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28/07/2016

Pesticide industry critical of endocrine disruptors criteria

Health & Consumers


Health & Consumers 27-07-2016

EU has chance to stop illegal tobacco trade

The trade in illicit tobacco is a massive problem, but the European Commission has been presented with a golden opportunity to strike a blow against the smugglers. But it must look long-term, writes Eric Lequenne.
Health & Consumers 27-07-2016

Fake wines and spirits cost the EU ‘at least’ 4,800 jobs per year

The rise of counterfeit products in spirits and wine across Europe cause annual government losses estimated at €1.2 billion as well as approximately 4,800 jobs in these sectors, a new study has found.
Health & Consumers 26-07-2016

Pharma expert: new 'value added medicines' offer cheaper, customised treatment

A new breed of drugs, called “value added medicines”, could help patients improve their everyday life while in treatment, without increasing healthcare budgets, Christoph Stoller said in an interview with EurActiv.com
Development Policy 19-07-2016

Controlling the AIDS epidemic: Lessons learnt from six countries

While HIV/AIDS still claims too many lives and causes suffering to millions of affected people and their loved ones across the world, substantial progress has been recorded to put an end to the epidemic, write Tim Wilsdon and Lilian Li.
Health & Consumers 18-07-2016

Door open for health NGOs to rejoin EU alcohol forum

The European Commission is exploring ways to bring back health organisations to its alcohol policy forum, in light of recent reports suggesting a decrease in underage drinking across Europe.
Health & Consumers 14-07-2016

‘Siesta’ protects Southern Europeans from skin cancer

Despite being less exposed to the sun, Northern Europeans face a higher risk of skin cancer than their southern neighbours, a new study has found.
Health & Consumers 13-07-2016

Swedwatch: Report highlights abuses in Bangladeshi tobacco industry

The EU should require traceability of raw tobacco from a farmer to the final product, and include country of origin in export and import information, a Swedish campaign group told EurActiv.com.
Health & Consumers 11-07-2016

Commission energy drinks proposal leads to fresh calls for minimum age limit

The European Commission intends to widen the scope for energy drink makers to advertise their products, but consumer protection activists have voiced concerns about misleading health claims and their effect on young people. EurActiv Germany reports.
Health & Consumers 11-07-2016

Commission vows to tackle illicit tobacco trade 'by its own means'

The European Commission will focus on the new tobacco directive, as well as accords with the World Health Organisation to fight against illicit tobacco trade, following the expiration a 12-year deal with Marlboro-maker Philip Morris.
Health & Consumers 08-07-2016

Tackle air quality for the climate and public health

The links between climate change and public health are staggering. By implementing clean air policies, governments can save lives and cut health costs while mitigating climate change, writes Génon Jensen.

The EU’s confused evidence processes for identifying endocrine disruptors

A group of scientists has written to the European Commission to voice concerns about burden of proof and confused evidence requirements to identify and classify endocrine disruptors under the PPP and Biocides Regulations.
Health & Consumers 06-07-2016

Preventative drugs paving the way in fight against HIV

New drugs intended to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS were one of the stars of a medical conference held last year in Vancouver. This year’s edition will outline whether they are a viable treatment. EurActiv’s partner El País – Planeta Futuro reports.


Health & Consumers 05-07-2016

Solarium sunbed safety under Commission scrutiny

The use of solarium sunbeds in the EU has raised scientific concerns in Brussels, which is in the process of identifying its potential health risks.
Health & Consumers 05-07-2016

Report: Germany suffers more coal-linked deaths than rest of EU

Germany – home to the much-hailed 'Energiewende' green revolution - suffered more premature deaths linked to coal plant pollution than any other EU member state, research by health and environment campaigners has found.
Development Policy 30-06-2016

Madagascar: Africa’s last polio battlefront

Madagascar was officially declared polio-free in 2005, but low rates of vaccination and poor sanitation have allowed the virus to make a come-back in recent years. EurActiv France reports from Madagascar.
Agriculture & Food 24-06-2016

Commission expected to decide on glyphosate’s immediate future

The European Commission will most likely be tasked with ending glyphosate temporary deadlock, as member states’ ambiguous stance has blocked a decision on the issue.
Agriculture & Food 22-06-2016

Animal health matters: Can EU legislation deliver?

Disease outbreaks such as Ebola and avian influenza serve as a stark reminder that human and animal health will always be inter-connected, writes Roxane Feller.
Health & Consumers 20-06-2016

EU health ministers confront crisis in affordability of medicines

EU health ministers took reluctant steps last Friday (17 June) to address the rising price of medicines.
Health & Consumers 17-06-2016

Depression rises 80% in Greece, with women hit the hardest

A new survey has found that depression among Greeks has dramatically increased, with women being most severely affected.
Agriculture & Food 17-06-2016

EU food products found to contain unlabelled nanomaterials

Tests have revealed that nanomaterials are present in our food, and manufacturers are not fulfilling their obligation to label them. EurActiv's partner Journal de l'Environnement reports.
Health & Consumers 16-06-2016

Madagascar's AIDS epidemic rages on undetected

An AIDS epidemic is sweeping through Madagascar’s high-risk populations, including gay men and sex workers. But a low detection rate means the statistics do not match the reality. EurActiv France reports.
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Health & Consumers 16-06-2016

Discover the European Cancer Patient Coalition

The ECPC is the largest cancer patients’ umbrella organisation, supporting and speaking up for all cancer patients across Europe.
Health & Consumers 15-06-2016

Pesticide industry critical of endocrine disruptors criteria

The pesticide industry is “extremely disappointed” with the European Commission’s proposal to identify endocrine disruptors that was presented on Wednesday (15 June).