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New, versatile technique for remote control of transplanted cells in Parkinson's

Neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s disease are a major public health issue, especially given the ageing population in Europe and beyond. Parkinson’s now affects more than 1 900 people per 100 000 among those aged 80 and older.
Tags: Health, Europe, Parkinson


Cervical cancer could be eliminated in most countries by 2100 – research

Millions of cases could be prevented with high HPV vaccine and screening coverageCervical cancer could be effectively eliminated in most countries around the world by the end of the 21st century, according to research.The HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccine, which protects against the virus that causes most cases, has dramatically reduced incidences of cervical cancer wherever uptake has been high. There are hopes that the jab given to young girls, together with occasional HPV screening, could e...
Tags: Health, Europe, Japan, Science, Biology, Cancer, Society, World news, Australia news, Asia Pacific, World Health Organization, Vaccines and immunisation, Hpv Vaccine, Cervical Cancer


Early marker of cardiac damage triggered by cancer treatment identified

Every year, 4 million new cases of cancer are diagnosed in Europe. Advances in cancer treatment sometimes come at the cost of major adverse effects, and one of the most prominent is cardiotoxicity. Myocardial toxicity affects as many as 25% of patients undergoing treatment with commonly used anticancer drugs.
Tags: Health, Europe


Anaesthetists say patients at risk after flawed oxygen guidelines

New findings cast doubts on advice to administer 80% oxygen to patients after operationsPatients may have been placed at risk of serious harm because of flawed advice to administer highly concentrated oxygen after surgery, leading anaesthetists have said.The concerns relate to World Health Organization guidelines to administer 80% oxygen to patients in the hours after an operation. The advice was introduced in 2016 after a series of influential clinical trials led by an Italian surgeon, Mario Sc...
Tags: Health, Europe, Society, UK News, World news, Hospitals, Italy, World Health Organization, Mario Schietroma


German minister calls for ban on conversion therapy

‘Homosexuality is not an illness,’ says gay health minister Jens SpahnThe German health minister, Jens Spahn, has said that he will seek to ban “conversion therapies” that claim to change sexual orientation. “Homosexuality is not an illness, which is why it does not need to be treated,” Spahn, who is gay himself, told the left-leaning Berlin daily Die Tageszeitung. Related: ‘I still have flashbacks’: the ‘global epidemic’ of LGBT conversion therapy Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, Human Rights, Germany, Berlin, World news, LGBT rights, Jens Spahn, Spahn, Jens SpahnThe German


Biotech AI startup Sight Diagnostics gets $27.8M to speed up blood tests

Sight Diagnostics, an Israeli medical devices startup that’s using AI technology to speed up blood testing, has closed a  $27.8 million Series C funding round. The company has built a desktop machine, called OLO, that analyzes cartridges manually loaded with drops of the patient’s blood — performing blood counts in situ. The new funding is led by VC firm Longliv Ventures, also based in Israel, and a member of the multinational conglomerate CK Hutchison Group. Sight Diagnostics said it was aft...
Tags: Health, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Europe, UK, Israel, US, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Leukemia, Italy, Food And Drug Administration, Machine Learning, Fda


DNA tests to establish if fertility doctor secretly fathered 200 children

Dutch court approves checks on Jan Karbaat, accused of fathering hundreds with own spermA group of 22 people have won the right to have their DNA checked against that of a Dutch fertility clinic doctor who is feared to have fathered 200 children by using his own sperm rather than that of donors.Jan Karbaat, who died in April 2017 aged 89, always denied the accusations and refused to cooperate with those potentially affected. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, Society, World news, Netherlands, Ivf, Fertility problems, Jan Karbaat


WHO warns of fake cancer drug made from paracetamol

Pills that resemble Leukaemia drug Iclusig sold in Europe and Americas for £5,000 a packA global alert has been issued by the World Health Organization, warning patients, doctors and pharmacies of a fake cancer drug circulating in Europe and the Americas.The fake medicine is packaged to look like the cancer drug Iclusig, which contains the active ingredient ponatinib to treat adults with chronic myeloid leukaemia and acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. The labels are in English, as if destined for us...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, Drugs, Cancer, Americas, Society, World news, NHS, World Health Organization, Iclusig


