New study shows correlation between teen obesity and mental health issues
(Lund University) Half of all young people treated for severe obesity have neuropsychiatric problems, according to a new study by researchers from Lund University and Gothenburg, Sweden, among others. Two thirds of the teens suffered from some type of mental health problem, as reported by themselves or their parents. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The importance of pedagogical and social school climate to bullying: a cross-sectional multilevel study of 94 Swedish schools - Hultin H, Ferrer-Wreder L, Engstr öm K, Andersson F, Galanti MR.
This study investigated if there was an association between pedagogical and social school climate and student-reported bullying victimization, which dimensions of pedagogic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: curfew in Brazil's largest state after surge in fatalities; record deaths in Sweden
Claims an entire hospital wing of patients dies in Manaus after oxygen supply ran out;Sweden ’s death toll goes past 10,000Greece presses case for vaccine passports but other EU states waryCovid vaccines and immunity: does past infection help?China records first Covid death since May as WHO team arrives in WuhanUp to 1m Hindus gather in India as festival goes ahead amid Covid fearsSee all our coronavirus coverage8.51pmGMTSeriously ill Covid patients are being transferred from overstretched UK capital London hospitals to intensive care units almost 300 miles away in Newcastle, the Guardian can reveal.The crisis engulf...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Murray (now); Alexandra Topping, Lucy Campbell, Damien Gayle and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news US news UK news Infectious diseases Science Africa Europe Asia Pacific Source Type: news

GM plant grows insect sex pheromone compounds needed for green pest control in agriculture
(ISCA, Inc.) ISCA, Inc., and theircollaborators in Sweden have successfully " grown " insect sex pheromone precursors ingenetically modified strains of camelinaplants, creating a low-cost source ofpheromones needed for sustainable pestcontrol in world agriculture. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vitamins C and E Tied to Lower Risk for Parkinson ’s Disease
Consuming foods high in vitamins C and E may help protect against the onset of Parkinson ’s later in life, a Swedish study suggests. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Neurology (Journal) Parkinson ' s Disease Vitamins Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Comparative effectiveness of antipsychotics for risk of attempted or completed suicide among persons with schizophrenia - Taipale H, L ähteenvuo M, Tanskanen A, Mittendorfer-Rutz E, Tiihonen J.
The objective of our study was to investigate the comparative effectiveness of antipsychotics for the risk of attempted or completed suicide among all patients with schizophrenia in Finland and Sweden. METHODS: Two nationwide register-based co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Weaker skin barrier leads to faster uptake of chemicals
(Karolinska Institutet) The ability of our skin to protect us from chemicals is something we inherit. Some people are less well-protected which could imply an increased risk of being afflicted by skin disease or cancer. A new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden that has been published in Environmental Health Perspectives shows how the rate of uptake of common chemicals is faster in people with a genetically weakened skin barrier. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 13, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Lipid biomarkers in urine can determine the type of asthma
(Karolinska Institutet) In a new study, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have used a urine test to identify and verify a patient's type of asthma. The study, which has been published in theAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, lays the foundation for a more personalized diagnosis and may result in improved treatment of severe asthma in the future. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New small antibodies show promising effects against COVID-19 infection
(Karolinska Institutet) Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have developed, in collaboration with researchers in Germany and the US, new small antibodies, also known as nanobodies, which prevent the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus from entering human cells. The research study, published in Science, shows that a combined nanobody had a particularly good effect - even if the virus mutated. According to the researchers, the nanobodies have the potential to be developed into a treatment for COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Bharat Biotech set to dispatch first consignment of Covaxin
"Today in the evening the first consignment is going out of Hyderabad.... (it is from ) Bharat Biotech. It is going to 11 destinations," an official told reporters after receiving the first consignment of Covishield vaccines. Covishield is developed by Oxford University and British-Swedish company AstraZeneca and manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII). (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

mRNA Technology Gave Us the First COVID-19 Vaccines. It Could Also Upend the Drug Industry
“No!” The doctor snapped. “Look at me!” I had been staring her in the eyes, as she had ordered, but when a doctor on my other side began jabbing me with a needle, I started to turn my head. “Don’t look at it,” the first doctor said. I obeyed. This was in early August in New Orleans, where I had signed up to be a participant in the clinical trial for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. It was a blind study, which meant I was not supposed to know whether I had gotten the placebo or the real vaccine. I asked the doctor if I would really been able to tell by looking at the syringe. &...
Source: TIME: Health - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Walter Isaacson Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

