Leaving no one behind: Global Health Day 2023
By master’s students in Global Health, Virginia Costanza Calvi and Juliet Rozarian Fahisha Van T. Spijker We generally refer to Global Health as a discipline that tries to achieve better health outcomes for vulnerable populations and communities around the world, but a world with universal…
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A World in Change – Global Health Day 2022
There has been so much fear on what doom awaits the planet if actions to slow down the events of climate change remain unattended to. The issue of climate change has been unfolding and of great concern to everyone including researchers, governmental and non-governmental organizations,…
Could artificial intelligence improve our treatment of COPD (kols)?
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the leading causes of death, both in Norway and globally. It is caused by inflammation and scarring of the airways, leading to chronic cough, difficulty breathing, and in many cases destruction of the surrounding lung tissue. Imagine…
Promising marker for detecting disease activity in microscopic colitis
Microscopic colitis (MC) is characterized by chronic and watery diarrhea without blood and can be very socially disabling. Many patients are incorrectly diagnosed with «irritable bowel syndrome» (IBS) and, thus, are not offered the right treatment for MC that for the vast majority is very effective.
Global health discussions for a more equitable world
Almost two years into a global pandemic and a mere nine years away from the target achievement date for the Sustainable Development Goals, Women in Global Health Norway and Global Health Norway convened at St. Olav’s University Hospital for their annual conferences.
Illuminating brain tumours with radioactive sniffer dogs
Bringing light into the darkness of the brain by using radioactive molecules acting as “sniffer dogs” might help to improve the diagnostic and therapy of severe cancerous diseases. To make these little helpers visible, Positron-Emission-Tomography (PET) creates 3 dimensional images from the emitted photons and visualises brain tumour activity.
Nutritional education for health professionals
The World Health Organization (WHO) emphasizes that pediatric primary health care professionals have an important role to play in tackling the childhood obesity epidemic, noting that “health professionals and all those providing services to children and adolescents need appropriate training on nutrition and diet, physical activity and the risk factors for developing obesity”.
High Ages: A Success That Signifes Health Challenges
As we all are aware of, there is a demographic shift toward an older population worldwide. The segment of people aged 80 years and more is growing rapidly and those aged 100+ are growing fastest. This is a sign that we have succeeded in some ways.