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The future of UVC disinfection

The future of UVC disinfection

University of Siena Associate Professor of Public Health Gabriele Messina speaks with HEQ about innovation in UVC disinfection technology. The past year has seen an...
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Intellectual property and vaccine equality in a pandemic

Akshaya Kumar, Director of Crisis Advocacy at Human Rights Watch, speaks to us about intellectual property and vaccine inequity. In October 2020, representatives of India...
LifeVac Europe and the fight against choking deaths

LifeVac Europe and the fight against choking deaths

LifeVac is on a mission to save lives by improving basic lifesaving choking protocols. LifeVac has now helped save over 152 lives in a choking...
Whither the winds of the European cannabis industry post-pandemic?

Whither the winds of the European cannabis industry post-pandemic?

The European Cannabis Association is setting its sights on harmonising the cannabis regulatory environment across the continent. The COVID-19 pandemic is a generation- if not...
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The rise of innovation and technology in Danish healthcare

Healthcare Denmark CEO Jakob Skaaren Nielsen discusses innovation and technological developments within the Danish health and care sectors. Healthcare Denmark, a public-private non-profit partnership based...
Cannabis research in Meir Hospital: Realistic innovation

Cannabis research in Meir Hospital: Realistic innovation

Researchers at Meir Hospital are investigating the therapeutic potential of cannabis for a number of indications. In the last few decades, the world has witnessed...
Exploring osteoporosis and bone health

Exploring osteoporosis and bone health

Royal Osteoporosis Society Director of Clinical Services Lauren Wiggins tells HEQ about osteoporosis risk, research, and care. Osteoporosis, which causes the bones to become progressively...
COVID-19

Can we make sure that COVID-19 is the last pandemic?

The Honourable Mark Dybul MD speaks to us about the findings of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response. The Independent Panel for Pandemic...
Improving communication and collaboration around vaccines

Improving communication and collaboration around vaccines

Alison Maassen and Alba Godfrey of EuroHealthNet explain the importance of the IMMUNION project in improving public knowledge and confidence around vaccines. Vaccines are a...
Exploring innovation in the cannabis sector

Exploring innovation in the cannabis sector

Volteface Head of Strategy Katya Kowalski tells HEQ about innovation and advocacy around cannabis. UK-based advocacy organisation Volteface aims to promote evidence-based drug policy and...
Redefining critical care ventilation for the next surge event

Redefining critical care ventilation for the next surge event

CorVent Medical is delivering a simple solution for resource-limited institutions to increase the ventilatory capacity to save lives. The COVID-19 pandemic was a rough wakeup...
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Ensuring automated hand hygiene compliance monitoring

Dr Allison Bartlett, of the University of Chicago, discusses the importance of hand hygiene compliance in clinical settings. In an April 2021 article for the...
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How has COVID-19 impacted child mental health?

Childline Service Head Alex Gray discusses the mental health struggles among children and young people during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to NHS estimates, around one...
Bone health, osteoporosis, and innovation

Bone health, osteoporosis, and innovation

National Osteoporosis Foundation Chief Medical Officer Dr Andrea Singer tells HEQ about the burden and treatment of osteoporosis. The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), established in...
The risks and prevention of choking in children

The risks and prevention of choking in children

Ian Evans of the Child Accident Prevention Trust highlights common choking hazards for infants and young children. Choking is one of the leading causes of...
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How homelessness poses a barrier to infection prevention

Drs Martha Montgomery and Monique Carry of the CDC discuss hand hygiene accessibility for people experiencing homelessness. Particularly in the early stages of the COVID-19...
Towards a UK cannabis industry

Towards a UK cannabis industry

Health Europa Quarterly (HEQ) speaks with Mike Barnes of Maple Tree Consultants and Ricardo Geada of Mackrell Solicitors about the need for a legal...
vaccine-hesitancy

Is vaccine hesitancy in Africa linked to institutional mistrust?

Dr Jean-François Maystadt, Professor of Economics at Université catholique de Louvain and Lancaster University, discusses institutional mistrust and vaccine hesitancy in Africa. In a report...
medical-innovation

The importance of medical innovation in the wake of COVID-19

Andrew Thelwell, Chief Commercial Officer at Sky Medical Technology, outlines why continuing to fast-track innovation after the pandemic is essential. The COVID-19 virus has had...
Online Exercise programme could prevent falls in elderly users

Online Exercise programme could prevent falls in elderly users

A randomised controlled trial of an internet-based Lifestyle-integrated Functional Exercise programme (iLiFE) to prevent falls in community dwelling older fallers. Prevention of falls is a...

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