Swedish Research Council

The Swedish Research Council was established by the Swedish legislature in 2001. The purpose of the Council is to provide funding for basic research of the highest quality in all disciplines. The objective is for Sweden to build on their achievements and become a leading research nation

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SE-103 78 Stockholm, Sweden
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HIV & AIDS

Vulnerability in healthcare of migrants living with HIV

Migrants living with HIV are a particularly vulnerable group in Sweden and Swedish health care, research from the University of Gothenburg shows. How they perceive their own physical health is highly variable—more so than ...

Ophthalmology

Many older people's lens prescriptions are wrong

Overall, Swedish 70-year-olds' eyesight is good, but many could see even better. Six in ten can improve their vision by getting eyeglasses or changing the power of the glasses they already have, according to a new study from ...

Health

Patient charges mean young people visit doctor less

When young adults pass the age limit for paying patient co-payments, or out-of-pocket prices, their medical consultations in primary care decrease by 7 percent, a study shows. The groups affected most are women and low-income ...

Neuroscience

Training can reverse nicotine-induced brain damage

Motor-skill training has proved capable of reversing brain impairments in rats treated with nicotine. This effect has been demonstrated in a recent study and, in the long term, the method may also come to be tested as an ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Gentle touch can decrease stress

Long lasting gentle touch decreases stress hormones and decelerate heart beat frequency. It also activates brain areas commonly linked to reward. These research results are presented in a new thesis from the University of ...

Health

Practitioners' views on submission and dominant sex

Strong emotional experiences, an opportunity to find your place in the world, a clear set of rules and the knowledge that other people regard it as immoral and shameful. These are just some of the views held by perpetrators ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Joining forces globally against drug resistant bacteria

Antibiotics have saved millions of lives from once deadly infectious diseases. But, misuse of antibiotics and other antimicrobials in humans and animals has led to bacteria evolving resistance.

Health

Dance boosts young girls' mental health

Young girls can dance their way to better mental health. Symptoms like depression, stress, fatigue, and headaches are alleviated with regular dancing. This is shown in a study run by Anna Duberg, a physical therapist at Örebro ...

Health

Phthalates in PVC floors taken up by the body in infants

A new study at Karlstad University in Sweden shows that phthalates from PVC flooring materials is taken up by our bodies. Phthalates are substances suspected to cause asthma and allergies, as well as other chronic diseases ...

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