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This section on health in the EU has been created as a trustworthy gateway to a wide range of information and data on health-related issues and activities at both European, national and international level. The content is produced by the European Commission, the Member States of the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA), plus EU candidate countries; by international organisations; and by pan-European non-governmental organisations in the area of public health.

SPARC - Metastatic Breast Cancer Challenge now open for applications    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development SPARC - Metastatic Breast Cancer Challenge now open for application[...]

Chronic diseases in Europe (February 2015)    efanet.org

February has been an enriching month in the fight against chronic diseases prevalence and burden in Europe: two main events have been organised in The Hague and Brussels with the support of the Europ[...]

Jinarc recommended for approval in rare kidney disease    europa.eu

Medicine to slow down cyst formation[...]

Meeting highlights from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) 23-26 February 2015    europa.eu

Three new medicines, including one orphan, recommended for approval[...]

Zykadia recommended for approval in advanced non small cell lung cancer    europa.eu

Medicine provides treatment option for patients with advanced ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer previously treated with crizotinib[...]

Parkinson's disease (PD): EU Commission approves Xadago (safinamide) For mid-late stage PD patients    epda.eu.com

The European Commission approves the use of XADAGO as add-on to L-dopa alone or in combination with other PD medications in mid-late stage PD patients with motor fluctuations[...]

UK scientists find new approach to treat Parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

UK scientists have developed a peptide that sticks to the protein that causes Parkinson's disease, stopping it from killing brain cells. The research highlights a potential new route for slowing the [...]

Skin may help spot Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

Scientists have proposed a new idea for detecting brain conditions including Alzheimer's - a skin test. Their work, which is at an early stage, found the same abnormal proteins that accumulate in the[...]

ESC in Abu Dhabi at the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology Congress    escardio.org

Join the ESC for a two half days scientific programme during the 20th Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology Congress from 29 April to 2 May 2015 in Abu Dhabi. The 'ESC in Abu Dhabi' programme will incl[...]

NEW sports cardiology quiz from the EACPR - test your knowledge!    escardio.org

Incidental findings in cardiovascular pre-participation screening programmes: A 14 year old Caucasian boy had a 12-lead ECG performed as part of a voluntary cardiovascular screening event for young i[...]

New Parkinson's campaign - Parkure - sets crowdfunding precedent    epda.eu.com

A team of experienced researchers, academics and biotechnologists joined forces under the new University of Edinburgh spin-out Parkure (http://parkure.co.uk) in order to fast-track academic research [...]

Michael J. Fox Foundation Analysis Reveals Gaps between Research Volunteers & Parkinson's Clinical Studies    epda.eu.com

A paper authored by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) published in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease highlights baseline findings from the first three years of operating [...]

[Joint press statement] Save the EU School Fruit Scheme ‘Better Regulation' must not be put ahead of children's health    epha.org

25 February 2015, Brussels - The European Commission may be planning to abandon (1) the EU School Fruit Scheme (SFS), a programme that provides fruit and vegetables and promotes healthy eating habits[...]

Episodes of intense anger associated with high risk of heart attack within the next two hours    escardio.org

The risk of heart attack has been found to be 8.5 times higher in the two hours following an acute episode of anger than during the [...]

Gold nanoparticles could set immune system in motion    europa.eu

The immune system is the body's defence against infections and other invaders. While the system works unaided and unnoticed for most of us, others cannot take it for granted, due either to disease or[...]

Research Headlines - Medication timing key in cancer treatment    europa.eu

The immune system is the body's defence against infections and other invaders. While the system works unaided and unnoticed for most of us, others cannot take it for granted, due either to disease or[...]

Research Headlines - Medication timing key in cancer treatment    europa.eu

An internal clock determines many of our bodily functions. The same is true for tumour cells, EU-funded research suggests. This discovery could point the way to a more efficient, personalised approac[...]

Voyager Therapeutics & Genzyme Announce Major Strategic Collaboration to Develop and Commercialize Novel AAV Gene Therapies for    epda.eu.com

Voyager Therapeutics, a gene therapy company developing life-changing treatments for fatal and debilitating diseases of the central nervous system (CNS), and Genzyme, a Sanofi company and gene therap[...]

Alcohol can cause cancer- limit your intake    eurocare.org

As we celebrate the World Cancer Day (4th February) and the achievements which have been accomplished in the area of cancer prevention, we need to remember about the less known causes of cancer such [...]

International Childhood Cancer Day 2015    who.int

International Childhood Cancer Day is observed on 15 February each year to raise worldwide public awareness of childhood cancer. This year for International Childhood Cancer Day, WHO features a Quest[...]

Inequalities in access to care causing thousands of unnecessary childhood cancer deaths    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Inequalities in access to care causing thousands of unnecessary childhood cancer deaths Survival rates coul[...]

Launch of Childhood Cancer Video Campaign    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Launch of Childhood Cancer Video Campaign On the occasion of Intern[...]

PRAC recommends new measures to minimise known heart risks of hydroxyzine-containing medicines    europa.eu

Medicines can still be given for their approved uses, with new restrictions[...]

ERS/ELF – Healthy Lungs for Life takes over the European Parliament    env-health.org

The European Parliament hosted the latest Healthy Lungs for Life event in January with over 40 MEPs and over 480 members of staff having their lungs tested. Hosted by MEP Claudiu Ciprian Tănăsescu, t[...]

Stichting Ecobaby - Immunity and dioxins    env-health.org

Two interesting papers focus on how the developing immune system is more sensitive to agitation than the fully mature immune system. There is growing evidence that prenatal and early postnatal enviro[...]

