Friday, December 13, 2019

Diseases & Conditions News

Health Europa brings you the latest Diseases & Conditions News from across the field of European Healthcare & Social Care Policy.

Rapid exercise is key to recovering muscle strength after inactivity

Rapid exercise is key to recovering muscle strength after inactivity

Several years of hospitalisation, one example of muscle inactivity, causes a disproportionate decline in the muscle strength known to affect balance. This increases the risk...
NHS England urge eligible people to get free flu vaccine

NHS England urge eligible people to get free flu vaccine

The primary school flu vaccination programme is resuming following temporary delay of nasal spray vaccine from the manufacturer. The NHS and Public Health England (PHE)...
Is there a link between inflammation and cognition?

Is there a link between inflammation and cognition?

An estimated 12m UK citizens have a chronic medical condition, and many of them report severe mental fatigue that they characterise as 'sluggishness' or...
Lack of sleep could be linked to heart disease in disadvantaged people

Lack of sleep in disadvantaged people could be linked to heart disease

Socieconomically disadvantaged groups are more likely to have poor sleep due to life factors such as financial worry or working multiple jobs. A new study,...
Investigating the effectiveness of a new cosmetic treatment for melasma

Investigating the effectiveness of a new cosmetic treatment for melasma

Treatment for melasma has been difficult to achieve due to extended treatment periods and inconsistent results, here researchers explore this dermatological pathology further. Published in...
Prototype microscope teaches itself settings for diagnosing malaria

Prototype microscope teaches itself settings for diagnosing malaria

Engineers at Duke University have developed a microscope that has taught itself the optimal settings needed to complete a given diagnostic task. In the initial...
The only alternative to antibiotics for animals is disease prevention

The only alternative to antibiotics for animals is disease prevention

Dr Olivier Espeisse, of AnimalhealthEurope, discusses how the alternative to antibiotics for animals is prevention of disease. Tackling drug resistance is often treated like the...
Cardiologists establish how e-cigarettes damage the brain, blood vessels and lungs

Cardiologists establish how e-cigarettes damage the brain, blood vessels and lungs

Cardiologists have issued a stark warning about the dangers of how e-cigarettes damage the brain, particularly for young people. The study, published in the European...
ebola vaccine

Ebola vaccine authorised by European Commission

The European Commission has granted its first ever marketing authorisation for a vaccine protecting patients against Ebola. The Commission has adopted a decision granting authorisation...
Degenerative eye condition to affect 77 million Europeans by 2050

Age-related macular degeneration to affect 77 million Europeans by 2050

The leading cause of irreversible blindness and severely impaired eyesight – age-related macular degeneration (AMD) – is expected to affect 77 million Europeans by...
Could AI improve care for patients with kidney failure?

Could AI improve care for patients with kidney failure?

A new study has shown that artificial intelligence technology may improve care for patients needing dialysis. Machine learning, a form of artificial intelligence, may help...
Placenta imaging method may aid diagnosis of pregnancy complications

Placenta imaging method may aid diagnosis of pregnancy complications

An NIH-funded study has shown that a new placenta imaging method may be beneficial for the early detection of a number of pregnancy complications. A...

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