Wearable tech can help tackle obesity

Wearable tech can help tackle obesity when supervised by health professionals Technology offers solutions to many health problems, but can the new generation of wearable sensors help patients manage their weight? Experience from the EU-funded DAPHNE project suggests that there are challenges and opportunities. Professor Tim Lobstein, policy director at the World Obesity Federation and…

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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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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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NeuWalk: new hope for paraplegic patients

NeuWalk, a  new hope for paraplegic patients! The EU funded research project Neuwalk has results that bring new hope to people with severe spinal cord injuries. Non-human primates can regain control of their paralised leg as early as six days after spinal cord injury,  thanks to a neuroprosthetic interface that acts as a wireless bridge…

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Best Practice Award for General Practitioners

Best Practice Award for General Practitioners:  organised by ASSET project. The European project ASSET – Action plan in Science in Society in Epidemics and Total pandemics is a four-year project and is implemented under the 7th Framework Programme of the EU – DGResearch (FP7). ASSET AIM ASSET – Action Plan on SiS Related Issues in…

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Europe listens to the citizens’ voice

PRESS RELEASE Europe listens to the citizens’ voice Saturday 24th September 2016 On Saturday in eight countries across Europe hundreds of citizens met to discuss and vote simultaneously on what European citizens think about epidemic and pandemic preparedness and response. The consultation meetings are part of a European Research project called ASSET which focuses on…

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Smartcare – nurses recognised as care coordinators

Smartcare  – nurses recognised as integrated care coordinators Meeting in Trieste for the final Smartcare Conference of this 3-year EU project, aimed at joining up ICT and service processes for quality integrated care in Europe. Smartcare partners were presented the project outcomes, namely: the results of the evaluation of the SmartCare services, piloted in nine…

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ProACT Programme launch

McEntee launches ProACT Programme at TCD Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People Helen McEntee TD officially launched a programme event today that links technology with the healthcare support of older people. Co-ordinated by Trinity College Dublin, ProACT (Integrated Technology Ecosystems for ProACTive Patent Centred Care) programme aims to develop and evaluate a…

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US-Ireland partnership funding for obesity related research

US-Ireland partnership funding for obesity related research University College Dublin (UCD), Ulster University and Florida State University were awarded 2.5 million euro to investigate the effectiveness of gastric bypass surgery under a US-Ireland Research and Development Partnership grant programme.   ….more

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Call on Europe to Beat Diabetes this World Health Day

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release The European Institute of Women’s Health (EIWH) Calls on Europe to Beat Diabetes this World Health Day About 422 million people live with diabetes worldwide, and the number is expected to double in the next twenty years. In the WHO European Region, 64 million people have diabetes, including 33 million…

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