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E-cigarettes: misconception of vaping dangers in the UK

E-cigarettes: misconception of vaping dangers in the UK

Research from King's College London, UK, finds smokers and ex-smokers overestimate the vaping dangers of e-cigarettes. The Cancer Research UK-funded study assessed the knowledge about...
Egg blood metabolites associated with lowering risk of type 2 diabetes

Egg blood metabolites associated with lowering risk of type 2 diabetes

According to University of Eastern Finland, consumption of one egg every day seems to associate with blood metabolites related to a lower risk of...
Test for cancer: a method to detect cancer may be on the horizon

Test for cancer: a method to detect cancer may be on the horizon

Researchers have launched a clinical trial to develop a potential test for cancer, that being a breath test, analysing molecules that could indicate cancer...
Hearing loss treatment could thwart late-life depression

Hearing loss treatment could thwart late-life depression

The greater the hearing loss, the greater the risk of having symptoms of depression, therefore hearing loss treatment could head off late-life depression, according...
Hyperactive immune system in ageing brain disorders

Hyperactive immune system in ageing brain disorders

NIH researchers have found that the body's hyperactive immune system may play a critical role in the damage caused by ageing brain disorders. In a...
Want some smoking cessation advice?

Want some smoking cessation advice?

This may be great smoking cessation advice: reducing alcohol consumption could help individuals quit their daily smoking habit. New research has found that heavy drinkers...
Excess body weight and the world of cancer

Excess body weight and the world of cancer

According to new studies, excess body weight is an established cause of cancer, currently known to be linked to 13 cancers. A new study looking...
Recommended daily sugar allowance exceeded by young children

Recommended daily sugar allowance exceeded by young children

Young children in the UK surpass the maximum recommended daily sugar allowance, this being around 2,800 excess sugar cubes per year. According to PHE (Public...
Becoming reality – mucopolysaccharide storage diseases and adulthood

Becoming reality – mucopolysaccharide storage diseases and adulthood

Susanne Gerit Kircher, of the Medical University of Vienna, explains why more resources and effort must be put into understanding mucopolysaccharide storage diseases in...
It’s time for a new Europe-wide strategy on prostate cancer

It’s time for a new Europe-wide strategy on prostate cancer

Europa Uomo chairman André Deschamps sets out the need for an improved approach to prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment. 30 million men in Europe are...
A call to action for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

A call to action for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

The EU-IPFF sets out a series of recommendations to improve the quality of life and treatment outcomes of people living with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis...
The World Mosquito Program: eliminating mosquito-borne diseases

The World Mosquito Program: eliminating mosquito-borne diseases

The World Mosquito Program is an indispensable tool in the global effort to eliminate infectious diseases. Scott O’Neill tells Health Europa more. What if we...
Colorectal cancer and colonoscopy

Colorectal cancer and colonoscopy

Jolanta Gore-Booth, the CEO of Digestive Cancers Europe, discusses the value of colonoscopy in diagnosing and preventing colorectal cancer. In a recent survey by specialist...
D-MOSS: an integrated dengue virus early warning system

D-MOSS: an integrated dengue virus early warning system

Driven by Earth Observations in Vietnam, D-MOSS, Dengue Mosquito Simulation from Satellites, is a dengue virus early warning system for Vietnam. D-MOSS is developed by...
Social media addiction: student binge drinkers affected

Social media addiction: student binge drinkers affected

Binge drinkers, typically university students, are frequently posting on social media while intoxicated therefore showing signs of social media addiction. Researchers have found that social...
Discover how protein clumps damage cells in Parkinson’s

Discover how protein clumps damage cells in Parkinson’s

Biologists studying Parkinson's disease have found that enzymes modify tau to create tau-alpha-synuclein protein clumps on mitochondria. Biologists studying Parkinson's disease have long wanted to...
Operating room pressures: surgeons under stress make more mistakes

Operating room pressures: surgeons under stress make more mistakes

New study finds that surgeons under stress make up to 66% more mistakes on patients in the operating room. Using a technology that captured the...
Ovarian cancer metastasis aided by DNA ‘webs’

Ovarian cancer metastasis aided by DNA ‘webs’

According to University of Texas, after being caught in DNA ‘webs’ extruded by immune cells, ovarian cancer metastasis occurs, spreading to new tissue. Researchers from...
Blood coagulation cascade and thrombosis

Blood coagulation cascade and thrombosis

Blood coagulation cascade causes thrombosis, many methods have been attempted to determine medical treatment and few have been both successful and easy to use,...
Lung transplant discrimination: patients claiming the system is ‘rigged’

Lung transplant discrimination: patients claiming the system is ‘rigged’

According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, USA, lung transplant discrimination may still be occurring across the nation. Court filing prompted change in lung allocation policy in...

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