Adopting eHealth Awards 2017

eHealth Adoption Awards 2017 eHealth Adoption Awards 2017 is a prize recognising the work of adopters and their technological suppliers in implementing eHealth innovation for the benefit of patients. Adopters and suppliers are invited to jointly apply and publicly present their success story at the eHealth Week in Malta. These awards give visibility and recognition…

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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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Next Meeting – ENVI

Meeting Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety will be in Brussels, 30-31 January 2017. They will vote inter alia on a recommendation for second reading on official controls in the food chain, a report on EU options for improving access to medicines, a motion for a resolution following an oral question on…

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Link between human exposure to aluminium and incidence of Alzheimer’s

Link between human exposure to aluminium and the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease. A strong link between human exposure to aluminium and the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease is well known.  Aluminium content of brain tissue in late-onset or sporadic Alzheimer’s disease is significantly higher than is found in age matched controls. Yet higher levels of aluminium…

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Naps might boost mental ability in older adults

Hour long naps might boost mental ability in older adults A new study brings some good news for older adults who enjoy an afternoon nap, after finding an hour long siesta may improve memory and thinking skills. Research suggests that an afternoon nap of about 1 hour may boost the cognitive functions in older adults….

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WIRED Health 2017

WIRED Health, 30 Euston Square,London, Mar. 9th, 2017 Healthcare, pharmaceutical and technology influencers and leaders at the 4th Annual WIRED Health event, as they gather to hear compelling stories from the co-inventor of CRISPR; the co-discoverer of the ebola virus; and the chief medical officer of the UK government. …more

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