Breast Cancer UK - Pregnancy guide on avoiding hazardous chemicals    env-health.org

Breast Cancer UK are set to launch a new pregnancy guide on 14 February which is designed to inform and help pregnant women reduce their exposure to harmful chemicals. There is growing scientific con[...]

FIFE film festival screens Endocrination and Zone Blanche    env-health.org

For the third year running, HEAL co-hosted a programme of health and environment documentaries and debates at the International Environmental Film Festival (FIFE) in Paris. The sessions took place on[...]

Over 20,000 individuals say ‘NO' to hormone disrupting chemicals    env-health.org

The majority of submissions to the EU Commission's public consultation came from 'Say NO to hormone disrupting chemicals' online platform launched by the EDC-Free coalition. In December 2013, the EU [...]

Top policy makers support curbing EDC exposure to prevent cancer    env-health.org

MEPs Against Cancer (MAC) addressed a well-attended meeting on preventing cancer through reductions in exposure to EDCs. The meeting was co-organised by the association of European Cancer Leagues (EC[...]

Highlights from the 21st European Congress on Obesity 2014    eufic.org

In May 2014, the 21st European Congress on Obesity (ECO), hosted by the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO), took place in Sofia, Bulgaria. Obesity is one of the fastest developing p[...]

NEW sports cardiology quiz: An asymptomatic athlete with-pre-excitation    escardio.org

A 16-year-old Caucasian international level cyclist underwent pre-participation cardiac screening. He reported no sinister cardiac symptoms or family history of heart disease or sudden cardiac death [...]

Drinking moderate amounts of alcohol is linked to reduced risk of heart failure    escardio.org

A large study shows that drinking up to seven drinks a week in early to middle age is associated with a 20% lower risk of men developing heart failure in the future when compared to people who did no[...]

First issue of “European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy” is out now    escardio.org

Pharmacotherapy is an increasingly important area of cardiology given the high number of cardiac patients who are on medication of some kind. This new journal aims to publish the highest quality rese[...]

ESC elected to head secretariat of European Chronic Disease Alliance    escardio.org

The ESC has been elected to head the secretariat of the European Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA) for the next two years. The announcement comes as the ECDA holds its first meeting of 2015 in Brussels[...]

New molecule protects heart from toxic breast cancer drugs    escardio.org

A new molecule has been found that protects the heart from toxic breast cancer drugs and also kills the cancerous tumour. The research from Italy addresses the burgeoning problem of heart disease in [...]

ESC Congress 2015 Programme Online Today    escardio.org

The pre arranged scientific programme for ESC Congress 2015 is revealed online today. The world's largest and most influential cardiovascular event is attended by more than 30,000 cardiovascular prof[...]

The Chronic Ischemic Cardiovascular Disease Long-Term Registry launched soon    escardio.org

The CICD registry is being undertaken to improve knowledge about the care of patients with CAD and/or PAD. The pilot registry provided important data on demographic and clinical profile of the patien[...]

Women with a pregnancy history of spontaneous preterm delivery found at higher risk of cardiovascular diseases    escardio.org

Meta-analysis shows that history of spontaneous preterm delivery appears to double a woman's risk of heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, according to results of a study published[...]

Join the Twitter and Facebook Valentine’s Day campaign to promote heart health    escardio.org

Join the Twitter and Facebook campaign #loveyourheart2015 to promote heart health from 12 to 14 February. More than 500 000 people are set to be reached with heart healthy messages from MEPs, EU Comm[...]

Omega-6 fatty acids associated with lower risks of heart disease and death    eufic.org

Two international groups of researchers have independently studied the effects of omega-6 fatty acids on the risks of death and coronary heart disease, respectively. For both studies it was concluded[...]

Cerebrospinal fluid biochemical studies in patients with Parkinson's: towards a potential search for biomarkers for this disease    epda.eu.com

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) has been widely investigated in PD and in other parkinsonian syndromes with the aim of establishing useful biomarkers for an accurate differential diagnosis among these synd[...]

Public consultation: update of guidance on health claims related to gut and immune function    europa.eu

Published on: 9 February 2015 Public consultation: update of guidance on health claims related to gut and immune function[...]

Parkinson's Study Dims Ambitions for Gene Flaw Carried by Brin    epda.eu.com

Two of Roche Holding AG's experimental drugs for Parkinson's disease caused lung toxicity in monkeys, researchers said, delivering a setback to one of the most promising pathways to a new type of tre[...]

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Presents Caregiver Burden Data at the International Congress of Non-Motor Dysfunctions in Parkinson's Dis    epda.eu.com

Data from an analysis of Phase III studies in patients with PDP showed that treatment with NUPLAZID reduced caregiver burden compared to PDP patients on placebo.[...]

Stem cells from adult nose tissue used to cure Parkinson's disease in rats    epda.eu.com

Scientists have for the first time used adult human stem cells to cure rats with Parkinson's disease, a neurodegenerative illness that currently has no cure.[...]

Blood test aims to detect Parkinson's in early stages    epda.eu.com

Researchers have developed a blood test that they say could help neurologists detect Parkinson's disease and track the illness as it progresses.[...]

World Cancer Day: Members and Corporate Partners engaged more than ever    uicc.org

Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development World Cancer Day: Members and Corporate Partners engaged more than ever Find out what our Members and Coporate Partners have done to mark this World[...]

Neurologists find movement tracking device helps assess severity of Parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

A device that measures movement and balance can effectively help assess and track the progression of Parkinson's disease, even when medications are used to reduce Parkinson's symptoms, UT Southwester[...]

