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Success Stories - Reducing the risk of Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia - World Alzheimer Day 21-09-2014    europa.eu

Dementia is a group of degenerative diseases typically affecting the cognitive abilities of the elderly population. According to the World Health Organization, the estimated proportion of the general[...]

Dementia & severity of parkinsonism determines handicap of patients in late-stage Parkinson's: the BarcelonaLisbon cohort    epda.eu.com

Methods: Handicap, medical conditions, use of healthcare resources and the impact of LS-PD upon caregivers were characterized in a cross-sectional study of LS-PD stages 4 or 5 of Hoehn and Yahr (H&am[...]

World Cancer Day 2015: 'Not Beyond Us' Campaign launched!    uicc.org

World Cancer Day 2015: 'Not Beyond Us' Campaign launched! We have officially launched the 2015 World Cancer Day campaign We were thrilled that so many members, partners, stakeholders and supporters [...]

Cholinesterase inhibitors for Parkinson's disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis    epda.eu.com

Conclusions ChIs are effective in the treatment of cognitive impairment in patients with PD, but do not affect risk of falls. The choice of treatment has to be balanced considering the increased trem[...]

Back to the basics: regular exercise matters in Parkinson's: Results from the National Parkinson Foundation registry study    epda.eu.com

Regular exercisers at baseline was associated with better QOL, mobility, and physical function, less progression of disease, less caregiver burden and less cognitive decline one year later, after con[...]

Hippocampal volume and white matter disease in the prediction of dementia in Parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

Conclusions: Hippocampal volume is a major factor predicting the development of mild cognitive impairment and dementia in PD. White matter hyperintensity also contributes to the longitudinal cognitiv[...]

Midlife migraine and late-life parkinsonism    epda.eu.com

These findings suggest there may be a common vulnerability to, or consequences of, migraine and multiple indicators of parkinsonism. Additional genetic and longitudinal observational studies are need[...]

EPDA Move for Change survey shows Parkinson's care standards are lagging just one in 10 patients are diagnosed by a disease ex    epda.eu.com

Care provision in Parkinson's disease is falling dismally short of the standards patients and carers have every right to expect, research across Europe indicates.[...]

The role of iron in brain ageing and neurodegenerative disorders    epda.eu.com

During ageing, different iron complexes accumulate in brain regions associated with motor and cognitive impairment. In various neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's [...]

Cardioscape reveals where the money for cardiovascular research in Europe comes from and what it is spent on    escardio.org

CVD is the number 1 killer in Europe claiming over 4 million lives in the Europe and 1.9 million lives per year in the European Union (EU). CVD is also estimated to cost the EU economy almost €196 bi[...]

Research Headlines - New hope for patients suffering from rare genetic disease    europa.eu

Very few of us have heard of Alpha-Mannosidosis. However, this rare genetic disease has affected the lives of hundreds of families across Europe and the world. Its first symptoms appear in early chil[...]

Prevalence of Malnutrition in Patients with Parkinson's: Comparative Study with Healthy Controls using MNA questionnaire    epda.eu.com

Study findings indicate the same nutritional status among mild to moderate PD patients compared with healthy controls. However, more than a quarter of the PD population was found to be at risk of mal[...]

Dopamine transporter SLC6A3 genotype affects cortico-striatal activity of set-shifts in Parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

This is the first study indicating that the SLC6A3/DAT1 genotype has a significant effect on fronto-striatal activation and performance in Parkinson's disease. This effect is stronger for conditions [...]

Acupuncture on GB34 activates the precentral gyrus and prefrontal cortex in Parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

Acupuncture stimulation on this acupoint activates the prefrontal cortex, precentral gyrus, and putamen in patients with PD; areas that are known to be impaired in patients with PD. Compared with hea[...]

Survey reveals knowledge gaps among Parkinson's patients and caregivers    epda.eu.com

A recent survey of more than 1,500 Parkinson's disease (PD) patients, caregivers and physicians reveals that information and specialized care can help patients become more engaged in their own treatm[...]

McCabe launches knowledge hub website    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development The McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer has recently launched an FCTC [...]

