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Health Europa brings you the latest Research & Innovation News from across the field of European Healthcare & Social Care Policy.

non-invasive brain stimulation

Non-invasive brain stimulation helps people quit smoking

A systematic review performed by researchers from the University Hospital of Dijon has identified that non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) may be an effective solution...
New whole-genome sequencing data reveals vital clues about cancer

New whole-genome sequencing data reveals vital clues about cancer

Whole-genome sequencing of thousands of cancer tumours reveals vital clues about the causes of the disease. In the largest study of its kind, a team...
food cravings

Scientists discover how to stop unhealthy food cravings

Do you struggle to fight off the temptation of unhealthy food cravings? A team of US researchers may have found the solution, suggesting that...
Is a brisk walking pace the answer to slowing biological ageing?

Is a brisk walking pace the answer to slowing biological ageing?

New data from more than 400,000 UK adults reveals a clear link between walking pace and a genetic marker of biological ageing. Researchers from the...
Mediterranean diet

Mediterranean diet may prevent preeclampsia during pregnancy

A new US study has discovered that following a Mediterranean diet whilst pregnant can reduce the risk of preeclampsia, potentially illustrating how dietary interventions...
Exciting development reduces chronic inflammation

Exciting development reduces chronic inflammation

Researchers successfully mitigate chronic inflammation in mice using customised "mini-antibodies", a discovery that could transform future treatments. A discovery by a team of researchers at...
digital solutions

Digital solutions to enhance the delivery of care

From chatbots combatting vaccine hesitancy to crowd-sourced data informing immunisation services, Health Europa spoke to Moz Siddiqui, head of Strategic Innovation and Partnerships at...
Removing endometriosis lesions with nanotechnology

Removing endometriosis lesions with nanotechnology

Scientists from the Oregon State University have developed new nanotechnology to locate and remove endometriosis lesions. The new animal-model study, published in the journal Small,...
GP Doctors

A third of GP Doctors intend to quit within five years

A research study conducted by the University of Manchester has revealed that approximately 33% of GP Doctors intend to quit direct patient care within...
Stress on Mitochondria

Scientists investigate the impact of stress on mitochondria

A research team from Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU) has linked the impact of stress on mitochondria and neurodegenerative diseases.  How was this link made between...
Pneumoconiosis

Increased cases of pneumoconiosis linked to silica exposure

A research team from the University of Illinois Chicago has linked silica exposure to recent high rates of severe cases of pneumoconiosis in coal...
The missing ingredient in sunscreen that minimises sun skin damage

The missing ingredient in sunscreen that minimises sun skin damage

A discovery by the University of Bath illuminates a key ingredient missing from sunscreen products that can better protect against sun skin damage. Research has...
Prevent Alzheimer's

Study reveals that a healthy lifestyle can prevent Alzheimer’s

A study suggests that living a healthy lifestyle may be critical to prevent Alzheimer’s and extending life expectancy. How does a healthy lifestyle prevent Alzheimer’s? The number...
Understanding the emotional eating habits of children and their mothers

Understanding the emotional eating habits of children and their mothers

New research, published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, looks at the emotional eating habits of children and their mothers. Emotional...
exercising during pregnancy

Exercising during pregnancy decreases Type-2 diabetes risk in offspring

Research emerging from Japan's Tohoku University suggests that exercising during pregnancy can considerably benefit the mother's child, reducing their risk of Type 2 diabetes. The...
Conduct Disorder in Children

Conduct disorder in children to be predicted by machine learning

A research study, that recently appeared in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, published by the journal Elsevier, demonstrated that conduct disorder in children...
metabolic disorders

Protein discovery may help to develop treatments for metabolic disorders

Scientists have identified a potentially game-changing protein known as augmentor-alpha that regulates body weight, which might be crucial in designing novel treatments for metabolic...
Over 50% of the population is affected by a headache disorder

Over 50% of the population is affected by a headache disorder

A new study reveals the growing burden of headache disorders, with evidence suggesting that 52% of the global population is affected. Headache disorders are one...
Epigenetic Treatments

Epigenetic treatments to revolutionise chemotherapy

A research team from the CNRS at the Paris Michel-Ange Delegation has determined that the introduction of epigenetic treatments could increase the success rate...
The link between certain personality traits and mild cognitive impairment

The link between certain personality traits and mild cognitive impairment

People who are organised with high levels of self-discipline appear to be less likely to develop mild cognitive impairment as they age, a new...

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