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Increased survival rate in prostate cancer patients with hormone therapy

Increased survival rate in prostate cancer patients with hormone therapy

Researchers have found a consistent improvement in overall survival in men with intermediate- and high-risk prostate cancer with the addition of hormone therapy to...
New study finds infants born in cities at increased mortality rate

Study finds infants born in cities have an increased mortality rate

In Tanzania, infants born in cities surprisingly have an increased mortality rate in their first month of life compared to babies born in rural...
peripheral nerve damage

Cutting-edge technique effectively repairs peripheral nerve damage

A collaborative endeavour between Irish researchers and their international partners has devised an innovative method for remedying peripheral nerve damage. The team that comprises experts...
Introducing healthy lifestyle habits in preschool lowers heart disease risk

Introducing healthy lifestyle habits in preschool lowers heart disease risk

Implementing school-based programs aimed at teaching healthy lifestyle habits as early as preschool can achieve lasting lifestyle changes in children. Healthy lifestyle habits can include...
BIPOC

BIPOC representation essential in vaccine clinical trials

Dr Michele Andrasik, Senior Staff Scientist at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, outlines the importance of BIPOC representation in vaccine clinical trials. Black, Indigenous, and...
symptoms of COVID-19

Severe symptoms of COVID-19 reduced by a genetic variant

A new Swedish meta-study has discovered that a particular gene variant can protect against severe symptoms of COVID-19. The research, pioneered by experts at the...
Could a concussion diagnosis be monitored through urine samples?

Could a concussion diagnosis be monitored through urine samples?

A concussion diagnosis is hard to define with injuries not appearing on routine brain scans and no definitive diagnostic test available. It is usually...
What is blue Monday?

What is Blue Monday? Everything you need to know

Today is called Blue Monday, which has become commonly known as the most depressing day of the year. But what is Blue Monday? Where...
The link between brain cell development and psychiatric disorders

The link between brain cell development and psychiatric disorders

Scientists from Keele University and Cardiff University have discovered new links between the breakdown in brain cell development and the risk of schizophrenia and...
The benefits of exercising at different times of the day

The benefits of exercising at different times of the day

Recent research has shown that exercising at different times across the day benefits the body in unique ways. Exercising improves health and fitness, and research...
lifestyle medicine in Europe

The growing landscape of lifestyle medicine in Europe

Dr Alicja Baska, Executive Director and co-founder of the Polish Society of Lifestyle Medicine, provides an introduction to lifestyle medicine in Europe. The last few...
The impact of being unvaccinated from Covid in pregnancy

The impact of being unvaccinated from Covid in pregnancy

A new study showed that being unvaccinated from Covid in pregnancy increases the likelihood to have poor birth outcomes. People who contracted Covid in pregnancy...
phthalates

Phthalates: The ubiquitous chemicals that could be harming your health

Health Europa speaks to Dr Lariah Edwards from George Washington University, lead author of a new study which investigated the presence of phthalates and other...
One in ten people may still have infectious after ten-day covid isolation

One in ten people may still be infectious after ten-day covid isolation

One in 10 people may have clinically relevant levels of potentially infectious SARS-CoV-2 past the ten-day COVID isolation period, according to new research. The research...
Causes of a stroke may be triggered by anger and heavy physical exertion

Causes of a stroke may be triggered by anger and heavy physical exertion

A global study into causes of a stroke found that some survivors experienced anger, upset and heavy physical exertion before the event. A study co-led...
gender inequality

Gender inequality within healthcare exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic

Blandine Mollard of the EIGE discusses the findings from the Gender Equality Index 2021 and explores how gender inequality needs to be addressed within...
Sweeteners during pregnancy may affect a baby’s gut microbiome

Sweeteners during pregnancy may affect a baby’s gut microbiome

A new study investigates the link between consuming sweeteners during pregnancy and a child’s risk of obesity and changes in their gut microbiome. The researchers...
Connecting care for cardiovascular diseases

Connecting care for cardiovascular diseases

HEQ speaks to Ed Harding, Strategic Adviser to The Heart Failure Policy Network about the organisation’s efforts to bridge the gaps in heart failure...
bacteriophages

ACD Pharma: Bacteriophages against multi-drug resistant bacteria

A small Norwegian R&D company are making monumental strides in the global fight against multi-drug resistance, constructing the world's first large-scale plant for producing...
C-reactive protein test

LumiraDx C-reactive protein test accomplishes CE Marking

A cutting-edge, novel C-reactive protein test has successfully achieved CE Marking, a significant advancement in infection diagnostics. Developed by LumiraDx, pioneering experts in the field...

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