Genetic risk of cancer improve in study.

Breast and ovarian cancers: Larger study improves estimates of genetic risk These findings will help doctors improve their advice and counselling they give for possible treatments and reducing risks through lifestyle changes. Lead author Antonis Antoniou, Ph.D., of Cambridge’s Department of Public Health and Primary Care, said, “We have been able to provide the most…

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Draft guidance for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – copd

NICE published draft guidance recommending roflumilast (Daxas, AstraZeneca) for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In 2012, NICE issued guidance that recommended roflumilast only if patients were taking it as part of a research study. New evidence since that guidance was published led to a positive recommendation for routine use. The company estimates that around 122,000…

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Measles Outbreak in Romania – a Wake-up Call for Europe

Press release Measles Outbreak in Romania – a Wake-up Call for Europe 11 May 2017 – Currently Romania is experiencing the largest measles outbreak in the European Union with 4.800 measles cases and 24 deaths as of 30 April 2017. This should be a wake up call for all European countries. The European Institute of…

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International Nurses’ Day – don’t downgrade nurses

EFN urges governments to not downgrade nurses and risking citizens’ lives to save money! 12th May, Florence Nightingale’s birthday celebrated for International Nurses’ Day, Nurses are the largest occupational group in the health sector, but can nursing in the EU celebrate today? Although the Council conclusions on Innovation for the benefit of patients (2014) recognised…

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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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1st World Conference on Supported Employment

1st World Conference on Supported Employment – “Employment for All – A Global Perspective” On the 14-16 June 2017 at Belfast, Northern Ireland Venue: La Mon Hotel and Country Club and Titanic EASPD contact persons: André Félix (conference) and Tsvetelina Ivanova (Employment for All Awards) Website: http://www.employmentforall2017.com/ Conference Employment for All – A Global Perspective…

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Ixekizumab for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis

Today NICE, England published final draft guidance recommending Ixekizumab for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.  The draft guidance can be found here Ixekizumab is recommended as an option for treating plaque psoriasis in adults, only if: the disease is severe, as defined by a total Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) of 10 or…

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Ireland: €10 million funding for age research

€10 million funding for research on ageing The HRB will award and manage a new €10 million contract for TILDA, The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, on behalf of the Department of Health. TILDA, led by Prof Rose Anne Kenny in Trinity College Dublin, collects information on many aspects of health, economic and social circumstances…

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International Women’s Day 2017 – Ethics: Including women in clinical trials

International Women’s Day 2017 #BeBoldForChange The Ethics of including women in clinical trials On International Women’s Day 2017, the EIWH wishes to congratulate CIOMS’s on its carefully deliberated and bold step to revise their International Ethical Guidelines on health-related research to include vulnerable population groups. The new guidelines emphasise the scientific and social value of…

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HRB seeks public input on research proposals

The Health Research Board, Dublin, Ireland is inviting members of the public to review aspects of the health research proposals they receive. According to Dr Siobhán Hendrick, who is implementing this pilot project, ‘Almost everyone* can take part in this public review process. You do not need previous experience or qualifications. You may be a…

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