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Health 27-01-2022

Europe’s #1 cause of death is largely preventable- isn’t it time we take action?

Today, CVD causes 37% of all deaths in the EU. CVD impacts the lives of 60 million Europeans. It is Europe’s leading cause of death in people under 65. As the ageing of Europe’s population progresses, we would expect these figures to increase further unless new and decisive actions are taken by public health authorities.
Digital & Media 24-01-2022

How the Parliament’s AIDA Report Misdiagnoses the Risks and Benefits of Health AI

In November 2021, the European Parliament’s Special Committee on AI in a Digital Age (AIDA Committee) put forward its draft report on artificial intelligence (AI) in a digital age. The report advocates for a very permissive approach to regulation of AI to stimulate innovation and foster the competitiveness of the EU. With this, however, it understates the possible risks specific to development and use of AI in the context of health and lacks actual solutions to translate potential into action. We identified five shortcomings and hereby appeal to the regulator to address them.
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Health 20-12-2021

Driving change to address the burden of migraine

Despite being the second leading cause of disability worldwide, the burden of migraine remains under-recognized. Prioritizing improvement through policy can reduce this burden on individuals, society and healthcare systems.
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Health 30-11-2021

Why the EU should boost Patient Blood Management implementation in Europe and align EU legislation with WHO guidance

There are many reasons for the EU to take a greater role in preserving blood – including one’s blood –  to improve patients’ lives. The window of opportunity is here to support EU countries improve health systems, policies and practices...
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Health 24-11-2021

Connecting the Dots – a video series presented by MedTech Europe

Medical science has improved rapidly, raising life expectancies around the world. But as longevity increases, so too does the demand on healthcare services with rising costs and an overstretched workforce struggling to meet its patients’ needs.
Health 28-10-2021

Pandemic has brought major setbacks for gender equality, new report says

The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted gender equality, mental and reproductive health across Europe, with little to no progress being made over the last 12 months, according to a report presented on Thursday (28 October) by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE). 
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Economy & Jobs 11-10-2021

The Post-COVID Recovery: Why are we no longer talking about Social Services?

Last year, we filled our doorways to clap and cheer in support of the health care and social service professionals keeping us safe. 19-months later and many of these vital services are still as underfunded and underrepresented in local, regional and national policies. Why?
Active ageing 23-09-2021

Early detection of Alzheimer’s a wish, not yet a reality in Slovenia

Early detection of Alzheimer's disease is a stated objective of health policy in Slovenia, but it remains largely unattained.
Health 21-09-2021

Health Brief: DG SANTE’s to-do list

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.
Coronavirus 14-07-2021

French health agency: Women’s health more affected by pandemic than men’s

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.
Health 01-07-2021

France to give €7 billion boost to healthcare system

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.
Coronavirus 20-05-2021

Former top health official calls for EU to step up on health issues

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.
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Health 18-05-2020

Malnutrition – A condition that affects 33 million people in Europe

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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...
Coronavirus 11-05-2020

How immigration strengthens the German healthcare system

In Germany, there has been a shortage of doctors for years. The coronavirus crisis shows how the country has profited from immigration in recent years. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Coronavirus 22-04-2020

US study indicates ineffectiveness of antimalarial drug in COVID-19 patients

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.
Global Europe 08-04-2020

COVID-19 crisis triggers EU racism against Asians, rights agency says

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).
Economy & Jobs 07-04-2020

Any EU Corona Fund must treat the cause, not just the symptoms

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...
Economy & Jobs 31-03-2020

Austria imports workers from Bulgaria, Romania to plug gaps in COVID-19 care

Chartered flights brought more than 200 health workers to Austria on Monday (30 March) to ensure that care was not disrupted by COVID-19 travel restrictions, a regional official said.
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Health 03-12-2019

How the data wave in healthcare will help improve patient outcomes

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...
Health 29-11-2019

UK relies on migration to sustain health system, says new report

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). 
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Health 02-10-2019

How are European healthcare systems performing in healthcare sustainability?

Futureproofing Healthcare: The Sustainability Index calls for digitisation and personalisation of healthcare to deliver sustainable healthcare systems across Europe.
EU Elections 2019 16-04-2019

Disabled in need of full-time care cleared to take part in EU vote in Germany

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.
08-03-2019

Finland’s government falls over failed healthcare reform

Finland’s government resigned on Friday (8 march) after ditching plans to reform the healthcare system, a key policy, the Finnish president’s office said, throwing the country into political limbo.
Freedom of thought 19-11-2018

Women’s reproductive safety – the most important moral concern

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.