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Listeria monocytogenes outbreak kills nine

Listeria monocytogenes outbreak kills nine

Nine people have died due to a Listeria monocytogenes outbreak, with experts warning that new cases may yet emerge. As of 8 June 2018 and since...
£2m awarded to Warwick University to help fight viral disease in East Africa

£2m awarded to Warwick University to help fight viral disease in East Africa

The University of Warwick, UK, has been awarded £2m (~€2.2m) for a project which aims to tackle the spread of viral disease in East...
Getting to the heart of the matter: can we prevent cardiovascular disease?

Getting to the heart of the matter: can we prevent cardiovascular disease?

The dramatic increase in age-associated disorders such as cardiovascular disease represents a major burden on modern society. Researchers at the University of Leuven, Belgium,...
Obstructive sleep apnoea linked with brain changes seen in dementia

Obstructive sleep apnoea linked with brain changes seen in dementia

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is associated with changes to the structure of the brain that are also seen in the early stages of dementia,...
An over 40-hour working week linked to risk of diabetes in women

An over 40-hour working week linked to risk of diabetes in women

New research suggests that working over 40 hours a week creates a greater risk of diabetes in women, advising that 30-40 hours may help...
Diagnosis and delay: an approach to addressing diabetic kidney disease

Diagnosis and delay: an approach to addressing diabetic kidney disease

Health Europa takes a look at the causes, diagnosis and treatment of diabetic kidney disease and investigates what is being done at a European...
What are the highest risk symptoms showing signs of testicular cancer?

What are the highest risk symptoms showing signs of testicular cancer?

A new study from the University of Exeter Medical School, UK, has helped identify the highest risk symptoms that can help indicate signs of...
Undetected Zika A infections could be triggering miscarriages and stillbirths

Undetected Zika A infections could be triggering miscarriages and stillbirths

Symptomless Zika A infections may be a contributing factor to miscarriages and stillbirths, new research on nonhuman primates (NHPs) suggests. In a collaborative study between...
Coeliac disease in children – a call to arms

Coeliac disease in children – a call to arms

Cases of coeliac disease in children continue to rise – and continue to go undetected across Europe. AOECS and ESPGHAN are campaigning to change...
Having a penicillin allergy increases risk of superbug infections

Having a penicillin allergy increases risk of superbug infections

Patients with a recorded penicillin allergy on their medical records are at risk of develop drug-resistant superbug infections such as MRSA, a new study...

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