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National Eye Health Week

National Eye Health Week urges everyone to look after their eyes

Promoting the importance of eye health and the need for regular sight tests are the key messages for National Eye Health Week 2018
Infectious Disease

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) at the Southern Africa Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance

Mecky Isaac Matee, Leader of the SACIDS AMR CoP profiles the excellent antimicrobial resistance (AMR) research taking place at the Southern Africa Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance (SACIDS).
atopic eczema

People living with atopic eczema

Bernd Arents, Patient Advocate from the European Federation of Allergies and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA) Dutch Member VMCE, discusses the importance of raising awareness when it comes to people living with atopic eczema (atopic dermatitis)
e-cigarettes

E-Cigarettes: Safer But Not Safe

To address rising concerns regarding the safety of e-cigarettes, the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened an expert committee to conduct a critical, objective review of the available peer-reviewed science
Neuromuscular disease

Advances in newborn screening for neuromuscular disease

Kristin Stephenson, Sr. VP, Chief Policy & Community Engagement Officer at the Muscular Dystrophy Association details the advances taking place in newborn screening for neuromuscular disease
dyspnoea

Dyspnoea (breathlessness): Still an ongoing battle

Katy Beckford and Alex Christie from the Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists detail precisely why dyspnoea (breathlessness) remains an ongoing battle today
e-cigarettes

The health risks of e-cigarettes in the face of rising teen use

Pamela J. Lein, PhD, Professor of Neurotoxicology at the University of California’s Davis/School of Veterinary Medicine details the pressing need to assess the health risks of e-cigarettes in the face of rising teen use
treatment of migraines

How can acupuncture help in the treatment of migraines

As migraine awareness week kicks off, Mark Bovey provides 7 reasons as to why acupuncture can help in the treatment of migraines
medicine

From molecule to medicine

A report this week from the Office of Health Economics (OHE) shows the amazing impact medicines have had on the NHS and more widely
health supplements

New research reveals how much Britons know about the impact of health supplements

While a third of the UK describe themselves as 'fairly health conscious', only 5% are aware of the benefits that supplements such as Arsenic can have on their health.
deaths from hepatitis C

New data shows a decrease in deaths from hepatitis C

New data published by Public Health England (PHE) show that deaths from hepatitis C-related end-stage liver disease have fallen by 11% in 2017 compared to the previous year
Sugar intake

Sugar intake in children – more than just a weight issue

Sugar intake, particularly in children, is a hot topic in the media these days. However, government data suggests that children are still far exceeding the maximum recommended sugar consumption every day
cancer in Africa

High-level regional event held to promote awareness and combat spread of cancer in Africa

World’s second largest inter-governmental body and First Ladies from 16 African Nations deliver Africa cancer awareness event with and agree measures to combat the spread of cancer in Africa
cognitive

New research reveals how tea has cognitive benefits

Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), the major antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound in green tea, has been shown to reduce memory loss and improve learning triggered by a high fat and high fructose diet, according to latest research just published
medicinal cannabis

Medicinal cannabis-based products to be made available on prescription

Home secretary, Sajid Javid has announced that medicinal products that derive from cannabis will be made available on prescription by Autumn.
hygiene

Health experts warn of the dangers caused by lack of hygiene while camping

Thousands of people across the UK risk damage to their health and sight this summer by lack of hygiene while on camping holidays this summer, warn health experts at Optical Express
Heat-related health dangers

Heat-related health dangers soar during the summer

National Institute of Health provides tips to help reduce the risk of hyperthermia as heat-related health dangers for older adults increase during the summer heat As we age, our ability to respond to hot weather can become a serious problem. Older people are at significant increased risk of heat-related illness,...
UCLA School of Medicine

Gut Microbiome Research at the UCLA School of Medicine/GLAVA HCS

Professor Hannah Wexler discusses her work with Bacteroides fragilis, an important commensal in the gut microbiome but also the most important clinical anaerobic pathogen.
Muscular dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy: Present concerns and foreseen opportunities

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from the TechVision Group at Frost & Sullivan provides a detailed analysis of the present concerns and foreseen opportunities around muscular dystrophy (MD)
therapies for Huntington’s disease

Sources of funding in the development of therapies for Huntington’s disease

Leora Fox, Jennifer Simpson and George Yohrling from the Huntington’s Disease Society of America explore the sources of funding in the development of therapies for Huntington’s disease (HD).

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