Study links heavily processed foods to risk of earlier death

French research involved more than 44,000 people over a period of seven yearsEating a lot of heavily processed foods is linked to a risk of earlier death, according to a study.A team in France worked with more than 44,000 people in a study running from 2009 called NutriNet-Santé. They looked at how much of their diet – and calories – was made up of “ultra-processed” foods – those made in factories with industrial ingredients and additives, such as dried ready meals, cakes and biscuits. Continue ...
Tags: Health, Food, Europe, France, Society, World news, Heart Disease, Fast Food


An open letter to a Liverpool fan

Dear Liverpool Fan,Subject : From Doubters to BelieversI started supporting Liverpool in the beginning of 2000. It all started with a Michael Owen goal I caught in telly. And my curiosity pulled me more and more towards Owen and the club he played for. Since there was no way for me to follow Liverpool games back then in the small town I come from, my only source of information was delayed highlights and newspaper articles. Slowly games started appearing in StarSports India and I would watch almo...
Tags: Psychology, Europe, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Steven Gerrard, Tottenham, Pep Guardiola, Gerrard, Klopp, United, Suarez, Michael Owen, Rodgers, Owen, Rafa


12 Ways to Keep Going with Depression

About once a week I hear the same question from a reader, “What keeps you going?” The short answer is lots of things. I use a variety of tools to persevere through my struggle with depression because what works on one day doesn’t the next. I have to break some hours into 15-minute intervals and simply put one foot in front of another, doing the thing that is right in front of me and nothing else. I write this post for the person who is experiencing debilitating symptoms of depression. The follow...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Facebook, Europe, New York, Sleep, France, Spain, Personal, Self-help, Depression, Santiago, Santiago De Compostela, Stress Reduction, God, Brussels


Tech platforms called to support public interest research into mental health impacts

The tech industry has been called on to share data with public sector researchers so the mental health and psychosocial impacts of their service on vulnerable users can be better understood, and also to contribute to funding the necessary independent research over the next ten years. The UK’s chief medical officers have made the call in a setting out advice and guidance for the government about children’s and young people’s screen use. They have also called for the industry to agree a code of ...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Europe, UK, Instagram, Advertising Tech, Bullying, Social Media, Tech, CMO, Mental Health, Abuse, Digital Media, United Kingdom, Photo Sharing, Science and Technology Committee


An open letter to a Liverpool fan

Dear Liverpool Fan,Subject : From Doubters to BelieversI started supporting Liverpool in the beginning of 2000. It all started with a Michael Owen goal I caught in telly. And my curiosity pulled me more and more towards Owen and the club he played for. Since there was no way for me to follow Liverpool games back then in the small town I come from, my only source of information was delayed highlights and newspaper articles. Slowly games started appearing in StarSports India and I would watch almo...
Tags: Psychology, Europe, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Steven Gerrard, Tottenham, Pep Guardiola, Gerrard, Klopp, United, Suarez, Michael Owen, Rodgers, Owen, Rafa


Germany's cabinet approves revision to Nazi-era abortion law

Doctors are currently banned from advertising services and offering information onlineGermany’s cabinet has approved a revision to the country’s controversial, Nazi-era abortion law, a move that – pending parliamentary approval – would allow doctors and medical associations to provide women with more information about where and how to seek abortions.Under the current law – paragraph 219a of Germany’s criminal code – doctors are prohibited from advertising abortion services or providing informati...
Tags: Health, Europe, Germany, Angela Merkel, Women, Abortion


Gender-sensitized lifestyle programs increase physical activity of European men

Gender-sensitized lifestyle programs delivered in professional football clubs have shown promise in increasing physical activity in Europe and could play an important public health role in engaging underserved men, according to a study published February 5 in the open-access journal PLOS Medicine by Sally Wyke of the University of Glasgow, and colleagues.
Tags: Health, Europe, PLOS Medicine, University of Glasgow, Sally Wyke


German backlash against EU air pollution limits 'lacks evidence'