mRNA Technology Gave Us the First COVID-19 Vaccines. It Could Also Upend the Drug Industry
“No!” The doctor snapped. “Look at me!” I had been staring her in the eyes, as she had ordered, but when a doctor on my other side began jabbing me with a needle, I started to turn my head. “Don’t look at it,” the first doctor said. I obeyed. This was in early August in New Orleans, where I had signed up to be a participant in the clinical trial for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. It was a blind study, which meant I was not supposed to know whether I had gotten the placebo or the real vaccine. I asked the doctor if I would really been able to tell by looking at the syringe. &...
Source: TIME: Science - January 11, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Walter Isaacson Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

Good results for groin hernia operations not performed by doctors in Sierra Leone
(Karolinska Institutet) In countries with a severe shortage of surgeons it is common for some operations to be done by medical staff with lower formal qualifications. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, have led a study on the safety and efficacy of a common surgical procedure. The study, published in JAMA Network Open, shows that inguinal hernia operations performed by associate clinicians at a Sierra Leone hospital were just as safe and effective as those performed by doctors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccine race: Main candidates and where they stand
Co-developed by the University of Oxford and British-Swedish company AstraZeneca and known as Covishield in India, the vaccine was the first on which a scientific study was published based on Phase 3 clinical trials. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 10, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Antibiotic resistance from random DNA sequences
(Uppsala University) An important and still unanswered question is how new genes that cause antibiotic resistance arise. In a new study, Swedish and American researchers have shown how new genes that produce resistance can arise from completely random DNA sequences. The results have been published in the journal PLOS Genetics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 8, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Risk related to spread of new SARSCoV-2 variants of concern in the EU/EEA, ECDC
New variants of current concern: The United Kingdom (UK) has faced a rapid increase in COVID-19 case rates in the South-East, the East and the London area, which is associated with the emergence of a new SARS-CoV-2 variant, VOC 202012/01. As of 26 December 2020, more than 3 000 cases of this new variant, confirmed by genome sequencing, have been reported from the UK. An increasing proportion of cases in the South East, the East and the London area are due to this variant, but cases have also been identified in other parts of the UK. Although it was first reported in early December, the initial cases were retrospectively id...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Swedish official resigns over Spain vacation during pandemic
A senior Swedish official has resigned after a vacation to Spain’s Canary Islands for Christmas and New Year’s, saying “the important thing is how we as a society handle the pandemic and all focus is on the incredibly important task.” (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Implementation and maintenance of a community-based intervention for refugee youth reporting symptoms of post-traumatic stress: lessons from successful sites - Lampa E, Sarkadi A, Warner G.
Over the last few years there have been attempts to scale-up Teaching Recovery Techniques (TRT), a community-based group intervention for refugee youth reporting symptoms of post-traumatic stress, across Sweden using the distribution network pathway mode... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Associations between individual and collective efficacy beliefs and students' bystander behavior - Sj ögren B, Thornberg R, Wänström L, Gini G.
This study examined whether defending and passive bystanding during peer victimization episodes were associated with individual- and classroom-level efficacy to stop peer victimization. Self-report survey data were analyzed from 1,467 Swedish fourth-grade ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Fewer Food Allergies in Kids If Mom Drinks Milk While Breastfeeding: Study
MONDAY, Jan. 4, 2021 -- Mothers who drink cow's milk while breastfeeding may reduce their child's risk of developing food allergies, a new Swedish study suggests. " This is a compelling first step in defining a potential relationship between... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Public mobility, social media attention in response to COVID-19 in Sweden, Denmark
(JAMA Network) Denmark was one of the first countries to enforce lockdown to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and subsequent gradual reopening, whereas Sweden has had few restrictions, largely limited to public recommendations. Researchers assessed public mobility and social media attention associated with COVID-19 spread and societal interventions from February to June in Denmark and Sweden. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A top Swedish official involved in the coronavirus response has defended a Christmas holiday in the Canary Islands in the face of heavy criticism
Dan Eliasson, head of the civil contingencies agency, flew to the Canary Islands to see his daughter. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Personalized normative feedback interventions targeting hazardous alcohol use and alcohol-related risky sexual behavior in Swedish university students: a randomized controlled replication trial - Andersson C.
This study replicates two US intervention studies using personalized normative feedback (PNF) on alcohol-related risky sexual behavior (RSB). METHODS: In a randomized controlled trial, 654 Swedish university students were assigned t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine Approval May Be the Most Globally Important Yet
The COVID-19 vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca wasn’t the first to be OK’d by regulators in the U.K.—health officials authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech jab nearly four weeks earlier. And it’s not the most effective—Stage 3 clinical trials suggest it prevents COVID-19 symptoms about 70% of the time vs. about 95% for the Pfizer vaccine and a similar one from Moderna (which is authorized in the U.S., but not the U.K.). But the greenlight from the British Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency on Wednesday could be a big step toward bringing the COVID-19 pande...
Source: TIME: Health - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Zennie Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer overnight Source Type: news

