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obesity among primary aged children

Serious increase in obesity among primary aged children

The National Child Measurement Programme found obesity rates in primary aged children have increased by 4.5% in two years.
World COPD Day

World COPD day: The Cinderella of chronic diseases

Sarah Woolnough, CEO of Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation, reflects on landmark research undertaken by the charity ahead of World COPD Day, including the largest ever survey of people with COPD in the UK.
vaccine for Alzheimer’s

Scientists develop new potential vaccine for Alzheimer’s

A new potential treatment and vaccine for Alzheimer’s disease has been developed by a team of UK and German scientists, using a different approach with amyloid beta protein.
mitochondrial disorders, rare genetic disorders

Whole genome sequencing increases rare disorder diagnosis by 31%

Whole Genome Sequencing from a single blood test has been found to pick up over a third more cases of rare genetic disorders than standard tests do.
small fiber neuropathy

Burning and tingling in feet could indicate small fiber neuropathy

The number of people experiencing foot pain, numbness and tingling has increased and could indicate small fiber neuropathy.
Death rate

Death rate from Parkinson’s disease rises in US

The death rate from Parkinson’s disease has risen by 63% in the United States, according to a new study.
dementia cases

What do rising dementia cases after the pandemic mean for local government?

John Ramsay, Founder and Managing Director of Social-Ability, discusses what rising dementia cases mean for local authorities and social care spending.
Dandy-Walker Syndrome

What is Dandy-Walker Syndrome? – Everything you need to know

Dandy-Walker Syndrome. What is it? What are the symptoms? What are the causes? What is the prognosis? Is it treatable?
mirtazapine

Mirtazapine not effective in treating dementia patients

Mirtazapine, an antidepressant drug given to dementia patients, has been found to be no more effective than a placebo and increases mortality.
osteogenesis imperfecta (OI)

Osteogenesis imperfecta – what we need to know

Frost & Sullivan’s TechCasting Group, places the spotlight on osteogenesis imperfecta – toward future targeted, more effective therapy.
heart cells

Scientists discover how heart cells regulate circadian rhythms through daily changes

A new study, demonstrating how circadian rhythms in heart cells alter daily heart function, may explain why shift workers are vulnerable to heart complications.
diagnosing rare diseases, genomic

Study finds Artificial Intelligence 90% accurate in diagnosing rare diseases

A new study finds that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is 90% accurate at detecting disease causing variants in children with rare diseases.
heart health

Prioritising heart health in a post pandemic environment

Dr Campbell Rogers, Chief Medical Officer at HeartFlow, examines how the healthcare industry can best prepare to combat heart disease in a post-pandemic environment.
lower your cholesterol levels

How to naturally lower your cholesterol levels

Dr Deborah Lee, Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, shares her tips on how to naturally lower your cholesterol levels without using medication.
WHO malaria vaccine, sub saharan

First malaria vaccine offers “glimmer of hope” to millions

The World Health Organisation has recently authorised a malaria vaccine, RTS,S/AS01, which has been successful in pilot schemes launched in 2019.
managing heart failure

Managing heart failure in 2021 and beyond

Professor Carlos Aguiar, Chair of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Communication Committee and spokesperson for Heart Failure, outlines the 2021 ESC guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic heart failure.
treat osteogenesis imperfecta

Stem cell & gene therapy to treat osteogenesis imperfecta: hype or hope

Pascale V Guillot from University College London, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Institute for Women’s Health, explains stem cell and gene therapy to treat osteogenesis imperfecta, but is this hype or hope?
types of diabetes, type 2 diabetes

Fitbit and Diabetes UK announce a unique partnership to help tackle diabetes

This article describes how the collaboration inspires healthy behaviour change so critical in the prevention of type 2 diabetes and the management of all types of diabetes.
diabetes severe COVID, COVID hospitalisation

Study says adults with type 1 diabetes likely to get severe COVID

According to a Californian study, people over the age of 40 with type 1 diabetes are likely to experience severe COVID - leading to hospitalisation or death.
zoonotic diseases

What are zoonotic diseases?

Captain Casey Barton Behravesh of the U.S. Public Health Service, and Director of the CDC One Health Office highlights the CDC’s efforts to nationally and internationally prevent zoonotic diseases.

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