Text messaging effective support in treatment of HIV and tuberculosis
Mobile phone text messaging is a powerful tool for improving quality of care, as shown by José António Nhavoto in his doctoral thesis in informatics at Örebro University. He has developed and tested a method in Mozambique, helping patients with severe...
Social support more important to mothers
For mothers who feel that they are not in control of certain aspects of life and who are struggling with their relationship to their teenage children, social support may make a great difference. But the same does not seem to apply to fathers in the same...
Best medical school in Sweden
Örebro University Medical School is the best in the country, according to the responses in a questionnaire by the Swedish Medical Association. The questionnaire was distributed to last year's medical graduates in Sweden. We are on the right track, says...
Tablet prevents gluten from entering the small intestine
A tablet makes it possible for gluten-sensitive individuals to ingest small amounts of gluten without experiencing symptoms such as bloatedness, diarrhoea and abdominal pain. The tablet is a result of a study at Örebro University presented at a research...
A brisk walk instead of sitting down – just ten minutes a day makes a difference
It is not the amount of time spent sitting still that matters. Instead it is the extent of physical activity that is essential in reducing the risk of elderly women developing cardiovascular disease, as shown in a new Örebro study published in PLOS ONE.
Minute of silence for victims in Stockholm
Today, Monday 10 April at 12.00, the Government has declared a national minute of silence to honour the victims of the attack in Stockholm. Örebro University will participate in this minute of silence.
Contact with relatives a priority after a disaster
After natural disasters, it is a priority to help victims to get in touch with relatives. Karin Hugelius has shown this in her doctoral thesis and her findings are already being put to use in the UN-led network for disaster relief communications.
The school cafeteria as the new lab room
That research should lead to change is something that Johanna Björklund and Ida Schoultz think is natural. That is why they have joined Örebro University's new research project for social innovation.
Major fluctuations in the bacterial flora in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases
Patients with severe intestinal diseases have major fluctuations in their bacterial flora, as shown in a new study published in Nature Microbiology. Jonas Halfvarson, researcher at the School of Medical Sciences notes that flora varied from being healthy...
Doctoral hats and laurel wreaths as Örebro University celebrated
New doctors and professors, donning hats and laurel wreaths, took centre stage during Örebro University’s annual academic celebrations. The ensuing banquet was planned and executed by students from the School of Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Meal...