Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Research & Innovation News

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

Domestic violence reduces breastfeeding in developing countries

Mothers in low to middle-income countries are 13% less likely to breastfeed their infants exclusively in the first six months if they experience domestic...

Expert Insights: when to be cautious of Dr Google’s diagnosis

According to recent research, nearly half of people in Britain turn to Dr Google before visiting a GP, despite online diagnosis being proven as...

Young people dependent on smartphones at increased risk of depression

Young people who are hooked on their smartphones may be at an increased risk for depression and loneliness. A growing body of research has identified...

Review shows effects of e-cigarettes similar to traditional cigarettes

A comprehensive review of the respiratory effects of vaping has highlighted its adverse biological effects on cells in humans and animals. Four scientists from four...

Combination therapy for joint rejuvenation and preservation launched 

A new combination therapy injection treatment has been launched that could provide a treatment option for people with arthritis and other similar conditions. The Regenerative...

Smart shirt technology could be used to monitor lung disease

A smart shirt that accurately measures breathing through measuring lung function by sensing movements in the chest and abdomen could be used to monitor...

Artificial skin can help rehabilitation and enhance virtual reality

Soft and flexible artificial skin will lead to prototype for applications in rehabilitation and virtual and augmented reality. Just like our senses of hearing and...

Computer vision can improve accuracy of medical diagnostics

While Hollywood movies and Isaac Asimov predicted a few decades ago that computers would be able to scan out humans from head to toe,...
HETT: learn about NHSX progress and impact of the Digital Academy

HETT: learn about NHSX progress and impact of the Digital Academy

Progress of NHSX and the impact of the Digital Academy is set to feature strongly in HETT’s unique programme. Education and career progression of the...

New chatbot therapist to help combat depression unveiled

A chatbot therapist to help combat depression quicker has been launched. The bot has been launched as recent figures show that NHS patients seeking help with their...

Study shows blood-brain barrier damage occurs after mild head trauma

A new study of adolescent and adult athletes has found evidence of damage to the brain's protective barrier, even with a mild head trauma...

Drug resistance tackled using new single-cell genetic method

Scientists have used a new technique to identify genetic profiles of individual cells to model a breast cancer tumour’s potential resistance to a drug. The...

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