PAHO/WHO World Cancer Day Webinar: Breast Cancer    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development PAHO/WHO World Cancer Day Webinar: Breast Cancer On Tuesday 3 Febru[...]

IARC/WHO and UICC Partnership in Regional Hubs to accelerate local availability of information vital for cancer control planning in LMIC settings    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development IARC/WHO and UICC Partnership in Regional Hubs to accelerate local [...]

Pfizer marks World Cancer Day with grant to UICC to address the needs of metastatic breast cancer patients    uicc.org

Pfizer marks World Cancer Day with grant to UICC to address the needs of metastatic breast cancer patients Citing the need for more support for metastatic breast cancer patients, Pfizer pledges $500[...]

Malta backs action on environmental pollutants to close gap in cancer prevention    env-health.org

PRESS RELEASE - World Cancer Day 2015, Not beyond us Verdala Palace, Malta, 4 February 2015 - The World Cancer Day Conference today (1) focuses on the primary prevention of cancer through changes in [...]

Alcohol can cause cancer- limit your intake    eurocare.org

As we celebrate the World Cancer Day (4th February) and the achievements which have been accomplished in the area of cancer prevention, we need to remember about the less known causes of cancer such [...]

Pfizer Marks World Cancer Day with Grant to Union for International Cancer Control to Address the Needs of Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients    uicc.org

Pfizer Marks World Cancer Day with Grant to Union for International Cancer Control to Address the Needs of Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients Citing the need for more support for metastatic breast ca[...]

Launch of Healthy Workplace Resources by UICC and Bupa    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Launch of Healthy Workplace Resources by UICC and Bupa On occasion [...]

Today is World Cancer Day 2015 - Read the Official Global Press Release    uicc.org

Today is World Cancer Day 2015 - Read the Official Global Press Release Affordable funding increase can save three million lives per year from cancer in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) by 2[...]

Knowledge Summaries of Comprehensive Breast Cancer Control    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Knowledge Summaries of Comprehensive Breast Cancer Control The Unio[...]

HEAL participating in World Cancer Day 2015 in Malta    env-health.org

HEAL is collaborating with Action for Breast Cancer Foundation in Malta, who is organising events for World Cancer Day on 4 February. The conference will focus on Environmental Policy as a lever for [...]

Less than 48 hours to go until World Cancer Day    uicc.org

Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Less than 48 hours to go until World Cancer Day Be inspired by what will be taking place around the world to mark the Day! We need to know what your[...]

Disorders of the Oral Cavity in Parkinson's Disease and Parkinsonian Syndromes    epda.eu.com

This paper reviews current knowledge regarding the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and treatment options of disorders of the oral cavity in Parkinson's disease patients.[...]

Structural MRI correlates of the MMSE and pentagon copying test in Parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

Study results suggest MMSE and the pentagon item reflect brain changes which at a regional level involve mainly posterior regions. Correlates of the pentagon item were seen in the same regions where [...]

Rotigotine vs ropinirole in advanced stage Parkinson's disease: A double-blind study    epda.eu.com

Conclusions: Rotigotine was well tolerated at doses up to 16 mg/24 h and showed similar efficacy to ropinirole except that the application site reaction was much higher in the rotigotine group.[...]

New App Helps People with Parkinson's Monitor Their Performance    epda.eu.com

Parkinson's-focused app development company PD Me Tools is pleased to announce the release of a groundbreaking new mobile app that helps people with Parkinson's disease monitor and track their sympto[...]

Most types of cancer not due to bad luck    who.int

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), WHO's specialized cancer agency, strongly disagrees with the conclusion of a scientific report on the causes of human cancer by Dr Cristian Tom[...]

ESMO-led Anti-Cancer Medicines Availability Study    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development ESMO-led Anti-Cancer Medicines Availability Study The peer review d[...]

23andMe and Genentech to Analyze Genomic Data for Parkinson's Disease    epda.eu.com

23andMe, Inc., the leading personal genetics company, today announced an agreement with Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), to generate whole genome sequencing data f[...]

MRI Correlates of Parkinson's Disease Progression: A Voxel Based Morphometry Study    epda.eu.com

Authors investigated structural brain differences between a group of early-mild PD patients at different phases of the disease and healthy subjects using voxel-based morphometry (VBM). 20 mild PD pat[...]

Scientists create Parkinson's disease in a dish    epda.eu.com

A team of scientists led by The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute successfully created a human stem cell disease model of Parkinson's disease in a dish.[...]

MEPs discuss cancer prevention through better regulation of hormone disrupting chemicals    env-health.org

MEP Christel Schaldemose hosted an inter-party meeting of MEPs today to discuss cancer prevention through better regulation of hormone disrupting chemicals. The meeting was co-organised by the Associ[...]

Long-term outcome of subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease using MRI-guided & MRI-verified approach    epda.eu.com

Conclusions Study data confirm that STN-DBS, using an MRI-guided/MRI-verified technique, remains an effective treatment for motor 'off' symptoms of PD in the long term with low morbidity.[...]

Blood sugar levels in heart failure patients predict risk of early death, hospitalisations and diabetes    escardio.org

New research suggests that people who arrive at hospital emergency departments with acute heart failure should have their blood sugar levels checked on arrival. This simple and inexpensive measure co[...]

Parkinson's Disease Foundation Highlights Diverse Contributions of Care Partners    epda.eu.com

As part of National Family Caregivers Month this November, the Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) recognizes the diverse contributions of loved ones of people with Parkinson's disease, with its All[...]

