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News from BBC Health

'Large gene find in schizophrenia' - 22/07/2014

In the largest ever genetic study of the disease, scientists have discovered some 80 genes which could leave people at higher risk of schizophrenia. - read more...

'Exciting' drug flushes out HIV - 22/07/2014

Scientists say they have made an "exciting" step towards curing HIV by forcing the virus out of its hiding places in the body. - read more...

NHS tests 'plaster' patient-monitor - 22/07/2014

The NHS is starting to test a sticking-plaster-sized patient-monitoring patch. - read more...

New FGM measures announced at summit - 22/07/2014

New measures aimed at ending female genital mutilation and forced marriage within a generation will be announced at a global summit in London. - read more...

First 'clean' hospital announced - 22/07/2014

Falkirk Community Hospital records the first perfect score in an initial Healthcare Environment Inspectorate review. - read more...


News from CNN Health

Lost 153 pounds, proved doc wrong - 11/07/2014

Kerry Hoffman started working out five days a week and tracking calories to go from 343 pounds to 190. See his amazing transformation. - read more...

Running, but no longer hiding - 30/06/2014

After a disastrous 30th, Sarah Evans vowed to enjoy her future birthdays. So she took up running -- and lost 120 pounds. - read more...

Doctor-to-be loses 99 pounds - 26/06/2014

Doctors frequently tell patients that they have to lose weight. But the majority of them don't know how it feels to be overweight or what it really takes to lose weight. - read more...

Get off the sideline, into the race - 16/07/2014

Only a few short months ago, I was a spectator. - read more...

If I can run, so can you - 16/07/2014

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be able to say, "I've run a 5K." - read more...


News from Google Health

DNA hope on schizophrenia: Research breakthrough points at over 100 genes - The Independent - 22/07/2014

The IndependentDNA hope on schizophrenia: Research breakthrough points at over 100 genesThe IndependentThe largest study ever undertaken into the genetic basis of mental illnesses has found more than 100 genes that play some kind of role in the development of schizophrenia – one of the most common of the serious psychiatric disorders. Scientists believe they ...'Eighty new genes linked to schizophrenia'BBC NewsTrinity plays key role in global schizophrenia breakthrough - read more...

Junior doctors will be encouraged to opt out of Working Time Directive ... - Telegraph.co.uk - 22/07/2014

Telegraph.co.ukJunior doctors will be encouraged to opt out of Working Time Directive ...Telegraph.co.ukJunior doctors are to be encouraged to opet out of the 48 hour working week amid fears they are not getting enough training and experience to treat patients safely. The Department of Health has announced that trainee surgeons and doctors will be asked to ...Sign up for longer hours, junior doctors told: EU restrictions mean young medics ...Daily Mailall 3 news articles &r - read more...

Middle East virus found in camel barn - Channel News Asia - 22/07/2014

ReutersMiddle East virus found in camel barnChannel News AsiaResearchers in Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday they have found genetic traces of the dangerous Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus in the air of a barn that housed a sick camel. PHOTOS. Saudi Arabia has urged its citizens and foreign ...Mers virus detected in air samples from Saudi camel barnThe Straits TimesMiddle East virus found in air of Saudi camel barnYour Middle EastSaudi Arabian researchers detect genetic - read more...

Nick Clegg vows action to stop female genital mutilation - BBC News - 22/07/2014

BBC NewsNick Clegg vows action to stop female genital mutilationBBC NewsNew measures aimed at ending female genital mutilation (FGM) within a generation will be announced at a global summit in London. Hosted by the UK government and children's charity Unicef, the summit will be attended by international politicians, ...FGM affects 137000 women in England and Wales, reveals shocking new studyTelegraph.co.ukAs long as it exists, child marriage will stand in the way of gender equal - read more...

Michael Schumacher now communicating with family by fluttering eyelashes - Times of India - 22/07/2014

Times of IndiaMichael Schumacher now communicating with family by fluttering eyelashesTimes of IndiaLONDON: After surviving a near fatal accident, Formula One star Michael Schumacher is now showing signs of revival. A report has revealed that he is now communicating with his family members by fluttering his eyelashes. The recovery shown by ...Schumacher may leave rehab soon: ReportsIndia TodayMichael Schumacher now communicating with his family 'by fluttering his eye ...Mirror.c - read more...


