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.
Poles are getting older. By 2050, 33% of Poland’s population will be over 65 years old, and 10% over 80. It reflects a broader trend in the whole Europe: people are living longer. EURACTIV Poland reports.
The EU's negotiating team for pharmaceuticals, medical devices and cosmetics in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) met with civil society organisations inside the Commission on Wednesday (27 May) to defend the inclusion of the health sector in the trade deal.
SPECIAL REPORT / To know what our food and drinks are made of is a basic consumer right. However, alcoholic beverages – often loaded with calories and sugar – scarcely display the full list of ingredients and nutritional information, escaping the rules applied to everything else we eat and drink, writes Ilaria Passarani.
The UN's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said Friday (20 March) that three pesticides were "probably" carcinogenic and two others, which have already been outlawed or restricted, were "possibly" so.
The members of the European Parliament's Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) on Thursday (29 January) voted on a draft motion for a resolution on the EU's alcohol strategy.
?The European Commission must lead the charge in ensuring that lung cancer, an overlooked but deadly killer, is finally given the recognition it needs in order to effectively combat it, writes Mogens Ekelund.
Though diabetes treatment and prevention have improved in recent years, EU member states are too slow when it comes to proper implementation and monitoring of policies. This means that Europe is losing the battle against the growing diabetes epidemic, according to a new study.
SPECIAL REPORT: Sweden has the best healthcare system to tackle diabetes, but this is mainly due to the Scandinavian country having a better national registry, according to the 2014 Euro Diabetes Index, launched in Vienna on Wednesday (17 September).
The directorate for public health (DG Sanco) took over the lead role for medicines and medical devices, only some years ago. Mr Juncker's announcement that these units will be moved back to DG Enterprise, is a step backwards, writes Jim Murray.