Ageing, lifestyles and health
More healthy years
We live longer than ever before, but brain diseases, cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes become increasingly common as we get older. Moreover, as the population ages, the prevalence of cancer increases and musculoskeletal disorders make it harder to cope in everyday life. Fortunately, the risk of all of these diseases can be reduced by healthy lifestyles.
Our research has shed light on the genetic background and risk factors of common chronic diseases. We keep finding ways to prevent diseases with healthy lifestyle habits while also developing diagnostics and increasingly personalised and targeted treatments. Our research ranges from molecular-level mechanisms of diseases to effectiveness in health care.
Our goal is to make active living and healthy ageing available to an increasing number of people.
Healthlife // News
- More than 40% of status epilepticus patients suffer adverse outcomes – mortality risk can be estimated already in the emergency room (22.01.2020)
- Academy of Finland grants 1.8 million euros of research infrastructure funding to University of Eastern Finland (22.01.2020)
- Antipsychotic drugs are associated with increased risk of head and brain injuries among community-dwelling persons with Alzheimer’s disease (16.01.2020)
- Body’s natural signal carriers can help melanoma spread (15.01.2020)
- Intracranial Aneurysms: Familial and Hereditary Predisposition in Eastern Finland (14.01.2020)
- Earlier falls predict subsequent fractures in postmenopausal women (09.01.2020)
- CD44 and extracellular vesicles – Studies on the role of CD44 in vesicle biogenesis, detection and cellular interactions (08.01.2020)
- Significant funding for research on stroke outcome biomarkers (19.12.2019)
- Good aerobic fitness doesn’t protect children against type 2 diabetes, staying active does (17.12.2019)
- University of Eastern Finland secures H2020 funding for research into environmental health exposures (16.12.2019)