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Our work is divided into public health programme area and Environment programme area.


Ephi organises seminar in Parliament with Astrid Kander

Ephi organises seminar in Parliament with Astrid Kander

On 31 January 2024, Ephi is organising a seminar in the Swedish Parliament on Astrid Kander's report on the topic of climate-impacting emissions and exports. Place: Riksdag Date: 31/1 2024 The seminar is organised together with Rickard Nordin from the Centre Party. Read Astrid Kander's report here. More info to come. 

Ephi launches new report on obesity and medicines

Ephi launches new report on obesity and medicines

Doctor Vincent Flink Amble-Naess will soon publish a report on obesity and medicines at Ephi. Flink Amble-Naess notes that effective medical treatment for weight loss is now available. The only question is who should receive it and how it should be financed. The ability to efficiently store fat has been evolutionarily advantageous for...

Ephi welcomes Philippa Broom to the Ephi Advisory Board!

Ephi welcomes Philippa Broom to the Ephi Advisory Board!

At the Conservative Party conference in Manchester in 2023, Philippa Broom guides a diverse group of people: German ex-ministers, politicians from Mongolia, a deputy leader from Norway and a bunch of Swedes. There seems to be no one in either the British or international liberal-conservative movement she doesn't know. She is...

Ephi produces talk show with Henrik Jönsson

Ephi produces talk show with Henrik Jönsson

Don't miss the talk show 100% hosted by Henrik Jönsson with Ephi CEO Marie Söderqvist as producer. In four episodes, Henrik Jönsson talks with a number of exciting guests about everything in Swedish politics and the house band Army of Lovers reunites in the studio and releases new music. Read more here.

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111. The art of living a long and healthy life

Doctor Gustav Soler joins the podcast to get to the bottom of the concept of longevity. Soler explains how stress, supplements, drugs and sleep affect long-term health and how to measure biological age. We also find out if exchanging blood with...

110. Is 20 the new 70?

Professor Ingmar Skoog notes that people over 70 today are healthier and less depressed than 50-year-olds in previous generations. Skoog also says that today's 70-year-olds exercise, have sex and party more than previous generations, while today's...

109 Population crisis or?

Author and podcaster Anna Björklund is the guest on this week's episode to discuss the declining birth rate in Sweden. How does it affect public health, and why are fewer and fewer people choosing to have children? 

108. Kerstin Hesselgren - Prussian or liberal pioneer?

Journalist and writer Anders Johnson visits the podcast and talks about his book Kerstin Hesselgren - health care apostle and parliamentary pioneer. Kerstin Hesselgren was a prominent social liberal politician in the early 20th century and the first woman in the...

107. Is obesity a disease?

Doctor Vincent Flink Amble-Naess joins the podcast and notes that there are now effective medical treatments for weight loss. The only question is who is entitled to the medicine and who should pay for it? Instead of making it easy to get a medication...

106. What can you say about food and health?

What is the role of authorities in what we eat and drink? What claims can food producers make on their products and what can be said about health in social media? This is what Marie Söderqvist and Fredrik Torehammar discuss together with Jimmy Sandell,...

105. What is a modern bourgeois drug policy?

Christian Karlsson, Chair of the Social Affairs Committee, explains his views on Swedish drug policy. Why do we have such harsh penalties for cannabis use when other countries are decriminalising? Are politicians proud of the snus that made Swedes become ...

104. Swedish exports are good for the climate

How do Swedish exports affect the climate? Should we perhaps trade less with other countries for the sake of the climate? Astrid Kander is a professor at Lund University and researches how climate-impacting emissions can be measured more accurately. An important, and perhaps surprising, ...

103. Summer, sun and inner storms

In this episode, psychiatric patient Roger Lundgren and psychiatrist David Eberhard talk about mental illness and the role of psychiatry in our modern secular society. Has psychiatry taken over the church's role in supporting people's existential...

102. Training for adventure

Roller skiing from Smygehuk to Barcelona or cycling across the American continent requires a good physique. This week the podcast is hosted by Fredrik Erixon who runs an adventure school. He talks about what it takes to succeed in both extreme physical...

Uploaded publications

Several of EPHI's publications are available both in text and as podcasts. In most cases, the authors themselves read their text. Subscribe to EPHI's audio reports and essays and you can listen to exciting new perspectives on environment and health issues at your convenience.

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3: PM Nilsson - Duty to exercise?

This is a reading of an essay from EPHI. Despite the fact that daily physical activity is probably one of the best things you can do to stay healthy, it is considered to be something you can do on your own. This applies to adults as well as children and...

2: Lena Andersson - To eat or not to eat

This is a reading of an essay from EPHI. Eating has become so much more than a way to get nutrition. What one eats can be a stand for a better world for humans and animals alike, for domestically produced products or national agriculture....

1: Jojje Olsson - China and the climate after COP26

This is a reading of a briefing paper from EPHI. China's emissions are the single most important factor for the future of the climate. The country currently emits more carbon dioxide than the EU and all other OECD countries combined. In contrast to other leading economies, they increased...

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A market economy and individual freedom are needed to overcome threats to our environment and health.

Humanity faces both serious and urgent environmental and health problems. We have neither the time nor the money to prioritise anything other than the most effective actions. Today, however, environmental and health issues are too often characterised by symbolic politics and wishful thinking.

Ephi presents facts and analyses to contribute to an environmental and health debate based on reality - not on opinions and emotions.

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