Mortality in Parkinson's disease is not associated with the severity of early dopaminergic defect    epda.eu.com

Results: Mortality rate was 56.8%. Although higher age (p 0.48).[...]

ACCA congress: Ensuring a rapid response to cardiac emergencies    escardio.org

Media Alert: Acute Cardiovascular Care 2014 is the event of the year for the latest science in the field and takes place 18-20 October in Geneva, Switzerland. Acute cardiovascular care is the special[...]

UICC & CACA team up for exciting new programme    uicc.org

UICC has signed an agreeement with CACA to develop a new fellowship programme. At the opening ceremony of the 8th Chinese Conference on Oncology in Jinan on September 12th, the Union for Internation[...]

UICC President awarded Gold Medal    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development From American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Pro[...]

Canadian Study of Neurological Conditions Provides New Vital Information on the Impact of Parkinson's Disease    epda.eu.com

Parkinson Society Canada is excited to share today's release of the report on The National Population Health Study of Neurological Conditions by the Public Health Agency of Canada in partnership with[...]

Stimulation of the pedunculopontine nucleus area in Parkinson's disease: effects on speech and intelligibility    epda.eu.com

Although limited in this group of patients, speech impairment following pedunculopontine nucleus area stimulation is a possible outcome that should be considered before undertaking such surgery. Dele[...]

New ESC Guidelines on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy    escardio.org

The 2014 ESC Guidelines on the diagnosis and management of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) are presented for the first time at this congress. The guidelines underscore the multidisciplinary approac[...]

Prof. J. RTC. Roelandt's obituary    escardio.org

Friends and ESC colleagues were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Professor Jos Roelandt, a former chairman of the ESC Working Group on Echocardiography (1976-82) and president of the Dutch So[...]

Far-reaching programme of ESC Registries    escardio.org

Since its introduction in 2008 the ESC's registry programme - known as the EURObservational Research Programme, or EORP - has grown from just two pilot surveys (both in heart failure) to a broad-rang[...]

ESC Awards 2014    escardio.org

Find out which were the winning presentations in each category: Young Investigator AwardsNursing/Allied Professional Investigator AwardChallenging Cases Report AwardModerated postersTop score posters[...]

ESC Congress 2014 'a resounding success'    escardio.org

'The ESC Congress has been a resounding success and I am proud of finishing my presidency on such a high note.' With these words, Prof Vardas said good bye to over 30 300 delegates who attended ESC C[...]

NEW: Donwload the EHRA Key Messages app    escardio.org

EHRA offers you now the possibility to get some of the reference scientific documents in your pockets, always with you. Download it now. Topics: Arrhythmias, Atrial Fibrillation, Sudden Cardiac Death[...]

Glucocerebrosidase mutations in primary parkinsonism    epda.eu.com

Conclusion: GBA dysfunction is relevant for synucleinopathies, such as PD and DLB, except for MSA, in which pathology involves oligodendrocytes, and the tauopathies PSP and CBD. The risk of developin[...]

Parkinson's Disease Foundation Announces Newest Series of Community-Driven Online Seminars    epda.eu.com

The Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) is pleased to announce its sixth series of PD ExpertBriefings, free interactive seminars presented by leaders in Parkinson's disease research and care.[...]

Planning and developing population-based cancer registration in low- and middle-income settings (as an e-Book)    iarc.fr

Guidelines for establishing cancer registries, from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the International Association of Cancer Registries[...]

Stepping out for people with Parkinson's    epda.eu.com

With only a couple of weeks to go until the second European Unity Walk, we are all limbering up for what promises to be a hugely enjoyable and inspirational event.[...]

KineMed Receives U.S. Patent Allowance for Noscapine to Treat ALS, Parkinson's Disease, and Diabetic Neuropathy    epda.eu.com

KineMed, Inc. today announced that the company has received a notice of allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the invention entitled: Compositions and Methods of Treatment Using Mod[...]

Visual short-term memory deficits associated with GBA mutation and Parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

These findings provide evidence for dissociable signature deficits within the domain of visual short-term memory associated with GBA mutation and with Parkinson's disease. Identification of the speci[...]