Progression of gait dysfunction in incident Parkinson's disease: Impact of medication and phenotype    epda.eu.com

This study documents the progression of gait impairment over 18 months in an incident cohort of PD with regard to phenotype and medication. Gait characteristics were measured in 121 PD and 184 contro[...]

Launch of 'European Physiotherapy Guideline for Parkinson's disease'    epda.eu.com

A copy of the European Physiotherapy Guideline for Parkinson's disease can now be downloaded at www.parkinsonnet.info/euguideline[...]

Correlation of striatal dopamine transporter imaging with post mortem substantia nigra cell counts    epda.eu.com

Striatal dopamine transporter binding highly correlated with postmortem SN cell counts, confirming the validity of dopamine transporter imaging as an excellent in vivo marker of nigrostriatal dopamin[...]

Launch 'European Physiotherapy Guideline for Parkinson's disease'    epda.eu.com

A copy of the European Physiotherapy Guideline for Parkinson's disease can now be downloaded at www.parkinsonnet.info/euguideline.[...]

Gardedam Therapeutics announces a crowdfunding campaign: Novel Parkinson's and Alzheimer's therapies    epda.eu.com

Gadedam Therapeutics (Gardedam) launched a crowdfunding campaign with the objective of raising $195,000 USD to support and advance its novel Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease drug disovery efforts.[...]

Gait and balance in Parkinson's disease subtypes: objective measures and classification considerations    epda.eu.com

Clinical assessments of the disturbances seen in patients with the PIGD subtype are not consistent with objective measures; overlapping between the groups is seen in many objective features of gait a[...]

CHMP Recommends Approval of Xadago™ (Safinamide) to Treat Parkinson´s Disease in the EU    epda.eu.com

First New Chemical Entity (NCE) in 10 years to receive a positive opinion from CHMP for the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients[...]

Helicobacter Pylori infection is associated with worse severity of parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

This is the largest cross-sectional study to demonstrate an association between HP positivity and worse PD motor severity.[...]

Mysimba recommended for approval in weight management in adults    europa.eu

Medicine to be used in addition to reduced-calorie diet and physical activity[...]

Events - Novel Approaches to the Treatment of Cancer - 4-5 February 2015, London, UK    europa.eu

This event will cover: new paradigms for targeted therapies, new anti-cancer agents ~ industry viewpoint, novel approaches to the treatment of breast cancer, melanoma and pancreatic cancer, drug deve[...]

Support the European Data in Health Research Alliance!    epha.org

A new European Data in Health Research Alliance was launched in early December. This campaign, supported by a number of health organisations active across Europe and representing research, patient an[...]

EFA – Air travel for patients requiring oxygen should be facilitated not hindered    env-health.org

On World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day, the European Federation of Allergy & Airways Diseases Patients´ Association (EFA) called on European air travel authorities to rule on t[...]

Air Pollution: Are EU Policy Makers Aware of the Danger for Public Health?    epha.org

While experts highlight the health effects and economic costs of air pollution, the European Commission is planning to amend the air quality proposal which is likely to have significant benefits for [...]

Cost of deep brain stimulation for the treatment of Parkinson's disease by surgical stimulation sites    epda.eu.com

Provider costs were similar for the 144 GPi and 130 STN patients (GPi: $138,044 vs. STN: $131,822; difference = $6,222, 95% confidence interval [CI]: $42,125 to $45,343). Societal costs were also sim[...]

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.[...]

Characterizing motor and non-motor aspects of early-morning off periods in Parkinson's: An international multicenter study    epda.eu.com

Results: The results demonstrate that EMO periods are common and occur in 59.7% of subjects across all disease stages in line with other reports. However, importantly, in 88.0% of those, EMOs were fo[...]

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[...]

Concomitant development of hypersexuality and delusional jealousy in patients with Parkinson's disease: A case series    epda.eu.com

Discussion: Hypersexuality and delusional jealousy may occur independently in PD patients on dopamine agonist therapy, but may develop together probably reflecting a common alteration of sexuality (s[...]

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[...]

Comparison of sleep and other non-motor symptoms between SWEDDs patients and de novo Parkinson´s disease patients    epda.eu.com

Conclusions: The patients with SWEDDs have less non-motor problems than newly diagnosed untreated PD patients. Given the difficulty distinguishing between SWEDDs and early PD, identifying some of non[...]

Risk of Parkinson's disease following severe constipation: A nationwide population-based cohort study    epda.eu.com

The association between constipation at the beginning of the study and the incidence of PD was examined using a Cox regression model. Information regarding comorbidities and concomitant medications u[...]

Parkinson's Disease Severity and Use of Dopaminergic Medications    epda.eu.com

The outcomes measured at the beginning of the study showed lower disease burden for participants on initial DA monotherapy compared to those taking combined LD and DA therapy after controlling for ag[...]

Innovation in atrial fibrillation therapy    escardio.org

Left atrium assessment and left atrium fibrosis among the areas where innovations in atrial fibrillation are revolutionizing practice. Topics: Echocardiography (Non-invasive imaging), Non-invasive im[...]

Acute chest pain: game changer or waste of resources?    escardio.org

Echocardiography, cardiac CT scan and cardiac MRI all offer promise for the assessment of patients with chest pain, but improved strategies for clinical risk assessment are needed to optimize selecti[...]

Interventricular Interactions in Congenital Heart Disease    escardio.org

Multimodality assessment of size, shape, deformation and function is key to understanding Interventricular interactions in Congenital Heart Disease. The joint session between the EACVI and ASE explor[...]

