University of Gothenburg

1 in 5 children in Sweden overweight

University of Gothenburg, Sweden - and Karolinska Institutet have carried out the first ever national study of the prevalence of overweight and obesity in schoolchildren. It reveals that one in five children in Sweden is ...

dateMar 08, 2011 in Health
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Men attend childbirth classes for partner's sake

Although their involvement is very different, childbirth is an important shared experience for the first-time father and his partner, yet men generally attend childbirth classes only for their partner's sake, reveals research ...

dateFeb 22, 2011 in Social Sciences
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Cold winters mean more pollution

Differences in air pressure over the North Atlantic have meant that the last two winters in Gothenburg, Sweden, have been extremely cold. This has led to the air in Gothenburg being more polluted with nitrogen ...

dateFeb 22, 2011 in Environment
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Lifestyle affects life expectancy more than genetics

How long your parents lived does not affect how long you will live. Instead it is how you live your life that determines how old you will get, reveals research from the University of Gothenburg recently published in the Journal of ...

dateFeb 07, 2011 in Health
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Taming carbon nanotubes

Carbon nanotubes have many attractive properties, and their structure and areas of application can be compared with those of graphene, the material for whose discovery the most recent Nobel Prize was awarded. In order to ...

dateFeb 07, 2011 in Nanomaterials
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