Wednesday, October 23, 2019

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

Vigorous exercise: could this decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes occurring in children?

Vigorous exercise: could this decrease type 2 diabetes in children?

According to a new study conducted by the University of Eastern Finland, vigorous exercise can vastly reduce the risk factors of type 2 diabetes...
Errors in 'proofreading' cause inherited blindness

Errors in ‘proofreading’ cause inherited blindness

Mistakes in ‘proofreading’ the genetic code of retinal cells is the cause of a form of inherited blindness produced by mutations in splicing factors. A...
The shocking burden of sleep apnoea

The shocking burden of sleep apnoea

Vice-president of medical affairs at ResMed, discusses the high burden of sleep apnoea in Europe and how best the health community can respond. Approximately 175...
Can DNA markers show how likely someone is to smoke?

Can DNA markers show how likely someone is to smoke?

A new study has found multiple genetic variants, acting as DNA markers, indicating how heavy a person is likely to smoke. DNA markers comprising of...
World Arthritis Day: Arthritis facts and ways to combat the condition

World Arthritis Day: Arthritis facts and ways to combat the condition

With today being World Arthritis day, Health Europa highlights ways in which those suffering can combat the condition. In the UK, roughly 10 million people...
Advanced pancreatic cancer: is killer cell-based immunotherapy a potential cure?

Advanced pancreatic cancer: is killer cell-based immunotherapy a potential cure?

New cell-based immunotherapy research led to the eradication of advanced pancreatic cancer cells, including cancer cells that had already spread to the liver and...
Antiepileptic drugs may increase risk of stroke for those with Alzheimer’s disease

Antiepileptic drugs increase risk of stroke for those with Alzheimer’s disease

The use of antiepileptic drugs is associated with an increased risk of stroke amongst individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. According to a new study from the...
Tackling mental health: can we defeat the stigma?

Tackling mental health: can we defeat the stigma?

The UK prime minister has appointed a minister for suicide prevention with the hopes of tackling mental health. Health minister Jackie Doyle-Price has been appointed...
Womb inflammation may explain why some babies are prone to sepsis after birth

Womb inflammation may explain why some babies are prone to sepsis after birth

According to the American Journal of Pathology, infants are more likely to have sepsis after birth due to womb inflammation. A new report highlights the...
Rare form of blindness could be treated by breakthrough gene therapy

Rare form of blindness could be treated by breakthrough gene therapy

The world’s first breakthrough gene therapy trial for choroideremia, a genetic cause of blindness, has had successful results. As reported in the Nature Medicine, the...
The immune landscape of breast cancer

The immune landscape of breast cancer

At the University of Turku, Maija Hollmén, PhD, is helping to elucidate the significance of macrophage-expressed Clever-1 in defining the immune cell composition in...
Have scientists discovered a way of treating migraines without medicine?

Have scientists discovered a way of treating migraines without medicine?

By changing the body’s molecules using a small inhaler, scientists have discovered that treating migraines without medication is a possibility. Patients suffering from migraines can...

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