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17/01/2017

Cardiovascular health

Topic: heart disease


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Health & Consumers 23-12-2016

Personalised medicine – the future of CVD treatment?

SPECIAL REPORT / Doctors are already able to calculate patients’ risk of getting cardiovascular disease based on their electronic medical records, including age, gender and smoking habits. Adding genetic assessments to the mix will make their job easier.
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Health & Consumers 23-12-2016

A soft target: EU countries go after sugar in CVD fight

SPECIAL REPORT / If the UK is a leader among European countries in statin treatment and cardiac rehabilitation, it lags behind in addressing the behavioural causes of cardiovascular diseases (CVD), such as child obesity.
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Health & Consumers 22-12-2016

UK and US at odds with Europe over statin use

SPECIAL REPORT / Statins are already the United Kingdom’s most commonly prescribed medicines – roughly 6 million Brits take the drugs on a regular basis to lower the risk of a cardiovascular incident, in line with US practice. But in continental Europe, views tend to differ.
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Health & Consumers 20-12-2016

Prevention is the name of the CVD game

SPECIAL REPORT / Early prevention is the name of the game these days for the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) when it comes to tackling cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Health & Consumers 19-12-2016

Cardiovascular health in the UK

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Although death rates have fallen substantially, cardiovascular disease remains the single biggest killer in the UK and Europe, as well as a sizeable economic burden. EurActiv looks at the many facets of cardiovascular disease.
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Health & Consumers 19-12-2016

Counting the cost of cardiovascular disease

SPECIAL REPORT / Death from cardiovascular diseases (CVD) may have fallen substantially in the UK and across the world, but it remains the single biggest killer, and a sizeable economic burden.
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Health & Consumers 14-12-2016

E-health should not exacerbate existing inequalities, NGO warns

SPECIAL REPORT / Efforts to digitalise healthcare for chronic disease patients – including those suffering from diabetes – are helpful, according to the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA). But the move towards digitalisation should not exacerbate existing health inequalities, it warns.

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.
Health & Consumers 21-10-2016

Malta tops EU obesity rankings, Romania thinnest

Malta has the highest proportion of obese adults in Europe, according to EU figures released yesterday (20 October), while Romania is the least obese.
Agriculture & Food 20-10-2016

The EU’s promotion of meat consumption is misguided, Mr Hogan

Ever since he took office, Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has promoted the interests of the livestock sector while ignoring health warnings and environmental concerns over meat consumption, writes Olga Kikou.

Air pollution now major contributor to stroke, global study finds

Air pollution has become a major contributor to stroke for the first time, with unclean air now blamed for nearly one third of the years of healthy life lost to the condition worldwide.
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.
Health & Consumers 18-05-2016

Loneliness can cause heart disease and strokes, says study

Loneliness increases the risk of developing heart disease and suffering strokes, new research has found.
Health & Consumers 10-05-2016

Fatal heart attacks and strokes drop in EU, but costs remain high

The number of deaths from heart attacks and strokes has dropped significantly in the European Union during between 2000 and 2013, according to the latest figures from Eurostat.
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Energy 21-04-2016

Commission considering health rules in Energy Union efficiency bill

SPECIAL REPORT / The European Commission will consider indoor climate rules in its forthcoming legislation on Energy Union, the Commission Vice-President in charge of the strategy yesterday (20 April) revealed.
Health & Consumers 06-04-2016

Finland tops Europe's first-ever ‘Nanny State’ index

Finland is the most heavily regulated country in Europe when it comes to alcohol, food and drinks, e-cigarettes and tobacco laws, followed by Sweden, the UK and Ireland, according to a new Nanny State Index published on Tuesday (5 April).
Health & Consumers 27-10-2015

Research links cholesterol to tendonitis and chronic pain

Chronic pain and tendon inflammation could be directly linked to high cholesterol, according to a study by the University of Canberra. EurActiv Spain reports
Health & Consumers 19-10-2015

‘Good’ cholesterol is actually bad after menopause, new research finds

Researchers in the United States have found that hormonal changes in women during the menopause can cause so-called ‘good cholesterol’ to become dangerous to their health. EurActiv France reports
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
Health & Consumers 05-10-2015

Text messages help treat cardiovascular diseases

An new study has found that sending text messages to heart attack survivors, encouraging them to make healthier lifestyle choices, can bring significant health benefits. EurActiv France reports.
Health & Consumers 15-09-2015

Juncker's State of the Union: A historic opportunity fumbled

Jean-Claude Juncker had the unique opportunity to make his State of the Union speech special. Unfortunately, he left many of Europe’s “monumental” challenges unaddressed, writes Kristina Sperkova.
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Health & Consumers 11-09-2015

Cardiologists point to novel areas for prevention?

SPECIAL REPORT / SPECIAL REPORT / Europe’s leading cardiologists have advised policymakers to look into unexpected areas such as e-cigarettes and personalised medicine in their efforts to prevent cardiovascular diseases.
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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.
Health & Consumers 07-09-2015

Cardiovascular health

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EurActiv reports from the European Society of Cardiology 2015 congress, the largest and most influential cardiovascular event.