New stem cell therapy for ischaemic heart disease    europa.eu

An EU-funded project is looking into 'Cardiac stem cells' (CSCs) to tackle the problem of chronic heart failure in Europe. Whilst previous research has concentrated on cells from the patients themsel[...]

New resource for educators: Discussion games: Melanoma    xplorehealth.eu

Game to engage in a dialogue | Skin cancer exposed What is melanoma? How can it be prevented? How is it diagnosed and how is it treated? In this game, you get the chance to discuss the prevention an[...]

New resource for educators: Experimental protocol: Participate in research into atherosclerosis    xplorehealth.eu

Home › Experimental protocol: Participate in research into atherosclerosis Experimental protocol: Participate in research into atherosclerosis Experiment protocol | The biotechnology revolution Here[...]

New resource for educators: Experimental protocol: Join in the research to find a drug for Alzheimer's    xplorehealth.eu

Home › Experimental protocol: Join in the research to find a drug for Alzheimer's Experimental protocol: Join in the research to find a drug for Alzheimer's Alzheimer's is a neurodegenerative diseas[...]

New resource for educators: Discussion games: Obesity    xplorehealth.eu

Obesity is a complex disease involving multiple factors (genetic, environment, economic level, etc.). It also leads to many other diseases. In this game we propose a discussion of the ethical, legal[...]

New resource for educators: Experimental protocol: Investigating the genetic origins of obesity    xplorehealth.eu

Home › Experimental protocol: Investigating the genetic origins of obesity Experimental protocol: Investigating the genetic origins of obesity Family history plays a very important role in the predi[...]

NCD Programme at the 2014 World Cancer Congress    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development NCD Programme at the 2014 World Cancer Congress Discover how NCDs a[...]

Research Headlines - Why cancer drugs affect young children differently    europa.eu

Cancer drugs save lives, but they are highly toxic. Using the right amounts is crucial. EU-funded research focusing on doxorubicin, one of the main drugs used in chemotherapy, has generated new knowl[...]

News for the EORP Cardiomyopathy and Myocarditis Registry    escardio.org

On behalf of the Cardiomyopathy Executive Committee of the EURObservational Research Programme (EORP), we are pleased to announce the launch of the Long-Term Cardiomyopathies and Myocarditis Registry[...]

Association found between high cholesterol and breast cancer    escardio.org

An association between high blood cholesterol and breast cancer has been found in a study of more than 1 million patients over a 14 year time period in the UK. Read moreTopics: Basic Science, Cardiov[...]

Discarded surgery fat treats heart attacks    escardio.org

Stem cells from fat to be discarded during cardiac surgery can improve heart function, according to research from Frontiers in CardioVascular Biology (FCVB) 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. Read more. Topic[...]

First evidence for painless Atrial Fibrillation treatment    escardio.org

The first evidence for a shockless treatment for atrial fibrillation (AF) presented on Friday 4 July at Frontiers in CardioVascular Biology (FCVB) 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. Read more. Topics: Basic S[...]

Success Stories - Spotting inherited heart disease before it strikes    europa.eu

Idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a type of heart disease in which the organ's muscle becomes weaker. It can lead to heart failure and ventricular arrhythmia (a type of irregular heart beat)[...]

4 July - ESC Webinar: Problems and solutions in the management of resistant hypertension    escardio.org

On 4 July 2014 from 18:00 to 19:00 CET, join Morris Brown and Isabella Sudano for a live webinar on the 2013 ESC Guidelines on the management of Arterial Hypertension. for Free by 2 July Topics: Hype[...]

Czech Republic should improve primary care and prevention to reduce chronic disease, says OECD    oecd.org

Strengthening primary health care and prevention programmes would help stem the growing tide of diabetes and other chronic health conditions in the Czech Republic, according to a new OECD report.[...]

E-journal of Cardiology Practice: Renal nerve denervation unraveled. Is the dream over?    escardio.org

Renal nerve denervation is a technique that was first described in the last few years as a tool to control blood pressure in resistant hypertensive patients especially. Although several studies have [...]

1st European Roundtable Meeting Report out now!    uicc.org

Report of the European Roundtable Meeting Berlin, May 2014 The Roundtable took place in Berlin, Germany, on 16 May and focused on ‘Improving cancer care in Europe - Sharing best practice and learnin[...]