NEW! ESC Council on Hypertension    escardio.org

Created in September 2014 the ESC Council on Hypertension announces a new era for hypertension in the ESC. As Chairperson, Professor Antonio Coca will lead this new Council to increase its contributi[...]

The Heart in 3D: new frontiers    escardio.org

TEE before, during and after surgery is necessary to check indications, verify operative success and monitor long-term follow-up. Topics: Echocardiography (Non-invasive imaging), Non-invasive imaging[...]

Controversies in monitoring disease    escardio.org

Transthoracic echo remains first-line imaging for monitoring of bicuspid aortic valve and screening for ischemia in patients undergoing radiotherapy, but CTA and MRA also have role to play. Topics: E[...]

Heart disease patients advised to avoid being outside in rush hour traffic    escardio.org

Experts recommend reducing air pollution exposure and decreasing use of fossil fuels: Obese people and those with diabetes may be at higher risk of the cardiovascular effects of pollution, while air [...]

Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction – state of the art    escardio.org

Discussion of diagnosis, assessment and treatment of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction underlines the need for further clinical research in this area. Topics: Echocardiography (Non-invas[...]

Yoga has the same potential as exercise to reduce the risk factors of cardiovascular disease    escardio.org

Following a systematic review of 37 randomised controlled trials, investigators from the Netherlands and USA have found that yoga may provide the same benefits in risk factor reduction as such tradit[...]

Experimental Ebola treatments still at early stage of development    europa.eu

For robust scientific assessment more information on safety and efficacy needed[...]

Ebola: Exit screening report presented to the Health Security Committee    europa.eu

Ebola: Review of exit screening procedures at international airports in affected countries - Directorate General for Health & Consumers[...]

Scientific guideline: Guideline on the use of minimal residue disease as an endpoint in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia studies, draft: consultation open    europa.eu

The scope of this document is to describe the basis and regulatory requirements for the use of minimal residue disease (MRD) as an intermediate endpoint to predict clinical benefit in trials in chron[...]

Cleaner air would offer major health benefits in the Balkans    env-health.org

Three briefings released today by HEAL highlight the heavy toll on health resulting exposure to poor air quality in Bulgaria, Serbia, and Montenegro. INFORMATION RELEASE Brussels, 15 December 2014 - [...]

Senior Visiting Scientist Award 2014    iarc.fr

The recipients of the 2014 highly competitive Senior Visiting Scientist Award, currently at IARC, are: Professor Michael Leitzmann from the University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany, Professor Wa[...]

Spotlight on the Cancer Prevention Network: Multimedia Library    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Spotlight on the Cancer Prevention Network: Multimedia Library Join[...]

Cancer Country Profiles 2014 now available!    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Cancer Country Profiles 2014 now available! The Cancer Country Prof[...]

Distinguishing Idiopathic Parkinson's From Other Parkinsonian Syndromes By Breath Test    epda.eu.com

Conclusions: Exhaled breath analysis with nanoarray is a promising approach for a non-invasive, inexpensive, and portable technique for differentiation between different Parkinsonian states. A larger[...]

Anxiety in Parkinson's disease: symptom dimensions and overlap with depression and autonomic failure    epda.eu.com

Conclusion: Anxiety in PD comprises affective and somatic symptom dimensions. The affective subscale of the BAI is not influenced by motor or autonomic symptoms, and may therefore prove useful for fu[...]

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Presents Caregiver Burden Data at the International Congress of Non-Motor Dysfunctions in Parkinson's Dis    epda.eu.com

Data from an analysis of Phase III studies in patients with PDP showed that treatment with NUPLAZID reduced caregiver burden compared to PDP patients on placebo.[...]

Longitudinal midbrain changes in early parkinson's disease: Iron content estimated from R2*/MRI    epda.eu.com

Conclusions: High field MRI demonstrates lateral SNc abnormalities that progress over 3 years in early PD consistent with increased iron content in those with more advanced disease, corresponding to [...]

Research Headlines - Saving time, saving lives: monitoring cancer treatments    europa.eu

Is a cancer treatment working? Often doctors won t know for months. By developing a new technique that quickly reveals a tumour through its metabolic consumption of glucose, an EU-funded project has [...]

Daily wrap up - 2014 World Cancer Congress    uicc.org

Australia was at the centre of the global fight against cancer this month, with over 2,700 cancer advocates from 115 countries descending on Melbourne for the 2014 World Cancer Congress. Under the b[...]

Mitochondrial dysfunction in Parkinson's disease: a possible target for neuroprotection    epda.eu.com

This review will discuss the evidence supporting mitochondrial dysfunction in Parkinson's disease pathology as well as treatment strategies that target the mitochondria.[...]

Taste function in early stage treated and untreated Parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

Study findings suggest that suprathreshold measures of taste function are influenced by PD and that this disease differentially influences taste function on anterior (CN VII) and posterior (CN IX) to[...]

Stem cells from adult nose tissue used to cure Parkinson's disease in rats    epda.eu.com

Scientists have for the first time used adult human stem cells to cure rats with Parkinson's disease, a neurodegenerative illness that currently has no cure.[...]

Controversial fetal cell transplants revived for Parkinson's trials    epda.eu.com

For the last 25 years, using fetal tissue for scientific research has largely fallen out of favor in both the European and U.S. scientific communities. One of the most publicised uses of the controve[...]

Brains in the balance: New $11.5M grant fuels University of Michigan Parkinson's disease research center to aid patients    epda.eu.com

NIH grant creates Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson's Disease Research focused on developing a treatment to prevent falls.[...]

Launch of Knowledge Summaries of Comprehensive Breast Cancer Control    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Launch of Knowledge Summaries of Comprehensive Breast Cancer Contro[...]

