Category Archives: Research

Fatigue after stroke: so common, yet so little understood

Guest blog by Dr Shamim Quadir, Research Communications Manager at the Stroke Association For many reasons, we can all experience the normal type of fatigue that will usually resolve with rest. It could be due to a bad night’s sleep, or … Continue reading

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Weighing up the pros and cons of EU-funded research in stroke

Guest blog by Gary Randall, European Research Manager at the Stroke Association  Horizon 2020 (H2020) is now up and running, and has funded its first new acute stroke project, PRECIOUS . The EU funding regulations enforce a multi-country, multi-culture approach … Continue reading

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The next government must make high quality cancer care a priority during, and after, the upcoming general election

Guest Blog by Ellie Rose, Public Affairs Manager, Macmillan Cancer Support There are now 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK. By 2020, this is estimated to rise to 3 million. And by the end of next year … Continue reading

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British Heart Foundation and 2020health on the same page

2020health welcomes the latest report published by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) ‘The 21st Century Gingerbread House’. What particularly resonated with us where the two calls to action: • To protect children the UK Government should introduce consistent regulations across … Continue reading

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Threats to Mankind from Drug Resistant Bacteria and Viruses

The risk of an end to the human race may sound like science fiction. However, there are only a small number of threats that could theoretically lead to the extinction of mankind. The four main concerns that most experts share … Continue reading

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Are pharmaceutical mega-mergers in the public interest?

The main reason for governments around the world to encourage the pharmaceutical industry is to support Research and Development –  R&D – with a view to the discovery of new drugs of future benefit to mankind. Commercial pharmaceutical companies have played … Continue reading

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Medical advisory body “NICE” should not spend too much time valuing drugs.

The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (“NICE”) is currently holding a public consultation over its proposals for evaluating drugs. Drugs that are approved by NICE automatically become available for doctors to prescribe under the NHS throughout England … Continue reading

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