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Promising remedy for rheumatism

Researcher and Doctor Anita Kåss has found a medication that could be used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. It supresses a sex hormone which appears to be involved in the disease. The new drug might also be relevant for the treatment of other autoimmune diseases.

This year’s flu vaccine packs a rather light punch

The vaccine reduces the risk of catching influenza by just 28 percent amongst persons over 65, according to Swedish figures.

Old drugs can treat new diseases

Scientists find more that 30,000 possible new applications for existing drugs.

Poor reading skills in Nordic countries link to poor health

Many residents of the Nordic countries cannot read and comprehend texts relating to their health.

Influenza comes with cold weather

Swedish research confirms that outbreaks of flu coincide with drops in outdoor temperatures.

Young women risk melanoma from indoor tanning

Persons who engage in indoor tanning before the age of 30 are raising their risk of contracting melanoma skin cancers.

Nurses need more know-how in drug management

Some registered nurses (RNs) know too little about one of their daily tasks: administering drugs to patients. A researcher thinks the risk of medication error in Norway is too high.

Norway and Iceland use hormonal contraceptives the least

A new survey reveals differences in contraceptive preferences among women in Nordic countries.

Scientists discover mechanisms behind aggressive forms of cancer

Scientists have discovered the mechanisms that can explain how cancer genes are switched on and off.

Can vitamin D help against COPD?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients with deficient levels of vitamin D displayed poorer lung functionality and more rapid deterioration of lung function in a three-year period, according to new research.

Scientist: lose weight effectively with a simple math-based diet

Can simple mathematics provide an effective and easy diet? Yes, says the scientist behind a new method, which will soon be available as an app.

How basic research helps fine-tune cancer treatments

Scientists have discovered a surprising mechanism that controls cell-repairing proteins. The new research could substantially improve cancer treatments in the future.

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