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19/01/2017

World Heart Federation chief: ‘It’s unconscionable how little attention cardiovascular diseases get’

Health & Consumers


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Health & Consumers 16-12-2016

Diabetes expert: Urgent need for education ‘at every level’

SPECIAL REPORT / There is a great need to raise awareness and enhance education on diabetes and a healthier lifestyle “at every level”, Stella de Sabata, head of the International Diabetes Federation, told EurActiv.com.
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Health & Consumers 13-12-2016

Andriukaitis: E-health can empower patients to manage diabetes

SPECIAL REPORT / The right eHealth tools will help healthcare systems adjust to the alarming rise of diabetes and patients to effectively monitor the development of their disease, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis said in an interview with EurActiv.com.
Health & Consumers 09-12-2016

Health minister: Drugs pricing will top Malta’s EU presidency

The Maltese EU presidency will seek more transparency in the way pharmaceutical companies negotiate with member states on medicines’ pricing, Health Minister Chris Fearne said in an interview with EurActiv.
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Health & Consumers 07-12-2016

Leftist MEP: EU Accessibility Act is an 'ideal chance'

SPECIAL REPORT / The European Accessibility Act for people with disabilities opens a "huge horizon" and new innovation fields for everybody, but its scope should be widened to more products and services, MEP Konstantina Kuneva said in an interview with EurActiv.com.
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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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.
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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.
Health & Consumers 26-09-2016

Beer boss: ‘Commission must bring NGOs back into the EU Alcohol Forum’

The dialogue between the beer industry and civil society organisations continues, despite health NGOs leaving the European Commission-backed EU Alcohol Forum, says Pierre-Olivier Bergeron.
Sustainable Dev. 26-09-2016

French expert: 'Polluters should help state pay for air quality monitoring'

Societal change will prove just as important as financial investment in the effort to improve air quality. But air quality monitoring is central to this effort, Bernard Garnier told EurActiv's partner Journal de l'Environnement.
Health & Consumers 15-09-2016

Bulgarian health minister: Drugs availability part of regional cooperation

Bulgaria and Romania will soon sign an intergovernmental agreement to jointly negotiate the pricing and availability of medicines with pharmaceutical companies, Bulgarian Health Minister Petar Moskov said in an interview with EurActiv.com.
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
Health & Consumers 13-06-2016

EU drugs chief: 'US now looks to Europe on decriminalisation'

The internet provides a vast marketplace for new dangerous substances and drug prevention authorities risk being left in the wake of dealers and distributors, warned the head of the EMCDDA, Alexis Goosdeel. EurActiv Germany reports.


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Digital 29-04-2016

Ex-DARPA chief: 'Innovation with no goals is not efficient'

SPECIAL REPORT / Ken Gabriel has dedicated his life to innovation and entrepreneurship at Google, and the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). For Gabriel innovation boils down to “satisfying an unmet need”.
Development Policy 25-04-2016

UNITAID: Health spending in developing countries brings a ‘five-fold return’

Access to new treatments for the big pandemics in Africa has improved, thanks to falling prices, and the ending of medical patents, Philippe Duneton told EurActiv France.
Global Europe 05-02-2016

MSF chief: The way Europe treats refugees is 'a disgrace'

Joanne Liu, the energetic president of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), says that the response to refugees in Greece is "indecent". She contends that refugees should be offered a "welcome package" when they arrive in Europe.
Health & Consumers 01-02-2016

Cancer patient organisation: A cancer diagnosis is no longer a death sentence

Cancer patients still suffer from unacceptable discrimination because of the common prejudice that a cancer diagnosis is a death sentence, says Francesco de Lorenzo.
Agriculture & Food 15-12-2015

US official: America's new food safety law 'flexible' for EU imports

The US and Europe have a great opportunity to step up their collaboration and provide leadership on global food safety, Michael R. Taylor said in an exclusive interview with EurActiv.
Health & Consumers 08-12-2015

Cosmetics boss: EU still a world leader after animal-testing ban

A ban on animal-tested ingredients in 2013 in the EU has not affected the cosmetics industry negatively. The EU is still a world leader in cosmetics and safety levels have not been lowered with alternative methods, says John Chave. 
Health & Consumers 01-12-2015

MedTech: Investing in medical technology can fix inefficiencies

Healthcare systems must pay for the medical technology bill - but they should do it smartly, so that therapies, used in the right way with the right patients, can help save costs, MedTech's chief executives believe.
Trade & Society 25-11-2015

SMEs want a TTIP rethink

What would drive the boss of a Bavarian mechanical engineering company to launch a business initiative against TTIP? Martina Römmelt-Fella detailed her concerns about it to EurActiv Germany.
Health & Consumers 13-10-2015

Cardiovascular disease: ‘Better prevention would bring big healthcare savings’

Cardiovascular diseases are still the world’s leading cause of death. Much more should be done to prevent the major risk factors, Philippe Thébault told EurActiv France
Agriculture & Food 02-10-2015

Fabrice Nicolino: in agriculture, 'what has been done can be undone'

Fabrice Nicolino spoke to the Journal de l'Environnement about the "huge muck-up that agriculture has become". He said it is not too late for things to change. 
Health & Consumers 30-09-2015

MEP Gabriel: Member states must ensure decent maternal healthcare

Maternal mortality rates have declined significantly in recent decades, but could be reduced further if policymakers ensure decent maternal healthcare all over the EU, says Mariya Gabriel.
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Health & Consumers 08-09-2015

World Heart Federation chief: ‘It’s unconscionable how little attention cardiovascular diseases get’

SPECIAL REPORT / SPECIAL REPORT / Although cardiovascular diseases are still the number one killer in the world, they do not receive enough attention from policymakers due to many misconceptions, says Johanna Ralston.