News from eHealth News EU

Philips Second Quarter Results 2014 - Healthcare Sector

PhilipsPhilips reports Q2 sales of EUR 5.3 billion and EBITA of EUR 415 million. Healthcare comparable sales showed a 4% decline year-on-year. The EBITA margin, excluding restructuring and acquisition-related charges, declined to 10.5%, a decrease of 3.8 percentage points year-on-year. Equipment order Q2 2014 Quarterly report and Semi-annual report - read more...

Taking the Digital Pulse: Why Healthcare Providers Need an Urgent Digital Check-Up

Digital technologies are altering the very fabric of the traditional healthcare delivery model. Consumers are actively embracing digital tools to take charge of their health. Consider this: no less than 86% of respondents in a survey reported that they wanted to take a more proactive role in their healthcare decisions, and 76% reported that - read more...

Agfa HealthCare Wins Competitive Bid for VNA and Enterprise Imaging Workflow for Two Academic Hospitals in the Netherlands

Agfa HealthCareAgfa HealthCare has won a highly competitive bid for a vendor-neutral archive (VNA) and an enterprise imaging workflow solution, for two major academic hospitals in the Netherlands: the Vrije Universiteit Medisch Centrum (VUmc) and the Academisch Medisch Centrum (AMC). This agreement is the result of a tender for the "EVA" project, - read more...

Apple and IBM Forge Global Partnership to Transform Enterprise Mobility

IBMApple® and IBM (NYSE: IBM) have announced an exclusive partnership that teams the market-leading strengths of each company to transform enterprise mobility through a new class of business apps - bringing IBM's big data and analytics capabilities to iPhone® and iPad®. The landmark partnership aims to redefine the way work will get done, address key - read more...

The ICT Proposers' Day 2014

European Commission9 - 10 October 2014, Florence, Italy.
The ICT Proposers' day 2014, organised by the European Commission, is specifically dedicated to networking and promoting research and innovation in the field of Information and Communication Technologies. The event will focus on networking for the Horizon 2020 - read more...


News from Innovation in Textiles

Brazilian debut for Monforts Allround modular coating head

A new Montex Allround is said to offer considerable benefits to manufacturers of coated technical textiles , especially with regards to its flexibility. ... - read more...

China Technical Textile Watch: Para aramid paper based composites demonstration production line built

At the moment, the high-grade aramid paper products are almost entirely dependent on imports in China, our correspondent Oliver Haiqing Hua reports.... - read more...

Carbon fibres on the advance with Oerlikon

At the recent ITMA ASIA + CITME, Oerlikon Barmag company focussed on this very promising market with an information showcase.... - read more...

T-shirt for health and sports sectors premieres at Wearable Technologies

The shirt is said to help athletes to plan their training sessions and can also be used by people suffering from stress symptoms.... - read more...

IDTechEx launches Wearable Technology LIVE! event

The event has a two day programme consisting of over 50 speakers that cover the end user view from a variety of sectors.... - read more...


News from Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Stars Pound The Pavement In London Marathon

35,000 people set off through the English rain yesterday in the third biggest London Marathon ever held. And a handful of celebrities slipped on their running shoes, polished off their pedometers, and sweated their way along the 26 mile course for charity. Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay managed to compete in his ninth marathon with very little of his trademark bad language, and completed the race in just under three hours. “It doesn’t get any easier,” said the Micheli - read more...

Stars Gather For Cystic Fibrosis Benefit

A cold London night was made a little warmer on Thursday, when a host of stars came out to raise money for sufferers of a chronic genetic disease. The “Liv” Gala and Auction was held on January 31, with 420 guests paying up to $2,500 to attend the black tie event. The evening, which included performances by British comedians David Walliams, Matt Lucas, and Jimmy Carr, rasied over $4 million, with proceeds to be split between the Cystic Fibrosis Trust in England and the Cystic - read more...