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Salt and heart failure
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Posted on 13.03.2013

Tailored Tools for Diagnosing Heart Failure

As the 2013 World Salt Awareness Week calls for “Less Salt, Please”, it may be time for Europeans to seriously consider the implications of their seasoning habits on their health, notably their heart health. Heart failure (HF) is characterised by the inability of the heart to respond to the blood flow demands of the body, a condition that is becoming increasingly common, with more than 20 million directly affected worldwide.

By Damien Gruson Head, Department of Laboratory Medicine, St-Luc University Hospital

World Cancer Day
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Posted on 04.02.2013

The World Cancer Declaration – Setting the Standard for Change

This year’s World Cancer Day campaign focuses on Target 5 of the World Cancer Declaration: Dispel damaging myths and misconceptions about cancer, under the tagline “Cancer – Did you know?” World Cancer Day is a chance to raise our collective voices in the name of improving general knowledge on cancer and dismissing misconceptions about the disease.

By Mary Gospodarowicz President of Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)

IVD
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Posted on 26.10.2012

What’s the purpose of a diagnostic test?

In vitro diagnostic (IVD) tests are likely to be a part of everyone’s life, in many cases, more than once. Yet most people do not know what these tests are or what they do.

By Lluís Bohígas Santasusagna Director, Institutional Relations, Roche Diagnostics