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Chronic diseases can be defined as those that persist for a long period of time, in most cases causing the sufferer health issues for longer than a period of 3 months. Chronic diseases in most cases cannot be prevented by vaccines or cured by medication, nor do they just disappear.

Some of the most common chronic diseases include Asthma, Coronary Artery Disease, Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis, Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity and Osteoporosis to name but a few.

tumour

Novel method for enhancing tumours response to treatment

A team of researchers have innovated a new strategy that increases tumour receptiveness to cancer drugs, potentially augmenting the effectiveness of chemotherapy treatments. The Research,...
cardiovascular disease

Novel probe invention provides early cardiovascular disease detection

A team of researchers has developed a novel probe that enables earlier detection of cardiovascular disease, one of the leading worldwide causes of mortality. The...
tumour

The first tumour-uninformed cancer DNA detection test

A novel study has assessed the world’s first-ever tumour-uninformed cancer detection test for patients in remission. The innovative testing method, called Guardant Reveal, was developed...
Healthcare Anywhere: innovation for patient empowerment

Healthcare Anywhere: innovation for patient empowerment

Healthcare Anywhere’s empowering app helps patients to manage their long-term health conditions at home. Healthcare is changing and Healthcare Anywhere believes it is able to...
lung cancer

Lung cancer mortality influenced by pre-operative patient status

Researchers from Japan have discovered a correlation between pre-operative patient status and lung cancer mortality rate. The research, published in the Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia...
prostate cancer

Specialist from Prostate Cancer UK discusses combatting the disease

Prostate Cancer UK Senior Specialist Nurse Emma Craske speaks with HEQ about the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. Founded in 1996 as the Prostate...
HIV prevention

HIV prevention medication underutilised by high-risk demographics

A new study reveals that medication for HIV prevention is not being utilised by people with a high-risk of contracting the disease, despite it...
pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer treatment improved by suppressing molecular pathway

Chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer patients may be enhanced due to the discovery of a molecular pathway that enables resistance to the treatment. The investigation, conducted...
dementia

The pressing need for Europe’s dementia policy to be prioritised

Owen Miller, Policy Officer at Alzheimer Europe, details the care and policy landscape around dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in the EU. Dementia remains a significant...
cognitive impairment

Cognitive impairment increase shown in hospitalised COVID-19 patients

New research has indicated that hospitalised COVID-19 patients demonstrate substantial cognitive impairment within four months of discharge. The study, published in the peer-reviewed journal European Neuropsychopharmacology,...
chemical biomarker

Chemical biomarker detects severe COVID-19 symptoms

The novel discovery of a chemical biomarker that indicates the severity of COVID-19 symptoms could help to improve patient treatments. The research, conducted by medical...
super-enhancers

Super-enhancers discovered that may improve breast cancer therapy

Biologists have discovered novel super-enhancers that may aid in manufacturing therapy for triple-negative breast cancer. The research conducted by biologists at the City University of...
inflammatory conditions in the lungs

Five-minute screening for lung inflammation

Inflammacheck offers rapid point-of-care testing of the lungs, supporting healthcare professionals to rapidly identify active lung inflammation
brexit medical cannabis

Brexit will end medical cannabis access for sick children

Following the end of the UK’s Brexit transition period on 1 January 2021, British children with severe medical conditions will no longer be able...
Ultra-processed foods: an EU health crisis

Ultra-processed foods: an EU health crisis

Many European countries have seen a dramatic increase in the consumption of ultra-processed foods in recent decades, with research estimating that these food products...
MPS disease: the health benefits of cannabinoids to MPS patients

MPS disease: the health benefits of cannabinoids to MPS patients

Over the last few decades, the health benefits of cannabinoids has become an increasingly popular topic, but can this help those with the rare...
Molecule in lymphatic system implicated in autoimmune diseases

Molecule in lymphatic system implicated in autoimmune diseases

A new study has revealed how a molecule in the lymphatic system could have the potential to play a role in autoimmune diseases. A study...
New study shows three-drug combination reduces COPD patient mortality

New study shows three-drug combination reduces COPD patient mortality

New research has revealed that a three-drug combination was effective in reducing the mortality rate in patients suffering with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). According...
COVID-19: advice for patients with digestive conditions such as IBD

COVID-19: advice for patients with digestive conditions such as IBD

A new paper has outlined key information for patients living with chronic digestive conditions, such as IBD, in relation to COVID-19, or coronavirus. A paper...
An increase in the elderly population could mean a rise in the home healthcare market

An increase in the elderly population could mean a rise in the home healthcare...

According to the UN data of World Population Prospects, the number of people over 65 is steadily increasing, but did you know that as...

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