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Researchers find two novel treatments for muscle spasms

Researchers find two novel treatments for muscle spasms

Researchers have found two innovative ways to provide relief for muscle spasms and alleviate the challenges faced by patients. Muscle spasms are uncontrolled and sometimes...
Almost three million people were referred for cancer checks in 12 months

Almost three million people were referred for cancer checks in 12 months

The NHS has announced a record number of people who received cancer checks in the last 12 months, the highest year recorded. Cancer checks are...

FluoretiQ: Fighting AMR with Rapid Diagnostic Systems

FluoretiQ CEO Neciah Dorh shares his vision to improve antimicrobial resistance (AMR) by developing rapid diagnostics that optimise antibiotic use. The COVID-19 pandemic has made...
Improving rare disease treatment and care

Improving rare disease treatment and care

With no cure available for the majority of rare diseases, HEQ spoke to Dr David A. Pearce from the International Rare Diseases Research Consortium...
Reducing the risk of unwanted side effects from a diabetes medication

Reducing the risk of unwanted side effects from a diabetes medication

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania may have discovered how to reduce the risk of weight gain from certain types of diabetes medication. By uncovering...
NHS proposes new standards for cancer diagnosis and treatment

NHS proposes new standards for cancer diagnosis and treatment

The NHS plans to launch a consultation on proposed new standards that will improve cancer diagnosis and treatment. The new standards have been curated and...
point-of-care testing

Advances in point-of-care testing and the importance of connectivity

Felicia Longobardi of Abbott outlines key advances in point-of-care testing and how digital connectivity can be used to improve outcomes within healthcare. In recent years,...
Pilot study finds advantages of whole genome sequencing for children with cancer

Pilot study finds advantages of whole genome sequencing for children with cancer

A study has found that whole genome sequencing can give a more accurate diagnosis or reveal new treatment options for children with cancer. A pilot...
types of diabetes

The evolution of care for different types of diabetes

Gérard Soula, founder and CEO of biotech company, Adocia, discusses the challenges facing the diagnosis, treatment, and management of various types of diabetes. Diabetes is...
C-reactive protein

CRP rapid testing for suspected COVID-19 could slow the spread of antimicrobial resistance

Dr Carl Llor reviews recent evidence that C-reactive protein (CRP) rapid testing can be used as a prognostic marker in COVID-19 and contribute to...
Point-of-care medicine: the future of rapid diagnostics in healthcare

Point-of-care medicine: the future of rapid diagnostics in healthcare

Abbott explores how point-of-care diagnostics will evolve in the wake of COVID-19, and showcases a new learning platform that aims to transform knowledge on rapid testing in primary care.
lung-cancer-AI

AI could speed up lung cancer diagnosis by a year

Scientists have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) screening method that they say could detect signs of lung cancer on CT scans a year faster...
sepsis-AI

AI-based early warning system for sepsis can improve patient outcomes

An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm for detecting sepsis warning signs has been proven to increase survival rates and reduce hospital stays. In a study by...
lymphomas

Cellular discovery in lymphomas could improve blood cancer treatment

New insights on the workings of aggressive lymphomas could lead to earlier cancer detection and improvements in treatment, researchers say. In a study led by...
blood-sugar-type-2-diabetes

Early blood sugar control in Type 2 diabetes reduces mortality risk

Controlling blood sugar levels early following a Type 2 diabetes diagnosis significantly impacts future prognosis, new research has found. Researchers from the University of Gothenburg...
bladder-cancer

Blood test could help improve post-surgery bladder cancer treatment

A blood test could identify the risk of cancer recurrence and guide precision treatment in bladder cancer, new research suggests. A clinical study, led by...
diabetic-foot-ulcers

Low-cost sensor insoles can detect risk of diabetic foot ulcers

A new low-cost method, using 3D-printed structures, has been developed by scientists to help prevent diabetic foot ulcers. Researchers from the Centre for Biomechanics and...
UK aims to be a life sciences superpower following COVID-19

UK aims to be a life sciences superpower following COVID-19

The UK is set to improve research, treatment, care, and clinical decision-making as part of plans to make the country a life sciences superpower...
Management and treatment of chronic pain across Europe

Management and treatment of chronic pain across Europe

Mariana Branco of Pain Alliance Europe explores issues around the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain. When we speak about management and treatment of chronic...
Breakthrough study finds clues for ‘silent’ stroke treatment

Breakthrough study finds clues for ‘silent’ stroke treatment

A team of scientists have uncovered the genes that are responsible for lacunar, or ‘silent’, strokes, pointing to clues for new treatments. Silent strokes are...

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