Pramipexole Extended-Release: A Review of Its Use in Patients with Parkinson's Disease    epda.eu.com

Head-to-head trials are needed in order to fully define the role of pramipexole ER relative to other once-daily formulations of DAs (oral ropinirole and transdermal rotigotine). Nonetheless, by reduc[...]

Reduction of gastrointestinal symptoms in Parkinson's disease after a switch from oral therapy to rotigotine transdermal patch:    epda.eu.com

This study suggests that a switch from oral anti-PD medications to rotigotine transdermal patch may improve existing GI symptoms among patients with PD. Additional controlled studies are needed to co[...]

NGOs offer easy way for citizens to tell EU to stop exposures to hormone disrupting chemicals    env-health.org

The EDC-Free Europe coalition has launched an online platform to enable individuals to respond easily to an EU public consultation and tell the European Commission to remove hormone-disrupting chemic[...]

Gardedam Therapeutics announces a crowdfunding campaign: Novel Parkinson's and Alzheimer's therapies    epda.eu.com

Gadedam Therapeutics (Gardedam) launched a crowdfunding campaign with the objective of raising $195,000 USD to support and advance its novel Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease drug disovery efforts.[...]

Released: TNM e-learning modules    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development On the occasion of the 2014 World Cancer Congress (WCC), eCancer an[...]

2014 World Cancer Leaders' Summit    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development The Economic Case for Cancer Control The 2014 World Cancer Congress[...]

Exploring nano-scale scaffolds for mending damaged hearts    europa.eu

EU-funded researchers have used advanced nanomaterials to engineer heart tissue, and have explored the development of innovative stem cell-based therapies that could greatly improve the recovery rate[...]

Capacity Building Project update    efanet.org

Meeting with RESPIRA, Portuguese EFA Member On November 15, EFA representatives travelled to Lisbon to meet with 14 members of EFA's member organisation RESPIRA, including recently appointed EFA Boar[...]

Implications of EMA’s Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee statement on ivabradine inclusion within ESC guidelines and ivabradine prescribing recommendations    escardio.org

As a result of new data from the SIGNIFY study (1), presented at ESC Congress 2014 and published simultaneously in the New England Journal of Medicine, the EMA's Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Com[...]

Factor analysis of The Hamilton Depression Rating Scale in Parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

Conclusion: This analysis demonstrates that the factorial validity of the HAMD in PD is unsatisfactory. This implies that the scale is not appropriate for studying specific symptom domains of depress[...]

GBA-associated Parkinson's disease: Reduced survival and more rapid progression in a prospective longitudinal study    epda.eu.com

Conclusions: The mutational GBA status, rather than older age and age at onset, presents an important predictor for disease progression in this specific subgroup of PD patients.[...]

The Netherlands should do more to help workers with mental ill-health, says OECD    oecd.org

The Netherlands should increase support for workers suffering from mental health issues and their employers and tackle the continued social stigma and limited knowledge around such illnesses, accordi[...]

Parkinson's UK and Global Kinetics Corporation collaborate to provide promising new mHealth technology throughout UK    epda.eu.com

An innovative medical device designed in Australia to improve management of Parkinson's is to be made available in services in the United Kingdom, as part of a 12-month pilot project.[...]

High cancer burden due to overweight and obesity in most European countries    who.int

A new study by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), WHO's specialized cancer agency, shows that overweight and obesity are a major risk factor for cancer: responsible for an estima[...]

[Press release ahead of EPSCO Council meeting] How to put health at the heart of the Europe2020 Strategy    epha.org

Brussels, 28 November - Ahead of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs (EPSCO) Council on 1 December, EPHA has sent an open letter (1) to health ministers urging them to ensure t[...]

WHO project to combat noncommunicable diseases with major grant from Russian Federation    who.int

The WHO Regional Office for Europe will expand capacity in dealing with prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic respirat[...]

CSF biomarkers and clinical progression of Parkinson disease    epda.eu.com

Authors found evidence of a link between higher levels of αSyn at baseline and worsening of motor symptoms and cognitive speed over 2 years in PD. Increased αSyn might be a marker of more intense syn[...]

‘Utter neglect’ of rheumatic heart disease revealed by results from global study    escardio.org

REMEDY study seeks to put an end to rheumatic heart disease in our own lifetime through the application of preventive measures: For progress to be made in preventing and treating this serious conditi[...]

Parkinson's nurses: a light in the darkness    epda.eu.com

This article article explores the work of Parkinson's nurses, their benefits and how Parkinson's UK supports them to care for those affected by the condition.[...]

Supporting people with Parkinson's in later life    epda.eu.com

All older people with Parkinson's will benefit from access to a specialist, comprehensive old-age assessment and nursing care that understands how symptoms can affect health and wellbeing, and is res[...]

Apathy in untreated, de novo patients with Parkinson's disease: validation study of Apathy Evaluation Scale    epda.eu.com

The AES-S is a reliable and valid questionnaire for detecting apathy in PD. For screening purposes a 33/34 cut-off score is indicated, but a 38/39 cut-off score is necessary when a high specificity i[...]

Direct evidence of Parkinson pathology spread from the gastrointestinal tract to the brain in rats    epda.eu.com

In conclusion, authors here provide the first experimental evidence that different α-synuclein forms can propagate from the gut to the brain, and that microtubule-associated transport is involved in [...]

ESC Webinar recording based on ESC Guidelines on Diabetes    escardio.org

Nicolas Danchin and Ramzi Ajjan explored the ESC Guidelines on Diabetes and answered this question: How to manage cardiovascular disease in the pre-diabetic and diabetic patients? the recording for F[...]

