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Nusinersen treatment significantly improves hand grip strength, hand motor function and MRC sum scores in adult patients with spinal muscular atrophy types 3 and 4

available as the first treatment for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and data on its effectiveness and safety in adult SMA patients are still scarce. Methods We evaluated the effectiveness and safety of ...

Impact of the revised European Tobacco Product Directive on the quality of e-cigarette refill liquids in Belgium

Eric Deconinck Source: Nicotine & Tobacco Research (2020) Keywords: e-cigarettes Abstract: Introduction Since its introduction, the e-cigarette has become a commonly used consumer product. In this ...

Food insecurity and its association with changes in nutritional habits among adults during the COVID-19 confinement measures in Belgium.

Nutr (2020) Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To assess food insecurity and its association with changes in nutritional habits among Belgian adults during confinement due to COVID-19. DESIGN: Three cross-sectional ...

Validity of self-reported mammography uptake in the Belgian health interview survey: selection and reporting bias.

agreement and logistic regression. RESULTS: Mammography uptake rates based on self-reported information and reimbursement from the BHIS- BCHI were 75.5% and 69.8%, respectively. In the EPS, it was 64.1%. The ...

All-cause mortality supports the COVID-19 mortality in Belgium and comparison with major fatal events of the last century.

mortality rate, while adding deaths in possible cases increased it by 27%. Deaths in laboratory-confirmed cases accounted for 69% of total COVID-19-related deaths and 43% of in-hospital deaths. Although the ...

The potential impact of an implemented income redistribution package on obesity prevalence in New Zealand.

inequality, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: Despite being the most substantial income tax package in New Zealand since the 1990s, this policy had a modest effect on income redistribution, and its expected impact on reducing ...

Update of the risk assessment of nickel in food and drinking water

sensitisation tolerable daily intake (TDI) toxicity Abstract: The European Commission asked EFSA to update its previous Opinion on nickel in food and drinking water, taking into account new occurrence data, the ...

Efficient control of Japanese encephalitis virus in the central nervous system of infected pigs occurs in the absence of a pronounced inflammatory immune response.

not upregulated in pigs, further supporting its important role in JEV  infections. Health Topics:  Animal health Santé animale Diergezondheid Service:  Enzootic, vector-borne and bee diseases Virale ...

Reitox national reporting to EMCDDA on drugs and drug addiction, 2020

contribution to the European Monitor Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) in collecting, analysing and disseminating information on drugs and drug addiction in Europe. In order to fulfil its mandate, the ...

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