News archive 2010
New research on mobbing at work
Friendship, love but also mobbing can all occur in contexts where people meet regularly. Mobbing can include ostracism, scolding or being deprived of one’s working duties. The list goes on. Mobbing is the social exclusion of someone from the group.
Waste to wash away old sins
The constant leakage from historic mine sites are the major source of metal pollution in Sweden. Lotta Sartz, environmental chemist at Örebro University has developed a method that makes it possible to reduce pollution using industrial waste material...
Smoking during pregnancy may harm the child’s motor control and coordination
Women who smoke during pregnancy run the risk of adversely affecting their children’s coordination and physical control according to a new study from Örebro University, Sweden, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
Successful initiative reduces underage drinking
The majority of Swedish youths have tasted alcohol already by the age of 15. Public health researcher Camilla Pettersson at Örebro University has studied the effects of the parental support programme Strong and Clear. Her research concludes that youths...