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89% of Allied Health services plan to use telehealth consultations

89% of Allied Health services plan to use telehealth consultations

Researchers caution that the rise of telehealth consultation could increase inequalities in access for vulnerable people. The COVID-19 pandemic forced a shift in everyday life,...
Scientists discover a potential long-term treatment for asthma

Scientists discover a potential long-term treatment for asthma

A groundbreaking finding could revolutionise the future of treatment for asthma and tackle the underlying causes. Asthma is a common lung condition causing occasional breathing...
A new era of pathogen surveillance using genomic sequencing

A new era of pathogen surveillance using genomic sequencing

Health Europa Quarterly spoke to Dr Joanne Hackett, Former Chief Commercial Officer of Genomics England and Regional Board Member of Movement Health 2030, about...
The equation symbolising the mathematical model of osteoporosis overlaid on an image showing osteoporotic fractures (red) in the thoracic spine.

Predicting effective drug combinations for postmenopausal osteoporosis

A new mathematical model could help clinicians choose effective combinations of medications for postmenopausal osteoporosis. Postmenopausal osteoporosis occurs when the sudden loss of oestrogen during...
Researchers design a mathematical model to understand COVID-19 outbreaks

Researchers design a mathematical model to understand COVID-19 outbreaks

A new study employed a mathematical model to address COVID-19 outbreaks and variants of concern. A study published in eLife finds that it is a necessity that...
Researchers identify a cause of preterm labour

Researchers identify a cause of preterm labour

Researchers have identified a cause of preterm labour, opening new possibilities for future innovative treatments. Preterm labour is the single biggest cause of neonatal mortality...
Azenta announces acquisition of B Medical Systems

Azenta announces acquisition of B Medical Systems

Azenta Inc. has announced its agreement to acquire B Medical Systems, a market leader in temperature-controlled storage and transportation solutions. In an exciting development, Azenta...
The longest NHS waiting list is almost eliminated

The longest NHS waiting list is almost eliminated

The longest NHS waiting list is virtually eliminated, a significant and exciting milestone in healthcare history. In a new press release, the NHS has announced...
Predicting Rett syndrome severity using overnight EEGs

Predicting Rett syndrome severity using overnight EEGs

A new study looks at how sleep EEGs in patients with Rett syndrome could aid in predicting disease features and severity. Rett syndrome is a...
Study finds BCG tuberculosis vaccine offers immune boosting benefits

Study finds BCG tuberculosis vaccine offers immune boosting benefits

A study of the BCG tuberculosis vaccine discovers immune boosting benefits in infants over a year after vaccination. Researchers from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and...
Artistic rendering of the gels encapsulating a viral vaccine.

Scientists discover a novel method to extend the shelf life of vaccines

New research illuminates the necessity of extending the shelf life of vaccines and finds a new approach to mitigate common vaccine problems. It is reported...
Defence Therapeutics receives US patent for its ADC Platform Technology

Defence Therapeutics receives US patent for its ADC Platform Technology

In an exciting development, Defence Therapeutics has received a US patent covering its ADC Platform Technology. In the latest announcement on August 8th, 2022, Defence...
Mental health and headaches in children worsened during the pandemic

Mental health and headaches in children worsened during the pandemic

A new study has found that mental health and headaches in children progressively worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers from the Children’s National Hospital have...
Can low vitamin D levels cause chronic inflammation?

Can low vitamin D levels cause chronic inflammation?

A new study has found a link between low levels of vitamin D and conditions causing chronic inflammation. Inflammation normally supports the healing process following...
Digital support mobile tool helps reduce alcohol consumption

Digital support mobile tool helps reduce alcohol consumption

Linköping University has designed a digital support tool to help individuals reduce their alcohol consumption. A new study by researchers at Linköping University has found...
rare blood cancer

UVA Cancer Center receives $5.75 million to research rare blood cancers

Over $5.75m has been anonymously donated to fund rare blood cancer research to develop innovative treatments. UVA’s National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center will use...
long COVID symptoms

Long COVID symptoms experienced by one in eight COVID-19 patients

Evidence published in The Lancet suggests that one in eight adults (12.7%) infected with SARS-CoV-2 experience long COVID symptoms. The study, which was performed in...
Study finds low-calorie sweetener that improves gut health

Study finds low-calorie sweetener that improves gut health

American Chemical Society has discovered a low-calorie sweetener that can help improve gut health. It is well-known that sweeteners and sugars can lead to health...
Measuring blood pressure in both arms reduces hypertension

Measuring blood pressure in both arms reduces hypertension

A new study finds that measuring blood pressure in both arms can reduce cardiovascular risk and hypertension. Research by the University of Exeter analysed data...
COVID-19 restrictions not linked to distress levels in England

COVID-19 restrictions not linked to distress levels in England

A new study has found that English people continued to experience psychological distress beyond COVID-19 restrictions. Researchers from the University College London (UCL) and King’s...

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