This week we’re helping raise awareness of rheumatoid arthritis. The condition can cause pain, inflammation and stiffness of the joints due to the immune system attacking the joint tissue. If untreated, the condition can lead to permanent disability.
According to the World Health Organization, 8.5% of the worldwide adult population had diabetes in 2014. In 2016, 4.5 million people in the United Kingdom were living with diabetes, of which 1 million were undiagnosed. What causes diabetes and what does it mean to have diabetes?
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a rare disease that causes damage to the respiratory, digestive and reproductive systems. Its incidence varies across the globe. In the USA, CF affects one in every 3500 newborns, and in Europe it’s one in every 2000–3000. Does the low number of patients with CF worldwide discourage scientists from finding a cure? Let’s have a look at what’s currently known about CF as well as existing and future therapies.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is the most common type of muscular dystrophy, which is characterised by muscle weakening and breakdown. It is a devastating disease that we still don’t fully understand, and currently there is no cure. Patients have a very limited number of therapy options. Scientists are working hard to develop new treatment therapies, but they still face many challenges.
In an interview with Caroline Ayres, our HEOR expert in the Prime team, we explore the importance of Market Access in medical communications strategies, as well as looking at how the industry’s needs have changed. Read the full article here: https://lnkd.in/gRRDzsq
There is currently no vaccine available that can prevent human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Why do scientists believe that an effective and safe HIV vaccine can teach the immune system how to fight HIV? I had a closer look at their latest research of HIV vaccines.
Today is #HIVVaccineDay and we’ve been exploring the latest research of HIV vaccines and the treatments scientists are developing. Susanne Ulm, looks into a section of HIV vaccines and describes how they work with your immune system to fight against HIV. Follow the link to read more: https://lnkd.in/gjyWdjq
During my first week of living in Manchester, I ran into a woman who would be considered “special”. It was one of those grey, cold and simply miserable winter days. As it was rush hour the Oxford Road was full of cars and pedestrians; everyone was busy. She was only dressed in her night gown. It was clear that she wasn’t really aware of her surroundings as she mostly mumbled to herself. However, there were moments when she seemed to feel the eyes of passers-by and shouted “Don’t patronize me”. I behaved like everyone else and ignored her, mostly because I didn’t know how to react. In May, the mental health awareness month, I sometimes wonder whether she got back home alright.
We can raise awareness by joining the conversation and by sharing information about HIV/AIDS in youth. You never know what impact you have on other people. A lonely teenager might stumble across your tweet by accident and read more about this topic. Parents might feel encouraged to start a conversation with their children. We could try to make the world a better place, one person at a time… Susanne Ulm, PhD
HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It can spread through certain bodily fluids (blood, semen, pre-seminal fluid, rectal fluids, vaginal fluids and breast milk). HIV attacks the immune system, especially T cells (CD4 cells), which help fight off infections.
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The first of March marks the end of #FebruaryHeartMonth – to mark the end of month our very own Susanne Ulm, PhD has written an article on how stress affects the heart. Susanne Ulm is a Medical Writer part of our Prime team and has been with the company since November 2014. Susanne has broad experience in different therapeutic areas, and has a passion for communicating science to different types of audiences. She studied how stress effects the heart for her PhD at Manchester University. Although #heartmonth may be over, stay mindful to your health and the things you can do to improve it.
To spread some happiness this Valentine’s Day, as well as raising awareness for #HeartMonth, we’re sharing images of what makes us happy. Check out our brilliant people, their work-hard-play-hard ethos…and the amazing cakes they make! #PrimeGlobal #Valentines
Kartin Amunts is a worldwide phenomenon in science – advancing neuroscience with the ‘Big Brain’ – a model made of over 7400 scans. The model will allow neuroscientists from around the world to study the construction of the brain #WomenInScience
Mindfulness is good for the heart. According to Hazard Gazette, 47% of our waking moments is spent thinking about something other than what we are doing, which can lead to unnecessary stress and anxiety. Take some time out- it’s good for you!
80% of heart disease is preventable simply by making healthier lifestyle choices. At Prime Global, we’re gearing up for February’s Heart Month, both in the UK and the US. We’ll be encouraging people to make life-enhancing changes. Let’s increase understanding of how to develop a healthy heart and become a survivor, not a patient. #BHF #AHS #FebruaryHeartMonth
Today marks the end of Liver Awareness Month. We’ll be sharing important facts about this vital organ throughout the day. The liver is brilliant at multitasking. Look after it and it’ll look after you! #LiverAwarenessMonth
We’re proud to be sponsoring #TIPPA for the 16th Annual International Publications meeting, on February 21st and 22nd. There’s a brilliant agenda and our very own Yaming Wang will be exploring how to keep publication finances in order. Find out more at https://lnkd.in/guv9zkz