Health

04-12-2020

The future of nanomedicines in Europe

Nanomedicines are emerging as an innovative technology in the scientific field, as they help address unmet medical needs and offer alternatives for many therapeutic areas. Nanomedicine uses state-of-the-art nanotechnology like nanoparticles, nanorobots or nanoelectronic biosensors for diagnosing or treating cancer,...
04-12-2020

French football clubs and food banks partner up to tackle food waste

Although sporting events generate large amounts of food waste, French football clubs have found a solution: cooperating with food banks. EURACTIV France reports.
04-12-2020

Nanotechnology: Part of COVID-19 vaccines but potential still hindered in Europe

Nanotechnology has contributed to the production of vaccines against the COVID-19 virus. However, in Europe, a de-centralised and vague regulatory framework prevents nanomedicines from harnessing their full potential to save lives.
Coronavirus 04-12-2020

EU chief Michel seeks international treaty on pandemics

A European Union chief called Thursday (3 December) for an international treaty on pandemics, urging the world to learn from Covid-19 and be better prepared for the future.
Non-discrimination 03-12-2020

Neglected by public policy, women with disabilities face double discrimination

Being a woman with a disability often leads to double discrimination, particularly in France. EURACTIV France looks into this issue that continues to largely go unnoticed by policymakers.
03-12-2020

MEPs: Cannabis reclassification to unlock potential for its medical use

European lawmakers have welcomed the recent United Nations (UN) decision to stop including cannabis among the most dangerous substances, saying it would be a driving force for innovative research and a new regulatory framework in the field of medicinal cannabis.
Brexit 03-12-2020

EU criticises, US cheers UK approval of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

The European Union criticised Britain’s rapid approval of Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday (2 December), saying its own procedure was more thorough, while US health experts welcomed the British move as a sign US regulators should follow suit.
Coronavirus 03-12-2020

Madrid officials unveil pandemic hospital, opponents claim political stunt

A modernistic pandemic hospital unveiled in Madrid has become the latest point of contention in Spain’s feverish political landscape with detractors claiming it is for political gain. EFE and EPA report.
Climate change 02-12-2020

Europe has world’s highest death rate from heatwaves: study

Europeans have the highest mortality rate from heatwaves and the highest number of premature deaths caused by air pollution, according to a new scientific peer-reviewed report into the impact of climate change on human health.
Coronavirus 02-12-2020

Germany defies WHO’s call against Remdesivir as COVID therapy

The German government has decided not to follow a recent recommendation by the World Health Organisation (WHO) against the use of Remdesivir, an antiviral drug shown to be effective in treating symptoms of COVID-19, government sources in Berlin told EURACTIV Germany.
Brexit 02-12-2020

English football clubs to face new immigration limits post-Brexit

The dominance of England’s football clubs on the beautiful game in Europe could become an unlikely victim of post-Brexit immigration policy, with new restrictions to be imposed on the number of overseas players which clubs can sign.
Coronavirus 01-12-2020

Merkel urges Germans to be careful or risk third coronavirus wave

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday (30 November) that Germany could face a third wave of coronavirus infections if citizens are careless in the coming weeks.
Coronavirus 01-12-2020

Bulgarian doctors exhausted as COVID deaths hit EU record

With coronavirus death rates surging to record levels in Bulgaria, doctors and nurses in a health service already weakened by decades of emigration to the West say they are exhausted.
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01-12-2020

Reducing heart failure hospitalisations starts by learning from COVID-19

Heart failure poses a significant challenge in Europe, affecting nearly 15 million people in the region. As we move into 2021, it’s important that we take learnings from the COVID-19 crisis on board, including the relatively simple measures we can take to avoid hospitalisations and death.
Transport 30-11-2020

Pandemic Motors: Europeans snap up old cars to avoid public transport

Want a cheap used car to nip around town without running the gauntlet of coronavirus on public transport? Welcome to Pandemic Motors, we have just what you need.
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30-11-2020

Cancer societies assess threats to patient access to medicines and to the pharmaceutical system’s financial sustainability

The Commission published the new Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe, but more needs to be done to reverse the trend of ever-increasing prices of cancer medicines.
27-11-2020

French public authority helps football clubs toward achieving ‘zero waste’

Reducing the production of waste at sporting events remains a challenge for football clubs in France. In the Puy-de-Dôme and Haute-Loire regions, a public authority is helping clubs work towards achieving zero waste. EURACTIV France reports.
Coronavirus 27-11-2020

EU countries at odds over Christmas ski season

The ski season is a key part of the Christmas holidays in Europe, but with COVID-19 cases soaring, the idea of hitting the slopes is proving increasingly controversial this year.
Coronavirus 26-11-2020

The Brief, powered by Facebook – Christmas slopes on the ropes

We're in the middle of a full-blown second wave of a health crisis, with millions of businesses at risk of bankruptcy and families being separated over Christmas. Yet for some, there is no question more urgent than how we will survive Christmas without skiing.
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26-11-2020

Keeping up the pace in the race against cancer

We’re all in the race of our lives to beat COVID-19. Scientists are setting an astonishing pace in a team effort with healthcare professionals, policymakers and entire populations. But at the same time it’s imperative we maintain the momentum we’ve...
Coronavirus 26-11-2020

Coronavirus treatments: some progress, no panacea

Nearly a year after a mysterious pneumonia emerged in China and began its global spread, there is still no silver bullet treatment for Covid-19 despite an unprecedented effort to discover new medicines or repurpose existing drugs.

Expert: EU research budget needs clear goals to drive diabetes care

The European Union has a critical role to play in optimising the management of diabetes care, by setting clear boundaries and precise objectives through its research funds, an expert has told EURACTIV.
Coronavirus 26-11-2020

Off the pistes: Germany seeks to keep EU ski resorts shut

Germany will seek a deal with European partners to close ski slopes through to early January due to coronavirus, setting it on a collision course with resort operators and Austria ahead of the crucial Christmas holiday season.
25-11-2020

Scotland first in the world to make sanitary products free

Scotland on Tuesday (24 November) made sanitary products free to all women, becoming the first nation in the world to take such a step against “period poverty.” The measure makes tampons and sanitary pads available at designated public places such...
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