Thursday, July 18, 2019

Research & Innovation News

Health Europa brings you the latest Research & Innovation News from across the field of European Healthcare & Social Care Policy.

Probiotics, breastfeeding could reduce antibiotic resistance in children

Probiotics, breastfeeding could reduce antibiotic resistance in children

Combining probiotics and breastfeeding can help to reduce potential antibiotic resistance in children, according to new research at the 51st ESPHGHAN Annual Meeting. Infants who...
Hepatitis B virus found in DNA from 4,500-year-old skeletons

Hepatitis B virus found in DNA from 4,500-year-old skeletons

Bronze Age human skeletons have been found in burial sites across Europe and Asia that contain an extinct strain of the Hepatitis B virus...
New virtual reality therapy proves successful in treating anxiety

New virtual reality therapy proves successful in treating anxiety

A psychology clinic based in Harley Street, London, UK, is pioneering the use of virtual reality (VR) as a treatment for a range of...
Osteoporosis drug side effects could be key to treating hair loss

Osteoporosis drug side effects could be key to treating hair loss

A drug new has been found which could help men and women suffering from hair loss, according to researchers from the University of Manchester’s...
Less risky new blood test developed for peanut allergy diagnosis

Less risky new blood test developed for peanut allergy diagnosis

Scientists at the Medical Research Council (MRC), UK, have developed a simple blood test which will be a less risky and more definitive way...
Hospital Frailty Risk Score to get older people better support

Hospital Frailty Risk Score to get older people better support

A new Hospital Frailty Risk Score has been devised from a study led by the University of Leicester, UK, which will be used to...
Survey reveals medical cannabis reduced painkiller use in older adults

Survey reveals medical cannabis reduced painkiller use in older adults

A new study has revealed using medical cannabis (or marijuana) substantially reduced chronic pain and dependence on opioid painkillers in 65% of older adults. Researchers...
Research and business opportunities in clinical microbiomics

Research and business opportunities in clinical microbiomics

Health Europa attended the 5th Microbiome R&D Business Collaboration Forum, and carries the words of Jacob Bak Holm from Clinical Microbiomics. Exploring areas of research...
£2.6m invested in new research to reduce risk of Type 2 diabetes

£2.6m invested in new research to reduce risk of Type 2 diabetes

Diabetes UK has invested £2.6m (~€3m) into 19 new projects that aim to make life-changing improvements in diabetes care and reduce people’s risk of...
The EU Joint Programme on Neurodegenerative Disease Research

The EU Joint Programme on Neurodegenerative Disease Research

Professor Philippe Amouyel, chair of the EU Joint Programme on Neurodegenerative Disease Research, discusses the initiative’s new call to support health and social care...
Blockchain technology: supporting continuity of care

Blockchain technology: supporting continuity of care

Paul de Raeve, of the European Federation of Nurses Associations, discusses the potential of blockchain technology to assist in the continuity of care. Patients’ empowerment...
Working with One Health – learning from equine tendon disease

Working with One Health – learning from equine tendon disease

Professor Roger KW Smith, of the Royal Veterinary College, provides a valuable insight into how research in equine tendon disease is paving the way...

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