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Insights on blood clots in COVID-19 patients could inform new therapies

A new understanding of how and why some COVID-19 patients develop life-threatening blood clots could lead to new preventative treatments. Previous research has established that...
tuberculosis

New findings could help to protect lungs from tuberculosis

Scientists have discovered new insights on tuberculosis, which could lead to new drug treatments to speed up recovery. Two new studies from the University of...
Novel mechanisms of obesity and hypertension discovered

Novel mechanisms of obesity and hypertension discovered

A new study has revealed the novel mechanisms of obesity and hypertension, which researchers say represents a paradigm shift in our understanding of how...
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Children’s processed food consumption must be reduced, warn experts

Experts have called for urgent action to tackle British children’s consumption of 'exceptionally high' proportions of ultra-processed foods. A study, led by Imperial College London,...
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How has COVID-19 impacted child mental health?

Childline Service Head Alex Gray discusses the mental health struggles among children and young people during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to NHS estimates, around one...
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Is vaccine hesitancy in Africa linked to institutional mistrust?

Dr Jean-François Maystadt, Professor of Economics at Université catholique de Louvain and Lancaster University, discusses institutional mistrust and vaccine hesitancy in Africa. In a report...
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Common cold can help combat COVID-19 infection

Exposure to the rhinovirus, the most frequent cause of the common cold, can protect from the virus which causes COVID-19, research has found. A new...
The future of UVC disinfection

The future of UVC disinfection

University of Siena Associate Professor of Public Health Gabriele Messina speaks with HEQ about innovation in UVC disinfection technology. The past year has seen an...
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Can we make sure that COVID-19 is the last pandemic?

The Honourable Mark Dybul MD speaks to us about the findings of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response. The Independent Panel for Pandemic...
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Intellectual property and vaccine equality in a pandemic

Akshaya Kumar, Director of Crisis Advocacy at Human Rights Watch, speaks to us about intellectual property and vaccine inequity. In October 2020, representatives of India...
AstraZeneca treatment unsuccessful at preventing symptomatic COVID-19

AstraZeneca treatment unsuccessful at preventing symptomatic COVID-19

AstraZeneca’s antibody treatment – AZD7442 – has been unsuccessful in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 in patients recently exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The results of AstraZeneca’s...
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Rise in cost and usage of antidepressants sparks concern

An alarming surge in the usage and cost of antidepressants in 2020 has been recorded by researchers from the University of Huddersfield. Researchers conducted a...
UK patients want access to mental health services and green spaces

UK patients want access to mental health services and green spaces

A recent YouGov survey commission by NHS Property Services (NHSPS) has revealed that over one third of British patients want access to mental health...
LifeVac Europe and the fight against choking deaths

LifeVac Europe and the fight against choking deaths

LifeVac is on a mission to save lives by improving basic lifesaving choking protocols. LifeVac has now helped save over 152 lives in a choking...
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The rise of innovation and technology in Danish healthcare

Healthcare Denmark CEO Jakob Skaaren Nielsen discusses innovation and technological developments within the Danish health and care sectors. Healthcare Denmark, a public-private non-profit partnership based...

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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

The Chinese University of Hong Kong Jockey Club Centre for Osteoporosis Care and Control (JOCOC) aims to promote healthier bones for all and an...

4-in-1 support therapy for multiple organ failure treatment

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MEDICAL CANNABIS NETWORK

Whither the winds of the European cannabis industry post-pandemic?

Whither the winds of the European cannabis industry post-pandemic?

The European Cannabis Association is setting its sights on harmonising the cannabis regulatory environment across the continent. The COVID-19 pandemic is a generation- if not...
Cannabis research in Meir Hospital: Realistic innovation

Cannabis research in Meir Hospital: Realistic innovation

Researchers at Meir Hospital are investigating the therapeutic potential of cannabis for a number of indications. In the last few decades, the world has witnessed...
Exploring innovation in the cannabis sector

Exploring innovation in the cannabis sector

Volteface Head of Strategy Katya Kowalski tells HEQ about innovation and advocacy around cannabis. UK-based advocacy organisation Volteface aims to promote evidence-based drug policy and...
Towards a UK cannabis industry

Towards a UK cannabis industry

Health Europa Quarterly (HEQ) speaks with Mike Barnes of Maple Tree Consultants and Ricardo Geada of Mackrell Solicitors about the need for a legal...

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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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