Wednesday, January 29, 2020

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

WHO: half of European women with HIV diagnosed late

WHO: half of European women with HIV diagnosed late

Many women in the WHO European Region, particularly those in their 40s, are diagnosed at a late stage of HIV infection when their immune...
Breakthrough discovery reveals how memories are coded in the brain

Breakthrough discovery reveals how memories are coded in the brain

NUS researchers have made a breakthrough in the field of cognitive computational neuroscience, by discovering a key aspect of how the brain encodes short-term...
NIH study finds anti-seizure drugs equally effective

NIH study finds anti-seizure drugs equally effective

New findings reveal that three anti-seizure drugs, levetiracetam, fosphenytoin, and valproate, are equally safe and effective in treating patients with this condition. These three anti-seizure...
Binding mechanism of opioid receptor uncovered in new study

Binding mechanism of opioid receptor uncovered in new study

Researchers have uncovered the binding mechanism of an important pain receptor. The researchers have revealed the activation of the opioid receptor, which can be found...
Imaging study provides insights on functional neurological disorder

Imaging study provides insights on functional neurological disorder

Individuals with functional neurological disorder (FND) have symptoms not explained by traditional neurological conditions. New research led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and...
Rapid exercise is key to recovering muscle strength after inactivity

Rapid exercise is key to recovering muscle strength after inactivity

Several years of hospitalisation, one example of muscle inactivity, causes a disproportionate decline in the muscle strength known to affect balance. This increases the risk...
NHS England urge eligible people to get free flu vaccine

NHS England urge eligible people to get free flu vaccine

The primary school flu vaccination programme is resuming following temporary delay of nasal spray vaccine from the manufacturer. The NHS and Public Health England (PHE)...
Is there a link between inflammation and cognition?

Is there a link between inflammation and cognition?

An estimated 12m UK citizens have a chronic medical condition, and many of them report severe mental fatigue that they characterise as 'sluggishness' or...
Lack of sleep could be linked to heart disease in disadvantaged people

Lack of sleep in disadvantaged people could be linked to heart disease

Socieconomically disadvantaged groups are more likely to have poor sleep due to life factors such as financial worry or working multiple jobs. A new study,...
Investigating the effectiveness of a new cosmetic treatment for melasma

Investigating the effectiveness of a new cosmetic treatment for melasma

Treatment for melasma has been difficult to achieve due to extended treatment periods and inconsistent results, here researchers explore this dermatological pathology further. Published in...
Prototype microscope teaches itself settings for diagnosing malaria

Prototype microscope teaches itself settings for diagnosing malaria

Engineers at Duke University have developed a microscope that has taught itself the optimal settings needed to complete a given diagnostic task. In the initial...
The only alternative to antibiotics for animals is disease prevention

The only alternative to antibiotics for animals is disease prevention

Dr Olivier Espeisse, of AnimalhealthEurope, discusses how the alternative to antibiotics for animals is prevention of disease. Tackling drug resistance is often treated like the...

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