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

Refugees and migrants at higher risk of falling ill

According to WHO refugees and migrants at higher risk of falling ill

The first-ever Report on the health of refugees and migrants in the WHO European Region reveals that refugees and migrants are at higher risk...
Could nanotechnology be a form of spinal cord injury treatment?

Could nanotechnology be a form of spinal cord injury treatment?

Funded by the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme, an EU project, ByAxon, is devising a new generation of spinal cord injury treatment. To improve...
Symptoms of memory loss could be symptoms of impaired hearing

Symptoms of memory loss could be symptoms of impaired hearing

Older adults concerned about displaying early symptoms of memory loss should also consider that they may have impaired hearing. Published in the Canadian Journal on...
Using folklore strategies to prevent a cold

Using folklore strategies to prevent a cold

According to new studies, 71% of parents say they try to prevent a cold in their children by following non-evidence-based ‘folklore’ advice. According to the...
Neurodegenerative diseases: searching for a cure

Neurodegenerative diseases: searching for a cure

TU Dresden scientists confirm that additional neurons improve brain function – does this mean we’re a step closer to curing neurodegenerative diseases? Most neurons in...
Does moving more when you’re older = memory improvement?

Does moving more when you’re older = memory improvement?

According to the American Academy of Neurology, older adults who move more may preserve their thinking skills and experience memory improvement. Memory improvement is said...
Can we end tuberculosis?

Can we end tuberculosis?

Following from the first-ever UN High-Level Meeting on TB, Yuliya Chorna, of TB Europe Coalition, reflects on the global movement to end tuberculosis. The first...
Using gene expression to better understand Salmonella

Using gene expression to better understand Salmonella

The devastating Salmonella epidemic is killing around 400,000 people each year in sub-Saharan Africa, now using gene expression, scientists are closer to understanding the...
Organ transplant promoted by engineered T cells

Organ transplant promoted by engineered T cells

Researchers at the University of Basel, Switzerland have discovered a molecular approach preventing organ transplant rejection. Organ transplant rejection is a major problem in transplantation...
Chronic joint inflammation: spondyloarthritis

Chronic joint inflammation: spondyloarthritis

Researchers have found that unconventional immune cells trigger disturbed cytokine production in the chronic joint inflammation, spondyloarthritis. Cytokine blockade of Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) and...
Staphylococcus aureus infection and its resistance to antibiotics

Staphylococcus aureus infection and its resistance to antibiotics

According to researchers, individuals who have acquired staphylococcus aureus infection are developing resistance to antibiotic treatment. Staphylococcus aureus infection is a form of bacterial infection....
Leprosy: surely it was eliminated?

Leprosy: surely it was eliminated?

In light of World Leprosy Day, Geoff Prescott, the chief executive of international charity Lepra, talks us through the world of leprosy. Geoff Prescott reflects...

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