Hematological disorders to benefit from first-in-class innovation

The hematological disorders therapy area, which covers indications such as sickle cell disease, paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, anemia, thalassemia and hereditary hemochromatosis, is experiencing a significant level of first-in-class innovation, with 92 of its 327 pipeline programs with a disclosed molecular target identified as first-in-class, according to business intelligence provider GBI Research. The company’s latest report…

New technology could predict the risk of type 2 diabetes

Researchers at the University of Glasgow have announced a new technology-based approach that could lead to a more accurate identification of people at high risk of type 2 diabetes. It is hoped the findings, published in PLOS ONE, could one day help tackle the global increase of type 2 diabetes, which currently affects 415 million…

5 de septiembre, Día Mundial del Mieloma Múltiple

Cada año, se diagnostican en nuestro país entre tres y cinco casos de mieloma múltiple (MM)  por cada 100.000 habitantes,lo que supone un 10% aproximadamente de todos los cánceres hematológicos y un 1% de todos los tipos de cáncer. Una incidencia no muy alta en un tumor que suele diagnosticarse sobre todo en adultos de…

Dieta y enfermedades inflamatorias

Se sabe que algunos alimentos o sustancias que ingerimos habitualmente en nuestra dieta son perjudiciales para la salud en general, pero además está avalado científicamente que pueden influir muy negativamente en  pacientes con artrosis reumatoide o con otro tipo de enfermedad de curso inflamatorio. “Unos incorrectos hábitos dietéticos conducirán al paciente de forma inevitable a…

Increases in Alcohol Use, Especially Among Women

Alcohol use, high-risk drinking and alcohol use disorders increased in the U.S. population and across almost all sociodemographic groups, especially women, older adults, racial/ethnic minorities and individuals with lower educational levels and family income, according to a new study published by JAMA Psychiatry. Regular and detailed monitoring of trends in drinking and alcohol use disorders…

Mental health : the need for a paradigm shift

More than 100 organisations and individuals in Europe and beyond have voiced their support for the United Nations Special Rapporteur’s report on mental health which calls for a shift away from isolating mental health services which are coercive and inappropriately medicalised to ones that are recovery and community-based and promote social inclusion. An open letter,…

Nuevo dispositivo para diálisis domiciliaria en el Reina Sofía y el Hospital del Henares

El Hospital Universitario Infanta Sofía y el Hospital Universitario del Henares han implantado un nuevo sistema de diálisis que permite la gestión remota del paciente con enfermedad renal crónica avanzada. Mediante su plataforma de conectividad web Sharesource, el nuevo dispositivo, HomeChoice Claria, permite al especialista adecuar el tratamiento renal del paciente en remoto, sin que…

Antiulcer drugs do not increase risk of Alzheimer’s disease

The use of proton pump inhibitors does not increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, shows a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland. Proton pump inhibitors are a type of antiulcer drug that is commonly used among older persons. The association between proton pump inhibitors and Alzheimer’s disease was studied at the University of…

Call on EU to safeguard independent academic research

Three leading European organisations in the fight against cancer have called the EU to urgently increase its support for independent academic research for the benefit of cancer patients, in an article published in ESMO Open. “Independent academic research is endangered for lack of funds and adequate legislation,” said Rolf A. Stahel, ESMO Past President and…

Un reconocimiento médico antes de bucear

La Sociedad Española de Otorrinolaringología y Cirugía de Cabeza y Cuello (SEORL-CCC) advierte de la importancia de realizarse un reconocimiento médico previo, obligatorio de forma legal cada dos años, para garantizar la práctica de un buceo seguro este verano, sin riesgo de accidentes. Esta recomendación debería seguirse por todos los buceadores, pero es fundamental para…

‘Semillero’, promoviendo la rotación internacional de futuros gastroenterólogos

El Hospital Universitario y Politécnico de La Fe acoge por segundo año consecutivo una nueva edición del Proyecto ‘Semillero’, una iniciativa promovida por su Unidad de Enfermedad Inflamatoria Intestinal, en colaboración con la biofarmacéutica AbbVie. Este proyecto educativo busca elevar el conocimiento y manejo de la Enfermedad Inflamatoria Intestinal (EII) entre profesionales médicos con el…