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Health at the heart of the conference on the future of Europe

Health at the heart of the conference on the future of Europe

Mariano Votta, responsible for EU Affairs at Cittadinanzattiva and Director of Active Citizenship Network, puts forward the vision for a debate towards a healthier...
Connecting healthcare with The Electronic Health Record Association

Connecting healthcare with The Electronic Health Record Association

The Electronic Health Record Association explains the benefits of digital healthcare for both patients and healthcare providers. Considering how accustomed we are to sharing, storing,...
Physical tokens for COVID-19 contact tracing

Physical tokens for COVID-19 contact tracing

Experts, customers, policymakers, and entrepreneurs came together for an EIT Health discussion exploring the use of physical tokens for COVID-19 contact tracing. By Stephanie Price At...
medical cannabis

Examining the future of Europe’s medical cannabis treatments

Sita Schubert, the General Secretary of the European Medicinal Cannabis Association, discusses the future of medical cannabis treatments in Europe, looking at how they...
Glycogen storage disease

Discussing glycogen storage disease and patient support

AGSD-UK Specialist Care Advisor Jane Lewthwaite speaks to HEQ about the importance of community and advocacy for patients living with glycogen storage disease. The Association...
tumour

The first tumour-uninformed cancer DNA detection test

A novel study has assessed the world’s first-ever tumour-uninformed cancer detection test for patients in remission. The innovative testing method, called Guardant Reveal, was developed...
Lateral flow tests not accurate at detecting low COVID-19 viral loads

Lateral flow tests not accurate at detecting low COVID-19 viral loads

A new study has suggested that lateral flow tests are not sufficient for testing COVID-19 infection in individuals with low viral loads. The new study...
UK aims to be a life sciences superpower following COVID-19

UK aims to be a life sciences superpower following COVID-19

The UK is set to improve research, treatment, care, and clinical decision-making as part of plans to make the country a life sciences superpower...
UK policy oversight sees farmers waste millions of pounds worth of CBD

UK policy oversight sees farmers waste millions of pounds worth of CBD

A new report co-ordinated by third sector drug policy reform organisation Volteface has today been released, promising a solution to ‘draconian, pointless’ hemp legislation. The...
neglected tropical diseases

Treatment for neglected tropical diseases currently disrupted by COVID-19

A pulse survey conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) has emphasised that the COVID-19 pandemic is persistently affecting health services for neglected tropical...
brain health

Analysing metabolites to monitor infant brain health

A team of researchers has developed an open-access tool capable of accurately evaluating brain health in infants. The collaborative effort has achieved this feat by...

Diagnosing kidney disease may soon be automated with new algorithm

A new algorithm has been developed that can alert physicians to patients in the earliest stages of chronic kidney disease by scouring their electronic...
Skin regeneration discovery could mark huge plastic surgery advancement

Skin regeneration discovery could mark huge plastic surgery advancement

In a groundbreaking study, a research team has found that chronic wounds in preclinical models were able to heal with normal, scar-free skin following...
antimicrobial

Managing the transmission of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria

Lorna Malkin, Junior Editor of HEQ, speaks to the European Food Safety Authority to find out how antimicrobial resistance is being monitored and controlled...
Groundbreaking paper sets out recommendations for UK cannabis industry

Groundbreaking paper sets out recommendations for UK cannabis industry

A groundbreaking paper has set out recommendations to facilitate a multibillion-pound UK medical cannabis industry that could create tens of thousands of jobs. The paper...
MHRA gives green light to cardiovascular treatment

MHRA gives green light to cardiovascular treatment

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has authorised Vazkepa to reduce cardiovascular risk in statin-treated adult patients who have elevated triglycerides and other...
sepsis

Sepsis: post-sepsis syndrome and infection control

Sepsis Alliance Board member Dr Cindy Hou speaks to Health Europa Quarterly to discuss the burden and prevention of sepsis. Sepsis occurs when the immune...
depression symptoms

Study suggests that depression symptoms may be reduced through education

A novel mental health monitor has indicated that the lives of people with depression symptoms could be drastically improved if others understood their condition. The...
Nanoparticle ‘traps’ and immune system create novel COVID-19 treatment

Nanoparticle ‘traps’ and immune system create novel COVID-19 treatment

A novel treatment for COVID-19 has been developed using nanoparticles that capture the virus in the body and use the immune system to destroy...
Copper foam could be used as microbe filter in facemasks and air cleaners

Copper foam could be used as microbe filter in facemasks and air cleaners

In a new study, researchers have demonstrated how copper foam could be used as a highly efficient, durable filter for reusable masks and air...

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