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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Antibiotics Awareness Day: 2016

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release The European Institute of Women’s Health calls on citizens throughout Europe to handle antibiotics with care on European Antibiotics Awareness Day 2016 18 November 2016—Many common infections are becoming difficult or even impossible to treat as bacteria change and become resistant to the infections that they are meant to combat.…

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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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Pancreatic cancer drug not recommended

Pancreatic cancer drug not recommended People with pancreatic cancer have very limited treatment options. HIgh costs of pegylated liposomal irinotecan means it is too expensive to recommend. said NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) as given in their draft guidance not recommending pegylated liposomal irinotecan also called nal-iri, Onivyde and made by Shire),…

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People with Mild Cognitive Impairment may need strength through exercise

Strength training can benefit people with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) Increased muscle strength leads to improved brain function in adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), recent trial results led by University of Sydney reveal.135 million people are forecast to suffer from dementia by 2050, so the study’s findings in the Journal of American Geriatrics has…

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Alzheimer’s: Diabetes of the brain !

Alzheimer’s can be considered as Diabetes of the brain ! The research group, led by Dr. Moriguchi and Professor Kohji Fukunaga concluded that Alzheimer’s disease can be described as a diabetic disorder of the brain. Memantine, a drug used to treat Alzheimer’s disease, is known to inhibit the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors that prevent excessive glutamate…

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Enterprising Women in Tech – showcasing best practices

EVENT Enterprising Women in Tech – showcasing best practices Celebrating Women’s Entrepreneurship Day 2016, WeHubs is organising Enterprising Women in Tech, Brussels, next Thurs 17th. Nov 2016 Join and learn how to be part of a network with:  300 Women Web Entrepreneurs (WWEs)  90 Business Support Organisations (BSOs) 30 Women Associations  15 mentorsMore than 9…

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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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HRB Funding Oct 2016

RB fPPI (Public and Patient Involvement) Ignite – A scheme, co-funded by the Irish Research Council, will allow approved HRB Host Institutions to apply for awards to promote and support Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) in research within their institution. This call opened on the 26/10/ 2016 and closes1/03/ 2017. See  HRB Info National Children’s…

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