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Self-administer long-term contraception via microneedle patch

Self-administer long-term contraception via microneedle patch

A new long-term contraception has been designed for women to self-administer using a microneedle patch. Providing a new family planning option, particularly in developing nations...
Overprescribing opioids is a thing – its time to stop it

Overprescribing opioids is a thing – its time to stop it

A research team from Keele University, UK, has been awarded with a £2.4 million (~€2.7) grant to help reduce the overprescribing of opioids. The National...
Influenza vaccines launched by Seqirus

Influenza vaccines launched by Seqirus

First ever cell-based quadrivalent influenza vaccines available in Europe and is licensed for use for people nine years and above. Seqirus, a global leader in...
Barts Charity awarded £1.5 million (~€1.68) to brain tumour research

Barts Charity awarded £1.5 million (~€1.68) to brain tumour research

Brain tumour research is about to get a revival with £1.5m from Barts Charity, enabling researchers to extend successful lab-based research into clinical trials. A...
Chronic joint inflammation: spondyloarthritis

Chronic joint inflammation: spondyloarthritis

Researchers have found that unconventional immune cells trigger disturbed cytokine production in the chronic joint inflammation, spondyloarthritis. Cytokine blockade of Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) and...
European Union history in the making with legalising medical cannabis

European Union history in the making with legalising medical cannabis

Laying the groundwork for legalising medical cannabis, the European Union is beginning to outline a harmonised set of laws across Europe. Medical cannabis is inching...
Staphylococcus aureus infection and its resistance to antibiotics

Staphylococcus aureus infection and its resistance to antibiotics

According to researchers, individuals who have acquired staphylococcus aureus infection are developing resistance to antibiotic treatment. Staphylococcus aureus infection is a form of bacterial infection....
Leprosy: surely it was eliminated?

Leprosy: surely it was eliminated?

Following World Leprosy Day, Geoff Prescott, the chief executive of international charity Lepra, talks us through the world of leprosy. Geoff Prescott reflects on the...
Enhancing analysis of clinical biomarkers in medicine

Enhancing analysis of clinical biomarkers in medicine

Published in Genomic Medicine, researchers present new genetic testing technology which enhances precision of analysis of clinical biomarkers in medicine. A team of researchers from...
Learning from the Estonian e-health system

Learning from the Estonian e-health system

Estonia’s Minister of Health and Labour Riina Sikkut tells Health Europa what we can learn from the Estonian e-health system. The Estonian e-health system is...
Many premature deaths are preventable deaths

Many premature deaths are preventable deaths

2.1 million of the 4.3 million cardiovascular deaths in Europe 2016, was due to poor nutrition and are preventable deaths. These premature deaths can...
The benefits of mapping oesophageal tumours

The benefits of mapping oesophageal tumours

Researchers at Osaka University find that mapping oesophageal tumours that remain after chemotherapy can predict long-term prognosis and direct personalised treatment plans. Many newly-diagnosed cancer...

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