Diabetes, Cancer, Hepatitis

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Key highlights of the first EU Blood Cancer Policy Summit
Health 18-10-2016

Key highlights of the first EU Blood Cancer Policy Summit

A distinct lack of awareness means that blood cancers are not being treated as a priority health challenge at the EU level or by many national governments.

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Health and safety at work: Priorities and gender challenges

ETUI Senior Researcher Aida Ponce talks to ETUC Confederal Secretary Esther Lynch about the priorities and gender challenges that employees face at their workplace.

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Health 22-10-2015

Health expert: EPODE methodology can reduce health inequities in Europe

In an interview with EURACTIV at the September European Obesity Forum in Brussels, EPODE methodology founder Dr. Jean-Michel Borys stressed the importance of the implication of decision-makers at all levels in childhood obesity prevention.

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Health 22-10-2015

Childhood obesity prevention: coordinated approach gets results

2,1 billion people, or nearly 30% of the world’s population, are either obese or overweight, one in five of them being children. As costs for obesity related diseases (diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular conditions etc.) continue to rise, already representing 1% to 3% of the total health expenditure in most countries, governments and decision-makers should focus their efforts on prevention. 

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Health 25-11-2014

Euro Diabetes Index 2014

The 2014 Euro Diabetes Index was presented at the 50th Congress of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Vienna. It is a tool for awareness and advocacy at national and European level to empower patients and physicians through comparing and reviewing health care provision and policies regarding diabetes in all member states plus Norway and Switzerland.

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04-09-2014

EU must regulate salt and fat content in foods, health expert warns

José Ramón González Juanatey, president of the Spanish Society of Cardiology, has called on the EU to regulate the salt and fat content of foods, “as they clearly promote obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases”. “The EU and also national governments must have the responsibility to regulate”, Juanatey said.