In the Media

Spending too little money on preventing ill-health can lower welfare benefits

2021-09-06

The NEAR Scientific Advisory Board member, Professor Miia Kivipelto, has written a debate article together with three Professors from KI on the importance of investing in prevention of major public health diseases such as, dementia, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes type 2.  They propose that the regions of the country spend an additional 1% of the health budget on disease prevention. They conclude that preventing and delaying onset of chronic and serious diseases can save the individual a lot of suffering, while reducing the burden and cost of overall healthcare.

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Read the article in DN

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Miia Kivipelto – New book “How to decrease the risk for Alzheimer’s Disease”

2021-12-20

The NEAR Scientific Advisory Board member, Miia Kivipelto, participated in TV4 Nyhetsmorgon where she talked about her new book release on how to decrease the risk for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), which she has written together with Professor Mai-Lis Hellénius.   Watch the program here

Karl Michaëlsson – In most cases vitamin D supplements are unnecessary

2021-10-19

The NEAR Steering Board member, Karl Michaëlsson, was interviewed in the daily newspaper SVT about vitamin D supplements. Prescriptions of vitamin D has increased by almost a thousand percent in recent years. However, Karl explains that supplements are unnecessary if you don’t have any deficiencies. Read the article in SVT

Ingmar Skoog – “An encroachment with isolation and a restraining order”

2021-10-12

The NEAR Steering Board member, Ingmar Skoog, participated in SVT to discuss the increasingly frequent spread of COVID-19 infections in nursing homes. The development raises some concerns, but Senior Professor Ingmar Skoog still does not want to go back to stricter restrictions: “It’s an encroachment with isolation and restraining order”.   Photo: SVT Watch the […]