Welcome to EURACTIV’s very first Health Brief! In this first edition, we spoke to the European Commission's director-general for health and food safety, Sandra Gallina, to find out what is in store this autumn when it comes to health.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected women more than men in France in 2020, according to the national public health agency Santé Publique France, which said that women's socioeconomic status played a greater role than purely health factors. EURACTIV France reports.
After France failed to complete clinical trials and launch its own COVID-19 vaccine, President Emmanuel Macron now wants to turn things around and invest €7 billion in the medical sector. EURACTIV France reports.
Health stakeholders, including a former European health Commissioner, are calling for the EU to play a more active role on health issues to ensure that action taken during the pandemic continues to be built upon in the future.
Malnutrition can affect everyone: from premature babies to adults and older people. Malnutrition is associated with higher complications rate and risk of infections, longer hospital stays and increased mortality. Read more about the prevalence, consequences, and estimated costs of malnutrition...
Initial research indicates that the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine does not help to fight the coronavirus. The study even showed that the mortality rate in patients treated with the drug was significantly higher than in patients treated without the drug.
There has been a spike in recorded cases of racist abuse against people perceived to be of Chinese or Asian descent in the European Union amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the European Union's Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) said in a report published on Wednesday (8 April).
Every evening, thousands of Europeans step out of their confinement for a few minutes to applaud the efforts of every health worker involved in fighting COVID-19. The first time I heard it, it gave me a sense of solidarity, shared...
Healthcare has never been more accessible, intelligent or dynamic. The increased use of advanced data analytics, connected devices, genomics and AI is ushering in a new era with the potential for real breakthroughs in patient outcomes and operational efficiencies across...
The UK's National Health Service (NHS) faces increasing demand thanks to historical underfunding and recruitment deficits, according to a European Commission report published on Thursday (28 November).
For the first time, people who are in need of full-time care due to severe disabilities are allowed to vote - including in EU elections. This was decided by the Federal Constitutional Court, though the coalition of CDU/CSU and the Social Democrats wanted to postpone the decision due to time constraints. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Women in Europe are still dying because doctors refuse to perform abortions. Caroline Hickson explains why moral concerns should not stand in the way of the primary goal of any healthcare system, to care for and protect its patients by providing quality care for all.
The European Parliament’s Environment Committee called on member states to tighten their law against anti-vaccination movements and better inform their citizens about its myths and benefits. EURACTIV’s partner Euroefe reports.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said yesterday (6 February) she was ready to make "painful compromises" as negotiators from her conservative bloc and the Social Democrats (SPD) rushed to clinch a coalition government deal after months of political uncertainty.
Negotiators for German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) will try on Monday (5 February) to hammer out compromises on healthcare and labour policy - the final stumbling blocks in the way of another 'grand coalition'.
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...
As long as the political will exists, a coalition of EU member states can speed up the healthcare data mobility in Europe and start showing results in a cross-border manner in order for others to join, an Estonian government official told EURACTIV.
Accessibility of medicines is a sensitive issue that must not be examined in isolation. Policymakers, academics, business and patients must be part of the discussion as well as “innovation” because access would not get the focus it needs without it, according to Dorli Kahr-Gottlieb.