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Rare diseases: better data framework needed to improve diagnostic rates

Rare diseases: better data framework needed to improve diagnostic rates

A new study has found that a better data framework is needed to improve diagnostic rates of rare diseases. A new study has found that...
Mitchell disease: solving the medical mystery

Mitchell disease: solving the medical mystery

Scientists have uncovered a genetic mutation that links to the rare Mitchell disease. A team of researchers led by Dr Hugo Bellen at Baylor College...
Guidelines on COVID-19 testing issued by European Commission

Guidelines on COVID-19 testing issued by European Commission

As part of the European Roadmap towards lifting COVID-19 containment measures, the Commission is presenting guidelines on coronavirus testing methodologies. The guidance aims to support...
The Wellcome Trust’s battle to turn COVID-19 to COVID-Zero

The Wellcome Trust’s battle to turn COVID-19 to COVID-Zero

COVID-19 is a global crisis – but a solvable one. The Wellcome Trust is inviting businesses to donate a percentage of funds to help...
Adoption of innovation is essential to the future of osteoporosis care

Adoption of innovation is essential to the future of osteoporosis care

The reality of healthcare in 2020 is that innovations that can have a positive impact on patient care aren’t always readily available to those...
Treatment for concussions could be as simple as cooling the brain

Treatment for concussions could be as simple as cooling the brain

Cooling the brain could be a viable treatment for concussions in the future according to new research. The study, conducted by University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers,...
fragility fractures

Osteoporosis, fragility fractures and the urgent need for prioritisation of care

Osteoporosis is the world’s most common bone disease; affecting approximately 200 million people globally,1 it results in more than 8.9 million fragility fractures each...

Beyond the Fracture Liaison Service (FLS): addressing the management and treatment gap in osteoporosis

The past few years saw significant progress in the osteoporosis management landscape, but are all patients feeling the benefit? The introduction of the Fracture Liaison...
doctor helping woman having a stroke

Stroke research, treatment and the need for institutional change

Fellows of the European Stroke Organisation tell HEQ about Innovation, strategy and gender in stroke treatment The European Stroke Organisation (ESO) is a Europe-wide NGO,...
Caring female physical therapist helps stroke victim in rehab centre

Optimising policy and digitisation in stroke treatment

Professor Michael Brainin, President of the World Stroke Organization, tells HEQ about the burden, treatment and prevention of stroke The World Stroke Organization (WSO), which...
Amish buggy with sunset

New hope for Amish families suffering from genetic disorders

Researchers at the University of Exeter have discovered 25 brand new genetic disorders that affect American Amish communities The Windows of Hope project, led by...
Pancreatic cancer awareness

Why we need to begin prioritising pancreatic cancer

Professor Matthias Löhr, a member of the UEG Public Affairs Committee, explains why increased awareness of pancreatic cancer and increased investment into the field...

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