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30/09/2016

Online tool to challenge health illiteracy

Topic: health literacy


Health & Consumers 16-09-2016

Antimicrobial resistance ‘high on political agenda’, EU claims

The European Commission is determined to further strengthen its antimicrobial resistance action for the period beyond 2016, an EU official has told EurActiv.com, dismissing allegations that the EU executive lacks the political will to do so.

Monsanto and Greenpeace bicker over access to glyphosate studies

The decision of a pro-glyphosate lobby to grant public access via reading rooms to proprietary studies on the weed-killer’s safety has been the subject of a new intense row with NGOs.
Development Policy 23-08-2016

Brexit casts doubt over Uganda development project on lung disease

The UK's vote to leave the European Union has come at a crucial moment in the development of an international medical project that throws into sharp relief the state of flux Brexit has cast over collaborative research, says Jack Barton.
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 26-05-2016

Andriukaitis: We have the tools to avoid 'unnecessary loss of lives'

Decision-makers should stop ignoring risk factors like tobacco, which causes deaths that could have been avoided, Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis told EurActiv.com.
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Health & Consumers 09-10-2013

Campaigners call for common EU strategy on health literacy

SPECIAL REPORT / SPECIAL REPORT / People who are well-versed in health issues make better lifestyle choices, avoid developing chronic diseases and lead longer lives. But with health literacy varying greatly across the EU, campaigners are calling for action from politicians.
Health & Consumers 29-03-2013

Blueprint offers recipe for better health at work

Corporations and academics have teamed up to back a blueprint to improve health literacy in the workplace, saying healthier lifestyles help employees and boost their productivity.
Health & Consumers 01-03-2013

Shaping 2020 targets for better oral health in Europe

As the EU moves forward on the joint action and other initiatives to promote health literacy, healthy lifestyles and the prevention of diseases, oral health should not be forgotten, say Karin Kadenbach and Kenneth Eaton.
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Health & Consumers 10-10-2012

EU ‘running against the wind’ on health policies

SPECIAL REPORT / SPECIAL REPORT / Public health should become part of the common EU policies and legislation “in a very structured way”, argues Bulgarian MEP Antonyia Parvanova, rapporteur on the Transparency Directive aimed at speeding up the entry into the market of new medicines.
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Elections 09-10-2012

Leading MEP: Parliament will reject cuts to health sector

SPECIAL REPORT / The European Parliament will oppose cuts to the EU health budget for 2014-2020, MEP Antonyia Parvanova (ALDE, Bulgaria) told EurActiv in an interview. She also says the proposed budget of €50 million per year for 28 member states is too modest.
Health & Consumers 16-12-2011

Online tool to challenge health illiteracy

The European Commission next year plans to challenge poor health literacy levels in Europe with a new internet-based tool called Health in Europe: Information and Data Interface.