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Attacking this major gene could prevent Alzheimer’s

Attacking this major gene could prevent Alzheimer’s

The ApoE4 gene has been recognised as a major risk factor for Alzheimer’s; now, a new study has shown that targeting this gene would...
How might maths be used to fight cancer?

How might maths be used to fight cancer?

A study from the University of Waterloo, Canada, has found that using applied mathematics can be a useful tool to help predict the evolution...
‘Western diet’ makes body’s defences more aggressive

‘Western diet’ makes body’s defences more aggressive

Research from the University of Bonn, Germany, has found that high fat and sugar diets can make the immune system react like it’s fighting...
Component of turmeric may help Alzheimer's drug testing

Component of turmeric may help Alzheimer’s drug testing

New research from the Salk Institute in California, US, has found key components within the popular curry spice turmeric which may be a vital...
Hormone replacement therapy may stop depression during menopause

Hormone replacement therapy may stop depression during menopause

A new study suggests that using hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can help manage the depressive symptoms that exist in women going through the menopause. The...
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...
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...
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...
Understanding elements of muscle plasticity

Understanding elements of muscle plasticity

The Laboratory for Muscle Plasticity at Balgrist University Hospital, Switzerland, investigates the molecular and cellular mechanisms of clinical muscle plasticity In this booklet about muscle...

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