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Healthcare Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

University of York Dr William Brackenbury to investigate how electrical charges help breast cancer spread

YORK, 21-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A leading scientist at the University of York is to investigate whether a change in the electrical voltage of breast cancer cells could be helping them to spread around the body. Funded by charity Breast Cancer … Read the full press release

Admiral donates to mental health charity Growing Space

CARDIFF, 19-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Mental health charity Growing Space is helping more clients to grow and heal thanks to two generous donations from local employer Admiral. Admiral has donated £850 to Growing Space, a charity based in Tredegar park and … Read the full press release

Alzheimer’s disease: Recruitment for the RADAR trial across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland extended

BRISTOL, 18-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — People with Alzheimer’s disease are already helping with a ground-breaking government-funded trial led by academics from the Universities of Bristol, Cambridge, Queen’s University Belfast and University College London, and hosted by North Bristol NHS Trust, but … Read the full press release

University of Dundee awarded £7 million grant for new Scotland-India clinical partnership to combat diabetes

DUNDEE, 17-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Dundee has been awarded a £7million grant from the National Institute of Health Research Global Health programme to establish a major new Scotland-India clinical partnership to combat diabetes. The NIHR Global Health Research … Read the full press release

U.S. FDA 510(k) clearance for the Philips BlueControl wearable light therapy device to treat mild psoriasis

AMSTERDAM, 17-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the Philips BlueControl wearable light therapy … Read the full press release

Royal Philips opens new Community Life Center (CLC) in Mandera county, Kenya

Mandera County Government, UNFPA and Philips enable community development in a region that has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world Scalable modular concept is part of Philips’ new business model to improve access to care and … Read the full press release

Philips Community Life Centers in Africa: Improving access to primary healthcare

AMSTERDAM, 17-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Improving access to primary healthcare is a key challenge across Africa. Philips Community Life Centers provide vital primary care but also go beyond that, turning health facilities into community hubs where technology is bundled with additional … Read the full press release

University of Nottingham: Academics, young people to talk about self-harm at The Contemporary on the 23rd July

NOTTINGHAM, 13-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Young people who have experienced self-harm will join researchers from the University of Nottingham to share their experiences of being part of a unique research project at an event on the 23rd July at The Contemporary. The … Read the full press release

Haemophilia A: data from Roche’s HAVEN 1 published in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)

Positive phase III results for Roche’s emicizumab in haemophilia A published in The New England Journal of Medicine HAVEN 1 showed emicizumab reduced bleed rate by 87% compared with on-demand bypassing agents All 12 secondary endpoints in HAVEN 1 were … Read the full press release

Munich Re joins the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF)

Munich Re is a partner to PEF, a World Bank initiative to contain pandemic outbreaks in developing countries MUNICH, 04-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Munich Re has joined forces with the World Bank, the World Health Organization and other financial sector companies … Read the full press release

University of Glasgow Leukaemia Research Centre to receive €3m EU grant

GLASGOW, 27-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A University of Glasgow cancer research centre is to receive a €3m EU grant to begin clinical trials on Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) and other blood cancers.‌‌‌ The Paul O’Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre is to receive … Read the full press release

Bone-growth technology successfully saved a dog’s leg from amputation

GLASGOW, 27-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists and veterinarians from the University of Glasgow have successfully saved the leg of a two-year-old Munsterlander dog named Eva from amputation using medical technology funded by Sir Bobby Charlton’s landmine charity, Find A Better Way.‌ … Read the full press release

University of Warwick: new database aimed at reducing hair loss in chemotherapy patients

COVENTRY, 26-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A University of Warwick nursing professor is one of six globally-recognised cancer care experts launching a new database aimed at reducing hair loss in chemotherapy patients. This data will be used to establish best practices … Read the full press release

University of Warwick: combination of diet, physical activity and behavioural change may reduce weight in adolescents aged 12 to 17

COVENTRY, 26-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A Cochrane report which was led by a University of Warwick researcher summarizes evidence on the effects of different interventions for treating obesity and overweight in adolescence. The review will inform ongoing work by the … Read the full press release

University of York: new site to help navigate the UK care system

New support tools to help the general public find out about social care options for older people are launched today (22 June). YORK, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new leaflet, short film and website – www.gettinginformed.net – will provide much-needed … Read the full press release

University of Leicester: stillbirth rate in the UK has reduced by almost 8% over the period 2013 to 2015

Study shows fall in stillbirth rate across the UK – a step towards the Government target LEICESTER, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Research published today shows that the stillbirth rate in the UK has reduced by almost 8% over the period 2013 … Read the full press release

Aalborg University: Virtual Reality can relieve the sensation of phantom limb pain

AALBORG, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Virtual Reality can relieve the sensation of phantom limb pain. A new test devised by researchers at Aalborg University shows that VR technology can trick the amputee’s brain into thinking that it is still in control … Read the full press release

Royal Philips to acquire US-based medical device company Electrical Geodesics, Inc.

