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Healthcare Anywhere: innovation for patient empowerment

Healthcare Anywhere: innovation for patient empowerment

Healthcare Anywhere’s empowering app helps patients to manage their long-term health conditions at home. Healthcare is changing and Healthcare Anywhere believes it is able to...
COVID-19 vaccine response dampened by IBD drug

COVID-19 vaccine response dampened by IBD drug infliximab

A new study has shown that people who take a common drug for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have a dampened immune response to the...
COVID-19 testing

COVID-19 testing strategy improves result speeds for healthcare workers

A team of scientists have generated an innovative system to accelerate COVID-19 testing times for healthcare workers. The team, comprised of scientists from the University...
Promise for ovarian cancer treatment from plant-derived drug

Promise for ovarian cancer treatment from plant-derived drug

A new study has show that a plant traditionally used for its anti-malarial properties holds promise as a treatment for ovarian cancer. Cancer researchers at...
bioprinting

Novel bioprinting procedure may enhance craniofacial skin and bone repair

Researchers at Penn State University have successfully repaired craniofacial skin and bone by implementing bioprinting technology during surgery. The team, led by Ibrahim T. Ozbolat,...
Vagus nerve findings could be biggest stroke rehab progress in decades

Vagus nerve findings could be biggest stroke rehab progress in decades

Results from a new study looking at vagus nerve stimulation could be the biggest advancement for stroke rehabilitation in decades for patients with arm...
lung cancer

Lung cancer mortality influenced by pre-operative patient status

Researchers from Japan have discovered a correlation between pre-operative patient status and lung cancer mortality rate. The research, published in the Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia...
Exploring the pharmacological and placebo effects of CBD for pain

Exploring the pharmacological and placebo effects of CBD for pain

A new study has shed light on the pain-reducing effects of CBD, as well as the impact that the placebo effect may have on...
The gender perspective in the COVID-19 crisis and post-crisis period

The gender perspective in the COVID-19 crisis and post-crisis period

Our societies have so much potential by pivoting to work for women after this pandemic, in many different fields. This starts with employment, job creation...
Benefits of oestrogen treatment for drug-resistant breast cancer

Benefits of oestrogen treatment for drug-resistant breast cancer

Researchers have achieved improved, long-term control of drug-resistant breast cancer growth in mice with the use of oestrogen and anti-oestrogen treatments. A team of researchers...
childhood obesity

The impact of parental lifestyle patterns on childhood obesity

A novel Australian longitudinal study has revealed the influence of parental lifestyle patterns on early childhood obesity. The study, published in The Obesity Society's (TOS)...
Gamechanger drug for psoriasis treatment offers hope for patients

Gamechanger drug for psoriasis treatment offers hope for patients

A novel drug has shown promise for patients after almost entirely clearing moderate to severe psoriasis in over 60% of clinical trial participants. The trials...
Nanoparticles could be a new weapon in the antibiotic resistance fight

Nanoparticles could be a new weapon in the fight against antibiotic resistance

A team of researchers are using nanoparticles as a completely new way of fighting antibiotic resistance. Antibiotics resistance is increasing across the globe as germs...
e-cigarettes

Dual use of e-cigarettes and tobacco may increase respiratory symptoms

A novel study has indicated that smokers who use both e-cigarettes and tobacco display higher chances of developing respiratory symptoms than those who use...
AI model helps researchers understand immune system defence

AI model helps researchers understand immune system defence

Researchers have used an Artificial Intelligence (AI) model to predict which key of the immune system opens the locks of coronavirus, to understand the...
malaria vaccine

R21/Matrix-M malaria vaccine becomes first to reach 75% efficacy target

R21/Matrix-M has become the first malaria vaccine ever to achieve the World Health Organization’s 75% efficacy goal after being confirmed by a Phase IIb...
Study findings could lead to new ways of reducing harmful hospital bacteria

Study findings could lead to new ways of reducing harmful hospital bacteria

New research has revealed critical factors that facilitate the spread of disease from harmful bacteria that survive on hospital and kitchen surfaces, which could...
COVID-19 testing will still be needed following full vaccination

COVID-19 testing will still be needed following full vaccination

New findings suggest that testing for COVID-19 following vaccination will still be necessary, as contracting a COVID-19 infection is still possible following full vaccination. The...
High-tech, ultrasonic vibrating needles could transform cancer diagnostics

High-tech, ultrasonic vibrating needles could transform cancer diagnostics

Researchers have modified the standard biopsy needle to create a high-tech needle that can improve cancer diagnostics and reduce discomfort for patients. Currently, cancer diagnosis...
prostate cancer

Specialist from Prostate Cancer UK discusses combatting the disease

Prostate Cancer UK Senior Specialist Nurse Emma Craske speaks with HEQ about the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. Founded in 1996 as the Prostate...

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