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

dementia

The pressing need for Europe’s dementia policy to be prioritised

Owen Miller, Policy Officer at Alzheimer Europe, details the care and policy landscape around dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in the EU. Dementia remains a significant...
enzyme

Analysis of enzyme could improve Alzheimer’s and cancer treatment

Advancement in treatment for Alzheimer's disease and cancer could be on the horizon thanks to a novel investigation of the meprin β enzyme. Researchers from...

Harnessing information theory to find cancer genes

A team of scientists have used a field of mathematics to help them uncover cancer genes. The researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine and Johns Hopkins...
UK to roll out innovative at home COVID-19 treatments

UK to roll out innovative at home COVID-19 treatments

The UK Government is to roll out innovative COVID-19 treatments for patients to use at home in order to mitigate the spread of the...
cognitive impairment

Cognitive impairment increase shown in hospitalised COVID-19 patients

New research has indicated that hospitalised COVID-19 patients demonstrate substantial cognitive impairment within four months of discharge. The study, published in the peer-reviewed journal European Neuropsychopharmacology,...
New COVID-19 vaccine advice issued for pregnant women

New COVID-19 vaccine advice issued for pregnant women

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has issued new advice for pregnant women on taking the COVID-19 vaccine. The JCVI has advised that...
chemical biomarker

Chemical biomarker detects severe COVID-19 symptoms

The novel discovery of a chemical biomarker that indicates the severity of COVID-19 symptoms could help to improve patient treatments. The research, conducted by medical...
Researchers discover potential new way of fighting TB

Researchers discover potential new way of fighting TB

A team of researchers believe they may have uncovered a new method of fighting tuberculosis (TB) – by starving it of a certain sugar. TB...
Hope for rare disease patients: an approach to funding gene therapy

Hope for rare disease patients: an approach to funding gene therapy

Roger Johansson, Vice President and General Manager – Northern Europe with the global biopharmaceutical company PTC Therapeutics, discusses the need to establish an environment...
Research shows long-COVID is linked to alteration in immune system

Research shows long-COVID is linked to alteration in immune system

New research has demonstrated a link between the development of long-COVID in patients and an alteration in their immune system. The team of scientists at...
COVID-19: UK cancer patients more likely to die than European patients

COVID-19: UK cancer patients more likely to die than European patients

A new study has shown that patients with cancer in the UK are more likely to die following a COVID-19 diagnosis than cancer patients...
Project to investigate COVID-19 impact on blood vessels and pressure

Project to investigate COVID-19 impact on blood vessels and pressure

A project investigating the effects of COVID-19 on blood vessels and blood pressure has received a grant of £250,000 from the national charity, Heart...
Prioritising diabetes through united, interdisciplinary care

Prioritising diabetes through united, interdisciplinary care

Anne-Marie Felton, President of the Foundation of European Nurses in Diabetes tells HEQ about the importance of cohesive diabetes care. More people than ever are...
brain systems

Memory disorders may be influenced by a shared set of brain systems

Scientists from the University of York have revealed that a shared set of brain systems may crucially control the recollection of facts and memories. The...
Starving brain tumours to prevent their growth

Starving brain tumours to prevent their growth

A team of researchers have found a novel way of starving brain tumour cells of energy in order to prevent further growth. The pre-clinical research...
Managing early-stage COVID-19 with repurposed drugs

Managing early-stage COVID-19 with repurposed drugs

A large-scale human genetic study has been used to identify drug targets that could help manage COVID-19 progression in the early stages of the...
Call to remove inequalities for adolescents and young adults with cancer

Call to remove inequalities for adolescents and young adults with cancer

Adolescents and young adults (AYA) with cancer are often missing out on age-appropriate specialist care owing to a lack of awareness of how their...
balance neurological health

Finding a balance in neurological health treatment

Ainone’s novel balance measuring device could revolutionise the diagnosis and treatment of concussion, dementia, and other neurological health issues. Within the neurological system, there are...
Management and treatment of chronic pain across Europe

Management and treatment of chronic pain across Europe

Mariana Branco of Pain Alliance Europe explores issues around the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain. When we speak about management and treatment of chronic...
vaccination issues

Vaccination issues that are impacting healthcare professionals

European Association of Hospital Pharmacists Director of Finance Nenad Miljković discusses vaccination issues facing healthcare professionals. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the topic of vaccination has...

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