World Health Organization official comments on row about safe levels of nitrogen dioxide The World Health Organization says it has seen no evidence to support a German backlash against tough EU air pollution limits.The country’s transport minister, Andreas Scheuer, sent a letter to the European commission last week calling for a review of the EU’s nitrogen dioxide (NO2) limits, despite signs of a government split over the issue. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, Germany, Environment, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Air Pollution, Pollution, World Health Organization, Andreas Scheuer


Thriva expands its range of test-at-home kits to add female hormone and cortisol stress tests

UK home health analysis kit startup Thriva is adding three more products to its range later this month: A saliva-based cortisol stress test and two female hormone kits. The Seedcamp-backed UK startup has been offering blood-prick-based health monitoring kits since 2016, and says it’s had more than 50,000 customers sign up to stab their own finger with its spring-loaded plastic lancet and massage a drop of blood into a tube to post away for lab-based analysis. The new saliva kit lowers the barrie...
Tags: Health, Startups, Europe, UK, Tech, Stress, United Kingdom, Hormones, Seedcamp, Thriva, Fertility Testing, Female Hormones


New project uncovers barriers to transnational research access to large prospective cohorts in Europe

BBMRI-LPC (Biobanking and Biomolecular Research Infrastructure - Large Prospective Cohorts) EU infrastructure project was implemented during the years 2013 - 2017. The main findings of this work have now been published in the New Biotechnology journal.
Tags: Health, Europe


Groundbreaking preventive approach promises to revolutionize treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

The EU- and industry-funded RTCURE project’s groundbreaking approach promises to revolutionise treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, which afflicts millions of people across Europe with joint pain, inflammation and bone and cartilage loss.
Tags: Health, Europe, Eu


MEPs urge EU leaders to protect rights of Britons living in Europe

A no-deal Brexit could put at risk up to 1 million UK citizens settled in other member statesBritish MEPs have called on EU leaders to urgently put in place a set of “continuity rights” for British nationals who may find themselves legally stranded on the continent in the event of no-deal Brexit.They say the contingency plans that are under way are not enough and will risk the rights of up to 1 million Britons settled in EU member states. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, Society, UK News, Brexit, Brexit They


Which Should We Treat First: Mental Illness or Addiction?

Substance use can alter behaviors, moods, and personalities so severely for people with addiction that without specialized knowledge and experience, it’s difficult to determine underlying causes such as mental illness or trauma. I credit psychological intervention for pushing me into recovery from alcoholism. Addiction is a mental illness, but is it one that needs to be treated before anything else? Or should we be stopping people from hitting their addiction bottom and helping them recover fro...
Tags: Psychology, Europe, Disorders, Treatment, Substance Abuse, United States, World Health Organization, Addiction, Recovery, Alcoholism, Mental Illness, North America, Publishers, Mental Health And Wellness, DSM, The Fix


Britons living in EU call on May to secure healthcare for pensioners

Campaigners are concerned UK nationals may need insurance to remain in some countriesCampaigners for British nationals settled in the EU have called on Theresa May to guarantee health cover payments for pensioners for at least two years to help secure wider residential rights as well as medical care in the event of a no-deal Brexit.The government has indicated that it is in advanced conversations with countries including Spain, France and Ireland about continuing reciprocal arrangements, which w...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, France, Eu, Spain, European Union, Society, UK News, World news, Ireland, Theresa May, NHS, Older people, Brexit


What were the 'dancing plagues' of the Middle Ages?

In 1518, Strasbourg, 400 men and women danced until collapsing from exhaustion.These "dancing plagues" occurred throughout the Middle Ages. Similar spontaneous, mass compulsions have occurred throughout history, some very recently. What are they, and why do they happen? None On a July day in 1518, a woman named Frau Troffea began to dance in the streets of Strasbourg, part of the Holy Roman Empire in modern-day France. There wasn't all that much to do for entertainment in medieval Strasbourg, so...
Tags: Psychology, Europe, France, Religion, History, Dance, Sociology, Innovation, Salem, Strasbourg, Rhine, Alsace, Erfurt, John Waller, Arnstadt, Frau Troffea


