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Orphan medicines availability varies between European countries

Orphan medicines availability varies between European countries

A new study from the University of Eastern Finland has showed that there are differences in the availability of orphan medicines between the various...
Gastric cancer and its global variations

Gastric cancer and its global variations

Health Europa discusses the prevalence of gastric cancer within Europe, treatment options and how cancer data can inform health policy and action. Gastric cancer, or...
The EU Manifesto on reducing burden of Influenza Vaccination

The EU Manifesto on Influenza Vaccination

How might we reduce the burden of influenza in Europe? Professor Dr Thomas D Szucs, of the Steering Group on Influenza Vaccination, outlines a...
Small amounts of antibiotics can cause antibiotic resistance

Small amounts of antibiotics can cause antibiotic resistance

New research from Uppsala University, Sweden, has found that even low concentrations of antibiotics can cause high antibiotic resistance to develop in bacteria. Antibiotic resistance...
Shorter courses of prostate cancer radiotherapy are more beneficial

Shorter courses of prostate cancer radiotherapy are more beneficial

New research presented at the ESTRO 37 conference has outlined that shorter courses of prostate cancer radiotherapy in higher doses are safer and more...
Can eating fish prevent the onset of Parkinson's disease?

Can eating fish prevent the onset of Parkinson’s disease?

A potential link has been found between consumption of fish and the prevention of Parkinson's disease, according to a new study from Chalmers University...
Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association: accessing new medicines

Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association: accessing new medicines

Oliver O’Connor, of the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association, reflects on efforts to ensure timely access to new and innovative medicines for all patients in...
The HPV vaccination: is it time for jabs for the boys?

The HPV vaccination: is it time for jabs for the boys?

The human papillomavirus affects everyone. So why are boys in the UK still being denied the HPV vaccination? HPV Action UK’s campaign director, Peter...
New collaboration announced to maximise benefits of radiation oncology

New collaboration announced to maximise benefits of radiation oncology

The European Organisation for the Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) and the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) are joining forces to...
Improving healthcare worker data access for better patient outcomes

Improving healthcare worker data access for better patient outcomes

Research by Qlik, a leader in data analytics, has called for every healthcare worker to be able to use, access and succeed with data...
Getting to zero – can we end preventable deaths in hospitals?

Getting to zero – can we end preventable deaths in hospitals?

Speaking to Health Europa, Joe Kiani reflects on the Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s progress towards eliminating preventable deaths in hospitals. More than three million people...
Maternal depression during pregnancy may affect child development

Maternal depression during pregnancy may affect child development

A link between poorer child neurodevelopment and symptoms of maternal depression in the first year postpartum has been found in a new study. The recent...

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