How to Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stick
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 30, 2020 -- If you find it difficult to keep New Year's resolutions, try rephrasing them. Reformulating a resolution from " I will quit/avoid " to " I will start to " could improve the chances of success, researchers in Sweden... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 30, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New research may explain severe virus attacks on the lungs
(Karolinska Institutet) In some cases, immune cells in the lungs can contribute to worsening a virus attack. In a new study, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden describe how different kinds of immune cells, called macrophages, develop in the lungs and which of them may be behind severe lung diseases. The study, which was published in Immunity, may contribute to future treatments for COVID-19, among other diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 and the Swedish enigma, The Lancet
In the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Swedish national response continues to be an outlier with cases and deaths increasing more rapidly than in its Nordic neighbours. On Dec 20, 2020, COVID-19 deaths in Sweden had reached more than 8000 or 787 deaths per 1 million population, which is 4 · 5 to ten times higher than its neighbours. This difference between Nordic countries cannot be explained merely by variations in national cultures, histories, population sizes and densities, immigration patterns, the routes by which the virus was first introduced, or how cases and deaths are reported. Instead, the answer...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'We cannot make it without science': Greta Thunberg says climate experts are being ignored
Climate specialists not being listened to despite Covid showing importance of following science, activist saysClimate experts are not being listened to despite the coronavirus pandemic highlighting the importance of following science, the environmental activist Greta Thunberg has said.The Swedish teenager argued that the Covid-19 crisis had “shone a light” on how “we cannot make it without science”, but people were “only listening to one type of scientist”.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: PA Media Tags: Greta Thunberg Climate change Environment Coronavirus World news Source Type: news

Will public transport be relevant in a self-driving future? A demand model simulation of four scenarios for Stockholm, Sweden - Alml öf E, Nybacka M, Pernestål A.
The public sector makes long-term investments in for example tram rail lines and highways based on forecasts of future travelling but generally do not consider the impacts of self-driving technology as a factor. Several papers have presented transport syst... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Penalties as incentives for punctuality and regularity in tendered Swedish public transport - Pyddoke R.
This paper studies penalty design for cancellations and delays for bus contracts in two Swedish regions, Stockholm and Sk åne. In these regions regional public transport authorities are responsible for the procurement. The paper reports findings on how the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Adult safeguarding in Sweden's social services - Kjellberg I.
PURPOSE The purpose of this paper is twofold: firstly, to describe adult safeguarding in Sweden's social services, and secondly, to analyse the changes in Sweden's national policies related to its adult safeguarding legislation and discuss the implications... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Breaking Up with Netflix and Other Futile New Year ’s Resolutions
A version of this article appeared in this week’s It’s Not Just You newsletter. SUBSCRIBE HERE to have It’s Not Just You delivered to your inbox every Sunday. 🌞 Well hello! I’m so glad you’re here. This week I’ve got some thoughts on resolutions, ideas for finding winter joy, and the story of a waitress who survived COVID with a little help and is now paying it forward. And of course a comfort dog. BREAKING UP WITH NETFLIX It’s the time of the year when we’re normally compelled to make outlandishly ambitious New Year’s resolutions. I’d argue that staying se...
Source: TIME: Health - December 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen It's Not Just You Source Type: news

