Jante Jante, Aksel Sandemose


Georgia eases lockdown; U.S. COVID-19 death toll passes 50,000

By RUSS BYNUM and DAVID CRARY SAVANNAH, Ga.  — Barber shops, nail salons, gyms and a few other businesses reopened in Georgia on Friday as the Republican governor eased a month-long shutdown despite warnings from health experts of a potential new surge of coronavirus infections. As some customers ventured back to these venues, the confirmed number of COVID-19 deaths in the United States surpassed 50,000, according to a tally compiled by John Hopkins University from government figures. The actual...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, New York, News, Sweden, California, France, Germany, Africa, Uncategorized, Atlanta, Georgia, Spain, Sport, Harvard


Sweden may reach ‘herd immunity’ in weeks as the country resists total lockdown

Herd immunity is a form of indirect protection against infectious diseases where a population develops sufficient immunity to a disease that that infection cannot spread within the group. A population can reach herd immunity if a large proportion has been exposed to the virus. Now, Sweden resisted total lockdown measures, unlike its neighboring countries, while experts believe herd immunity will be achieved in Stockholm within weeks.
Tags: Health, Sweden, Stockholm


Swedes confident with government and media response to coronavirus

A number of groups in Sweden, including public service broadcasters Sveriges Television (SVT), and Sveriges Radio, are providing their country with the latest coverage of the coronavirus situation. A new survey shows that 80% of Swedes have moderate to high levels of trust in the public reporting and their government officials.
Tags: Health, Sweden, Sveriges Radio, Sveriges Television SVT


How are the interventions against COVID-19 working in Sweden?

In a new study, Swedish researchers speculate the effects of the present intervention strategies on the healthcare system as the COVID-19 pandemic affects the nation. Their study titled, “Intervention strategies against COVID-19 and their estimated impact on Swedish healthcare capacity,” has not been published yet; however, the findings are available as pre-peer-reviewed study at medRxiv.
Tags: Health, Sweden, COVID


Experts Warn Of Urgent Need For Coronavirus Mental Health Research

(CNN) — Mental health and brain research must be a higher priority in the response to the coronavirus pandemic, scientists have said, warning that the crisis could have a “profound” and “pervasive impact” on global mental health now and in the future. In a paper published Wednesday in the Lancet Psychiatry journal, researchers called for better monitoring of mental health as part of the global response to the pandemic. The outbreak has infected more than 2 million people and killed over 128,000 ...
Tags: UK, Sweden, Cnn, Mental Health, University of Cambridge, Johns Hopkins University, University of Glasgow, Uppsala University, Ed Bullmore, Emily Holmes, Lancet Psychiatry, Rory O Connor, Cable News Network Inc, WarnerMedia Company, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Science


Swedish care for bipolar disorder shows inequalities

In Sweden, care for bipolar disorder shows inequalities. They are associated both with socioeconomic factors and with gender, according to research from the University of Gothenburg. For instance, lithium — the treatment deemed to have the most stabilizing effect on the disorder — is administered to men more often than to women.
Tags: Health, Sweden, University of Gothenburg


Injury risk higher in children of parents with mental illness

Children of parents suffering from mental health problems (most notably depression and substance abuse) are at higher risk of injuries in comparison to other children, as reported in a new study from Karolinska Institute in Sweden published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).
Tags: Health, Sweden, Karolinska Institute


Researchers succeed in restoring mobility and sensation of touch in stroke-afflicted rats

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have succeeded in restoring mobility and sensation of touch in stroke-afflicted rats by reprogramming human skin cells to become nerve cells, which were then transplanted into the rats' brains.
Tags: Health, Sweden, Lund University



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