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Review for MS drug Zinbryta after cases of inflammatory brain disorders

Review for MS drug Zinbryta after cases of inflammatory brain disorders

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has commenced an urgent review of the multiple sclerosis (MS) medicine Zinbryta, following cases of serious inflammatory brain disorders. There...
UK Public Health Support Team sent to Nigeria for Lassa fever outbreak

UK Public Health Support Team sent to Nigeria for Lassa fever outbreak

The group of experts in the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST) is deploying to Nigeria to support the control of a Lassa...
Imperial highlights four unheard of rare diseases for Rare Disease Day

Imperial highlights four unheard of rare diseases for Rare Disease Day

Researchers at Imperial College London, UK, gathered for Rare Disease Day 2018 to bring attention to four uncommon rare diseases and help highlight the...
Familial breast cancer not solely inherited genetically

Familial breast cancer not solely inherited genetically

According to a new study, mutations in known breast cancer genes such as BRCA1 and BRCA2 are only identified in 20% of women who...
Northeast’s healthcare pioneers showcased on Rare Disease Day

Northeast’s healthcare pioneers showcased on Rare Disease Day

This Rare Disease Day, the Academic Health Science Network is shining a spotlight on the UK Northeast’s healthcare pioneers chosen to lead three major...
UK Type 2 diabetes cases reach 4.6 million

UK Type 2 diabetes cases reach 4.6 million

There is now a total of 4.6 million people living in the UK with Type 2 diabetes, according to new reports from Diabetes UK. Almost...
Can manageable levels of anxiety help your memory?

Can manageable levels of anxiety help your memory?

A study from the University of Waterloo, Canada, has found that manageable levels of anxiety can aid people in being able to recall the...
Can wine polyphenols protect you from gum disease?

Can wine polyphenols protect you from gum disease?

New research from the American Chemical Society has emerged that reports how wine polyphenols could be great for combating oral health issues, such as...
Is low arginine bioavailability linked to depression?

Is low arginine bioavailability linked to depression?

Sufferers of major depressive disorder (MMD) have reduced arginine bioavailability, which is known to be an independent risk factor of cardiovascular disease, according to...
Measles cases in 2017 increased four-fold compared to 2016

Measles cases in 2017 increased four-fold compared to 2016

The number of measles cases has rebounded in the World Health Organization (WHO) European Region, with a substantial increase last year following a record...
Past experiences shape future influenza vaccine response

Past experiences shape future influenza vaccine response

New research from the University of Chicago, US, has shown that immune history with the flu has a direct influence on a person’s response...
Genetics makes Europeans more susceptible to dengue shock syndrome

Genetics makes Europeans more susceptible to dengue shock syndrome

A new study has found that people of European ancestry are more prone to developing severe dengue shock syndrome (DSS) than those of African...
New genetic mutation passed on by men increases risk of ovarian cancer

New genetic mutation passed on by men increases risk of ovarian cancer

Researchers from the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, US, have uncovered a new genetic mutation inherited from fathers that can increase the risk of ovarian...
Lung, head and neck cancers risk linked to physical inactivity

Lung, head and neck cancers risk linked to physical inactivity

New studies suggest that a lifestyle lacking in physical activity poses a greater risk of developing lung, head and neck cancers. Two research teams led...
Blueprint priority diseases list updated by World Health Organization

Blueprint priority diseases list updated by World Health Organization

The 2018 annual review of the Blueprint priority diseases list from the World Health Organization (WHO) has been released, revealing the diseases that pose...
Can eating yoghurt reduce cardiovascular disease risk?

Can eating yoghurt reduce cardiovascular disease risk?

A higher intake of yoghurt is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease amongst hypertensive men and women, a new study published by...
New initiative to individualise treatment for Alzheimer's disease

New initiative to individualise Alzheimer’s treatment

A new innovative programme called the ‘Dementia Prevention Initiative’ (DPI) has been developed which aims to abandon generalised methods in favour of individualised Alzheimer’s...
Diabetes treatment breakthrough designed to remove painful side effects

Diabetes treatment breakthrough designed to remove painful side effects

A chemist has invented a new diabetes treatment that improves glucose tolerance without any of the severe side effects like nausea and vomiting. Meredith Professor...
Global Fund, Mozambique launch new grants to aid malaria eradication

Global Fund, Mozambique launch new grants to aid malaria eradication

The Global Fund and health partners in Mozambique have launched the implementation of six new grants that aim to end malaria, HIV and tuberculosis...
Could a new test identify those most at risk of a heart attack?

Heart attack test could identify patients at risk

A study from the University of Sheffield, UK, has found a new blood test that could help identify which patients are most at risk...

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