NRAS

NRAS and Manchester University today launch a new web area ‘Apni Jung (Our fight against RA)’ to reach underserved South Asian communities in the UK supported by Videum’s innovative language technology

GLASGOW – 27 April 2016

This week, the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) and Manchester University are launching a ground-breaking project to reach underserved populations in Britain’s South Asian Community. Called the ‘Rheumatoid Arthritis: Apni Jung(Our fight against RA) this collaboration provides, for the first time, a web area on the NRAS website with information about rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and its treatment in a combination of Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi.

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bowelcancer

Spotlight on Bowel Cancer

Abstract from an article originally posted on www.diseasespotlight.com

Key statistics

  • In the UK, the lifetime risk of developing bowel cancer is 1 in 14 for men and 1 in 19 for women, with an average 10-year survival rate of 57%.
  • Cases of bowel cancer have risen in the UK since the 1970s by 14% with half of that increase occurring in the past 10 years. However, death rates have also fallen by around 14% since the 1970s.
  • Although bowel cancer remains the third most common cancer in both men and women, the disease is diagnosed in more men (23,500 compared to 18,300 women in 2012).
  • According to Cancer Research UK, just over half of all bowel cancer cases (54%) are thought to be avoidable, with major lifestyle choices such as eating red and processed meat, obesity, alcohol and smoking contributing to the statistic.
  • It is predicted that 2.4 million cases of colorectal cancer will be diagnosed annually by 2035.

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cosmofarma

Cosmofarma Exhibition 2016

Did you miss the Cosmofarma Exhibition 2016 ?
During the special meeting organized by CEF and titled ‘The development of the pharmacy in the digital market’, Roberto Ascione, Advisor for Videum Health and CEO at Healthware International, introduced a preview of a new digital health portal that, in partnership with Videum Health and paginemediche.it, will offer an e-commerce platform together with information and education services for both healthcare professionals and patients.
Stay tuned for more information!

STI

Spotlight on Sexually Transmitted Disesases

Abstract from an article originally posted on www.diseasespotlight.com

Key statistics

  • In 2014, around 440,000 STI diagnoses were made in England.
  • The most common form of STI is chlamydia, affecting 206,774 people in the UK in 2014.
  • Those most commonly affected by STIs remain in the under-25, heterosexual population.
  • In the UK, the biggest increase in diagnoses between 2013 and 2014 were seen in syphilis (33% increase) and gonorrhoea (19%).
  • Worldwide, more than 1 million STIs are acquired every day.
  • Drug resistance is a major threat to reducing the impact of STIs worldwide (especially in gonorrhoea).

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