About: diseases

Health 02-11-2016

Rising dementia numbers in EU causes alarm

The European Union is stepping up efforts to combat dementia, but is being urged to do more, as 18.7 million EU citizens are expected to suffer from the illness by 2050.
Agrifood 17-11-2015

Italy opens door for farmers to replant lost olive trees

The Italian Ministry of Agriculture is working on allowing the replanting of olive trees, up to now prohibited because of the virulent Xylella bacterium. EURACTIV Italy reports.
Climate change 30-10-2015

Deforestation ‘may have started west Africa’s Ebola outbreak’

Deforestation may have triggered the recent Ebola outbreak in west Africa, France’s Minister for the Environment, Ségolène Royal, told a London summit hosted by the Prince of Wales ahead of next month’s COP21 conference.
Agrifood 19-10-2015

Italian olive growers gain reprieve from regional court

The destruction of olive trees in Puglia has been temporarily halted on the orders of a regional court, pending further tests on the disease affecting them. EURACTIV Italy reports.
Agrifood 07-09-2015

Italian grapevines not affected by Xylella strain

Grapevines could now be removed from the list of plants that are subject to movement restrictions. EURACTIV Italy reports.
Development Policy 12-05-2015

Experts call for global research fund for antibiotics, Ebola and other neglected diseases

The Ebola outbreak in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone brought it home. For some deadly diseases, there are no drug treatments. Even doctors who were infected in west Africa and shipped back to the wealthy USA or Europe were given experimental medicines, because that is all there is.
Brexit 25-08-2014

Ebola outbreak: First Briton with disease arrives in UK

A plane carrying a British healthcare worker who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone has landed in the UK, the country's Ministry of Defence said Sunday. He was evacuated from the west Africa country on a Royal Air Force jet.
Climate change 13-06-2013

Europe loses 5 million working days a year due to pollution, report says

European businesses and organisations lost five million working days in 2010 because of illnesses, such as asthma and heart attacks linked to pollution from coal-fired power plants, according to a new academic report commissioned by Greenpeace.

EU and Gates Foundation sign disease research agreement

The European Union and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today (10 June) pledged to pool resources for research into HIV/Aids, tuberculosis, malaria and other poverty-related diseases.

UN report finds ‘new proof’ of link between endocrine disruptors and common diseases

A new United Nations report has provided more evidence linking endocrine disrupting chemicals to the development of different cancers, obesity and diabetes.

Study finds orphan drugs economically viable

Orphan drugs, pharmaceutical agents that are developed specifically to treat rare diseases, have the potential to generate as much lifetime revenue as drugs used for more common health conditions, according to a new study.