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EU HEALTHCARE & SOCIAL CARE NEWS

Global agreement to make COVID-19 antigen tests available for all

Global agreement to make COVID-19 antigen tests available for all

The Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator has announced a set of agreements to make COVID-19 rapid antigen tests available to low- and middle-income...
Scientists link fatal COVID-19 reactions to autoimmunity and faulty genes

Scientists link fatal COVID-19 reactions to autoimmunity and faulty genes

Scientists have linked fatal reactions to COVID-19 in young people to rare gene variants and autoimmunity. New research has shown that 10% of the young...
Improvements to EU worker safety against cancer-causing chemicals

Improvements to EU worker safety against cancer-causing chemicals

The European Commission has proposed to improve workers safety by limiting their exposure to cancer-causing chemicals. Around 120,000 work-related cancer cases and 80,000 cancer-related deaths...
Brits demand more mental health services after COVID-19

Brits demand more mental health services after COVID-19

A new YouGov survey has revealed that British citizens are demanding better access to mental health and counselling services following the COVID-19 pandemic. The NHS...
UK strengthens protection of frontline workers in preparation for winter

UK strengthens protection of frontline workers in preparation for winter

Frontline workers in the UK will now have access to an uninterrupted supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) whilst treating COVID-19 patients. The Government has...
Study links COVID-19 care home outbreaks to independent infections

Study links COVID-19 care home outbreaks to independent infections

A new study has suggested that COVID-19 care home outbreaks in England, UK, were caused by multiple independent infections as well as within care...
Medical cannabis: science and risk-based methodology

Medical cannabis: science and risk-based methodology

Independent consultancy NNE and venture advisory firm Volvér showcase the significance of science and risk in devising a manufacturing facility. How can cannabis producers bring...
A resource-efficient cannabis industry starts with benchmarking

A resource-efficient cannabis industry starts with benchmarking

Resource Innovation Institute Executive Director Derek Smith highlights the importance of tracking resource consumption in cannabis production. As the global COVID-19 pandemic provides a window...
Combatting resistant depression with DMT and digital therapy

Combatting resistant depression with DMT and digital therapy

A wellbeing company is developing novel formulations of dimethyltryptamine (DMT) to help combat treatment resistant depression in combination with digital psychotherapy. Nearly 264 million people live...
Opioid addiction warnings to be strengthened in UK

Opioid addiction warnings to be strengthened in UK

Regulators in the UK are strengthening opioid addiction and dependence warnings on patient information labels and leaflets. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)...
‘Silver tech’: the latest health innovations in Europe for overs 60s

‘Silver tech’: the latest health innovations in Europe for overs 60s

The UN International Day of Older Persons is marked each year on 1 October, and this year it is shining a light on the...
Medicinal cannabis may play a significant role during COVID-19

Medicinal cannabis may play a significant role during COVID-19

Early studies indicate that medicinal cannabis may have potential in treating the symptoms of COVID-19. COVID-19 shows no sign of slowing down just yet and...

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Health Europa Quarterly Issue 14

Welcome to issue 14 of Health Europa Quarterly, which once again is inexorably overshadowed by the global COVID-19 pandemic. As lockdown restrictions begin to lift...



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The International Cannabis Cultivation Questionnaire aims to develop a better understanding of patterns in small-scale cannabis production. The Global Cannabis Cultivation Research Consortium (GCCRC) is...
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Life sciences company Cloud 9 Switzerland prioritises patient wellbeing, product quality and innovation in clinical practice. Cloud 9 Switzerland is a life sciences company offering...
The full spectrum politics of hemp in Ireland

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Chris Allen, Executive Director of Hemp Federation Ireland, tells MCN about the Irish hemp industry. Founded at the Humanities Institute, University College Dublin (UCD) in...
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