Thursday, October 17, 2019

Research & Innovation News

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

How artificial intelligence is vital in improving cancer care

How artificial intelligence is vital in improving cancer care

Following UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech regarding artificial intelligence’s (AI) potential of saving thousands of lives by improving cancer care, experts have weighed...
Is a warmer body better at fighting infections and tumours?

Is a warmer body better at fighting infections and tumours?

New research from the universities of Warwick and Manchester, UK, has shown that a higher body temperature speeds the body’s response to fighting infections...
Obesity is linked to the frequency of smoking and risk of taking up smoking

Obesity is linked to the frequency of smoking and risk of taking up smoking

A new study published this week by the BMJ has revealed that obesity is associated with an increased risk of the frequency and taking...
High intensity exercise found to not benefit those with dementia

High intensity exercise found to not benefit those with dementia

A new trial published by the BMJ has found moderate to high intensity exercise does not slow down cognitive impairment in older people with...
How are mood disorders and circadian rhythm disruption linked?

How are mood disorders and circadian rhythm disruption linked?

A study led by the University of Glasgow, UK, has found that disrupted circadian rhythm increases the risk of an individual developing mood disorders...
New €12m research project approved to enhance prostate cancer care

New €12m research project approved to enhance prostate cancer care

The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) has approved a new five-year project, PIONEER, with the goal to ensure all European men diagnosed with prostate cancer...
Spinal surgery found as effective as injections for osteoporosis pain relief

Spinal surgery found as effective as injections for osteoporosis pain relief

Spinal surgery (vertebroplasty) has been deemed just as effective to relieve the pain of osteoporosis as the placebo or the so-called ‘sham’ procedure in...
Is there a better treatment for prostate cancer on the horizon?

Is there a better treatment for prostate cancer on the horizon?

A new study from the University of Manchester, UK, has found a way to identify men with locally advanced prostate cancer who are less...
Optimising gut health to fight against leading chronic diseases

Optimising gut health to fight against leading chronic diseases

A spin-off company from the Department of Biotechnology at Lund University, Sweden, has announced it will start investigating if its technology platform can be...
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...

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