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6th Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care

The global interest for research in palliative care is increasing rapidly and The 6th Research Congress of the EAPC reflects this with a record number of abstracts and attendees -- more than 660 abstracts from 39 different countries will be presented to over 1200 international researchers and clinicians.

2010-06-07

6th Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care

The global interest for research in palliative care is increasing rapidly and The 6th Research Congress of the EAPC reflects this with a record number of abstracts and attendees -- more than 660 abstracts from 39 different countries will be presented to over 1200 international researchers and clinicians.

Research to improve the care of patients with short life expectancy is a priority for governments in many countries. Large international collaborative research initiatives are beginning to bear fruit and a number of cutting edge studies will be presented in Glasgow. Highlights of the conference programme include:

  • Effect of genetics in cancer patients on their response to pain-killers like morphine
  • New strategies to avoid inappropriate transfers of terminally ill nursing home residents to hospitals at the end of life.
  • Mental clouding is prevalent in advanced disease but is an underestimated clinical problem. Helping clinicians to better understand its causes and management will improve the lives of patients and their carers.
  • Breathlessness is another common problem in advanced disease and associated with poor quality of life and shorter survival. Breathless patients need more attention, improved assessment and consequently better treatment.

The EAPC Research Network and the newly established European Palliative Care Research Centre will also be at the congress, presenting future research projects and an upcoming international PhD in palliative care.

More about the congress.

Headaches? Blame the coffee

As any coffee drinker will tell you, coffee is a wonder liquid that clears away morning cobwebs, makes you functional and even energetic, and is available virtually everywhere. But so perfect a substance is not without its drawbacks, researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology have found.

2009-08-17

Headaches? Blame the coffee

As any coffee drinker will tell you, coffee is a wonder liquid that clears away morning cobwebs, makes you functional and even energetic, and is available virtually everywhere. But so perfect a substance is not without its drawbacks, researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology have found.

Once-weekly fish intake in infancy reduces eczema risk

Infants who consume fish at least once a week have a significantly reduced risk for developing eczema, but not asthma, by the age of 2 years, researchers from the Faculty of Medicine/NTNU reports. However, maternal fish intake during pregnancy did not appear to influence the prevalence of infant eczema or asthma.

2009-08-25

Once-weekly fish intake in infancy reduces eczema risk

Infants who consume fish at least once a week have a significantly reduced risk for developing eczema, but not asthma, by the age of 2 years, researchers from the Faculty of Medicine/NTNU reports. However, maternal fish intake during pregnancy did not appear to influence the prevalence of infant eczema or asthma.

Teetotalers more likely to be depressed

When it comes to alcohol consumption and depression, a new study by a team of Norwegian and British researchers shows that heavy drinkers – but also teetotalers -- have higher levels of depression and anxiety than those who drink moderately.

2009-08-28

Teetotalers more likely to be depressed

When it comes to alcohol consumption and depression, a new study by a team of Norwegian and British researchers shows that heavy drinkers – but also teetotalers -- have higher levels of depression and anxiety than those who drink moderately.

New pan-European Palliative Care Research Centre established

A first-ever pan-European centre devoted to improving patient palliative care and end-of-life care was officially launched Thursday, October 15, at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), with the opening of the European Palliative Care Research Centre.

2009-10-15

New pan-European Palliative Care Research Centre established

A first-ever pan-European centre devoted to improving patient palliative care and end-of-life care was officially launched Thursday, October 15, at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), with the opening of the European Palliative Care Research Centre.

Hard training - reduced fertility

Are you a female athlete – or just someone who likes challenging workouts -- who also wants to get pregnant? It may make sense to ease off a bit as you try to get pregnant. New research based on data from the Health Survey of Nord-Trøndelag shows that the body may not have enough energy to support both hard workouts and getting pregnant.

2009-11-06

Hard training - reduced fertility

Are you a female athlete – or just someone who likes challenging workouts -- who also wants to get pregnant? It may make sense to ease off a bit as you try to get pregnant. New research based on data from the Health Survey of Nord-Trøndelag shows that the body may not have enough energy to support both hard workouts and getting pregnant.

A handheld ultrasound this years invention?

The handheld ultrasound developed and tested by GE Vingmed together with MI Lab and the Department of circulation and medical imaging at NTNU, is chosen as one of the 50 best inventions of 2009.

2009-11-20

A handheld ultrasound this years invention?

The handheld ultrasound developed and tested by GE Vingmed together with MI Lab and the Department of circulation and medical imaging at NTNU, is chosen as one of the 50 best inventions of 2009.

