Diseases & Conditions News

The challenge of chronic pain in Europe

Mariano Votta, Director of Active Citizenship Network, speaks to The Innovation Platform about good practices to better address the societal impact of pain. Chronic pain...

The García-Sastre laboratory: conquering the diseases of the 21st century 

The García-Sastre laboratory focuses on viral host-pathogen interactions, vaccines, anti-viral drug development and cancer viroimmunotherapy to address global health threats. In 1918 when WW1 was...

Preventing hip fractures in Hong Kong’s older population

For almost a decade, the MrMs. Os Hong Kong cohort study has been examining the risk factors of fragility fractures in 4,000 men and...

Inhaled chemotherapy: changing the face of lung cancer treatment

InhaTarget Therapeutics speaks to The Innovation Platform about their promising preclinical efficacy data on CIS-DPI product combined with ICIs. In December 2018, we presented our...

Dr Ann Moen on the global influenza strategy

Dr Ann Moen, Chief of the WHO’s Influenza Preparedness & Response Unit (IPR), explains the importance of their latest strategy: the Global Influenza Strategy...

Rare diseases in Austria: exploring Mucopolysaccharide storage disorders

Professor Susanne Gerit Kircher of the Medical University of Vienna discusses the situation of rare diseases in Austria, including Mucopolysaccharide storage disorders. In Europe, a...

ROS: Finding a cure for osteoporosis

The Royal Osteoporosis Society's Alison Doyle speaks to Innovation News Network about finding a cure for osteoporosis. In the UK, an estimated 3.5 million people...

Everything you need to know about the annual MPS therapy week

From 11 July to 20 July 2019, the annual MPS therapy week and bi-annual MPS Conference was hosted in...

Mucopolysaccharide storage diseases and EU care

Susanne Kircher and Michaela Weigl of MPS Europe GmbH discuss the importance of raising awareness of rare diseases and MPS across Europe. Mucopolysaccharide storage diseases...

A videogame to treat Parkinson’s disease

Marie-Laure Welter, scientific director of the Movement and Gait Laboratory and co-director of the Brain e-Novation Laboratory in the Brain and Spine Institute, outlines...

Developing live, attenuated vaccines against foot-and-mouth

Professor Martin Ryan, Biomedical Sciences Research Complex, explores the positive impact that live, attenuated vaccines pose for combatting foot-and-mouth disease. Following the 2001 foot-and-mouth disease...

New targets and novel biomarkers in cardiometabolic diseases

Dr Yu Wang, associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy at the University of Hong Kong and State Key Laboratory Hong Kong,...

Diseases & Conditions

A disease is a particular abnormal condition that negatively affects the structure or function of part or all of an organism, and that is not due to any immediate external injury.

Diseases are often known to be medical conditions that are associated with specific symptoms and signs.

Health conditions, like illnesses, injuries and impairments, affect our ability to function or enjoy life. Many of them are related to food and nutrition – from food allergies and intolerances, over dental and gut health, to the non-communicable diseases, like diabetes, cancers, cardiovascular, and respiratory diseases.