About: cardiovascular diseases

Health 21-04-2017

Study: Biking to work lowers risks of cancer and heart disease

Riding a bicycle to work reduces the risk of heart disease and cancer, according to a new UK study carried out by Glasgow researchers.
Health 09-02-2017

Families cannot tackle childhood obesity alone, EU study says

The family environment is not able to overcome childhood obesity without governmental support, a new report has found.
Health 23-12-2016

Personalised medicine – the future of CVD treatment?

Doctors are already able to calculate patients’ risk of getting cardiovascular disease based on their electronic medical records, including age, gender and smoking habits. Adding genetic assessments to the mix will make their job easier.
Health 23-12-2016

A soft target: EU countries go after sugar in CVD fight

If the UK is a leader among European countries in statin treatment and cardiac rehabilitation, it lags behind in addressing the behavioural causes of cardiovascular diseases (CVD), such as child obesity.
Health 22-12-2016

UK and US at odds with Europe over statin use

Statins are already the United Kingdom’s most commonly prescribed medicines – roughly 6 million Brits take the drugs on a regular basis to lower the risk of a cardiovascular incident, in line with US practice. But in continental Europe, views tend to differ.
Health 20-12-2016

Prevention is the name of the CVD game

Early prevention is the name of the game these days for the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) when it comes to tackling cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Cardiovascular diseases make up 40% of deaths in the EU, according to a WHO study
Health 19-12-2016

Cardiovascular health in the UK

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Although death rates have fallen substantially, cardiovascular disease remains the single biggest killer in the UK and Europe, as well as a sizeable economic burden. EURACTIV looks at the many facets of cardiovascular disease.
Health 19-12-2016

Counting the cost of cardiovascular disease

Death from cardiovascular diseases (CVD) may have fallen substantially in the UK and across the world, but it remains the single biggest killer, and a sizeable economic burden.
Health 23-11-2016

EU citizens enjoy longer lives, but not health equality

Europeans live almost 7 years more compared to 1990, but this does not necessarily mean that these years are healthy, a new report has found.
Health 10-05-2016

Fatal heart attacks and strokes drop in EU, but costs remain high

The number of deaths from heart attacks and strokes has dropped significantly in the European Union during between 2000 and 2013, according to the latest figures from Eurostat.
Cardiovascular diseases make up 40% of deaths in the EU, according to a WHO study
Health 01-10-2015

World Heart Day announcement: EU health information system coming soon

The European Commission is planning to have its pan-European health information system operational in about one year, an official told a Parliament event on World Heart Day (29 September).
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Health 12-12-2014

Europe’s cholesterol problem ‘brushed under the carpet’

Heart diseases related to bad cholesterol are too often associated with unhealthy lifestyle choices like drinking, smoking and lack of exercise. But this fails to take account of the genetically inherited form of the condition, health experts warn, calling on the European Union to take more leadership to help diagnose the disease at an early age.
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Health 10-12-2014

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

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.
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Health 28-10-2014

Children: the hidden victims of heart disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in a child's early months. Up to 8,000 children are born with heart disease in France each year. EURACTIV.fr reports.
Health 11-07-2014

French medicine agency clears new anticoagulants despite safety concerns

A new generation of anticoagulants have been blamed for the deaths of patients in France. Studies from two leading French health agencies conclude that they do not pose a serious risk, but doubts remain. EURACTIV France reports.
Health 26-02-2014

Cardiovascular disease: Social and economic impacts

The number one killer in Europe, cardiovascular disease, is set to become an even greater burden on the already recession-hit continent's health systems. Therefore, the Commission is now trying to tackle the growing problem with different initiatives and health programmes.
Health 10-02-2014

Researchers find direct link between sugar and cardiovascular disease

A high sugar diet greatly increases the risk of cardiovascular disease regardless of body weight, according to a new study by the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Health 24-01-2014

Nordic diet could prevent the EU’s biggest killer, scientists say

New Danish research shows that the New Nordic Diet lowers the amount of unhealthy cholesterol, which is one of the main causes of cardiovascular disease and strokes.
Health 06-11-2013

Borg: Cardiovascular diseases should be higher on the political agenda

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the EU, but it is not yet given enough importance on the political agenda, according to Tonio Borg, who has scheduled an EU summit on chronic diseases at the beginning of next year.
Health 06-11-2013

Europe’s number one killer still needs attention, experts say

Cardiovascular disease accounts for more deaths than any other disease in the EU, and though it has received a lot of attention over the past decades, much more needs to be done at EU level, experts say.
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Health 05-11-2013

Borg: EU should prioritise fight against cardiovascular diseases

In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV journalists Henriette Jacobsen and Evan Lamos, EU Commissioner for Health Tonio Borg said that fighting cardiovascular diseases should be 'higher on the political agenda', as it is the number one killer disease in the EU. Borg also announced that he is launching an EU summit on chronic diseases at the beginning of next year.
Health 02-09-2013

New cardiovascular disease treatments urgently needed, experts say

While heart problems remain the biggest cause of death among EU citizens, experts say current treatments are limited and more research needs to be done to benefit patients. 
Health 22-08-2013

Working mothers don’t make obese children: Study

Contrary to widely-held assumptions, children are not more at risk of becoming obese if their mother works full-time, according to new research.