American-Norwegian study finds link between preeclampsia and reduced thyroid function

Women who experience preeclampsia, a serious complication of pregnancy, may have an increased risk for reduced thyroid functioning later in life, report a team of researchers from the National Institutes of Health, NTNU and other institutions. Some of the material for the study is from The Nord-Trøndelag Health Study.

2009-11-20

American-Norwegian study finds link between preeclampsia and reduced thyroid function

Women who experience preeclampsia, a serious complication of pregnancy, may have an increased risk for reduced thyroid functioning later in life, report a team of researchers from the National Institutes of Health, NTNU and other institutions. Some of the material for the study is from The Nord-Trøndelag Health Study.

How the Brain Filters

Researchers at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience and Centre for the Biology of Memory at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have discovered a mechanism that the brain uses to filter out distracting thoughts to focus on a single bit of information. Their results are reported in 19. November issue of Nature.

2009-11-20

How the Brain Filters

Researchers at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience and Centre for the Biology of Memory at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have discovered a mechanism that the brain uses to filter out distracting thoughts to focus on a single bit of information. Their results are reported in 19. November issue of Nature.

Register now: PhD class “Communication of science” SMED8005 will be held in Janu

SMED 8005 will be held from 13th - 15th January. The course provides knowledge about scientific communication/publications and communication to the general public.

2009-12-11

Register now: PhD class “Communication of science” SMED8005 will be held in Janu

SMED 8005 will be held from 13th - 15th January. The course provides knowledge about scientific communication/publications and communication to the general public.

Mandatory course days as follows:

Wednesday 13th January, Room ØHA11

Public communication (press/media) with Christian Fossen and course responsible Anne Steenstrup

Thursday 14th January Room MTA

Workshop with Richard Horton and course responsible Magne Nylenna

Friday 15th January Room GSU1

Clinics with Richard Horton and Magne Nylenna

The Workshop/Clinics 14th and 15th January:
“How to get your paper published” will be organized by Richard Horton (editor-in-chief The Lancet) and professor Magne Nylenna (former editor of Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening). No patients will be treated for “Clinics” day 3 - only manuscripts or drafts. All participants with a manuscript in progress are requested to send this to us for discussion in plenum day 3, each draft for discussion approx. 30 minutes. For course day 3 it will be essential that we receive articles to be discussed. But we cannot promise a discussion for all manuscripts submitted. Drafts must be sent to Svanhild.S.Haugen@ntnu.no within 4th January 2010.

For this year’s class we have an extraordinary high number of participants. We will await notice from you as to what extent we can expect you to send us drafts, before we decide whether the Workshop will need contribution from open announcements to research groups in the community. We will need to organize the Clinics time schedule in the best possible way, ending the day between 12 pm – 15.00 pm. Would you therefore as soon as possible by return mail to Svanhild.S.Haugen@ntnu.no confirm whether you will have a draft for discussion at the Clinics.

More about SMED8005.

Music and the arts fight depression, promote health

If you paint, dance or play a musical instrument – or just enjoy going to the theatre or to concerts -- it’s likely that you feel healthier and are less depressed than people who don’t, a survey of nearly 50,000 individuals from all socio-economic backgrounds from a county in mid-Norway shows.

2009-12-14

Music and the arts fight depression, promote health

If you paint, dance or play a musical instrument – or just enjoy going to the theatre or to concerts -- it’s likely that you feel healthier and are less depressed than people who don’t, a survey of nearly 50,000 individuals from all socio-economic backgrounds from a county in mid-Norway shows.

Breastfeeding is not as beneficial as once thought

Feeling guilty that you didn’t breastfeed your children enough – or at all? Relax. New research shows that breast milk is not as important for either the mother or the child's health.

2010-01-07

Breastfeeding is not as beneficial as once thought

Feeling guilty that you didn’t breastfeed your children enough – or at all? Relax. New research shows that breast milk is not as important for either the mother or the child's health.

30 exchange students at the Faculty of Medicine

30 exchange students will follow courses at the Faculty of Medicine in the spring semester 2010. We are delighted that so many international students have chosen to visit NTNU and the Faculty of Medicine.

30 exchange students at the Faculty of Medicine

30 exchange students will follow courses at the Faculty of Medicine in the spring semester 2010. We are delighted that so many international students have chosen to visit NTNU and the Faculty of Medicine.

An information meeting was held on Thursday 14 February. Dean Stig Slørdahl welcomed the students, and presented the faculty and its activities and the student advisers. Afterwards the students were served lunch and taken on a guided walk on the campus.

