Health

30-04-2018

Empowering citizens to protect their health: What role for vaccinations?

The most important achievements in public health occurred during the last century. Together with clean water, sanitation and the use of antibiotics, vaccines are an essential part of these achievements.
27-04-2018

Clearing the clouds: Reduced-risk and vaping regulation

Reduced-risk products (RRPs) have the potential to reduce the risk of harm associated with a particular activity or behavior, what about smoking?
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26-04-2018

The right instinct

We all take small steps every day to protect ourselves and our loved ones. But have we thought about all of the valuable steps we can take?
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Cancer Biomarkers in the Era of Personalised Medicines

Cancer biomarkers are molecules that are usually produced by cancer cells which can be detected in bodily fluids or tissues.
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Fact-checking Science

Fact Checking Science: Shaping the governance of scientific advice in the EU

What can EU institutions do to reinvigorate trust in EU government? Members of the European Parliament, in particular, play a key role in this process.
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Brexit 02-02-2018

Tweets of the Week: Brexit assessment, EMA appeal, Monkeygate, and Brussels Binder

This week, Britain is set to come up short, Italy appeals to EU court, Volkswagen just can’t seem to do what it ought, and Brussels Binders gets loads of support.
Alcohol 26-01-2018

Smart prevention works ! Empowering European students to adopt a responsible lifestyle.

Student life broadens horizons and brings new opportunities. This freedom impacts student lifestyle in many positive ways but it also entails new challenges for their health and wellbeing.
In Focus: Sinclair Davidson
14-12-2017

In Focus: Sinclair Davidson on plain packaging

Professor Sinclair Davidson from RMIT University in Australia joins EURACTIV's Brian Maguire to talk about the plain packaging policy for tobacco products introduced in Australia five years ago.
12-12-2017

Radical hospital hygiene reform needed in Europe

Europe is losing the fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR). By 2050, AMR could cause more deaths than cancer; the economic damage will be on par with the 2008 economic crisis.
07-12-2017

Promotion of healthy diets in the EU: What role for breakfast?

Healthy nutrition is one of the essential elements of the EU agenda aiming at reducing obesity levels.
Alcohol 06-12-2017

ESN President: Access to water is an integral part of ‘Responsible Party’

Access to water is essential while consuming alcohol and it’s one of the main tools of “Responsible” Party” campaign, João Pinto, the president of the Erasmus Student Network, told EURACTIV.com in an interview.
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21-11-2017

Electronic immunisation records: Connecting people to preventative healthcare

The recent deadly measles outbreaks across Europe demonstrate the risks around a decrease in vaccine confidence and the lack of efficient tools enabling a good monitoring of vaccination coverage.
15-11-2017

Defeating antimicrobial resistance: The future of hygiene in the healthcare sector

The European Commission adopted in June 2017 a new Action Plan to tackle Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), responsible for 25,000 deaths and a loss of €1.5bn in the EU every year.
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14-11-2017

Three asks from EFA Patients on World COPD Day

On World COPD Day, Isabel Saraiva, Deputy Director of EFA Member RESPIRA, the Portuguese Association for People with COPD and other Chronic Respiratory Diseases, highlights the minimum standards of care COPD patients need:  earlier diagnosis, smoking cessation programmes and pulmonary rehabilitation.
13-11-2017

EU health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis discusses Europe’s superbug battlefront

Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, joined Brian Maguire to discuss Europe’s fight against the deadly rise of superbugs.
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31-10-2017

Optimum Nutrition and Salt

Salt is a fascinating simple mineral that plays a major role in nutrition since times in memorial.
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17-10-2017

Silicones – enabling the next big leap in prosthetics and health

Silicones play a very important role in healthcare, enabling the development of advanced technologies through innovation. They are a key part of medical devices such as artificial hearts and electronic prostheses.
Future EU 13-09-2017

State of the Union 2017 Live, as it happened

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gave his annual State of the European Union address at the European Parliament on Wednesday 13 September. EURACTIV.com brings you coverage, analysis and background from the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
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13-07-2017

Essentials for daily life

Before you left your house this morning you will have probably used a variety of cosmetic and personal care products. But how would you feel without them?
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19-06-2017

MedTech Week: Join us and discover more about medical technology!

MedTech Week starts today with a week-long of activities all around Europe.
09-06-2017

The slippery slope of consumer goods regulation

Over the past few years, a series of restrictions on fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) have been imposed across the world, including in several European countries.
Alcohol 10-05-2017

Regulating consumers, ensuring public health?

Soft drinks, food, tobacco, alcohol and e-cigarettes are among the most regulated consumer products in Europe.
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The value of drinking water

Drinking water is essential for life. We all depend on a reliable supply for our homes, workplaces and society.
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14-04-2017

How the off-patent medicines industry contributes to the sustainability of healthcare systems

The Joint 23rd Medicines for Europe and 20th IGBA Annual Conference will bring together over 300 experts from the generic and biosimilar sector to provide market trends, innovative commercial strategies, new updates and opportunities for growth for affordable medicines.