Health

BAT: Need for a ‘consistent’ science-based view on e-cigarettes
06-12-2018

BAT: Need for a ‘consistent’ science-based view on e-cigarettes

The public health community needs to adopt a consistent science-based view on new generation tobacco products in order to properly inform regulators around the world and thereby shape a stable framework, James Murphy, the head of Reduced Risk Substantiation at British American Tobacco (BAT) told EURACTIV.com in an interview.
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05-12-2018

It’s time to make the case for preservatives!

Preservatives are important ingredients that are added to cosmetic products to keep them safe and effective.
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Copma
30-11-2018

Anti-Microbial Resistance: the fightback

Overuse of antibiotics has made Europe’s hospitals danger zones for patients, but the fightback against this deadly risk is being led by COPMA and a team of Italian researchers which has developed ‘PCHS®’.
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26-11-2018

How can we make healthcare systems sustainable for the future?

FutureProofing Healthcare: The Sustainability Index aims to start an EU-wide conversation on the need to act now to futureproof healthcare systems, to ensure patients will get the care they need in the coming decades.
21-11-2018

Can e-cigarettes help people quit smoking?

Electronic cigarettes and novel tobacco products have emerged as alternatives to traditional smoking, which is responsible for nearly 700,000 deaths every year in the EU.
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Innovation investments in Europe
Economy & Jobs 21-11-2018

Innovation investments in Europe

As part of the European Biotech Week, Johnson & Johnson hosted a exclusive roundtable discussion on "Life Science Investments in Europe" in Brussels.
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Regulating trans fats in food
18-10-2018

Regulating trans fats in food

In light of discussions on an EU Regulation on trans fatty acids (TFA), FEDIOL shares its views on the upcoming EU Regulation and explains briefly industry's action so far.

Innovation in oncology – Can science make cancer a manageable disease?

In Europe, more than 3 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year. But recent advances in cancer treatment have offered new hope to those battling the disease.
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Vaccination: a life-long approach
15-10-2018

Life-course vaccination – leave no one behind

Vaccination is unquestionably one of the most powerful and cost-effective public health measures available. Despite this, vaccination remain undervalued and underutilised, and there are numerous challenges to optimal uptake of vaccines.
27-09-2018

A healthy mind in a healthy body – How to promote a healthy environment in schools?

Healthy, active lifestyles and good dietary habits start in childhood. Schools have an important role to play in influencing young people and guiding them to adopt behaviours that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
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Unlocking tomorrows cures
26-06-2018

Combination vaccines: more protection for all with less injections

Combination vaccines represent a substantial outcome of a successful R&D to ease vaccination experience for everyone: children, parents and healthcare professionals while improving the protection of the public against vaccine-preventable diseases.
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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Electronic immunisation records
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.