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

New high blood pressure treatment works on resistant patients

New high blood pressure treatment works on resistant patients

A new drug has been shown to significantly reduce hypertension in patients who do not respond to existing high blood pressure treatment. According to results...
Cutting-edge bionic arms are now available on the NHS

Cutting-edge bionic arms are now available on the NHS

The NHS has announced that amputees in England will now be able to access life-changing bionic arms.  Newly available bionic arms will be offered to...
Patient's ammonium levels can now be measured at the point of care

Patient’s ammonium levels can now be measured at the point of care 

A point-of-care analyser can monitor levels of ammonium in a patient’s blood using a decentralised method that researchers have developed.   Researchers from the Sensors...
Can machine learning be used to prevent an ACL injury?

Can machine learning be used to prevent an ACL injury?

A study by the University of Jyväskylä has examined the possibility of using machine learning to predict the risk of ACL injury. Anterior cruciate ligament...
Research grant to improve the Baby Check app for spotting sickness 

Research grant to improve the Baby Check app for spotting sickness 

A smartphone app called Baby Check app aims to identify seriously ill babies and will be upgraded to provide improved support to parents and...
Non-invasive tests work in long-term hepatitis C treatment

Non-invasive tests work in long-term hepatitis C treatment

Researchers from MedUni Vienna have found that long-term hepatitis C treatment can be improved by non-invasive tests, despite doubts surrounding the method.   A team of...
Poor quality sleep linked to an increased risk of glaucoma

Poor quality sleep linked to an increased risk of glaucoma

A new study has found that poor quality sleep may be linked to a heightened risk of glaucoma, an irreversible sight loss condition. Poor quality...
How understanding skin inflammation can combat UV damage

How understanding skin inflammation can combat UV damage

A study from the University of Bonn has identified a skin inflammation signalling pathway that can combat UV damage and skin infections. Inflammatory skin reactions...
New troponin test will improve heart attack diagnostics

New troponin test will improve heart attack diagnostics

A new troponin test has been developed by researchers from the University of Turku that can identify heart attack patients whose cardiac troponin values...
Reprogramming immune cells to improve melanoma treatment

Reprogramming immune cells to improve melanoma treatment 

Researchers from the University of Bristol have discovered a way to reprogramme immune cells to kill cancer and slow tumour growth, creating new options...
New potential treatment discovered for sleep apnoea

New potential treatment discovered for sleep apnoea

A recent mouse study has illuminated a new possibility for sleep apnoea treatment using specialised channel proteins. John Hopkins Medicine researchers have found evidence that...
The cause of medulloblastoma relapse has been found by researchers

The cause of medulloblastoma relapse has been found by researchers

Researchers from Uppsala University have discovered the protein that makes tumour cells insensitive to medulloblastoma radiation treatment and causes relapse. Medulloblastoma is a malignant brain...
Short bursts of vigorous exercise linked to increased longevity  

Short bursts of vigorous exercise linked to increased longevity  

Two-minute bursts of vigorous exercise totalling 15 minutes a week are associated with a reduced risk of death, according to new research.  Research published in...
Moderate alcohol consumption can increase the risk of acute stroke

Moderate alcohol consumption can increase the risk of acute stroke 

Research from the University of Galway and McMaster University has found that moderate and high alcohol consumption increases the risk of acute stroke.   The researchers...
Social prescribing activities for adolescents with mental health problems 

Social prescribing activities for adolescents with mental health problems 

Social prescribing activities such as music and dance will be offered to adolescents with depression and anxiety.   A new project led by University College London...
Heatwaves to impact the health of almost every child by 2050 

Heatwaves to impact the health of almost every child by 2050 

UNICEF research has estimated that by 2050, every child in the world will face being exposed to worsening heatwaves.  The new report  ‘The Coldest Year...
Researchers make breakthrough in resistance to colon cancer treatment

Researchers make breakthrough in resistance to colon cancer treatment

Researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) have found a way to overcome resistance to colon cancer treatment. Colon cancer is one of the forms...
Liquid biopsies could be used to detect blood cancer

Liquid biopsies could be used to detect blood cancer

Researchers have found that liquid biopsies can detect blood cell disorders than can help identify patients at risk of blood cancer. Cancer tumours release DNA...
No link found between exposure to anaesthesia and child development

No link found between exposure to anaesthesia and child development 

Research from the University of Leuven has found there is no link between antenatal exposure to anaesthesia and neurodevelopmental outcomes in children.   The project was...
Autistic people are more vulnerable to anxiety during pregnancy  

Autistic people are more vulnerable to anxiety during pregnancy  

A new study by the University of Cambridge has found that autistic people are more likely to experience depression and anxiety during pregnancy.  Pregnancy is...

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