AMSTERDAM, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced an agreement to acquire Electrical Geodesics, Inc. (EGI), a US-based medical device company that designs, develops and commercializes a range of non-invasive … Read the full press release

Merck Ventures forms immuno-oncology spin-out company Onctura SA in Geneva, Switzerland

iOnctura is set up to develop a pipeline of assets targeting immunosuppression in the tumour microenvironment The company will progress its portfolio of assets seamlessly into clinical evaluation, in collaboration with one of its shareholders Cancer Research Technology (CRT) The … Read the full press release

Royal Philips launches its Xplore[i] web-based informatics platform for drug research and biomarker discovery

AMSTERDAM, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced the launch of its Xplore[i] web-based informatics platform for drug research and biomarker discovery. Part of Philips’ computational pathology portfolio, the new … Read the full press release

Sandoz: European Commission approves Rixathon for use in Europe

European Commission approves Sandoz Rixathon® to treat blood cancers and immunological diseases. Approval expected to broaden patient access to biologics and enable budget-constrained healthcare systems to reallocate resources to other healthcare priorities. Sandoz now has four biosimilars approved in Europe … Read the full press release

University of St Andrews: advanced new microscopy technique may help us understand cancer cells find their way through the body

Fife, Scotland, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists at the University of St Andrews have developed an advanced new microscopy technique that could revolutionise our understanding of how immune and cancer cells find their way through the body. Elastic Resonator Interference Stress … Read the full press release

GSK: Benlysta plus standard of care prolonged control of disease activity in patients with active systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

Final efficacy and safety results from phase II continuation study Madrid, Spain and London, UK, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — GSK today announced results from a 10-year continuation study, which showed that Benlysta (belimumab) plus standard of care prolonged control of disease … Read the full press release

KTH Professor of Experimental Oncology Cecilia Williams: beta receptor’s discovery changed our understanding of estrogen signaling

STOCKHOLM, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — For nearly two decades researchers have sought a way to target an estrogen receptor in the hope they could improve breast cancer survival, but an article published today in Nature Communications contends that the effort … Read the full press release

KTH ergonomic researchers offer free online risk management tool to reduce costs of occupational musculoskeletal disorders

STOCKHOLM, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Employers can reduce the costs of occupational musculoskeletal disorders by using a free online risk management tool created by ergonomic researchers at KTH. KTH lecturer Linda Rose says the tool enables assessment and management of ergonomic hazards … Read the full press release

SGS: Health Canada proposed to revise Playpens Regulations

GENEVA, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The new regulations would strengthen requirements for playpens to protect infants and young children from potential injury or death. On April 22, 2017, Health Canada proposed to revise Playpens Regulations [1] under Vol. 151, No. 16. … Read the full press release

SGS: lupin must be declared as allergen on prepackaged food labeling in Australia and New Zealand

GENEVA, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has added lupin to the required list of allergens that are to be provided on food labels. Effective May 25, 2017 businesses have 12 months to declare lupin as an … Read the full press release

Triton Fund III company Mehiläinen and Finnish insurance company LocalTapiola start a strategic partnership

HELSINKI, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Mehiläinen, a Triton Fund III company, and LocalTapiola, a leading Finnish insurance company, will start a strategic partnership. The aim of the companies is to enable a more streamlined service for shared customers and to develop … Read the full press release

EQT Mid Market: Australian-based I-MED Radiology Network announces two new acquisitions

STOCKHOLM, 15-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Further growth in Australia has been on the I-MED agenda since EQT Mid Market entered as owner. Now, the company takes another big leap forward with two strategic acquisitions. Australian-based I-MED Radiology Network was formed … Read the full press release

European Society of Cardiology: Cardiovascular diseases kill a greater proportion of women than men in Europe

Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, 15-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Sex-specific cardiovascular drug dosages are needed to reduce adverse reactions in women, according to a position paper from the European Society of Cardiology published today in the June issue of European … Read the full press release