Research Headlines - A new look at treatments for childhood cancers    europa.eu

Children rarely develop tumours, but if they do, the prognosis is uncertain. Sometimes, the growth just disappears, without therapy. Unfortunately, few families are so lucky, and there are only a han[...]

GlobalRT launch new website    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Please contact UICC for any questions GlobalRT launch an exciting n[...]

Research Headlines - Fighting Hepatitis B and liver cancer in West Africa    europa.eu

EU-funded researchers are identifying and treating patients with Hepatitis B virus (HBV) in West Africa with the aim of reducing their risk of dying from liver cancer. The researchers are also develo[...]

Call for expressions of interest as Commission appointees to the European Commission Expert Group on Cancer Control    europa.eu

European Commission - Representative of producers of products or service providers in the field of cancer Representatives of pati[...]

The European Commission establishes expert group on cancer control    epha.org

On 3rd June 2014, the European Commission adopted a decision which establishes an expert group on cancer control. Cancer is still the second most common cause of death in the Union: in 2008, 2.5 mill[...]

Events - Webinar on IMI 2-Call 1 diabetes topic - 11 July 2014, Online    europa.eu

Translational approaches to disease modifying therapy of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM) is one of three IMI webinars on its 1st Call for proposals under IMI 2. For more information on the webinar an[...]

Watch the HFA webinar on Iron deficiency in heart failure - From evidence to practice    escardio.org

Get an update with key opinion leaders on the impact of iron deficiency (ID) on CHF patients' outcomes and quality of life (QoL) independent of anaemia, and a review of newly released guidelines for [...]

The EHRA White Book 2014 highlights growing use of complex therapies for heart rhythm abnormalities in Europe    escardio.org

The White Book reports on the current status of arrhythmia treatment in 49 of the 56 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) member countries for the year 2013. The new White Book is published in electr[...]

Scientific guideline: Draft reflection paper on the use of patient reported outcome (PRO) measures in oncology studies, draft: consultation open    europa.eu

The importance of the patient's point of view on their health status is fully acknowledged and such information may in principle be used in drawing regulatory conclusions regarding treatment effects.[...]

Plenary Session 5: Update and controversies in prostate cancer    uroweb.org

“The 29th EAU Congress has been a success. Particularly the attendance of countries beyond Europe was very high, for example Latin American countries like Brazil and Venezuela,” said Prof. Per-Ander[...]

EAU14 Souvenir Session: Urological imaging is a highly evolving field but approaches should change    uroweb.org

Imaging in urology is undergoing rapid changes but current research needs to change and should concentrate on well-designed and high quality studies, according to Prof. Peter Albers (DE).[...]

ESUR 2014: An interview with Prof. Ellen Zwarthoff    uroweb.org

Ahead of the 22nd ESUR meeting in Glasgow, Prof. Ellen Zwarthoff (Rotterdam, NL), biochemist and winner of this year's Dominique Chopin Award for significant achievements in urological research, talk[...]

Patient Information launches first onco-urological topic: kidney cancer    uroweb.org

EAU Patient Information has reached a veritable milestone with the launch of the first onco-urological information set. The series on kidney cancer offers medical information about diagnosis and trea[...]

Making diet count in cancer prevention    europa.eu

Cancer risk factors can be reduced by correct nutrition and physical activity, which are key elements in all recommendations for cancer prevention, such as the European code against cancer.[...]

Success Stories - DECIDE: enabling earlier diagnosis of dementia    europa.eu

DECIDE stands for 'Diagnostic Enhancement of Confidence by an International Distributed Environment'. This FP7 project brought together 13 partners from five European countries, with the Italian GARR[...]

Research Headlines - Better, faster treatment for children with cancer    europa.eu

ENCCA project helps to get better treatment more quickly to children and other young people suffering from the disease. EU-funded researchers are improving collaboration among cancer specialists work[...]

Commission decision establishing a Commission expert group on Cancer Control    europa.eu

Directorate General for Health & Consumers[...]

