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Dissertation: Obesity and Bone Mineral Measurements in Postmenopausal Women

21.12.2014
Measurement of bone mineral density (BMD, g/cm2) by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is the clinical golden standard technique with which to diagnose osteoporosis. In general, overweight is... » Read More About Dissertation: Obesity and Bone Mineral Measurements in Postmenopausal Women

Wild blueberries (bilberries) can help tackle the adverse effects of a high-fat diet

18.12.2014
Eating bilberries diminishes the adverse effects of a high-fat diet, according to a recent study at the University of Eastern Finland. For the first time, bilberries were shown to have... » Read More About Wild blueberries (bilberries) can help tackle the adverse effects of a high-fat diet

Dissertation: Skipping meals increases children’s obesity and cardiometabolic risk

15.12.2014
Children who skip main meals are more likely to have excess body fat and an increased cardiometabolic risk already at the age of 6 to 8 years, according to a Finnish study. » Read More About Dissertation: Skipping meals increases children’s obesity and cardiometabolic risk

Dissertation: Hippocampal field potentials in animal models of Alzheimer's disease

10.12.2014
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the main cause of memory decline and dementia, accounting for 50-75% of all dementia cases. Even though the ultimate cause of AD still remains elusive, a major... » Read More About Dissertation: Hippocampal field potentials in animal models of Alzheimer's disease

Dissertation: No chocolate, please! Dioxin-induced responses in feeding related behaviour and in neuronal activity

09.12.2014
2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) is the most potent member of a family of persistent organic pollutants called dioxins. These chemicals are highly toxic (at pico- and nanogram level),... » Read More About Dissertation: No chocolate, please! Dioxin-induced responses in feeding related behaviour and in neuronal activity

Faculty bulletins

grants

The Faculty of Health Sciences supports its doctoral students by awarding compensation for their travelling expenses and dissertation printing grants. Furthermore, the faculty calls annually open the grants of Mauri and Sirkka Wiljasalo and the grants of Matti and Vappu Maukonen.

Sabbatical

The University of Eastern Finland has introduced a system for sabbaticals starting on Jan. 1, 2011. There are two application deadlines at the Faculty of Health Sciences. In 2014, the deadlines were March 14, 2014 and August 15, 2014respectively. The deadlines in 2015 will be March 13, 2015 and August 14, 2015. Please ready more from the enclosed bulletin.

Doctoral dissertations

The latest doctoral dissertations at the Faculty of Health Sciences