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Need for supportive care in oncology will increase during the next decade

The need for supportive care in oncology will increase as patients continue to live longer and cancer progresses to become more like a chronic disease Supportive care increases patient quality of life, improves their chances of completing treatment, can reduce costs for healthcare institutions, and is fundamentally necessary given that...
Global Health Needs

The role of geography in addressing global health needs

Senior Research Advisor from the American Association of Geographers, Yonette Thomas discusses the important role that geography can play in addressing global health needs, both in research and in practice The American Association of Geographers (AAG) is a non-profit scientific and educational society, founded in 1904. For over 100 years...
CKD

Chronic kidney disease – advancing opportunities for personalised treatment

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan explores advancing opportunities for personalised treatment of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and research into membranous nephropathy (MN) According to The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Health Information Center, in the US alone, approximately 30 million adults are estimated to...
symptoms of Parkinson's

Treatments and symptoms of Parkinson’s

Prof. David Dexter, deputy director of research at Parkinson’s UK shares his thoughts on the symptoms of Parkinson’s and the chances of finding a cure
Pneumology & Pulmonary Cell Research

Pneumology & Pulmonary Cell Research

Prof Dr Michael Roth (PhD) at University Hospital Basel looks at pneumology & pulmonary cell research, in this profile of the organisation's research
embryo DNA

Embryo DNA edited to remove blood disorder by Chinese researchers

Scientists in China have managed to eradicate beta-thalassemia from embryo DNA using precise 'chemical surgery' in a world first

Innovation in the healthcare sector

France’s Ministry of Solidarity and Health say innovation in the healthcare sector is imperative and that decision makers must work to transform the system

Type 1 diabetes: A serious chronic disease

University of Oulu’s Professor Riitta Veijola discusses the impact of Type 1 diabetes on society and the challenges associated with tackling the disease

Tackling chronic diseases through innovative health

John Bowis, Honorary President of Health First Europe highlights how innovations in health are helping with tackling chronic diseases

Innovative solutions for healthcare challenges

European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis spoke at eHealth week in Riga about how digital applications are integral to tackling today’s health challenges in Europe When I started as a practising medical doctor, we kept handwritten health records and had face to face consultations. There was no...

Preventing chronic diseases through lifestyle

Chronic diseases account for the vast majority of deaths in European countries. Cardiovascular disease accounts for about 40% of deaths, with about 15% of deaths from ischaemic heart disease, 10% from strokes, and 25% from cancer. If simple lifestyle changes could reduce the risk of chronic disease, people could...

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