I Feel Like I Don’t Deserve Love and It’s Impossible

I feel I’ll never be in a relationship. I’m 23 and never have. There’s nothing wrong with me from the outside looking, in fact, I always have admirers and guys who ask me out. I’m funny, nice and quite good looking. However, I have a super hard time developing feelings for guys, and the few ones I really fall for never ever like me back, which makes me feel like a failure. I’ve been on many dates with great guys who were serious and were looking for a relationship, and in the beginning when a ha...
Tags: Psychology, Europe, General, Taylor Swift, Anxiety, Self Esteem, Dating, Jealousy, Self Worth, Feeling Unloved, Unlovable


The white stuff: why Britain can’t get enough cocaine

Britain snorts more of the drug than almost anywhere in Europe, more young people are taking it and deaths are rising. Why?The moment Dan (not his real name) realised he had a problem with cocaine, he had been off work for a week, sick with flu. His phone buzzed. It was his cocaine dealer, calling to check he was OK. When Dan, one of his favoured customers, hadn’t been in touch to buy the cocaine he usually took several times a week, the dealer knew something was wrong.“I don’t like thinking abo...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, London, Crime, Drugs, Society, UK News, Britain, Drugs policy, Dan


First Tracks as a New Parent: Kikkan Randall [Part 2]

  Kikkan Randall poses with her husband Jeff Ellis and their son Breck after her final race in Falun. (Photo: Instagram @kikkanimal) The “First Tracks” series highlights the pregnancy, postpartum, and parenting experiences of noteworthy athletes in cross-country skiing in various stages of their professional careers. The sharing of these experiences can benefit athletes in any stage of their career, whether they are an elite or recreational skier, by demonstrating that it is very possible to ...
Tags: Health, Europe, Resources, Lifestyle, Training, Sport, Atlantic, Skiing, Switzerland, Slovenia, Finland, Norway, Randall, Jeff, Amanda, Thule


How CBD Has Improved the Medical Industry

A lot of people live their daily lives in severe pain. Most of them rely on strong painkillers to achieve comfort, even if it’s temporary. Unfortunately, being pain-free comes at a cost. As soon as you stop taking those painkillers, you’ll experience their nasty side effects. Hot and cold spells, trouble sleeping, constipation, nausea, vomiting, and drowsiness- the list of side effects can be scary. It may feel like it’s a situation wherein you have to choose between going through pain or those ...
Tags: Health, Europe, Featured, Cdc, Brazil, Fda, Lifehacks, Centers for Disease Control Prevention, Mechoulam, Raphael Mechoulam He


Collateral damage from laws around euthanasia | Letters

Readers respond to an article by Christopher de Bellaigue that asked whether euthanasia has gone too farIn response to the excellent article on what we can learn from the expanding practice of euthanasia in the Netherlands (Death on demand: Has euthanasia gone too far?, 18 January), we would like to add our assessment of the effects of assisted dying legislation on vulnerable patient groups. As experts in the fields of intellectual disability and palliative care, coming from both the Netherlands...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Law, Cancer, Society, World news, Disability, Autism, Netherlands, Older people, Assisted dying, Christopher de Bellaigue, Netherlands Death, Dutch Euthanasia Review Committee


First Tracks as a New Parent: Kikkan Randall [Part 1]

The “First Tracks” series highlights the pregnancy, postpartum, and parenting experiences of noteworthy athletes in cross-country skiing in various stages of their professional careers. The sharing of these experiences can benefit athletes in any stage of their career, whether they are an elite or recreational skier, by demonstrating that it is very possible to return to skiing, competition, and an active lifestyle with a growing family. The series will include the physical challenges of being ...
Tags: Health, Europe, Resources, Training, Sport, Skiing, Norway, Pregnant, Randall, Fis, Jeff, Pyeongchang, Breck, Kikkan Randall, International Ski Federation FIS, Lauren Fleshman


Kaia Health gets $10M support for AI-powered management of chronic pain

Kaia Health, a self-styled digital therapeutics” startup, has pulled in $10 million in Series A funding for an app-based approach to chronic pain management. The idea is to offer an alternative to painkillers, using mobile technology to deliver what the founder describes as multimodal, “mind body therapy” for musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders — comprised of guided physical exercises, psychological techniques and on tap medical education. “Once you fall into this category of you’re a chronic pain p...
Tags: Health, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Europe, Balderton Capital, New York City, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Digital Health, Balderton, Chronic Pain, Kaia, Baumol, James Wise, Mehl



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