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Prepare yourself

Prepare yourself with the citizenAID™ app

In the aftermath of a terror attack, swift action by the public can save lives. citizenAID™’s Timothy J Hodgetts tells Health Europa Quarterly how. 22...
A lesson on lipoedema

A lesson on lipoedema

Sharie Fetzer, the chair of Lipoedema UK, tells Health Europa Quarterly about the charity’s efforts to raise awareness and boost diagnosis of the little-known...
Lobbying for lymphology

Lobbying for lymphology

Health Europa Quarterly discusses the role of the European Society of Lymphology in advancing care for patients suffering from lymphoedema and the technology aiding...
Managing lymphedema

Managing lymphoedema

Anna Kennedy, a board trustee of the International Lymphoedema Framework, reflects on improving the management of lymphoedema worldwide. The International Lymphoedema Framework (ILF) aims to...
US-based health group investment to benefit Europe

US-based health group investment to benefit Europe

US-based digital health group StartUp Health has received a €16m investment to help improve health innovation hubs throughout Europe. StartUp Health supports digital health companies...
Flu-like virus being used to fight incurable brain cancer

Flu-like virus being used to fight incurable brain cancer

UK scientists are optimistic that using a common flu-like virus is the next best treatment to help tackle incurable brain cancer. According to recent studies,...
Towards legalization

Towards legalisation

As more and more countries legalise the use of cannabis for medical purposes, Health Europa Quarterly highlights recent research into its possible therapeutic benefits.  The...
Hysterectomies alone linked to long-term health risks

Hysterectomies alone linked to long-term health risks

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota, US, have found that a hysterectomy alone without ovary removal is associated with increased risk of...
UK health secretary apologises for operation delays

Health secretary apologises for operation delays

The UK health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has apologised to thousands of patients after non-urgent NHS operations were delayed across England. Hunt has admitted that the...
Review confirms sugar-obesity link

Review confirms sugar-obesity link

Recent studies on the consumption of sugary drinks have found further proof that a regular intake leads to obesity in children and adults.  The...
UK scientists to subdue global spread of new diseases

UK scientists to subdue global spread of new diseases

A new research hub has been set up in the UK to improve vaccine coverage across the globe, helping eradicate severe outbreaks of diseases...
Winter pressures cause delays for non-urgent operations

Winter pressures cause delays for non-urgent operations

Thousands of non-urgent NHS operations across England are to be delayed until 31 January as the pressures of winter hit hospitals. Officials have told hospitals...
Living well with HIV

Living well with HIV

Speaking at a meeting of the HIV Outcomes initiative in November, Vytenis Andriukaitis set out the European Commission’s past, current and future role in...
Alternative therapies could reduce antibiotic resistance

Alternative therapies could reduce antibiotic resistance

US researchers have said that new treatments for mild infections could help slow the mutation of severe bacterial infections with less antibiotic resistance. In a...
AI could save cancer patients

AI could save cancer patients

UK researchers at an Oxford hospital have developed artificial intelligence (AI) that can diagnose scans for heart disease and lung cancer. The new technology...
‘Gaming disorder’ recognised by WHO

World Health Organization defines ‘gaming disorder’

The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified gaming addiction as a disorder in its latest international classification of diseases list. According to a draft of...
Risk-based lung cancer screening could save more lives

Risk-based lung cancer screening could save more lives

Lung cancer screening based on individual risk has the potential to save more lives than the current US Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) method. The...
Diabetes drug could reduce Alzheimer’s symptoms

Diabetes drug could reduce Alzheimer’s symptoms

Scientists may have found a drug that not only treats diabetes but could also be used to treat Alzheimer's through a triple method of...
Mental wellbeing for the many

Mental wellbeing for the many

PEN speaks to the chief executive of Place2Be, Catherine Roche, about ensuring health, safety and wellbeing for future generations. In December 2017 the UK government’s...
Antibiotic resistance: ‘Sleeping’ bacteria identified

Antibiotic resistance: ‘Sleeping’ bacteria identified

‘Sleeper cells’, which can survive doses of antibiotics and lie resting in a dormant state, may hold a key to understanding antibiotic resistance, research...

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