European Medicines Agency recommends measures to reduce risk of heart problems with Corlentor/Procoralan (ivabradine)    europa.eu

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has completed a review of Corlentor/Procoralan (ivabradine) and has made recommendations aimed at reducing the risk of heart problems, including heart attack and b[...]

No consistent evidence of an increased risk of heart problems with testosterone medicines    europa.eu

The Coordination Group for Mutual Recognition and Decentralised Procedures - Human (CMDh), a regulatory body representing EU Member States, has agreed by consensus that there is no consistent evidenc[...]

Success Stories - A vision of personalising medicine for epilepsy patients    europa.eu

EpiPGX is a FP7-funded project that brings together clinical researchers, geneticists and computational biologists from leading centres across Europe to link genomics and treatment outcomes for patie[...]

Physical activity and risk of Parkinson's disease in the Swedish National March Cohort    epda.eu.com

Study results indicate that a medium level of physical activity lowers Parkinson's disease risk.[...]

Neuropsychological performance in LRRK2 G2019S carriers with Parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

Conclusion: In AJ-PD, G2019S mutation status is associated with better attention (Stroop Word Reading), executive function (Stroop Interference) and language (Category Fluency) after adjustment for P[...]

Great Lakes Neurotech enters medical device app market with Kinesia One for monitoring Parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies announced today they have successfully transitioned their Kinesia technology for objective monitoring of Parkinson's disease to an app platform.[...]

ACCESSIBLE TOURISM IN THE HEART OF THIS YEAR'S EUROPEAN DAY OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES    edf-feph.org

This website is supported by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity – PROGRESS (2007-2013) source of growth for the economy in Europe, representing today 1.8 million busin[...]

Applause sign in advanced Parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

Conclusions: The applause sign is present in late stage PD and correlates with a higher degree of cognitive impairment as established with accepted clinimetric tests. A higher degree of frontal lobe [...]

Diagnostic accuracy of Parkinson's disease and atypical parkinsonism in nursing homes    epda.eu.com

In a large population of Dutch nursing home residents, 20% of diagnoses within the parkinsonian spectrum were inaccurate. Almost 9% of residents had inadvertently received a diagnosis of parkinsonism[...]

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[...]

Lifetime exposure to Estrogens and Parkinson's disease in California teachers    epda.eu.com

Conclusions: These results provide some support for the hypothesis that lifelong high estrogen is protective in PD, suggesting that the level and persistence of exposure over the long term may be imp[...]

Montreal Cognitive Assessment for the screening and prediction of cognitive decline in early Parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

Conclusions: MoCA is a reliable tool in predicting cognitive decline in early PD. A MoCA score of 26 significantly increases the risk for progressive cognitive decline.[...]

Relationships among cognitive impairment, sleep, and fatigue in Parkinson's disease using the MDS-UPDRS    epda.eu.com

Results: Of these three frequent, and often inter-twined, non-motor complications, greater daytime sleepiness and fatigue were associated with worse cognitive impairment across the full spectrum of P[...]

Success Stories - Expanding insight into Alzheimer's disease    europa.eu

Chronic neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's, are all characterised by an inflammatory reaction within the brain. Until now, some of the factors behind this r[...]

Nordic countries estimate high costs from chemical exposure    env-health.org

Brussels, 17 November 2014 - A body representing Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden has suggested that up to 40% of the health costs associated with several serious male reproductive probl[...]

Great Lakes Neurotech enters medical device app market with Kinesia One for monitoring Parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies announced today they have successfully transitioned their Kinesia technology for objective monitoring of Parkinson's disease to an app platform.[...]

Increased risk of Parkinson's disease in cataract patients: A population-based cohort study    epda.eu.com

Conclusions: Overall, this study discloses a 26% increased hazard of Parkinson's disease in cataract patients. Further studies are required to investigate whether cataracts are one of non-motor manif[...]

DNAJC13 genetic variants in parkinsonism    epda.eu.com

Conclusion: Although the contribution of rare genetic variation in DNAJC13 to parkinsonisms remains to be further elucidated, this study suggests that, in addition to p.N855S, other rare variants mig[...]

Type 2 diabetes reversible with lifestyle changes    escardio.org

Today is World Diabetes Day and this year's theme is Healthy Living and Diabetes. [...]

Research Headlines - New test for sexually transmitted virus could reduce cancer risks    europa.eu

One of the keys for treating and reducing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases is accurate, fast and affordable means of detection. This is especially true for the human papillomavirus (HPV), [...]

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[...]

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[...]

Conference on hormone associated cancers and EDCs in French Senate    env-health.org

In order to understand the increase of breast cancer cases in France, environmental factors especially EDCs exposure need to be taken in to account. This was the central theme of a recent conference [...]

Research Headlines - New stent to help lung cancer victims breathe easier    europa.eu

Many lung cancer patients have trouble breathing - and if they can't be cured, the struggle for air can become a relentless ordeal. Pulmonary stents - tubes inserted in the lung - can help. EU-funded[...]

World Diabetes Day - 14 November    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 Act today, to change tomorrow[...]

The National Parkinson Foundation Launches CareMAP: An Online Guide to Caring for Someone with Advanced Parkinson's Disease    epda.eu.com

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) announced the launch of a new online guide, CareMAP, which provides practical suggestions for coping with the complex problems that arise as a result of advanc[...]

Formulations of hormone therapy and risk of Parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

The findings from this study suggest an increase in PD risk associated with esterified estrogen use combined with progestin, and no risk associated with conjugated estrogen with progestin. These find[...]

