Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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

Stroke-related death rates in Europe on the decline

Stroke-related death rates in Europe in decline

New research published in the European Heart Journal has shown stroke-related death rates are declining overall in Europe, but in some countries the decline...
E-cigarette vapour found to disable key immune cells in the lung

E-cigarette vapour found to disable key immune cells in the lung

New research has revealed that e-cigarette vapour boosts production of inflammatory chemicals and disables key protective cells in the lung leaving air spaces susceptible...
Detect kidney cancer 5 years earlier through blood test

Detect kidney cancer five years earlier through blood test

According to research published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, a marker in the blood could help predict the risk that a person will...
Early type 1 diabetes shortens women’s lives by 18 years

Early Type 1 diabetes shortens women’s lives by 18 years

According to new research, women who develop Type 1 diabetes before the age of ten have shorter lives by an average of nearly 18...
Fall in deaths from hepatitis C-related liver disease

Fall in deaths from hepatitis C-related liver disease

Deaths from hepatitis C-related end-stage liver disease have decreased by 11% in the last year in England, but diagnoses of advanced liver disease and...
New survey finds one in 10 IBS-D sufferers have suicidal thoughts

New survey finds one in 10 IBS-D sufferers have suicidal thoughts

A new study has revealed that 11% of people suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome with diarrhoea (IBS-D) have had suicidal thoughts when the condition...
Genes associated with risk of aggressive breast cancer identified

Genes associated with risk of aggressive breast cancer identified

A new study has discovered the genes associated with risk of an aggressive breast cancer known as triple-negative breast cancer, which will help provide...
This new blood test will speed up the diagnosis of cardiac troponin

This new blood test will speed up the diagnosis of cardiac troponin

A new sensitive blood test, which can help speed up the diagnosis of cardiac troponin when a patient first arrives at the emergency room,...
Strategies to improve patient outcomes in kidney transplantation

Strategies to improve patient outcomes in kidney transplantation

Professor Luuk Hilbrands, chair of the DESCARTES working group of the ERA-EDTA, discusses the hurdles that remain in kidney transplantation and how they might...
What are the five leading causes of death in Spain?

What are the five leading causes of death in Spain?

Ischaemic heart disease, dementia, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung cancer have been revealed as the five main causes of death in...
Cross-cutting solutions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Cross-cutting solutions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Isabel Proaño Gómez, director of policy and communications at the European Federation of Allergies and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations, reflects on how best to...
Reducing the burden of obesity-related liver disease in children

Reducing the burden of obesity-related liver disease in children

Professor Deirdre Kelly CBE, of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, discusses what can be done to tackle the particular threat...

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