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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...
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...
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...
New form of muscular dystrophy discovered

New form of muscular dystrophy discovered

Researchers have discovered a new form of muscular dystrophy related to changes in the JAG2 gene. A new study led by the Department of Clinical...
The European Commission discusses cancer, COVID-19, and collaboration

The European Commission discusses cancer, COVID-19, and collaboration

HEQ speaks to European Commission officials about the goals and prospective benefits of the EU Beating Cancer Plan In February 2021, the European Commission launched...
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...
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...
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...
cardiovascular disease

Novel probe invention provides early cardiovascular disease detection

A team of researchers has developed a novel probe that enables earlier detection of cardiovascular disease, one of the leading worldwide causes of mortality. The...
Tackling cancer care inefficiencies in Europe’s future

Tackling cancer care inefficiencies in Europe’s future

All.Can International’s Chief Executive Officer, Eduardo Pisani, discusses inefficiencies in cancer care and what might come out of the Conference on the Future of...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
How smart monitoring technologies and AI optimise patient safety

How smart monitoring technologies and AI optimise patient safety

How smart monitoring technologies and AI help healthcare professionals predict adverse outcomes before they happen in the perioperative care pathway. In Europe, 2.4 million patients...
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...
Alzheimer's disease

A novel radiation treatment may reduce symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease

A novel pilot study has indicated that implementing low doses of radiation can improve cognition and behaviour in people with Alzheimer’s disease. The research, conducted...
3D brain models could accelerate search for multiple sclerosis treatments

3D brain models could accelerate search for multiple sclerosis treatments

Miniature 3D brain models have been developed that could help accelerate the search for treatments for neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis (MS). A team...

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