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Healthcare Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

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

Loughborough University: repeated exposure to vegetables at mealtimes worked when trying to improve child’s diet

Parents should not give up on encouraging their children to eat their greens. Leicestershire, UK, 14-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — This is the advice of researchers at Loughborough University who found that ‘repeated exposure’ to vegetables at snack and mealtimes worked … Read the full press release

Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO): Researchers found seven risk genes for insomnia

THE HAGUE, 14-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — An international team of researchers has found, for the first time, seven risk genes for insomnia. With this finding the researchers have taken an important step towards the unravelling of the biological mechanisms that cause … Read the full press release

Superior Imaging and Outstanding Economic Performance With Toshiba Medical Systems Europe’s Next-Generation 80-Row CT Scanner

Zoetermeer, The Netherlands, 12-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Toshiba Medical Systems Europe introduces its next-generation 80-row multi-slice CT scanner, Aquilion Prime SP, at this year’s UKRC (12-14 June, Manchester, UK). The Aquilion Prime SP incorporates a wide range of Toshiba Medical’s premium … Read the full press release

Toshiba Medical Systems Europe Appoints New President and CEO

Zoetermeer, The Netherlands, 12-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Toshiba Medical has announced the appointment of Mark Holmshaw as the President and CEO of Toshiba Medical Systems Europe. He has assumed his responsibilities as of May 1st and will succeed Hiroyuki Tachikawa after … Read the full press release

Boehringer Ingelheim To Focus on Innovative Digital Solutions in Healthcare With Digital Lab “BI X”

New start-up as platform for digital transformation in data science, agile software development and user experience design Improvement of  human and animal health with innovative digital solutions BI X offers 50 new jobs at the company’s headquarters Investment of 10 … Read the full press release

Basilea Pharmaceutica updates on clinical phase 1/2a program with its anticancer drug candidate BAL101553 at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

BASEL, 09-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. (SIX: BSLN) announced today that updates were presented on the ongoing clinical phase 1/2a program with its anticancer drug candidate BAL101553, a novel tumor checkpoint controller, at the American Society of Clinical Oncology … Read the full press release

Newcastle University celebrates 70th anniversary of the Thousand Families Study

They have been part of one of the longest ever studies into health, and now the ‘Red Spot’ babies are marking their 70th birthdays. NEWCASTLE, 09-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Set up by experts at Newcastle University and the Royal Victoria Infirmary, … Read the full press release

Newcastle University scientists to help diagnose the dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) more accurately and improve management of the complex disorder

New guidelines have been published on the clinical and physical indicators to help ensure patients with dementia with Lewy bodies get an accurate diagnosis and the best care possible. NEWCASTLE, 09-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The death of Hollywood actor Robin Williams … Read the full press release

University of Twente’s Experimental Centre for Technical Medicine (ECTM) opens highly versatile X-ray laboratory

ENSCHEDE, 09-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Featuring various clinical X-ray systems and state-of-the-art measurement equipment, this Radiation Lab will bring University of Twente students even closer to the world of clinical practice during their studies. Businesses are also showing an interest. The … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool: food policies could avert hundreds of thousands of deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the United States

LIVERPOOL, 07-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — New research conducted by the University of Liverpool and partners shows that food policies, such as fruit and vegetable subsidies, taxes on sugar sweetened drinks, and mass media campaigns to change dietary habits, could avert … Read the full press release