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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...
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...
Glycogen storage disease

Discussing glycogen storage disease and patient support

AGSD-UK Specialist Care Advisor Jane Lewthwaite speaks to HEQ about the importance of community and advocacy for patients living with glycogen storage disease. The Association...
tumour

The first tumour-uninformed cancer DNA detection test

A novel study has assessed the world’s first-ever tumour-uninformed cancer detection test for patients in remission. The innovative testing method, called Guardant Reveal, was developed...
neglected tropical diseases

Treatment for neglected tropical diseases currently disrupted by COVID-19

A pulse survey conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) has emphasised that the COVID-19 pandemic is persistently affecting health services for neglected tropical...

Diagnosing kidney disease may soon be automated with new algorithm

A new algorithm has been developed that can alert physicians to patients in the earliest stages of chronic kidney disease by scouring their electronic...
depression symptoms

Study suggests that depression symptoms may be reduced through education

A novel mental health monitor has indicated that the lives of people with depression symptoms could be drastically improved if others understood their condition. The...
Promise for ovarian cancer treatment from plant-derived drug

Promise for ovarian cancer treatment from plant-derived drug

A new study has show that a plant traditionally used for its anti-malarial properties holds promise as a treatment for ovarian cancer. Cancer researchers at...
Vagus nerve findings could be biggest stroke rehab progress in decades

Vagus nerve findings could be biggest stroke rehab progress in decades

Results from a new study looking at vagus nerve stimulation could be the biggest advancement for stroke rehabilitation in decades for patients with arm...
lung cancer

Lung cancer mortality influenced by pre-operative patient status

Researchers from Japan have discovered a correlation between pre-operative patient status and lung cancer mortality rate. The research, published in the Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia...
Benefits of oestrogen treatment for drug-resistant breast cancer

Benefits of oestrogen treatment for drug-resistant breast cancer

Researchers have achieved improved, long-term control of drug-resistant breast cancer growth in mice with the use of oestrogen and anti-oestrogen treatments. A team of researchers...
childhood obesity

The impact of parental lifestyle patterns on childhood obesity

A novel Australian longitudinal study has revealed the influence of parental lifestyle patterns on early childhood obesity. The study, published in The Obesity Society's (TOS)...
Gamechanger drug for psoriasis treatment offers hope for patients

Gamechanger drug for psoriasis treatment offers hope for patients

A novel drug has shown promise for patients after almost entirely clearing moderate to severe psoriasis in over 60% of clinical trial participants. The trials...
malaria vaccine

R21/Matrix-M malaria vaccine becomes first to reach 75% efficacy target

R21/Matrix-M has become the first malaria vaccine ever to achieve the World Health Organization’s 75% efficacy goal after being confirmed by a Phase IIb...
prostate cancer

Specialist from Prostate Cancer UK discusses combatting the disease

Prostate Cancer UK Senior Specialist Nurse Emma Craske speaks with HEQ about the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. Founded in 1996 as the Prostate...
Repairing stroke and Alzheimer’s disease damage with stem cell therapy

Repairing stroke and Alzheimer’s disease damage with stem cell therapy

A new study has demonstrated the ability of an experimental stem cell therapy to repair brain damage and improve memory function that can be...
HIV prevention

HIV prevention medication underutilised by high-risk demographics

A new study reveals that medication for HIV prevention is not being utilised by people with a high-risk of contracting the disease, despite it...
pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer treatment improved by suppressing molecular pathway

Chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer patients may be enhanced due to the discovery of a molecular pathway that enables resistance to the treatment. The investigation, conducted...

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