Novel coronary stent materials reduce heart inflammation risk    europa.eu

Tiny metal tubes called stents - which keep blood flowing through diseased coronary arteries by slowly releasing medication - have helped to save the lives of millions at risk of heart disease. Once [...]

EFA Patients will discuss at the European Parliament    efanet.org

Benefits of EU research on allergy, asthma and COPD On June 17th 2014, EFA invites all stakeholders interested in ongoing EU-funded research initiatives for allergy, asthma and COPD to the European P[...]

WHO launches new High Level Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity    epha.org

At the 67th World Health Assembly, a new High-Level Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity was officially launched. This new Commission aims to gather the best possible advice on dealing with the cri[...]

Research Headlines - Targeting cancerous tumours with precision    europa.eu

EU-funded researchers have developed novel technology for treating cancer patients that could deliver drugs exactly where they are needed in the human body. The potential breakthrough, which combines[...]

European Week Against Cancer    uicc.org

This week is European Week Against Cancer (25-31 May). As the week falls on a political hiatus during an election year, The Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL) are calling on NGOs and citiz[...]

More efforts needed to tackle rising obesity, says OECD    oecd.org

Most people in OECD countries are overweight or obese. The social and economic consequences of this epidemic are dramatic, exposing an increasing number of people to chronic diseases such as diabetes[...]

Every day should be patients' rights day    epha.org

Active Citizenship Network (ACN) decided to dedicate the 8th celebration of European Patients' Rights Day in 2014 to [...]

Success Stories - Regaining autonomy after a stroke - a major health challenge    europa.eu

Stroke is the most common neurological disease. It is also the most common cause of life-long impairment in adulthood and of institutionalisation, implying a change from a self-determined, independen[...]

Research Headlines - New tool in battle against Alzheimer's, Parkinson's    europa.eu

A more powerful mass spectrometer developed by EU-funded researchers could potentially lead to better treatments for patients with degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. In [...]

IARC/WHO & IACR launch cancer registry guidelines    uicc.org

Lyon, France, 26 May 2014 - The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) , the World Health Organization (WHO) , and the International Association of Cancer Registries (IACR) today launch [...]

Combined use of medicines affecting the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) to be restricted – CHMP endorses PRAC recommendation    europa.eu

The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has endorsed restrictions on combining different classes of medicines that act on the renin-angiotensin system (R[...]

E-journal of Cardiology Practice on Secondary prevention of non-cardioembolic stroke    escardio.org

Highlighted for you in this article are the risk factor management and pharmaceutical strategy recommendations for secondary prevention of non-cardioembolic stroke according to the evidence reviewed [...]

E- journal of Cardiology Practice Likely features of female coronary artery disease    escardio.org

A woman complaining of chest pains might have a compromised anamnestic record, systolic arterial hypertension, abdominal obesity, diabetes, lipid metabolism disturbances, a habit of smoking, psychoso[...]

Childhood obesity and tuberculosis on agenda on first day of World Health Assembly    who.int

The Sixty-seventh World Health Assembly, WHO's annual global meeting of ministers and senior health officials, opened on 19 May 2014.[...]

Events - 8th Alpine Meeting: Current & Future challenges of oncology drug development - 29-31 October 2014, Buchen/Innsbruck, Austria    europa.eu

Scientific meeting between experts from academia, regulatory authorities and pharmaceutical industry to discuss the latest challenges in oncology drug development. Topics to be covered: Biomarkers fo[...]

Invitation to attend Heart Failure 2015 in Seville, Spain    escardio.org

We have the honour of inviting you to attend the Heart Failure 2015 meeting that will be held in Seville, Spain, from 23 to 26 May 2015. Topics: Heart Failure (HF)[...]

Study group on Peripartum Cardiomyopathy    escardio.org

The Study Group on Peripartum Cardiomyopathy was formed by the ESC in 2010 with the objective of bringing together specialists from a variety of disciplines to facilitate better understanding and man[...]

Novel device successfully treats central sleep apnoea in heart failure    escardio.org

A novel device implanted under the skin like a pacemaker successfully treats central sleep apnoea (CSA) in heart failure patients. The one year results of the remede® system pilot study were revealed[...]

