What can sugar tax do for health?

Taxing bad habits! or Avoiding bad habits and reducing other taxes for citizens? Regardless of the main policy driver for this, we really need to introduce appropriate measures to regulate the food industry, starting with managing our inability to control our intake of sugar or whatever the food industry is currently using as a substitute….

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Digital sensor pen detects Parkinson’s disease !

Digital sensor pen detects Parkinson’s disease Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and incurable neuro degenerative disease.  Early diagnosis is a matter  urgency, especially in the ageing population as quick detection improves patient outcomes. Parkinson’s disease (PD) mostly affects people over 60 and affects 5 in every 1000 people. Its onset is characterised by movement disorders…

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ICT4AWE 2017 Workshops April 28 – 29, 2017

These Workshops are part of ICT4AWE 2017 and they are accepting submissions of complete papers or position papers, within the given topic areas. Submission Deadline: February 21, 2017 They will be held within the scope of ICT4AWE 2017 April 28 – 29, 2017 at Porto, Portugal. PUBLICATIONS All papers accepted to these satellite events are…

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Strategies to reduce obstacles to early diagnosis-treatment in Alzheimer’s disease

Defining strategies overcoming obstacles to early diagnosis and treatment in Alzheimer’s disease: MOPEAD What is MOPEAD, who is involved and where is it taking place? Alzheimer’s disease (AD), one of the main causes of delayed AD diagnosis is the lack of awareness, in the general population, of cognitive decline. We need to clarify the meaning…

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The female factor in clinical trials

The female factor in clinical trials The European Parliament will discuss a non-binding report that calls for medicine labels to state whether the drugs were specifically tested in women and whether men and women may face different side effects. The report, drafted by the Spanish MEP Beatriz Becerra Basterrechea, asks the European Commission and EU…

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NeuWalk: creates hope for paraplegic patients

NeuWalk Research Project: new hope for paraplegic patients Neuwalk, an EU funded research project, has results that bring new hope to people with severe spinal cord injuries. Non-human primates can regain control of their paralyzed leg – as early as six days after spinal cord injury – thanks to neuroprosthetic interfaces that acts as a…

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Ireland – National Patient Safety Office launched

Press Release Ireland – National Patient Safety Office launched Simon Harris, TD today launched the National Patient Safety Office (NPSO) at its first conference, that brought together patients and healthcare staff working in the area of patient safety,  The work of the National Patient Safety Office (NPSO), which will be located within the Department of…

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Ageing with an intellectual disability

Portraying people with intellectual disabilities helps underline the research findings on complex and often unique health and social challenges that face Ireland’s population who are ageing with an intellectual disability from the viewpoint of those  directly experiencing them. Please check here  

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Draft guidance recommends pomalidomide (Imnovid, Celgene)

NICE has published draft guidance recommending pomalidomide (Imnovid, Celgene) for treating some people with multiple myeloma.  New data, including updated comparisons of pomalidomide with other treatments, was presented as part of this review. The committee concluded that pomalidomide could be recommended as a clinically and cost effective use of NHS resources in people whose disease…

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