Tag Archives: wellness

Aviva Partners with Joe Wicks and Strava to Encourage Nationwide Wellbeing Revolution

(IN BRIEF) Aviva collaborates with fitness icon Joe Wicks and Strava to launch the #MoveWithAviva challenge, aiming to inspire individuals across the nation to prioritize their health and wellness. In response to findings revealing common barriers to exercise, such as … Read the full press release

The Future of Cancer Detection: Multi-Cancer Blood Tests Raise Hope and Questions

(IN BRIEF) Multi-cancer early detection (MCED) blood tests hold the promise of revolutionizing cancer screening by providing a comprehensive, minimally invasive screening option for multiple types of cancer in a single blood sample. These tests offer the potential to increase … Read the full press release

TU/e Researchers Achieve Breakthrough in Early Esophageal Cancer Detection Using AI

(IN BRIEF) Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) have made a significant breakthrough in the early detection of esophageal cancer through the use of artificial intelligence (AI). Over a decade of research led by Fons van der Sommen has … Read the full press release

Study Links Higher Consumption of Ultra-Processed Foods to Elevated Risk of Upper Aerodigestive Tract Cancers

(IN BRIEF) A study led by researchers from the University of Bristol and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has found an association between increased consumption of ultra-processed foods (UPFs) and a higher risk of developing cancers of … Read the full press release

Accenture Completes Acquisition of ConcentricLife to Enhance Healthcare Marketing Capabilities

(IN BRIEF) Accenture has successfully finalized its acquisition of ConcentricLife, a prominent healthcare marketing agency known for its expertise in assisting Life Sciences brands in creating optimal brand experiences throughout various stages of the health journey. This strategic acquisition underscores … Read the full press release

Pfizer and BioNTech Report Promising Results for mRNA-Based Combination Vaccine Against Influenza and COVID-19

(IN BRIEF) Pfizer and BioNTech have announced positive topline results from a Phase 1/2 study of their mRNA-based combination vaccine program for influenza and COVID-19. The lead formulations showed robust immune responses to influenza A, influenza B, and SARS-CoV-2 strains. … Read the full press release

M&S and YoungMinds Partner to Tackle Youth Mental Health Issues

(IN BRIEF) Marks & Spencer (M&S) and YoungMinds, a leading youth mental health charity, have joined forces to address the mental health challenges faced by young people. A new partnership has been formed to raise awareness and funding for resources … Read the full press release

Roche’s Evrysdi Shows Promise in Pre-Symptomatic SMA Babies, Potentially Changing the Course of the Disease

(IN BRIEF) Roche has reported positive outcomes from the RAINBOWFISH study, an investigation into the efficacy and safety of Evrysdi® (risdiplam) in babies with pre-symptomatic spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The study, which included 26 infants aged from birth to six … Read the full press release

Sanofi and Teva Collaborate on Inflammatory Bowel Disease Treatment, TEV’574, in $1.5 Billion Deal

(IN BRIEF) Sanofi and Teva Pharmaceuticals have announced a collaboration to co-develop and co-commercialize TEV’574, a promising asset currently in Phase 2b clinical trials for the treatment of Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease, both forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). … Read the full press release

GSK’s Arexvy RSV Vaccine Approved in Japan for Adults Aged 60 and Above, a First for the Country

(IN BRIEF) GSK plc has received approval from Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) for its Arexvy (respiratory syncytial virus vaccine, recombinant adjuvanted) to prevent respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) disease in adults aged 60 and above. This marks … Read the full press release

Laborie to Acquire Urotronic, Expanding Its Medical Technology Portfolio

(IN BRIEF) Laborie, a subsidiary of Patricia Industries, is set to acquire the remaining 91 percent of Urotronic, a US medical technology company known for its OptilumeTM device for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). In 2020, Laborie entered a strategic … Read the full press release

Early Teenage Smoking in Boys Linked to Health Risks in Future Children, Reveals University of Southampton Study

(IN BRIEF) A recent study conducted by researchers from the University of Southampton and the University of Bergen reveals that boys who smoke during their early teenage years are at risk of damaging the genes of their future children. The … Read the full press release

University of Leeds Spin-Out Mimetrik Secures £2M Investment for AI-Driven Dentistry Innovations

(IN BRIEF) A spin-out company called Mimetrik from the University of Leeds has secured a £2 million seed funding round led by Northern Gritstone to accelerate the development of AI-driven dentistry products. Mimetrik, established in 2020 within the University’s Nexus … Read the full press release

Fondation Botnar Invests CHF 50 Million to Expand Child Health Research at ETH Zurich and University of Basel

(IN BRIEF) Fondation Botnar is contributing an additional CHF 50 million to the University of Basel and ETH Zurich to expand the Botnar Research Centre for Child Health (BRCCH). This funding will facilitate the establishment of six new professorships focusing … Read the full press release

Swiss Re Introduces AI-Powered Mental Health App, Collaborates with Wysa for Holistic Support

(IN BRIEF) Swiss Re Reinsurance Solutions has partnered with Wysa to launch Wysa Assure, an AI-driven mental health support app. Combining Swiss Re’s risk expertise with Wysa’s AI technology, the app offers on-demand mental health assistance through an AI chatbot … Read the full press release

Switzerland’s First Proton Radiotherapy for Oesophageal Cancer Conducted in Landmark Clinical Trial

