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

    Promoted content 15-05-2017

    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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  • INFOGRAPHIC: Rare diseases in the EU

    Promoted content 29-02-2016

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

  • INFOGRAPHIC: Call to action on Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH)

    Promoted content 15-12-2015

    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.

  • INFOGRAPHIC: Knowledge of cardiovascular disease in the European Parliament

    Promoted content 27-11-2015

    Knowledge of cardiovascular disease among members of the European Parliament is fairly low, according to a survey by ComRes.

  • Significant and Enduring Burden of Cardiovascular Disease in Europe

    Promoted content 06-10-2015

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death among women and men in Europe, causing over 4.35 million deaths each year in the 53 member states of the World Health Organization European Region and more than 1.9 million deaths each year in the European Union

  • Getting Europe Moving

    Special Report | Promoted content 18-06-2015

    A new study shows the costs of ‘doing nothing’: the inactivity time bomb is killing 500,000 Europeans, and costing over € 80 billion per year. ISCA (International Sport & Culture Association) is campaignin to get 100 million Europeans to move more by 2020. Read the full report and find out what you can do to help get Europe moving at

  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia

    Promoted content 19-03-2015

    What is FH?

    FH is an inherited condition associated with high “bad” cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol or LDL-C) and may predispose a person to premature cardiovascular disease (CVD). People with FH are unable to process the body’s natural supply of cholesterol, leading to very high levels of “bad” cholesterol that can block arteries and lead to a heart attack or stroke.

  • INFOGRAPHIC: Vaccine R&D leaders

    Special Report | Promoted content | Development Policy 26-02-2015

    Vaccination may be the most effective public health intervention of all time. This is especially true in developing countries, where many families can’t find or afford health care when they get sick. The prevention offered by vaccines can be life-saving.

  • Europe’s Cancer Challenge

    Promoted content 20-02-2015

    Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the European Union. New approaches are urgently needed to address the growing number of cancer cases diagnosed each year.

  • INFOGRAPHIC: Europe losing the battle against diabetes

    Promoted content 19-02-2015

    56 million in Europe have diabetes. By 2035, this number is expected to grow to nearly 70 million, underlining shortcomings of existing policies to fight the disease.

  • INFOGRAPHIC: Europe has the highest prevalence of high cholesterol in the world

    Promoted content 10-12-2014

    133 million suffer from so-called "bad cholesterol" in the In the EU's five biggest countries - Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the UK -, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Overall, Europe is the continent with the highest prevalence of the chronic disease, latest statistics show.

  • Investing in the future of health

    Promoted content 04-12-2014

    In a bid to highlight the important yet highly delicate nature of Europe’s innovative industries, a new report, produced by the Deloitte Health Economics Group and commissioned by Janssen, has sought to evaluate the comparable risks incurred across five major industries.

  • INFOGRAPHIC: 19 November, World Toilet Day

    Promoted content | Development Policy 19-11-2014

    In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly designated 19 November as World Toilet Day. In the Western world, people take the toilet for granted, and don’t realise to what extent the lack of such facilities hampers the lives of millions of people.  

  • INFOGRAPHIC: A silent cull of the world’s children

    Promoted content | Development Policy 01-03-2014

    According to the World Health Organization, some 6.6 million children, under the age of 5, died in 2012, half of them from conditions that were preventable, or treated with access to simple, affordable interventions.