Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Diseases & Conditions News

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

Obstructive sleep apnoea linked with brain changes seen in dementia

Obstructive sleep apnoea linked with brain changes seen in dementia

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is associated with changes to the structure of the brain that are also seen in the early stages of dementia,...
An over 40-hour working week linked to risk of diabetes in women

An over 40-hour working week linked to risk of diabetes in women

New research suggests that working over 40 hours a week creates a greater risk of diabetes in women, advising that 30-40 hours may help...
Diagnosis and delay: an approach to addressing diabetic kidney disease

Diagnosis and delay: an approach to addressing diabetic kidney disease

Health Europa takes a look at the causes, diagnosis and treatment of diabetic kidney disease and investigates what is being done at a European...
What are the highest risk symptoms showing signs of testicular cancer?

What are the highest risk symptoms showing signs of testicular cancer?

A new study from the University of Exeter Medical School, UK, has helped identify the highest risk symptoms that can help indicate signs of...
Undetected Zika A infections could be triggering miscarriages and stillbirths

Undetected Zika A infections could be triggering miscarriages and stillbirths

Symptomless Zika A infections may be a contributing factor to miscarriages and stillbirths, new research on nonhuman primates (NHPs) suggests. In a collaborative study between...
Coeliac disease in children – a call to arms

Coeliac disease in children – a call to arms

Cases of coeliac disease in children continue to rise – and continue to go undetected across Europe. AOECS and ESPGHAN are campaigning to change...
Having a penicillin allergy increases risk of superbug infections

Having a penicillin allergy increases risk of superbug infections

Patients with a recorded penicillin allergy on their medical records are at risk of develop drug-resistant superbug infections such as MRSA, a new study...
The incidence, causes, and impact of viral meningitis in the UK

The incidence, causes, and impact of viral meningitis in the UK

The prevalence of bacterial meningitis in the UK has been successfully reduced as a result of the introduction of vaccines, with most cases today...
Too much blood pressure medication negatively affects older patients

Too much blood pressure medication negatively affects older patients

Old and frail patients are at an increased risk of mortality and memory issues if their blood pressure medication lowers their blood pressure too...
New therapy developed to treat lysosomal storage disease

New therapy developed to treat lysosomal storage disease

Scientists at the University of Manchester, UK, have developed a new gene therapy that will hopefully be used to treat children with Sanfilippo, a...
High percentage of women experience severe reproductive health issues

High percentage of women experience severe reproductive health issues

A new Public Health England (PHE) survey has revealed over 30% of women experience severe reproductive health problems; however, under half seek the necessary...
Risk of developing certain cancer types is lower in light alcohol drinkers

Risk of developing certain cancer types is lower in light alcohol drinkers

Those who consume less than one drink per day are at the lowest risk of developing a number of cancer types, a risk which...

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