Scientists call for UK lockdown after rapid spread of Covid-19 variant
Stricter measures needed as cases of mutated virus, linked to UK travellers, are reported across globeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCases of the new variant Covid-19 virus were confirmed in several European countries on Saturday, including Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. All were linked to people who had arrived from the UK.Meanwhile, Japan has announced it is banning all new entries of foreign nationals from Monday following the discovery of the variant in travellers from the UK.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie, Toby Helm and Jamie Doward Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases World news Microbiology Medical research Science Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: millions more wake up to tier 4 in England
Follow all the latest on the coronavirus pandemic across the worldMillions wake up to tougher restrictions in UKSouth Korea at ‘crossroads’ as concern mounts over variantsCovid led to huge London property exodus, says HamptonsAustralian golf great Greg Norman tests positive for Covid-191.46pmGMTThanks for following the Guardian ’s coronavirus live blog. Hoping everyone is enjoying the festive period. Get in touch with me to share your comments and news tips.Twitter:@sloumarshInstagram:sarah_marsh_journalistEmail:sarah.marsh@theguardian.com1.29pmGMTThe new variant of the coronavirus circulating in Britain ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 26, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Marsh Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Science World news UK news England South Korea Russia Europe Source Type: news

Model used to evaluate lockdowns was flawed
(Lund University) In a recent study, researchers from Imperial College London developed a model to assess the effect of different measures used to curb the spread of the coronavirus. However, the model had fundamental shortcomings and cannot be used to draw the published conclusions, claim Swedish researchers from Lund University, and other institutions, in the journalNature. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Ambulance Science Podcast: The Sex and Violence Issue
Get every episode of The Ambulance Science Podcast by subscribing to Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts. Topic #1: Paramedic Lauren Kwei and OnlyFans https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/onlyfans-medic-lauren-kwei-new-york-post-interview-1104943/amp/?__twitter_impression=true&fbclid=IwAR0oIS12IOLfE5cr93J9lI2Th_QybZdwz9bQUAsLhHlo1f9idQRh859Ap-U Sexy brings readers in, but the point is that medics are not paid enough to survive in NYC Not just EMS…. Nursing and Only Fans https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/otilliasteadman/pandemic-nurses-onlyfans-sex-work Med St...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 23, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Podcasts Source Type: news

The Ambulance Science Podcast: The Sex and Violence Issue
Get every episode of The Ambulance Science Podcast by subscribing to Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts. Topic #1: Paramedic Lauren Kwei and OnlyFans https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/onlyfans-medic-lauren-kwei-new-york-post-interview-1104943/amp/?__twitter_impression=true&fbclid=IwAR0oIS12IOLfE5cr93J9lI2Th_QybZdwz9bQUAsLhHlo1f9idQRh859Ap-U Sexy brings readers in, but the point is that medics are not paid enough to survive in NYC Not just EMS…. Nursing and Only Fans https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/otilliasteadman/pandemic-nurses-onlyfans-sex-work Med St...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 23, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Podcasts Source Type: news

The Ambulance Science Podcast: The Sex and Violence Issue
Get every episode of The Ambulance Science Podcast by subscribing to Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts. Topic #1: Paramedic Lauren Kwei and OnlyFans https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/onlyfans-medic-lauren-kwei-new-york-post-interview-1104943/amp/?__twitter_impression=true&fbclid=IwAR0oIS12IOLfE5cr93J9lI2Th_QybZdwz9bQUAsLhHlo1f9idQRh859Ap-U Sexy brings readers in, but the point is that medics are not paid enough to survive in NYC Not just EMS…. Nursing and Only Fans https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/otilliasteadman/pandemic-nurses-onlyfans-sex-work Med St...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 23, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Podcasts Source Type: news

The Ambulance Science Podcast: The Sex and Violence Issue
Get every episode of The Ambulance Science Podcast by subscribing to Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts. Topic #1: Paramedic Lauren Kwei and OnlyFans https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/onlyfans-medic-lauren-kwei-new-york-post-interview-1104943/amp/?__twitter_impression=true&fbclid=IwAR0oIS12IOLfE5cr93J9lI2Th_QybZdwz9bQUAsLhHlo1f9idQRh859Ap-U Sexy brings readers in, but the point is that medics are not paid enough to survive in NYC Not just EMS…. Nursing and Only Fans https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/otilliasteadman/pandemic-nurses-onlyfans-sex-work Med St...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 23, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Podcasts Source Type: news

The Ambulance Science Podcast: The Sex and Violence Issue
Get every episode of The Ambulance Science Podcast by subscribing to Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts. Topic #1: Paramedic Lauren Kwei and OnlyFans https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/onlyfans-medic-lauren-kwei-new-york-post-interview-1104943/amp/?__twitter_impression=true&fbclid=IwAR0oIS12IOLfE5cr93J9lI2Th_QybZdwz9bQUAsLhHlo1f9idQRh859Ap-U Sexy brings readers in, but the point is that medics are not paid enough to survive in NYC Not just EMS…. Nursing and Only Fans https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/otilliasteadman/pandemic-nurses-onlyfans-sex-work Med St...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 23, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Podcasts Source Type: news