 

Six of the exchange students will follow semester IID (“English Semester” on the MD programme, while 25 students will follow master’s courses in Clinical Health Science, Molecular Medicine or Neuroscience.

 

Many countries are represented among this year’s exchange students; Austria, Azerbaijan, Brazil, the Czech Republic, China, Germany, Italia, the Netherlands, Poland, Serbia, Switzerland and the United States.

 

We wish our international guests good luck with their studies at NTNU, and we sincerely hope that their exchange period will be fruitful both academically and socially.

Cycling to better health, one leg at a time

People with chronic-obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often find themselves in a downward spiral when it comes to their health. COPD, which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, means that the elasticity of the lungs is destroyed.

2009-01-27

Cycling to better health, one leg at a time

People with chronic-obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often find themselves in a downward spiral when it comes to their health. COPD, which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, means that the elasticity of the lungs is destroyed.

New insights into allergy-related disorders in children

Allergies and asthma are a continuing health problem in most developed countries, but just how do these ailments develop over the course of a childhood? In a population-based study designed to help answer this question, researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) found that 40 per cent – or two of five -- of nearly 5,000 two-year-olds had at least one reported allergy-related disorder.

2009-01-27

New insights into allergy-related disorders in children

Allergies and asthma are a continuing health problem in most developed countries, but just how do these ailments develop over the course of a childhood? In a population-based study designed to help answer this question, researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) found that 40 per cent – or two of five -- of nearly 5,000 two-year-olds had at least one reported allergy-related disorder.

Assisted reproduction technoloogy has no effect on birth process or baby's outcome

Whether a women gets pregnant the “traditional” way or by assisted reproduction has no effect on the birthing process itself or the baby, researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have found.

 

2010-03-02

Assisted reproduction technoloogy has no effect on birth process or baby's outcome

Whether a women gets pregnant the “traditional” way or by assisted reproduction has no effect on the birthing process itself or the baby, researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have found.

 

Interval training can cut exercise hours sharply

-High-intensity interval training is twice as effective as normal exercise, said Jan Helgerud, an exercise expert at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. -This is like finding a new pill that works twice as well ... we should immediately throw out the old way of exercising.

2010-03-08

Interval training can cut exercise hours sharply

-High-intensity interval training is twice as effective as normal exercise, said Jan Helgerud, an exercise expert at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. -This is like finding a new pill that works twice as well ... we should immediately throw out the old way of exercising.

Brain Waves and Mediation

Forget about crystals, candles, Eastern philosophy, and about sitting and breathing in awkward ways. Meditation research explores how the brain works when we refrain from concentration, rumination and intentional thinking. Electrical brain waves suggest that mental activity during meditation is wakeful and relaxed.

2010-03-19

Brain Waves and Mediation

Forget about crystals, candles, Eastern philosophy, and about sitting and breathing in awkward ways. Meditation research explores how the brain works when we refrain from concentration, rumination and intentional thinking. Electrical brain waves suggest that mental activity during meditation is wakeful and relaxed.

When and how does CP strike?

Stoknes says the research team now wishes to continue with larger studies that look even closer at how different risk factors come together to contribute to brain injury which again causes CP.(25.03.2013) There is still great uncertainty surrounding the causes of cerebral palsy (CP), but new research suggests that the brain injury which leads to CP in infants with low birth weight occurs before they are born.

When and how does CP strike?

Stoknes says the research team now wishes to continue with larger studies that look even closer at how different risk factors come together to contribute to brain injury which again causes CP.(25.03.2013) There is still great uncertainty surrounding the causes of cerebral palsy (CP), but new research suggests that the brain injury which leads to CP in infants with low birth weight occurs before they are born.

In premature children the causes are often a combination of several risk factors; whereas in infants born at full term, it could be the child's inherent abilities to withstand unfortunate events at birth that cause some children to develop CP and others not.

Read more about the CP research at LBK.


Who would you want to represent you on the DMFs Board?

We are facing an election of a new DMF Board for the period 2013 - 2017. Permanent academic staff has 3 members, temporary academic staff and technical and administrative staff has one member each. Send your suggestion by 3 April. Three persons from the same group must stand behind the proposal.You will find the form for nomination and more details about the procedure on Innsida Web.

Who would you want to represent you on the DMFs Board?

We are facing an election of a new DMF Board for the period 2013 - 2017. Permanent academic staff has 3 members, temporary academic staff and technical and administrative staff has one member each. Send your suggestion by 3 April. Three persons from the same group must stand behind the proposal.You will find the form for nomination and more details about the procedure on Innsida Web.

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