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acute pancreatitis

Combatting acute pancreatitis with new monoclonal antibody

A phase two global study has confirmed that the investigational drug evinacumab can successfully reduce triglycerides in patients with acute pancreatitis. The study, led by...
blood clots

Recurring upper body blood clots caused by COVID-19

A novel study has identified the propensity for COVID-19 to generate the recurrence of blood clots in the upper body of patients for the...
Deaths from stroke and heart disease increased by long working hours

Deaths from stroke and heart disease increased by long working hours

According to new estimates, long working hours have led to 745,000 deaths from stroke and ischemic heart disease in 2016 – a 29% increase...
UK cystic fibrosis treatment achieves poorer outcomes than the US

UK cystic fibrosis treatment achieves poorer outcomes than the US

New research has indicated that children in the UK with cystic fibrosis (CF) have worse health outcomes than those in the US, signifying a...
rare diseases

Working towards a new framework for rare diseases

Health Europa Quarterly speaks with EURORDIS Public Health Policy Director Anna Kole about the current landscape of rare diseases in Europe. The European Organisation for...
tuberculosis

Making strides towards a world without tuberculosis

Dr Lucica Ditiu, Executive Director of the Stop TB Partnership, tells Health Europa Quarterly about the ongoing global effort to combat tuberculosis. The Stop TB...
Alzheimer's disease

Commonly used anaesthetic may influence Alzheimer’s disease pathology

A novel investigation has indicated that a commonly used anaesthetic may influence brain proteins that stimulate Alzheimer’s disease pathology. The study, conducted by researchers at...
Simple sugar could be a new biomarker for severe multiple sclerosis

Simple sugar could be a new biomarker for severe multiple sclerosis

New research suggests that a simple sugar – N-acetylglucosamine – could be a biomarker for the development of progressive multiple sclerosis (MS). MS manifests differently...
psychosis

Study suggests the immune system triggers the effects of psychosis

Novel research has indicated a correlation between genetic changes that influence the brain’s immune system and psychosis, potentially advancing treatments. The study, conducted by researchers...
Pompe Support Network: living with Pompe disease

Pompe Support Network: living with Pompe disease

HEQ speaks with Allan Muir, Chair of the Board of Trustees at the UK’s Pompe Support Network, about the burden and treatment of Pompe...
machine learning

Identifying epigenetic drivers of cancer with machine learning

Scientists have developed an innovative machine learning technique that is able to identify the epigenetic drivers of cancers accurately. The study, published in Cancer Discovery,...
people with autism

Greater risk of long-term health conditions for people with autism

A new study has indicated that people with autism display a higher likelihood of developing long-term health conditions than others. The investigation, conducted by researchers...
colon cancer

Correlation discovered between obesity-related colon cancer and inflammasomes

Evidence has emerged that the growth of obesity-related colon cancer is influenced by protein complexes called inflammasomes. New research, conducted by scientists from the University...
World-first major progressive multiple sclerosis trial to launch in UK

World-first major progressive multiple sclerosis trial to launch in UK

The world’s first meg-trial for progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) is to launch later this year in the UK. The Octopus trial is a revolutionary clinical...

4-in-1 support therapy for multiple organ failure treatment

ADVITOS GmbH is the world's only 4-in-1 organ support therapy for the treatment of multiple organ failure. The ADVOS therapy is the world’s first method...
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,...
heart health

COVID-19 long-term effects on young adults’ heart health

A novel study has indicated long-term blood vessel and heart health impacts for young adults who have suffered minor COVID-19 symptoms. The research, conducted by...
New form of muscular dystrophy discovered

New form of muscular dystrophy discovered

Researchers have discovered a new form of muscular dystrophy related to changes in the JAG2 gene. A new study led by the Department of Clinical...
pandemic

WHO unveils global Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence

A new World Health Organization (WHO) led project will launch the global Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence, data, surveillance, and analytics innovation. The collaboration...
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...

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