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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Decision approves kidney cancer drug for NHS use

Decision approves kidney cancer drug for NHS use A new draft guidance has recommended everolimus for treating some people with advanced kidney cancer, a drug previously only available through the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF). The committee looked at new evidence and a price discount submitted by the drugs company, and was able to approve the…

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Workshop: Healthy and Secure People, HSP 2017, Porto, Portugal, Apr.28-29, 2017

HSP is an inter-disciplinary research area focused on using scientific models, methodologies and technologies for enhancing human quality of life. In the next seven years 25% of EU citizens will be over the age of 60 and will require to understand health, well being, disease prevention, diagnosing disease,treating and managing disease; active ageing and self-management…

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