TOPCAT reveals regional differences in spironolactone effectiveness for HFpEF    escardio.org

Adding spironolactone to existing treatments does not significantly reduce the composite primary outcome in patients with HF and preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), reported the phase 3 TOPCAT study[...]

Heart failure hospitalisation more than doubles in IBD flares    escardio.org

Dr Søren L. Kristensen, lead author, said: [...]

Cardiovascular diseases rise during Greek financial crisis    escardio.org

Hospital admissions for cardiovascular diseases increased during the Greek financial crisis, according to two studies from Athens. Dr Alexios Samentzas said: [...]

Biomarker test for Peripartum Cardiomyopathy could help reduce death after giving birth    escardio.org

Cardiologists have discovered biomarkers that can be used to develop a screening test to detect Peripartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM), a life-threatening disorder that is the primary cause of mortality in[...]

Negative iron balance predicts acute heart failure survival    escardio.org

Professor Ewa Jankowska, first author of the study, said: [...]

How could emergency care be improved for patients with acute heart failure?    escardio.org

Welcome to the European Society of Cardiology . Our mission: to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease in Europe Professor Sean Collins Represents the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Va[...]

Highllights on the World Congress on Acute Heart Failure    escardio.org

Find out how the World Congress of Acute Heart Failure offers a great opportunity for several specialties, including cardiologists and emergency physicians, to come together to share their views on A[...]

Sleeping pills increase CV events in heart failure patients    escardio.org

Sleeping pills increase the risk of cardiovascular events in heart failure patients by 8-fold, according to research from Japan. Dr Masahiko Setoguchi said: [...]

A new Cancer Staging Tool is now available for free access    uicc.org

Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development A new Cancer Staging Tool is now available for free access A collaboration of the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR) and the International Agen[...]

Cancon Newsletter (Cancer Control Joint Action)    Canconpdf

Newsletter produced by Cancon - ancer Control Joint Action. Cancon is a European Commission co-funded Joint Action on comprehensive cancer control


CARDIOSTIM-EHRA EUROPACE 2014 presents the latest research on heart rhythm treatment and devices    escardio.org

The congress will take place from 18-21 June 2014 at the Acropolis Convention Centre in Nice, France. This year marks the first time Cardiostim and EHRA have collaborated to bring the scientific aspe[...]

Prevent premature deaths from heart failure, urges the Heart Failure Association    escardio.org

Awareness of Heart Failure is alarmingly poor among the general public and healthcare professionals alike. Policy initiatives that prioritise heart failure prevention and champion equity of care for [...]

Success Stories - Scientists report an important breakthrough in colon cancer treatment    europa.eu

EU researchers have used molecular tests to point the way to more effective therapy for patients with a previously untreatable form of colon cancer.[...]

Sports field transformed for breast cancer    uicc.org

Melbourne, 10th May 2014 - 15,000 people stood together in the name of breast cancer awareness on Australia's principal sporting ground, the MCG, in the shape of BCNA's iconic Pink Lady logo. read mo[...]

Sporting field transformed for breast cancer    uicc.org

Melbourne, 10th May 2014 - 15,000 people stood together in the name of breast cancer awareness on Australia's principal sporting ground, the MCG, in the shape of BCNA's iconic Pink Lady logo. read mo[...]

The shape of things to come: study predicts increase in adult obesity prevalence in almost all European countries by 2030    escardio.org

Rates of obesity and overweight in both male and females are projected to increase in almost all countries of Europe by 2030, according to a statistical modelling study. However, the forecast rates v[...]

Review of Corlentor/Procoralan started    europa.eu

The European Medicines Agency has started a review of the medicine Corlentor/Procoralan (ivabradine). Corlentor/Procoralan is used to treat the symptoms of adults with long-term stable angina (chest [...]

IARC Publications - PDFs online - Manual for Cancer Registry Personnel    iarc.fr

IARC Technical Report No. 10 Edited by D. Esteban, S. Whelan, A. Laudico, D.M. Parkin[...]

Press Release: World Asthma Day 2014    efanet.org

Improving air quality can limit the symptoms of asthma and other breathing problems in children and adults, say HEAL/EFA on the launch of the “ Know your air for health ” website today. Information [...]

