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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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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Meeting of OECD Health Ministers, Paris, January 2017

OECD Health Ministerial Meeting, Paris Meeting of OECD Health Ministers 17th January Ministers from over 35 OECD and partner countries met to exchange ideas, ambitions and challenges for The Next Generation of Health Reforms. They addressed issues including: How to tackle ineffective health spending and waste How to make the most of new health technologies…

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Public consultation: Building a European data economy

Public consultation on Building a European data economy This public consultation on Building a European data economy will help shaping the future policy agenda on the European data economy. This dialogue with stakeholders follows the adoption of the Communication on Building a European data economy and its accompanying Staff Working Document. Results will feed into…

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Behavioural change to tobacco, alcohol,unhealthy diets and impact on health

Behavioural change to tobacco, alcohol,diet and impact on health Minister Corcoran Kennedy highlighted importance of price measures in changing behaviour in relation to cigarettes, alcohol and unhealthy diets as she opened a health promotion conference in Liverpool. She highlighted the importance of price measures to encourage behavioural change in relation to tobacco use, alcohol and…

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