Conferences World Alzheimer’s Day 2023 – AFAGA Alzheimer

On the occasion of World Alzheimer’s Day (21 September), the Galician Association of Relatives of Alzheimer’s Patients and other Dementias (AFAGA) is organising the following talk in Vigo on 21 September at 19:30: “New treatments approved for Alzheimer’s disease” and “New profiles in dementias”. Carlos Spuch, R4 researcher of the Translational Neuroscience Group of the […]

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XIX Professional Conference “Alzheimer’s, a shared challenge”

The Galician Association of Relatives of Alzheimer’s Patients and other Dementias (AFAGA) is organising the 19th edition of its annual conference on 26 November. With this event, AFAGA Alzheimer’s continues to create a space for meetings and specialised training, where health and social-health professionals can reflect on the current situation and future challenges in dementia […]

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Watching Parkinson’s disease with wrist-based sensors

Parkinson’s disease lacks sensitive, objective, and reliable measures for disease progression and response. This presents a challenge for clinical trials given the multifaceted and fluctuating nature of disease symptoms. Innovations in digital health and wearable sensors promise to more precisely measure aspects of patient function and well-being. A recent study from Verily Life Sciences presents […]

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Cybersecurity in healthcare, a highly relevant challenge

Cybersecurity has become one of the most relevant issues in recent times. The emergence of COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of telemedicine and digital health services, bringing to light security breaches in the healthcare sector, increasing attacks on healthcare services and healthcare organizations in a very worrying way. This statement is confirmed by data published […]

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Big Data, artifical Intelligence and healthcare Data Lake

The application of Big Data and artificial intelligence technologies in the healthcare sector has achieved great advances in recent years at an organisational and healthcare level, with highly relevant innovations for medicine, science and research. With these techniques, it is possible to obtain better diagnoses, better treatments and better lines of research more quickly and […]

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Global health care sector challenges

2022 marks the second full year of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it continues to dominate health systems’ attention and resources. Despite COVID-19’s many devastating impacts, it does present the health care sector with a powerful opportunity to accelerate innovation and reinvent itself. COVID-19 has accelerated numerous health care trends, being catalyst to initiate and accelerate […]

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Contamination and airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2

SARS-CoV-2 is a virus whose primary means of transmission has been demonstrated to be via the airborne route [Transmission of SARS-CoV-2: implications for infection prevention precautions]. In contrast to an initial belief that transmission without direct contact was considered to be due to contact with contaminated surfaces, the current consensus now accepts the hypothesis of […]

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