Imaging prodromal Parkinson disease: The Parkinson Associated Risk Syndrome Study    epda.eu.com

Conclusion: Subjects with DAT deficit who do not meet criteria for a diagnosis of PD can be identified by olfactory testing. Sequential biomarker assessment may identify those at risk of PD.[...]

Global Kinetics Corporation Announces FDA Clearance of the Personal KinetiGraph™ for Assessment of Parkinson's Disease Symptoms    epda.eu.com

Global Kinetics Corporation, a leading mobile health technologies company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the marketing of the company's Personal KinetiG[...]

The impact of subthalamic deep brain stimulation on caregivers of Parkinson's disease patients: an exploratory study    epda.eu.com

Study results show that at 1-year FU over 50 % of the caregivers rated their subjective well-being as negative. Especially older and more depressed caregivers are at risk. These caregivers and their [...]

Scientists create Parkinson's disease in a dish    epda.eu.com

A team of scientists led by The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute successfully created a human stem cell disease model of Parkinson's disease in a dish.[...]

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[...]

Parkinson's disease severity levels and MDS-Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale    epda.eu.com

Scores of more detailed assessments, as the MDS-UPDRS, have not been translated to a grading that allows assignment of score sections to severity levels. The objective of the present study is to dete[...]

Human ESC-Derived Dopamine Neurons Show Similar Preclinical Efficacy & Potency to Fetal Neurons when Grafted in a Rat Model of P    epda.eu.com

Authors show long-term survival and functionality using clinically relevant MRI and PET imaging techniques and demonstrate efficacy in restoration of motor function with a potency comparable to that [...]

PRAC recommends measures to reduce risk of heart problems with Corlentor/Procoralan (ivabradine)    europa.eu

PRAC recommendations to be considered by CHMP for final opinion[...]

Parkinson's Disease Foundation Highlights Diverse Contributions of Care Partners    epda.eu.com

As part of National Family Caregivers Month this November, the Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) recognizes the diverse contributions of loved ones of people with Parkinson's disease, with its All[...]

3D printed heart to be showcased at world’s largest cardiovascular imaging congress    escardio.org

Media alert: EuroEcho-Imaging 2014 will reveal state of the art technologies for choosing implants and guiding procedures and new frontiers in cardiovascular imaging will be explored through presenta[...]

Head injury, α-synuclein genetic variability and Parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

The study finds some evidence that head injury and D4S3481 or rs356165 variants jointly increase the risk of PD but little evidence of interaction.[...]

Call for proposals: 'Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases. Prevention and treatment of lung diseases'    europa.eu

Research Participant Portal is your entry point for electronic administration of EU-funded research and innovation projects[...]

Jordan Breast Cancer Program 2014 Campaign launched    uicc.org

The King Hussein Cancer Foundation and Center (KHCF/KHCC) , a UICC Member, have been entrusted with the leadership of the Jordan Breast Cancer Program (JBCP) . Established in 2007 as a national prog[...]

Unprecedented multi-stakeholder Parkinson's disease initiative 'My PD Journey' aims to improve the lives of thousands people    epda.eu.com

The European Parkinson's Disease Association (EPDA) has launched a first-of-its-kind initiative for people with Parkinson's in Europe entitled My PD Journey.[...]

The multi-stakeholder Parkinson's disease initiative 'My PD Journey' begins its first major research project to identify whe    epda.eu.com

The European Parkinson's Disease Association (EPDA) has launched a major research project across Europe to identify good practice and to seek out the major gaps in Parkinson's disease care that curre[...]

The multi-stakeholder Parkinson's disease initiative 'My PD Journey' begins its first major research project to identify whe    epda.eu.com

The European Parkinson's Disease Association (EPDA) has launched a major research project across Europe to identify good practice and to seek out the major gaps in Parkinson's disease care that curre[...]

Unprecedented multi-stakeholder Parkinson's disease initiative 'My PD Journey' aims to improve the lives of thousands people    epda.eu.com

The European Parkinson's Disease Association (EPDA) has launched a first-of-its-kind initiative for people with Parkinson's in Europe entitled My PD Journey.[...]

How hot is your preventive cardiology knowledge? Take the new quiz!    escardio.org

Study the graphs and charts, answer the questions, check your response and learn more with the EACPR quizzes. Cardiopulmonary exercise stress test in bundle branch block (LBBB)Management of young ath[...]

[Save the date] Launch of a Research Roadmap for Liver Disease (HEPAMAP)    epha.org

MEP Christian Buşoi (EPP, RO) has the pleasure to invite you to the [...]

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[...]

Mucuna pruriens mRescues Motor, Olfactory, Mitochondrial & Synaptic Impairment in PINK1B9 Drosophila melanogaster Genetic Model    epda.eu.com

Overall, this study strengthens the relevance of using PINK1B9 Dm as a translational model to study the properties of Mucuna pruriens for PD treatment.[...]

Akinetic-Rigid and Tremor-Dominant Parkinson's Disease Patients Show Different Patterns of Intrinsic Brain Activity    epda.eu.com

Overall, study findings highlight the involvement of default mode network (DMN) and STC circuit both in AR and TD subtypes, but also underscore the importance of integrating mesolimbic-striatal and C[...]

Research Headlines - New tests aim to detect breast and ovarian cancers earlier    europa.eu

The EU-funded project EPIFEMCARE is developing blood tests that could lead to the earlier detection of ovarian and breast cancers, fewer over-diagnoses of breast cancer and improved personalised care[...]

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