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Children can sense emotions in their bodies

Bodily changes are an important aspect of our feelings of emotion. As we experience emotions, changes occur, for example, in our muscle tone, breathing and autonomous nervous responses. Different emotions…

Emergency medicine demands quick decision making

Emergency medicine is the latest medical speciality in Finland, but it is already of a high international standard. Patients with acute conditions are now receiving enhanced treatment that is organised…

The University of Tampere is participating in a new study on the role of gut microbes and breast milk in the prevention of malnutrition

The findings of two recent international studies show that the health promoting gut microbes and certain sugar compounds found in breast milk may help to treat and prevent infant malnutrition….

Early family system types predict children’s emotional attention

The type of family system during pregnancy and the baby’s first year predicts the way the child processes emotional information. The results of a ten-year longitudinal study conducted at the…

Grandparents’ smoking increases the risk of smoking in grandchildren

The example set by grandparents clearly makes a difference: if grandparents smoke, it is more likely that their grandchildren will also smoke. Study results show that the grandparents’ smoking increases…

New study arm launched in southern Ostrobothnia on the health habits and stress of preschool children

An internationally unique study is about to start investigating the nutrition, sedentary behaviour, physical activity and stress regulation of 3–6 year-old children who attend day care in Finland. The lifestyle…

Purer vaccines grown in plants

The development of vaccines will increase in the future because antibiotic-resistant bacteria are making diseases harder to treat. In the future, vaccines may be produced in plants, and vaccines grown…

University of Tampere exports a teacher training programme to Indonesia

Teacher training at the University of Tampere has made major inroads in educational exports by concluding a deal with Indonesian partners. In December, the School of Education will launch a…

Dental infections may shorten pregnancy and affect birth size

New research conducted in Malawi by researchers from the University of Tampere shows that a mother’s tooth infection may shorten the duration of pregnancy and lead to the birth of…

The future of multicultural teaching looks bright thanks to the Kuulumisia project

A new study reveals the effectiveness of teacher qualification training for people with immigrant backgrounds Kuulumisia training for qualified and trainee teachers with immigrant backgrounds benefits its participants in an…