Glaucoma drug may have potential as Alzheimer treatment

Drug used to treat glaucoma may have potential as Alzheimer treatment brimonidine, a drug routinely used to lower eye pressure in glaucoma patients, has been found to reduce the formation of amyloid proteins in the retina, in trials on rats, that are believed to be linked to Alzheimer’s. Amyloid plaques can be seen in the…

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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Draft guidance recommends pomalidomide (Imnovid, Celgene)

NICE has published draft guidance recommending pomalidomide (Imnovid, Celgene) for treating some people with multiple myeloma.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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Women and Homelessness: A Health Overview

Women and Homelessness: A Health Overview Peggy Maguire and Kristin Semancik European Institute of Women’s Health Women and their children are the fastest growing group within the homeless community. Yet, there is a lack of information on and understanding of homeless women and families, particularly about their health status and healthcare needs, facing many health…

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Health at centre of sustainable development

Health at centre of sustainable development Last week, many senior policy makers met at  the 9th WHO Global Conference ‘Promoting Health in the Sustainable Development Goals: Health for all and all for health’ in Shanghai to discuss how health is central to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. It provided guidance on how health…

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WAKE UP Call: New EU Action Plan to fight Antimicrobial resistance!

Statement: WAKE UP Call: New EU Action Plan to fight Antimicrobial resistance! 18 November 2016 – on European Antibiotics Awareness Day (EAAD) the European Commission announced the launch of a new Action Plan to fight Antimicrobial Resistance in 2017. The aim is to reduce the over or misuse of antibiotics across all relevant sectors in…

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Women’s Health in Europe – research to health care delivery

Women’s Health in Europe – research to health care delivery Presented by: Peggy Maguire, Director General, European Institute of Women’s Health and Chaired by Theresa Fyffe Given at the Churchill Auditorium (main hall) 12.30, Wed 23rd November 2016 at the RCN International Centenary Conference The presentation can be downloaded from here        …

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