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03/12/2016

Rising dementia numbers in EU causes alarm

Health & Consumers


Belgian beer culture added to UNESCO’s heritage list

Beer culture in Belgium was inscribed yesterday (30 November) on UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Development Policy 01-12-2016

Europe has the potential to end HIV and AIDS by 2030

On World AIDS Day, many are hopeful that it will be possible to eliminate a killer disease that is set to affect more than one billion people by 2030, writes Cecile Vernant.

Sunbed ultraviolet radiation is ‘a complete carcinogen’, EU panel says

The European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) yesterday (30 November) concluded that ultraviolet radiation, including those emitted by sunbeds, was “a complete carcinogen”.
Health & Consumers 30-11-2016

Advanced wastewater treatment: A way to follow the precautionary principle?

Most people flush their wastewater down the drain without giving much thought to sewage treatment. But this service is a prerequisite for clean water, one of the most valuable resources in our society. The cost of inaction is too great, writes Emma Undeman.
Health & Consumers 29-11-2016

An opportunity to fix Europe’s gender health gap

Gender equality has long been debated in Europe and, despite numerous initiatives, it remains a big issue, particularly in terms of the health gap between men and women, writes Peter Baker.
Health & Consumers 29-11-2016

Study: One in seven with HIV in Europe unaware of infection

One in seven people with HIV in Europe is unaware of their infection, the EU and World Health Organization reported Tuesday (29 November) as 2015 marked another record year for new HIV cases in the region.
Agriculture & Food 25-11-2016

Pesticide studies must be made public, EU court rules

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that trade secrets are not an excuse for refusing to divulge information on biocides released into the air, water, soil and plants. EurActiv Spain reports.
Energy 25-11-2016

Who is trying to kill EU ambition on renewables and energy savings?

In one week the European Commission is expected to present its big energy package for 2030. It remains uncertain if the optimistic promises to put energy efficiency first and make the EU a global leader in renewable energy will be fulfilled, writes Roland Joebstl.
Health & Consumers 23-11-2016

MEPs back pollution rules in bid to save 200,000 lives a year

The European Parliament today (23 November) voted in favour of new EU rules to cap air pollution, which will curb the single largest environmental cause of premature death in urban Europe.
Health & Consumers 23-11-2016

EU citizens enjoy longer lives, but not health equality

Europeans live almost 7 years more compared to 1990, but this does not necessarily mean that these years are healthy, a new report has found.
Health & Consumers 22-11-2016

NGOs: Commission’s acrylamide regulation has 'wrong' legal basis

Food and consumer organisations claim that the European Commission’s draft regulation on acrylamide is based on a wrong regulation and this has a direct effect on the lack of maximum levels, EurActiv.com has learned.
Health & Consumers 18-11-2016

EU health chief: Commission is stepping up antimicrobial resistance fight

The European Commission will increase pressure on the member states to better coordinate their national action plans to tackle antimicrobial resistance, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis said in an interview with EurActiv.com.


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The impact of REACH authorisation: Costs and benefits

REACH is the European Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals.
Health & Consumers 17-11-2016

Beer and spirit makers bicker over alcohol information campaign

A consumer advertising campaign launched in the Brussels metro by the European spirits industry has heated up the debate over EU rules related to alcohol labeling.

Study: Carbon tax on food could cut GHG missions by 9%

A food tax based on a product's carbon footprint would bring benefits not only for the climate, but also for public health, according to a British study published on Monday (7 November). EurActiv's partner Journal de l'Environnement reports.

Commission pushes vote on acrylamide safety into 2017

A vote on the European Commission’s draft regulation on acrylamide, a contaminant formed in foods when cooked at high temperatures, will take place next year, an EU spokesperson told EurActiv.com.
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Health & Consumers 08-11-2016

People with dementia: ‘We can still contribute to this society’

SPECIAL REPORT / Europe needs a strategy to tackle dementia, two persons suffering from the disease told EurActiv.com, stressing that they have a role to play in research and society in general.
Agriculture & Food 07-11-2016

EU takes Germany to court over high nitrate levels

The European Commission is taking Germany to court because of high nitrate levels that have been detected in its water. EurActiv Germany reports.

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Health & Consumers 07-11-2016

Study: Dementia healthcare services need to be redesigned

SPECIAL REPORT / People with dementia remain under-diagnosed and lack comprehensive and continuing health care, a report has found, urging policy-makers to focus on primary care services. EurActiv.com reports from Copenhagen.
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Health & Consumers 04-11-2016

Denmark aims to become 'dementia-friendly nation' by 2025

SPECIAL REPORT / Denmark has put forward a national plan aimed at making the country dementia-friendly by 2025, Minister of Health Sophie Loehde told EurActiv.com in Copenhagen.
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Health & Consumers 03-11-2016

Alzheimer Europe chief: Holistic approach needed to tackle dementia

SPECIAL REPORT / Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia remain underdiagnosed in most European countries, Jean Georges told EurActiv.

UK government loses air pollution court case

Environmental campaigners in the United Kingdom won a High Court legal battle today (2 November) over the government's failure to tackle air pollution and meet European standards.
Health & Consumers 02-11-2016

EFSA launches public consultation into 'cocktail effects' of chemicals

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has asked the public for input on the complex question of the "cocktail effects" of chemical substances. EurActiv's partner Journal de l'Environnement reports.
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Health & Consumers 02-11-2016

Rising dementia numbers in EU causes alarm

SPECIAL REPORT / The European Union is stepping up efforts to combat dementia, but is being urged to do more, as 18.7 million EU citizens are expected to suffer from the illness by 2050.