(IN BRIEF) The Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) has administered proton radiotherapy to a 67-year-old patient with oesophageal cancer, marking the first time this treatment has been used in Switzerland for such a case. The treatment is part of a collaborative … Read the full press release

Research Reveals Immunocompromised Individuals with Limited COVID-19 Antibodies at Higher Risk: MELODY Study

(IN BRIEF) A recent study, conducted by a collaborative team including the University of Southampton and Imperial College London, has identified that individuals with compromised immune systems, such as those with solid organ transplants, rare autoimmune diseases, or blood cancer … Read the full press release

Digital Puzzle Games Boost Memory Abilities in Older Adults, Comparable to 20-Year-Olds, University of York Study Finds

(IN BRIEF) A study conducted by the University of York has found that older adults who play digital puzzle games exhibit memory abilities comparable to those in their 20s. The research also revealed that individuals aged 60 and above who … Read the full press release

New Inhalable RNA Drug Shows Promise in Curbing Severe Lung Inflammation

(IN BRIEF) Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed an inhalable RNA-based drug that targets macrophages, overactive immune cells often responsible for lung damage in diseases like Covid-19. The drug, RCS-21, inhibits the activity of microRNA 21, … Read the full press release

Novo Nordisk’s SELECT Trial Shows Semaglutide 2.4 mg Cuts Cardiovascular Risk in Overweight and Obese Adults

(IN BRIEF) Novo Nordisk, a global healthcare company, has reported the headline findings from the SELECT cardiovascular outcomes trial. This double-blinded study assessed the impact of subcutaneous once-weekly semaglutide 2.4 mg in comparison to placebo as an adjunct to standard … Read the full press release

Newcastle University Receives £37M Funding to Drive Research Support and Tackle Public Health Challenges

(IN BRIEF) Newcastle University has been awarded over £37 million by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) to address public health and social care issues. The funding will be used to establish a Research Support Service (RSS) … Read the full press release

Game-Changing ‘Heart Plaster’ Among Top Contenders for BHF’s Research Story of the Year

(IN BRIEF) A University of Bristol researcher, Massimo Caputo, has been shortlisted for the British Heart Foundation’s Research Story of the Year award for developing a groundbreaking ‘heart plaster.’ The mesenchymal cell patch can repair abnormalities in children with congenital … Read the full press release

Experts Call for Early Intervention to Curb Childhood Obesity and Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Adulthood

(IN BRIEF) A scientific statement published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology highlights that childhood obesity is a critical factor leading to cardiovascular disease (CVD) in adulthood. Childhood obesity is on the rise globally, and the associated problems of … Read the full press release

Global Study Challenges Advice on High-Fat Dairy Foods in Healthy Diet

(IN BRIEF) A global diet study published in the European Heart Journal challenges the conventional advice of limiting high-fat dairy foods. The study, conducted in 80 countries across all inhabited continents, found that diets emphasizing fruit, vegetables, dairy (mainly whole-fat), … Read the full press release

Brussels Motor Show: Bentley showcases their latest models, Flying Spur Hybrid and Bentayga EWB First Edition

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 11-Jan-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — Bentley Motors Limited, hand building cars for over a century and the most sought-after luxury car brand in the world part of Volkswagen Group, has announced it displayed three special models at the … Read the full press release

RB pledges £1 million to the IRC’s COVID-19 response in refugee and vulnerable communities in Lebanon, Jordan and Syria

(PRESS RELEASE) SLOUGH, UK, 20-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The global leader in hygiene, health & nutrition, RB is providing lifesaving programmes for the world’s most vulnerable communities by pledging £1 million to the International Rescue Committee’s (IRC) response to the … Read the full press release

Nestlé integrates its waters business into the Group’s three geographical Zones; makes changes to its Executive Board

(PRESS RELEASE) VEVEY, Switzerland, 17-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Board of Directors of Nestlé has announced it is making some internal reorganisations related to its waters business. Along with those changes, the company will also make changes to its Executive … Read the full press release

Wellbeing event provider Unicorn and Co launches new digital platform to help organisations and their people develop new healthy habits at work

(PRESS RELEASE) MANCHESTER, 18-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — A Manchester HR and wellbeing expert is launching a new digital platform to help busy professionals have more energy and focus, and feel less stressed. The UPGRADE-U platform, created by wellbeing event provider Unicorn and … Read the full press release

Swiss Solar Awards: NEST unit “Solar Fitness & Wellness” received one of the three coveted “Norman Foster Solar Awards”

At the 28th Swiss Solar Awards Ceremony on 16 October 2018, the NEST unit “Solar Fitness & Wellness” received one of the three coveted “Norman Foster Solar Awards”. The solar-powered fitness and wellness facility in the Empa and Eawag research … Read the full press release

Whirlpools World Spain eröffnet in Teulada größten Whirlpool-Showroom in ganz Spanien

Wellness-Paradies auf 3000 Quadratmetern Deißlingen-Lauffen, Deutschland, 07-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Immer mehr Menschen schätzen Whirlpools wegen ihrer Vorteile für das körperliche und geistige Wohlbefinden. Die heilende Kraft des Wassers in Verbindung mit Wärme und Massage lindert Schmerzen und Verspannungen, kann … Read the full press release

Whirlpools World Spain opens biggest whirlpool bath showroom in the whole country

3000 Square Metres for Your Wellbeing Deißlingen-Lauffen, Germany, 07-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — More and more people appreciate the positive effects a whirlpool bath has on your body and mind. The healing power of water combined with comforting warmth and effective … Read the full press release