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NHS treats first sickle cell disease patients with new drug

NHS treats first sickle cell disease patients with new drug

One of the first sickle cell disease patients has received a life-changing drug called crizanlizumab, the first new treatment for the disease in over...
GP surgeries to provide specialist support for mental health problems

GP surgeries to provide specialist support for mental health problems

Thousands of new mental health professionals will be employed in GP surgeries to offer more support for mental health problems. In a new announcement from...
Endometriosis treatment

Optimising endometriosis treatment, care and awareness in the UK

One in 10 women is affected by endometriosis yet the condition remains poorly understood and undertreated. Health Europa Quarterly spoke to Endometriosis UK about...
pandemic preparedness

UK and Argentina vow to enhance pandemic preparedness

The UK and Argentina have revealed a groundbreaking resolution at the World Health Assembly (WHA) to ensure more robust pandemic preparedness globally, especially in...
monkeypox cases

Over 100 monkeypox cases confirmed in the UK

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has revealed that there are now over 100 confirmed monkeypox cases in the UK. The latest data from the...
children's mental health

Children’s mental health problems avoided through outdoor play

A new UK study has discovered that children’s mental health can be significantly boosted by spending more time playing adventurously outside, reducing their risk...
dementia care

UK Government announce 10-year plan to improve dementia care

Sajid Javid, the UK Health and Social Care Secretary, has announced that a new 10-year plan to tackle dementia will be published later this...
learning disabilities

Improving the lives of people with learning disabilities with AI

A research project in the UK aims to enhance people's lives with learning disabilities by using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to gauge a better understanding...
racial discrimination

Racial discrimination in healthcare may have increased vaccine hesitancy

Research emerging from the UK suggests that one in 10 people from ethnic minority groups who were reluctant to receive a COVID-19 vaccine experienced...
planetary health diet

Majority of UK adolescents do not eat a planetary health diet

A new University of Birmingham study has revealed that most secondary school students in the UK are not eating a healthy and sustainable planetary...
UK smoking ban

UK smoking ban would not increase life expectancy for 40 years

Research pioneered by the International Longevity Centre (ILC) and Bayes Business School suggests that a complete UK smoking ban would not improve healthy life expectancy for...
Chickenpox in children costs £24m in lost income and productivity in the UK

Chickenpox in children costs £24m in lost income and productivity in the UK

Surprising data reveals the impact that chickenpox in children has on income and productivity every year in the UK. Chickenpox in children results in £24m...
fertility preservation

Huge disparities in access to fertility preservation treatment in the UK

An extensive UK study has revealed that people needing fertility preservation treatment on the NHS face a 'postcode lottery' to receive the therapy. Fertility preservation...
self-harming

30% of young carers consider self-harming in the UK

Results from an extensive cross-national study have shockingly revealed that three in ten young carers in the UK think about self-harming. Findings from the Me-We...
cognitive impairment

Cognitive impairment cases have more than doubled over the last decade

A novel study performed in the UK has shockingly revealed that the number of older adults experiencing cognitive impairment has more than doubled in...
mental health support for children

Mental health support for children significantly lacking in schools

New findings suggest that mental health support for children is not adequate in UK schools due to teachers not being provided sufficient training. A team...
COVID backlogs

NHS combat COVID backlogs with massive reservist recruitment drive

The NHS has revealed that they will be employing thousands of new NHS reservists to tackle the sizeable COVID backlogs currently impacting health services. Announced...
Covid lockdown measures linked to increases in drinking at home

Covid lockdown measures linked to increases in drinking at home

New research looks at how Covid lockdown measures in 2020 shifted drinking habits in England and Wales. The study, from researchers at the University of...
Should hormone replacement therapy be available without a prescription?

Should hormone replacement therapy be available without a prescription?

The MHRA has launched a public consultation on whether hormone replacement therapy (HRT) should be available from pharmacies. Hormone replacement therapy is a treatment to...
treatment for dementia

Treatment for dementia improved by seeing the same GP

A UK study suggests that having appointments with the same GP can improve treatment for dementia, a development that may potentially influence how dementia...

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