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Altered speech could be one of the early signs of Parkinson’s disease

Altered speech could be one of the early signs of Parkinson’s disease

Researchers from Lithuania are using new technology to monitor changes in speech, which could be one of the early signs of Parkinson’s disease. Rytis Maskeliūnas...
Adrenal insufficiency can be detected through saliva tests

Adrenal insufficiency can be detected through saliva tests

A new study from the University of Sheffield has found that using saliva, instead of blood, to test for adrenal insufficiency significantly improves patient...
NHS secures new deal for life-changing HIV drugs

NHS secures new deal for life-changing HIV drugs

NHS England has announced they have secured new deals for HIV drugs, leading the way to stop new cases of HIV before 2030. In a...
point-of-care diagnostics

Driving change in healthcare using point-of-care diagnostics

In this special report, LumiraDx, a next generation point-of-care diagnostics platform, explores how point-of-care testing can support change in community-based healthcare, and alleviate the...
Adopt point-of-care diagnostics testing to cut carbon emissions, say over 80% of GPs

Adopt point-of-care diagnostics to cut carbon emissions, say over 80% of GPs

A new study by LumiraDX has found that the majority of the GP workforce believes that point-of-care diagnostics could cut carbon emissions. Point-of-care diagnostics must...
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...
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...
Unregulated high street health checks spark concern

Unregulated high street health checks spark concern

An investigation by The BMJ reveals that many UK companies are offering health checks with misleading claims that are not backed by evidence. New findings highlight how...
Researchers develop new MRI Alzheimer’s test

Researchers develop new MRI Alzheimer’s test

An exciting MRI Alzheimer’s test by the University of Aberdeen will be trialled for the first time, providing new hope to patients. A newly developed...
Hydrocortisone could help people with PTSD recovery

Hydrocortisone could help people with PTSD recovery

A new study has found that hydrocortisone could accelerate the process of forgetting intrusive memories when given after a traumatic event. A University College London...
Equitable patient access to advanced therapies

Equitable patient access to advanced therapies

Mariano Votta, Director of Active Citizenship Network, explores the need to support patient access to advanced therapies across Europe. All potential eligible patients have the...
Racial disparities found in advanced heart failure treatment 

Racial disparities found in advanced heart failure treatment 

A new study by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NIH) has found racial disparities in advanced heart failure treatment.  Research has showcased that...
Does caffeine and alcohol intake affect fertility treatments? 

Does caffeine and alcohol intake affect fertility treatments? 

A recent analysis looks at the effects of caffeine and alcohol on fertility treatment and whether it affects birth rates.  An analysis examined all recent...
Blood pressure medication is equally effective at any time of day

Blood pressure medication is equally effective at any time of day

A new study by the University of Edinburgh finds that blood pressure medications are effective regardless of whether it’s administered in the morning or...
New trial offers new hope for Crohn’s disease patients 

Exciting trial offers new hope for Crohn’s disease patients 

A new clinical trial beginning in Scotland will aim to improve treatment options for patients with Crohn’s disease.  Crohn’s disease is a lifelong condition causing...
How a malaria treatment is saving money and lives 

How a malaria treatment is saving money and lives 

The University of Bergen has found that a malaria treatment, prophylactic antimalarials (PDMC), is cost-effective and saves children’s lives.  In sub-Saharan Africa, young children become...

New melanoma treatment reduces the risk of reoccurrence

Around 1,500 people aged 12 years and over will benefit from a new melanoma treatment that reduces the risk of reoccurrence and spreading. Melanoma is...
Evaluating telemedicine for administering safe medical abortions 

Evaluating telemedicine for administering safe medical abortions 

A new study is the first to evaluate how telemedicine can help vulnerable women access safe medical abortions.  The World Health Organization (WHO) states that...
Potential new therapy for relapsed multiple myeloma patients

Potential new therapy for relapsed multiple myeloma patients

Mount Sinai researchers have discovered a potential therapy option for patients with multiple myeloma. Multiple myeloma is a type of bone marrow cancer. It is...
NICE recommends FMT for recurrent Clostridium difficile infections

NICE recommends FMT for recurrent Clostridium difficile infections

Faecal microbiota transplant (FMT) will be offered to people with two or more Clostridium difficile infections. Clostridium difficile infections cause diarrhoea and often affect people...

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