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Health 07-06-2018

Health and vaccine research set to lose out from new EU research budget

The European Commission may be planning to hike spending for its flagship research programme, but health and scientific research, particularly into new vaccines, was not one of the winners from the proposal announced on Thursday (7 June).
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Agrifood 17-05-2018

Glyphosate has adverse health effects from doses considered safe, study shows

Glyphosate, the chemical found in the world’s most widely used weed-killer, can have disruptive effects on sexual development, genes and beneficial gut bacteria at doses considered safe, according to a study presented at the European Parliament on Wednesday (16 May).
Health 15-03-2017

Commission sees biotech as ‘integral part’ of EU healthcare

Biotechnology-derived medicinal products are fully part of EU healthcare but there are still many unknowns which call for adequate controls, the European Commission told EURACTIV.
Health 10-02-2017

How Italy and France take on rare sarcoma cancers

EU member states are exploring ways to effectively tackle the rising occurrence and complex nature of rare cancers known as sarcomas.
Development Policy 23-08-2016

Brexit casts doubt over Uganda development project on lung disease

The UK's vote to leave the European Union has come at a crucial moment in the development of an international medical project that throws into sharp relief the state of flux Brexit has cast over collaborative research, says Jack Barton.
Development Policy 22-10-2015

Ivermectin: A Nobel Prize medicine inaccessible to the world’s poorest

The true potential of new medical breakthroughs can only be unlocked if they are offered at an affordable cost to those who need them most, writes Jose Muñoz.
McGuinness MEP: ‘The high cost of poor cardiovascular health is enormous’
Health 28-07-2015

McGuinness MEP: ‘The high cost of poor cardiovascular health is enormous’

The EU should better coordinate research on cardivascular disease and take action on industrial trans fatty acids, says Mairead McGuinness.
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Infographic: Europe's Cancer Challenge
Health 20-02-2015

Europe’s Cancer Challenge

Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the European Union. New approaches are urgently needed to address the growing number of cancer cases diagnosed each year.
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Health 19-11-2014

French official calls on businesses to strengthen ties with Europe

The French Minister for Higher Education and Research laments France's limited participation in European research programmes. She believes European research is too fragmented. EURACTIV France reports
Health 19-07-2012

MEP: New clinical trial rules will boost EU pharma research

The European Commission's proposed regulation on clinical trials will help the European pharma industry to stop research centres from fleeing to Asia and America, says Philippe Juvin, a French centre-right MEP.
Health 18-07-2012

Brussels seeks to simplify rules on clinical trials

The European Commission proposed yesterday (17 July) new rules to make it easier for drug companies and researchers to carry out cross-border clinical trials, in a bid to cut costs and red tape.