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14-09-2020

European Sunlight Association publishes Manifesto

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European Sunlight Association (ESA) has published its Manifesto tackling a number of critical issues and sharing indoor tanning industry’s key objectives for the future. ESA remains being the European voice of the industry and it commits to pooling its resources...
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11-06-2020

The economic impact of non-melanoma skin cancer on the society and the welfare system

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Despite the solid evidence that outdoor workers in various workplaces across Europe are exposed to elevated levels of UV radiation and are consequently at a significantly increased risk of developing non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC), this evidence has yet not been translated into a common European regulatory approach.
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09-06-2020

Why we need to build online communities for patients with advanced non-melanoma skin cancer?

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With the Global Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer (NMSC) Awareness Day nearing on the 13th of June, the European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC) launched a NMSC Online Community-Building Toolkit.
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18-05-2020

Malnutrition – A condition that affects 33 million people in Europe

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Malnutrition can affect everyone: from premature babies to adults and older people. Malnutrition is associated with higher complications rate and risk of infections, longer hospital stays and increased mortality. Read more about the prevalence, consequences, and estimated costs of malnutrition...
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Coronavirus 15-05-2020

#KeepMedicinesMoving during COVID-19

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Our Call for action calls for a European coordination to ensure the supply and circulation of medicines to deliver equitable patient access by acting in the four main areas. Medicine Supply, Transport, International trade and workforce.
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12-05-2020

Europe’s soft drinks industry reduces calories and sugar by 22.5% from 2000-2017

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Europe’s soft drinks companies have made significant investments in reformulation and new product development to reduce sugar and calories. No- and low-calorie versions now represent some 24 % of sales across Europe.
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18-02-2020

Medicines shortages: Causes and recommendations

Medicines shortages have multiple causes. We at Medicines for Europe have identified some solutions that can ease the situation.
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Cancer care: why nutrition matters

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Malnutrition in cancer patients leads to poorer health outcomes. It also results in an increased burden to healthcare resources. Nutritional care should be an integral part of cancer care.
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22-11-2019

Medical technology’s role in the fight against AMR/HAIs

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Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) are among the biggest global public health challenges of our time. Medical technologies can address these problems by preventing, detecting, monitoring and managing infections and resistance. Find out more: https://amr.medtecheurope.org/files/MedTech_Europe_AMR_Infographic_2019.pdf
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17-10-2019

Extreme smoking bans exclude smokers from society

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Draconian prohibitions might make politicians look good, but the costs of the measures are borne by others including the hospitality sector, employers, smokers and taxpayers.
04-09-2019

What’s football’s carbon footprint?

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Transport, water and energy consumption, waste management... Sports events, like any  other massive event, have an important environmental impact. As the “green wave” hit Europe -and national football teams prepare for next year Euro 2020- we look at the carbon footprint of the king of sports: football.
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Agrifood 11-07-2019

Let’s step up to the plate

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Our food culture is one of the EU's greatest success stories. However, it is only when we move forward together, that success takes care of itself.
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13-11-2018

Attitudes towards tobacco policies in the EU

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What is the public’s opinion towards tobacco control regulations in the EU?
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07-11-2018

The road to Optimum Nutrition through food fortification

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EUsalt calls for fortified table salt to be exempt from nutrient profiles, and for food products using fortified salt to be able to reference this fortification on their packaging.
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05-09-2018

Do you care about pharmaceutical manufacturing jobs in Europe?

The European Commission is considering amending legislation relating to “supplementary protection certificates” (SPC) in order to support production of medicinal products in the EU.
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Digital Health Golf
09-07-2018

Are you ready to play Digital Health Golf?

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With the publication of the European Commission’s Communication on Digital Health in April, the course for digital health has been set – now it’s time to play Digital Health Golf!
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Cancer Biomarkers

Cancer biomarkers in the era of personalised medicine

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Cancer biomarkers are molecules that can be detected in bodily fluids or tissues. Cancer biomarkers can identify people who have cancer or who are at risk of getting cancer.
24-04-2018

Lifecourse vaccination in Europe: Influenza prevention

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Adult vaccination has been given less prominence than other health priorities. But given our ageing population, the problem of vaccine-preventable diseases and related complications in adults and elderly is likely to grow. Vaccinating these groups would allow them to stay...
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01-12-2017

FEDIOL perspective – Hydrogenation in the context of the debate on Trans Fatty Acids (TFA)

FEDIOL supports the introduction of an EU-wide 2% non-ruminant TFA legal limit on fat basis in products intended to the final consumers together with the deletion of the existing full/partial hydrogenation labelling as prescribed by Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011.
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13-11-2017

Place your bets: FTI Consulting’s EMA relocation game

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The EU vote on 20 November will decide the new location of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), one of the big Brexit prizes.
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12-10-2017

Increasing access to medicines: Better care for more patients

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Due to austerity measures and weak growth, our ageing populations and rising healthcare costs driven by new, expensive treatments, European healthcare faces unprecedented and growing pressures.
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Soft drinks industry to reduce added sugars a further 10% by 2020
15-05-2017

Soft drinks industry to reduce added sugars a further 10% by 2020

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The European soft drinks industry has been on a sugar reduction journey since the 1970's and the introduction of the first no calorie drinks.
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Rare Diseases in the EU
29-02-2016

INFOGRAPHIC: Rare diseases in the EU

Rare diseases affect more than 30 million Europeans, many of whom are children! What is the European Union doing about it?
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Familial hypercholesterolemia
15-12-2015

INFOGRAPHIC: Call to action on Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH)

MEPs and patient organisations call EU to action on Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH), a genetic disease characterised by high levels of the 'bad' cholesterol in the patients.
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