[ToyBox project report] Obesity prevention in children in pre-school years: policies and evidence    epha.org

On 30 April 2014, the World Obesity Federation (formerly the International Association for the Study of Obesity) published its report [...]

World Asthma Day    efanet.org

World Asthma Day 2014 Asthma is a disease characterized by recurrent attacks of breathlessness and wheezing, which vary in severity and frequency. An asthma attack is the result of an inflammation of[...]

EU Public Health and Chronic Diseases    efanet.org

First ever EU Summit on Chronic Diseases On April 3 and 4, the European Commission organised the first ever EU Summit on Chronic Diseases. The World Health Organisation estimates that chronic disease[...]

Eplerenone reduces primary endpoint in acute myocardial infarction patients    escardio.org

A drug known to reduce mortality rate in patients with heart failure has now been found significantly effective when administered early in patients following an acute (ST elevated) myocardial infarct[...]

2014 World Cancer Congress    uicc.org

Register now and benefit from early bird savings! The 2014 World Cancer Congress will take place in Melbourne, Australia on 3-6 December 2014. read more[...]

Speech by President Barroso: Slovakia at the Heart of Europe    europa.eu

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] José Manuel Durão Barroso President of the European Commission University of Bratislava Bratislava, 28 April 2014 Thank you Mr. Rector, Thank you Prime Mi[...]

Scientific guideline: Guideline on the role of the pathological Complete Response as an endpoint in neoadjuvant breast cancer studies, draft: consultation open    europa.eu

Guideline on the role of the pathological Complete Response as an endpoint in neoadjuvant breast cancer studies Guideline on the role of the pathological Complete Response as an endpoint in neoadjuv[...]

European cancer information – new series of factsheets    europa.eu

A new series of factsheets published by the JRC and the European Network of Cancer Registries (ENCR) provide a unique overview of the cancer disease burden in Europe. They collect, condense and commu[...]

European Medicines Agency recommends approval of Mekinist for the treatment of melanoma    europa.eu

The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended marketing authorisation for Mekinist (trametinib) for the treatment of adult patients with unrese[...]

European Medicines Agency recommends extending use of Nexavar to include treatment of differentiated thyroid cancer    europa.eu

The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended extending the use of the cancer medicine Nexavar (sorafenib) to the treatment of progressive, loc[...]

No ban for TV ad showing link between alcohol and cancer    eurocare.org

Attempts by the alcohol industry to ban a TV advertisement linking their products with an increased risk of developing cancer have failed.[...]

The world’s largest heart failure congress    escardio.org

Media alert: The latest scientific advances and emerging therapies in heart failure will be showcased at Heart Failure 2014, The core of which is the presentation of original scientific research: bre[...]

[EPHA report] EU Summit on Chronic Diseases    epha.org

On 3 and 4 April 2014 in Brussels, the European Commission (EC) held the first ever [...]

A global view on the prevention of cardiovascular disease    escardio.org

The theme of this year's congress is [...]

The European Policy Action Network on Diabetes (ExPAND)    epha.org

Almost one century after the discovery of insulin therapy , people who suffer from diabetes still continue facing physical and psychological pain. Last January, the European Policy Action Network on [...]

Access all the presentations from EuroHeartCare 2014    escardio.org

The ESC Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions has made the slides from all EuroHeartcongress presentations available here. Topics: Cardiovascular Nursing[...]

Professional groups: a key role in boosting prostate cancer research    uroweb.org

Professional medical groups, particularly those operating in international and regional levels, play a vital role in boosting cancer research with future trends expected to emphasise intra-regional c[...]

PRAC recommends against combined use of medicines affecting the renin-angiotensin (RAS) system    europa.eu

The European Medicines Agency's Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) has reviewed the risks of combining different classes of medicines that act on the renin-angiotensin (RAS) system, a[...]

Periodontal disease associated with cardiovascular risk in large multicentre study    escardio.org

Should dental health now be considered a marker of coronary heart disease? Tooth loss and gingivitis have been identified as a potential risk marker for cardiovascular disease in a large study publis[...]


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