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Acknowledging animal health within the EU’s new Global Health Strategy

Acknowledging animal health within the EU’s new Global Health Strategy

Roxane Feller, Secretary General of Animalhealth Europe, outlines why Europe must recognise that human health and animal health share more than just antibiotics. As the...
Older designs for knee replacements are as effective as new models

Older designs for knee replacements are as effective as new models

Older designs for knee replacements are equally as effective as newer models, according to new research from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and...
Navigating menopause and young-onset dementia

Navigating menopause and young-onset dementia

Given that around 70,800 people in the UK are living with young-onset dementia, we spoke to Consultant Admiral Nurse Jules Knight about the challenges...
NHS cancer treatment rates are highest on record in 2022 

NHS cancer treatment rates are highest on record in 2022 

Figures show that over 320,000 people received NHS cancer treatment from November 2021 to October 2022 – the highest year on record.   To start the...
Parental leave provides long-term protection against poor mental health

Parental leave provides long-term protection against poor mental health

Parental leave can protect against poor mental health and have long-term benefits, according to the University of Stockholm. Researchers from the Department of Public...
Prenatal alcohol exposure can disrupt genetics in embryonic development

Prenatal alcohol exposure can disrupt genetics in embryonic development

Exposure to alcohol in pregnancy can alter gene function during regulated embryonic development, according to the University of Helsinki. Disruption to embryonic development caused by...
Childhood obesity is unlikely to cause behavioural disorders

Childhood obesity is unlikely to cause behavioural disorders 

Childhood obesity is unlikely to have a significant impact on children’s mood or behavioural disorders, according to a study led by the University of...
Can talk therapy improve the mental health of dementia patients?

Can talk therapy improve the mental health of dementia patients?

University College London researchers explored whether talk therapy can benefit people living with dementia if they also suffer from anxiety or depression. Mental health problems...
Intermittent fasting diet could reverse type 2 diabetes 

Intermittent fasting diet could reverse type 2 diabetes 

A new study has found that an intermittent fasting diet can help people who require type 2 diabetes medication.   Researchers found that an intermittent fasting...
How a herbal medicine protects against inflammatory bowel disease

How a herbal medicine protects against inflammatory bowel disease

Researchers in Japan have found a common herbal remedy that protects against colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease condition. A new study by Zhengzheng Shi and...
Understanding how epigenetics can improve cancer treatment 

Understanding how epigenetics can improve cancer treatment 

Researchers from the University of Barcelona have explained the role epigenetics can play in clinical cancer treatment.   In the early 1980s, methylation was discovered and...
Women tend to suffer more from chronic cluster headache

Women tend to suffer more from chronic cluster headache

Women are more affected by chronic cluster headache than previously thought, according to new research from Karolinska Institutet. Chronic cluster headache, also known as ‘suicide...
Promising new treatment for hand osteoarthritis in early stages 

Promising new treatment for hand osteoarthritis in early stages 

Researchers from the University of Oxford have found that the drug talarozole, which increases retinoic acid, could offer new hope for hand osteoarthritis patients.  Hand...
Understanding the links between sleep bruxism, insomnia and anxiety

Understanding the links between sleep bruxism, insomnia and anxiety

A new study on the associations between sleep bruxism, insomnia and their potential risk factors, such as depression and anxiety has been completed.  The findings...
Stem cell innovation provides new hope for congenital heart disease

Stem cell innovation provides new hope for congenital heart disease

Researchers at the University of Bristol have developed ‘stem cell plasters’ that could change the future of treating congenital heart disease in children.   Heart defects...
Genome sequencing could improve routine care of rare diseases

Genome sequencing could improve routine care of rare diseases

Introducing genome sequencing into the routine care of inherited rare and serious conditions could improve disease management.   Standard genetic testing typically focuses on a small...
One third of long Covid patients suffer from persistent loss of smell

One third of long Covid patients suffer from persistent loss of smell

According to the University of East Anglia (UEA), loss of smell is one of the most prevalent symptoms of long Covid patients.   New research from...
Researchers identify origins of Langerhans cell histiocytosis in children

Researchers identify origins of Langerhans cell histiocytosis in children

The origins of Langerhans cell histiocytosis have been identified by researchers from Karolinska Institutet in collaboration with Karolinska University Hospital. Langerhans cell histiocytosis is a...
Reducing the burden of harm to improve patient safety

Reducing the burden of harm to improve patient safety

Committed to raising patient safety standards across healthcare, Dr Sven Staender discusses the complex challenges facing health systems when it comes to advocating a...
Patients with treatment resistant depression are at a higher risk of death 

Patients with treatment resistant depression are at a higher risk of death 

People with treatment resistant depression have a 23% higher risk of fatality than other depressed patients.  Patients with treatment resistant depression also need twice the...

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