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The short-term effects of positive MGUS screening results on depressive symptoms

Written by
Valbjörg Jónsdóttir 1992- , Nadía Jóhannsdóttir 1994-

Background: Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) is a precursor state for multiple myeloma (MM), which is a cancer that forms in the bone marrow and is currently incurable. Currently, MGUS is not screened for in common clinical practice, but studies have revealed that cancer ... (2,458 characters more)

Public views on the Central Highland National Park - conditions for a consensus among recreational users
Written by
Michael Bishop 1993-

The establishment of a National Park in the Central Highland of Iceland, now on the forefront of the political agenda, would set a milestone in the nature conservation history of Iceland and constitute the largest national park in Europe. While this project enjoys a broad public support, underlyi... (1,208 characters more)

A microprobe study of tephra glasses from the Fjallsendahraun lava, central Iceland

Written by
Ingibjörg Þórðardóttir 1997-

The ∼1362 A.D Fjallsendahraun lava in central Iceland originates from the Bárðarbunga volcanic system. Bárðarbunga is one of the youngest and most active volcanic system in Iceland with over 20 known basaltic eruptions in historical time. In this study, major element analysis of 16 glassy tephra ... (782 characters more)

The roles of abiotic and biotic factors in highland vegetation change near Blöndulón, NW Iceland, 200-2000 CE

Written by
Ölvir Styrmisson 1994-

Icelandic plant communities are shaped by climate, volcanism and, since human settlement around 870 CE, by land use. Post-settlement vegetation changes in the lowlands have received more attention than in the highlands. Via palynological analyses of two peat profiles, this study examines highland... (1,467 characters more)

The mental health service use and undetected PTSD among psychiatric patients in tertiary care
Written by
Jóel Dan Nielsen Björnsson 1994-

Over the past two decades research has demonstrated evidence for high estimates of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among mental health patients. It is troublesome that studies have found that assessment of trauma and PTSD among patients is lacking, leading to low detection rates and inadequa... (1,808 characters more)