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    A new tool for healthcare providers in supporting patients in work and income


    Many healthcare providers deal with patients who have questions about work and income. In practice, however, it is difficult to give the patient specific and appropriate advice. To this end, a new tool was developed by CAPHRI-PhD candidate Maarten Butink and Prof. Dr. Angelique de Rijk.  

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    UM Students win the GreenFood4Health Challenge


    On 1 April 2022, the GreenFood4Health Challenge took place at the Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo. The winning team: Anastasia Kalalidou, Einar Schulze, Vanessa Klose, Inês Brito Da Mana Morgado and Saja Alowaisi (Fontys), master students of the MSc Health Food Innovation Management at Maastricht University (UM).

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    Impact Prize for Katya Sion


    During the annual Maastricht University Dinner, Katya Sion (CAPHRI/ Living Lab Ageing and Long-Term Care Limburg) received the Impact Prize for her thesis "Connecting conversations: experienced quality of care from the resident’s perspective: a narrative method for nursing homes".

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    Large-scale study on cuts in numbers of tobacco outlets in the Netherlands


    The Dutch government has pledged to cut the number of tobacco points of sale and thus reduce the visibility of tobacco in society. From 2024, supermarkets will no longer be allowed to sell tobacco. This week will see the start of a large-scale study over four years on the implementation and effects of the new legislation.

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    UM to coordinate nationwide research project to unravel skin diseases


    The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has, within the framework of Research along Routes by Consortia (NWA-ORC), awarded the research project Next Generation Immuno-Dermatology (NGID) with a prestigious grant of 11.7 million Euro. NGID is a nationwide, large-scale project to unravel novel biomarkers for six different skin diseases, coordinated by Maastricht University.


    Cross-border collaboration within the emergency medical service during the COVID-19 pandemic


    New research by the International Knowledge and Information Centre on public safety, an Interreg project lead by Maastricht University, indicates that existing cross-border collaboration in EU border regions has only limited resilience in crisis situations.

  • Waves towards harmony - learning to collaborate in healthcare across borders


    Collaboration across the border between different healthcare professionals and institutions can count on broad approval. In practice, however, it is more difficult. Investing in communication, personal encounters and a shared awareness of the differences between them can be part of the solution.

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    Angelique de Rijk rapporteur of EU-plan ‘Cancer and Employment’


    The EU working group “cancer & employment” presented recommendations to further improve Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan by regarding return-to-work support as integral part of cancer survivorship.

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    Energy metabolism in muscles of active seniors almost on par with young people


    Muscles of elderly people who exercise regularly display almost the same metabolism as those of young people, according to a joint study on aging in muscle tissues by scientists from Maastricht University (UM) and Amsterdam UMC. The research suggests that people can largely reverse the aging of their muscles through an active lifestyle.

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