A study conducted by a Welsh researcher of more than 200,000 Swedes in their late 20s and mid-30s suggests increased social fragmentation in large cities may partially explain why psychotic disorders are more common in urban areas, researchers have suggested, the findings, published on Tuesday, show.
Sometimes older articles on The Local find new life weeks, months or even years after they are initially published when they are picked up by external sites.
Recent examples of this are a sudden spike in traffic of 8,000 readers on June 16th to Swedish parents keep 2-year-old’s gender secret, initially published nearly a year earlier on June 23rd, thanks to a pickup on i am bored.
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Health: October 27th, 2008 by PO
Inspired by an article in The Local, a group of foreign students in Linköping recently met up for a photo shoot to raise awareness about breast cancer. Shakila Rainbow-Rossi explains:
To support this October’s Rosabandet Breast Cancer Awareness campaign, run by the Swedish charity Cancerfonden, myself and six other students from LIU:s College Course in Swedish decided to create a little publicity by posing for a photo-shoot wearing bras over our everyday wear.
Health: June 11th, 2007 by PO
A physician from Lund University has delved into the correlation between impotence and heart disease:
In a dissertation from Lund University in Sweden, the physician Rasmus Borgquist has managed to show that this reasoning is correct.
“One of our studies shows that otherwise healthy men with impotence show signs of early atherosclerosis in the coronary arteries of the heart. In another study we saw that men with impotence evince a higher incidence of high blood pressure, high blood fat, abdominal fat, and other traditional risk factors for heart disease,” he says.
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