Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Diseases & Conditions News

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

The Austrian MPS Society’s Therapy Week – more than just therapy

The Austrian MPS Society’s Therapy Week – more than just therapy

In July, Health Europa saw first-hand how the Austrian MPS Society’s Therapy Week brings patients and their families together for more than just a...
A spotlight on MPS Austria

A spotlight on MPS Austria

Speaking to Health Europa, Michaela Weigl, the president of MPS Austria, discusses the society’s work to support people living with mucopolysaccharidoses and to raise...
Many European countries yet to enact policies to eradicate hepatitis C virus

Many European countries yet to enact policies to eradicate hepatitis C virus

There are still many European countries that have yet to enact focused policies to eliminate hepatitis, according to the European Liver Patients’ Association (ELPA)...
World Cancer Research Fund: turning research into policy action

World Cancer Research Fund: turning research into policy action

Following the publication of the latest worldwide cancer prevention report from World Cancer Research Fund, Dr Giota Mitrou, director of research, discusses the next...
Dementia patients at risk of bone fractures when taking Z-drugs

Dementia patients at risk of bone fractures when taking Z-drugs

Patients with dementia taking Z-drugs to improve sleep are at an increased risk of bone fractures, according to new research from the University of...
The timing of immunotherapy

The timing of immunotherapy

The Departments of Surgery and Molecular Cell Biology & Immunology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, explore how immunotherapy can be used to fight against...
Understanding the relationship between inflammation and cancer

Understanding the relationship between inflammation and cancer

Recent research is advancing our understanding of the link between acute and chronic inflammation and cancer, as Health Europa explores. Inflammation plays an important role...
How is MPS Austria improving understanding of mucopolysaccharidoses?

How is MPS Austria improving understanding of mucopolysaccharidoses?

Professor Dr Dr Susanne Gerit Kircher discusses her work alongside the Austrian MPS Society towards a better understanding of mucopolysaccharidoses. Speaking to Health Europa during...
Severe obesity reaches record high in 10 to 11 year olds

Severe obesity reaches record high in 10 to 11 year olds

The level of severe obesity cases in children aged 10 to 11 years has reached record highs, according to new figures published today by...
How faecal occult blood test reveals high risk of death from all causes

How faecal occult blood test reveals high risk of death from all causes

Detecting ‘invisible’ stool blood in people through the faecal occult blood test can reveal a heightened risk of death from all causes, as well...
The burden of chronic digestive diseases

The burden of chronic digestive diseases

UEG’s Professor Markus Peck considers how Europe can rise to the challenge of chronic digestive diseases, following on from the launch of the MEP...
Neurodegenerative disease research funding up by a third since 2011

Neurodegenerative disease research funding up by a third since 2011

Global neurodegenerative disease research funding has seen a substantial improvement, with funding being up by a third since 2011, according to a new survey. As...

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