The Ambulance Science Podcast: The Sex and Violence Issue
Get every episode of The Ambulance Science Podcast by subscribing to Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts. Topic #1: Paramedic Lauren Kwei and OnlyFans https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/onlyfans-medic-lauren-kwei-new-york-post-interview-1104943/amp/?__twitter_impression=true&fbclid=IwAR0oIS12IOLfE5cr93J9lI2Th_QybZdwz9bQUAsLhHlo1f9idQRh859Ap-U Sexy brings readers in, but the point is that medics are not paid enough to survive in NYC Not just EMS…. Nursing and Only Fans https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/otilliasteadman/pandemic-nurses-onlyfans-sex-work Med St...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 23, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Podcasts Source Type: news

"A woman's honor tumbles down on all of us in the family, but a man's honor is only his": young women's experiences of patriarchal chastity norms - Christianson M, Teiler, Eriksson C.
PURPOSE: In this qualitative study we explored how young women living in Sweden with ethnic and cultural roots in the Middle East and East Africa comply with or resist so-called honour norms and how they perceive that these norms affect their living condit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Are two phases of quarantine better than one?
(IOP Publishing) The importance of strict quarantine has been widely debated during the COVID-19 epidemic. The public debate on lockdown strategy raises the question of whether it is better to have a two-phase lockdown (a strict lockdown followed by a relaxation of restrictions) or a single, softer quarantine policy (the Swedish model). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cost-effective or not? New research on national vaccination programs
(University of Gothenburg) Immunizing children against chickenpox would save money, but offering shingles vaccinations to all 65-year-olds would not. These are examples of findings in a University of Gothenburg thesis exploring the cost-effectiveness of Sweden's national vaccination programs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New research highlights the importance of the thymus in successful pregnancies
(Karolinska Institutet) How the immune system adapts to pregnancies has puzzled scientists for decades. Now, findings from an international group of researchers, led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, reveal important changes that occur in the thymus to prevent miscarriages and gestational diabetes. The results are published in the journalNature. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cochrane Sweden collaborates on trial transparency report
Cochrane Sweden, in collaboration withTranspariMED, recently published areport on clinical trial transparency in Sweden.The report draws on data from theEU Trials Tracker and summarises the current extent of clinical drug trial reporting for different organisations in Sweden. Under the European Commission ’s Clinical Trial Regulation, clinical trial sponsors must post summary results to the EU Clinical Trials Register within one year of a study ending, or six months for paediatric trials.The report found that over 70% of clinical trials whose results were verifiably due had not yet posted results. This is far below t...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 22, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

New center for nuclear disarmament for Uppsala University
(Uppsala University) Today, the Swedish Government decided to assign to Uppsala University the task of setting up a new national knowledge center for research on nuclear disarmament. With an interdisciplinary approach and researchers in fields including peace and conflict research, nuclear physics, artificial intelligence (AI) and political science, the incipient Alva Myrdal Centre will conduct research with the goal of contributing to a safer world for humankind. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Does neighborhood alcohol availability moderate the impact of familial liability and marital status on risk for alcohol use disorders? A Swedish national study - Kendler KS, L önn SL, Karriker-Jaffe KJ, Salvatore JE, Sundquist J, Sundquist K.
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether ease of access to alcohol at the neighborhood level moderates the impact of familial liability and marital status on risk for alcohol use disorder (AUD). METHOD: Individuals in Sweden were d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Oral Contraceptives Protect Against Ovarian, Endometrial Cancer
MONDAY, Dec. 21, 2020 -- Oral contraceptives have a lasting protective effect against ovarian and endometrial cancer, according to a study published online Dec. 17 in Cancer Research. Torgny Karlsson, Ph.D., from Uppsala University in Sweden, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Are New Coronavirus Strains Cause for Concern?
By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer Reports from Britain and South Africa of new coronavirus strains that seem to spread more easily are causing alarm, but virus experts say it’s unclear if that’s the case or whether they pose any concern for vaccines or cause more severe disease. Viruses naturally evolve as they move through the population, some more than others. It’s one reason we need a fresh flu shot each year. New variants, or strains, of the virus that causes COVID-19 have been seen almost since it was first detected in China nearly a year ago. On Saturday, Prime Minister Boris...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 21, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news