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ESE Daily News Alert - 25 June 2021

View the Horizon Europe Work Programme 2021-2022 for health

The European Commission have now published the Horizon Europe Work Programme 2021-2022 for health, which provides an overview of upcoming calls and deadlines. 

European Society of Endocrinology

Learnings from COVID-19 vaccine production could improve treatment for rare diseases

Public and private sector collaboration, combined with a focus on gathering real-world evidence, enabled the rapid development of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Reda Guiha, Regional President for rare diseases at Pfizer, urges the same approach should be taken for treating rare diseases, as access to care is a critical unmet need.

The Parliament Magazine

European Commission’s Beating Cancer Plan aims to improve care for cancer patients

Cancer diagnoses decreased significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, due to patients’ fear of contracting the virus when seeking medical care. The European Commission’s Beating Cancer Plan aims to address this delay in diagnosis, improve cancer patient care, and prevent cancer-related deaths.

The Parliament Magazine

UK bans TV adverts for junk food before 9pm to help tackle obesity

Adverts for food high in sugar, fat and salt are to be banned on UK television before 9pm, in an effort to help tackle obesity and discourage consumption of junk food.

BBC News

Vitamin D deficiency may increase opioid addiction

According to a mouse study published in Science Advances, vitamin D deficiency may heighten the effects of opioids and increase cravings and dependency.


Beta cell implant may reverse type 1 diabetes in mice

According to findings published in Science Translational Medicine, a newly developed implant safely delivers insulin-secreting beta cells in mice to reverse type 1 diabetes, without immunosuppressing drug treatment.

Medical News Today

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