About: EU health

Health 09-02-2018

Parliament doesn’t want to turn back time anymore

MEPs voted for the abolishment of Daylight Saving Time on February 8, especially since this would benefit human health.

Health 29-01-2018

Big data revolution and EU healthcare

The ongoing big data revolution could have a significant impact on health policies in the EU. EU policymakers say the big data could considerably change the way healthcare policies are shaped. Through a data-driven approach, health systems will be more focused on patients and be able to optimise treatments and diagnosis and ultimately save lives and …

Chemicals

Addressing endocrine disrupting chemicals requires an integrated strategy

The dangers of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) for human health and the environment have long been documented and the evidence keeps piling up every day, yet Europe's approach to this challenge has been lukewarm, writes Genon Jensen.

Alcohol 11-05-2017

Finland, UK and Ireland singled out in 2017 ‘Nanny State Index’

Usually praised by the EU for its highly competitive economy, Finland came under attack by a group of free-market think tanks on Wednesday (10 May) for pushing “paternalistic lifestyle policies” aimed at curbing consumption of tobacco, alcohol and sugary drinks.

Air Pollution 28-04-2017

EU clears tighter controls on power plant air pollution

The European Union on 28 April approved new air pollution limits, which could save over 20,000 lives annually through the reduction of pollution from power plants, specifically those which are coal-fired.

Health 29-03-2017

World’s first IVF baby addresses infertility

Louise Brown was the first person born through IVF (in-vitro fertilisation). Brown was the keynote speaker on Tuesday (28 March) at the launch event for the European Policy Audit on Fertility.

Health 13-03-2017

Turning back the clock on EU health protection is unthinkable

As we debate the future of Europe, the EU must not abandon public health, writes Nina Renshaw.

Climate change 22-02-2017

Italy slapped with air pollution lawsuit

ClientEarth launched legal action against Lombardy, Italy’s most polluted region, today (22 February). The NGO says this could be the first of several Italian suits.

Zika
Development Policy 03-02-2016

Commission earmarks €10 million for Zika virus research

In order to combat the Zika virus, which is spreading rapidly throughout Latin America, the executive wants to allocate €10 million from the EU budget.

Global Europe 27-11-2015

Health experts call for unity in providing healthcare to refugees

The director of the World Health Organisation's (WHO) European branch has called for Europe to take a unified approah to the issue of refugee health. EURACTIV Spain reports.

Cardiovascular disease
Global Europe 09-09-2015

Data analytics take healthcare debate by storm

SPECIAL REPORT / Under constant budgetary pressure, healthcare providers have to make tough decisions on a daily basis, on where to make savings. Cost effectiveness analysis will soon become part of health policymakers’ standard toolkit to ensure the best outcome, analysts say.

Drugs
Health 03-08-2015

EU should learn from Australia on drug approval process

Europe’s drug approval process is overly bureaucratic, stifles innovation and hinders patient access to life saving medicine. Reform is needed; Australia is leading the way.