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Psilocybin-assisted therapy for mental health: a new paradigm?

Psilocybin-assisted therapy for mental health: a new paradigm?

We are living through a mental health crisis. Existing treatments barely scratch the surface of the problem, and have not translated into real-world benefit...
tumour

Novel method for enhancing tumours response to treatment

A team of researchers have innovated a new strategy that increases tumour receptiveness to cancer drugs, potentially augmenting the effectiveness of chemotherapy treatments. The Research,...
heart health

COVID-19 long-term effects on young adults’ heart health

A novel study has indicated long-term blood vessel and heart health impacts for young adults who have suffered minor COVID-19 symptoms. The research, conducted by...
Supporting nurses on the frontline

Supporting nurses on the frontline

International Editor Clifford Holt spoke to the EFN’s Secretary General Paul de Raeve about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected Europe’s nurses and what...
Equal and accessible healthcare in the EU

Equal and accessible healthcare in the EU

MEP Tomislav Sokol discusses the role of EU institutions in achieving more equal and accessible healthcare across the bloc. MEP Tomislav Sokol (EPP) is a...
Patient’s Rights Day: recommendations towards a European Health Union

Patients’ Rights Day: recommendations towards a European Health Union

For European Patients’ Rights Day 2021, Active Citizenship Network, the European branch of the Italian non-profit organisation Cittadinanzattiva, discusses ten recommendations towards a European...
pandemic

WHO unveils global Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence

A new World Health Organization (WHO) led project will launch the global Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence, data, surveillance, and analytics innovation. The collaboration...
Urgent need to reduce inequalities in infection control practices

Urgent need to reduce inequalities in infection control practices

The World Health Organization (WHO) has highlighted an urgent need to reduce inequalities in the availability of good hand hygiene and infection prevention and...
UV light improves efficacy of common disinfectants against COVID-19

UV light improves efficacy of common disinfectants against COVID-19

The application of ultraviolet light (UVC) light could improve the efficacy of 400 common disinfectants against COVID-19, as well as making them safer for...
Natural versus synthetic CBD

Natural versus synthetic CBD

Richard O’Halloran, CEO of Biosportart, discusses natural versus synthetic cannabidiol (CBD) compounds for use in products and what this means for the CBD industry. CBD...
medical cannabis

Examining the future of Europe’s medical cannabis treatments

Sita Schubert, the General Secretary of the European Medicinal Cannabis Association, discusses the future of medical cannabis treatments in Europe, looking at how they...
UK policy oversight sees farmers waste millions of pounds worth of CBD

UK policy oversight sees farmers waste millions of pounds worth of CBD

A new report co-ordinated by third sector drug policy reform organisation Volteface has today been released, promising a solution to ‘draconian, pointless’ hemp legislation. The...
Cutting-edge UK lab to fast-track COVID-19 variant vaccines

Cutting-edge UK lab to fast-track COVID-19 variant vaccines

A new state-of-the-art lab in the UK will test the effectiveness of vaccines against new variants of COVID-19. The new testing lab based at Porton...
MHRA gives green light to cardiovascular treatment

MHRA gives green light to cardiovascular treatment

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has authorised Vazkepa to reduce cardiovascular risk in statin-treated adult patients who have elevated triglycerides and other...
COVID-19 vaccine response dampened by IBD drug

COVID-19 vaccine response dampened by IBD drug infliximab

A new study has shown that people who take a common drug for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have a dampened immune response to the...
Using microneedles for painless drug delivery

Using microneedles for painless drug delivery

Researchers have suggested using microneedles for immunotherapy to vaccinate or treat diseases such as cancer and autoimmune disorders, with minimal pain, invasiveness, and side...
A better understanding of how T cells function

A better understanding of how T cells function

A team of researchers has made steps towards better understanding how T cells function – by using their antigen like receptors like sticky fingers. T...

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Health Europa Quarterly Issue 17

Welcome to the 17th issue of Health Europa Quarterly, which focuses on the fast-growing worlds of infection prevention and control and digital health technology;...



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The Chinese University of Hong Kong: Osteoporosis care and control

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Exploring the pharmacological and placebo effects of CBD for pain

Exploring the pharmacological and placebo effects of CBD for pain

A new study has shed light on the pain-reducing effects of CBD, as well as the impact that the placebo effect may have on...
Treating hypertension with cannabis

Treating hypertension with cannabis

Ran Abuhasira of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev speaks to HEQ about the use of cannabis in treating elderly patients. In February 2021, researchers at...
medical cannabis industry

Investing in the future of the medical cannabis industry

Akerna CEO Jessica Billingsley speaks with MCN about the future of the medical cannabis industry, regarding technology, finance and cannabis policy. Jessica Billingsley, who will...
mescaline

XPhyto: Is mescaline the next big mood-modifying medicine?

Mescaline has the potential to be the next frontier in the psychedelics renaissance and represents an unprecedented opportunity to innovate a notable advancement in...

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Medical Cannabis Network Quarterly Issue 4

Welcome to the fourth edition of Medical Cannabis Network Quarterly, which examines the evolution of the cannabis industry in the face of shifting legislation,...

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