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Jockey Club Centre for Osteoporosis Care and Control (JOCOC)

Jockey Club Centre for Osteoporosis Care and Control (JOCOC)

Promoting healthier bones and an improved quality of life for osteoporosis sufferers through prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.
University of Calgary-Faculty of Kinesiology

ROWER (Reducing Osteoporosis in Women that Exercise through Rowing)

A boatload of information on osteoporosis knowledge from the ROWER study. Dr. Doyle-Baker shares information from the project.

Professor Timothy Kwok – Jockey Club Centre for Positive Ageing (JCCPA)

Dr Timothy Kwok graduated from University of Leicester in the UK and received specialist training in Geriatric and Internal Medicine in St George’s Hospital in London.
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Dementia care workforce: Hong Kong and the train-the-trainer approach

Here, experts explain the intricate situation of Dementia care in Hong Kong, and why it could benefit from a train-the-trainer approach.
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MASTERPLANS to disentangle Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Professor Ian N Bruce MD FRCP, Professor of Rheumatology at the University of Manchester shares his expertise here on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), a chronic multisystem autoimmune condition.
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How to treat a herniated disc without surgery

Stephen Haynes, Osteopath and IDD Therapy provider, and Clinical Director of Active Therapy Clinic, highlights the causes of a herniated disc and what treatments are available, here.
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Research about Hong Kong’s rapidly ageing population

Professor Timothy Kwok, Director of the Jockey Club Centre for Osteoporosis Care and Control at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, provides a fascinating insight on the challenge of the city’s rapidly ageing population.
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Healthcare in Hong Kong: A focus on elderly health services

The priorities of healthcare in Hong Kong are explored here, with a special focus on the delivery of elderly health services in the country.
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Child diagnosis: the need to be trauma informed

Whilst autism spectrum disorder has neurological evidence, it is often misdiagnosed in children with Traumatic experiences: read on to be trauma informed.
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Brits approve plans for GPS to prescribe dance lessons to tackle loneliness

More than half (56%) of Brits have agreed with Prime Minister plans for GP's to prescribe dance classes to patients as part of a scheme to combat loneliness
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‘Don’t Delay, Connect Today’ educates on the importance of early diagnosis of rheumatic and...

The European League Against Rheumatism, EULAR, calls for people to come together on World Arthritis Day (12th October) to raise awareness of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs)
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Why thousands of people with asthma could be missing out on life-changing treatment

Asthma UK’s recent report explores the barriers to life-changing treatment for people with uncontrolled asthma, as Joe Farrington-Douglas, Head of Policy and External Affairs at Asthma UK explains.
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Is 2018 the year we will see a cure for Thalassemia?

Multiple breakthroughs in gene therapy offer new hope for patients with genetic blood disorder, most common in Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, South Asian and African populations
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Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) – research from gene and modifiers to therapy

The fascinating research of Professor Brunhilde Wirth is placed under the spotlight, concerning her work in the field of disease-causing genes, modifier pathways and pathomechanisms of neuromuscular disorders, focussing on spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
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Arthritis, musculoskeletal and skin diseases including muscular dystrophy

The work of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, including muscular dystrophy (MD), is placed under the spotlight by Open Access Government

Gluten friendly technology fixes proteins in wheat kernels

Professor Carmen Lamacchia is the inventor of a new gluten friendly technology that promises to make bread and pasta safe for people with coeliac disease
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Optimising the menstrual cycle: Fact not fiction

Researchers at the Human Performance Laboratory are separating the fact from the fiction when it comes to optimising the menstrual cycle of female athletes Athletes, coaches, and sport physiologists know that the menstrual cycle can impact athletic performance, positively and negatively, despite limited research. In the mid-80s, female athletes were...
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Treatments for prostate cancer: Pros and cons

Dr Sumith A Kularatne, vice-president of R&D at On Target Laboratories, explores the pros and cons of various existing treatments for prostate cancer Prostate cancer (PCa) is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in men, with about 1.1 million new cases and approximately 307,000 fatalities per year globally....
Endocrine Disruptors Project-Instituto Superiore di Sanita

Alberto Mantovani, Istituto Superiore di Sanità

The Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS) is the reference scientific public body of the Italian Health Ministry and National Health Service. Its activities include research, control, training and advice in the interest of public health protection. Therefore, the main fields of primary prevention (food safety, environment and health, safety...
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PATHway leading the way: ERS paving the way

René Schippers, Director, Electronic Record Services B.V. discusses the PATHway project and its role in cardiac rehabilitation...  PATHway vision Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of premature death (30% of all deaths) and disability in Europe and worldwide (WHO), costing the EU economy almost EUR 196 billion a year. With changing demographics and...

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