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Kar na pamet je težko reči, kaj vpliva na zdravje, by Mateja Grošelj» Näytä edellisen linkin kieliversiot slovenščina (sl)
EU Health Prize for Journalists, National winner 2011 for Slovenia and 3rd Prize winner

This is an article on cancer, available in Slovenian only

21 days: article by Cristian Delcea »pdf
EU Health Prize for Journalists, National winner 2012 for Romania

The article exposes how palliative care in Romania is insufficient and underfunded for the amount of people that need it.

The battle to save Safira: article by Patrícia Fonseca »pdf
EU Health Prize for Journalists, National winner 2012 for Portugal

The article highlights the importance of parents’ decision-making and presents new treatment possibilities for the Will's tumour.

Cancer and the healthcare system: article by Inta Lase»pdf
EU Health Prize for Journalists, National winner 2012 for Latvia

The article critizices that healthcare in Latvia has adopted a market-oriented vision which is even implemented when doctors prescribe a drug.

The case of red cheeks and a timely test: article by Erzsébet Fazekas»pdf
EU Health Prize for Journalists, National winner 2012 for Hungary

The article tells the story of Marcsi Tar who is suffering from Hepatitis C and liver cancer.

Is screening a waste of cash? : article by Ailbhe Jordan»pdf
EU Health Prize for Journalists, National winner 2012 for Ireland and 2nd Prize winner 2012

The article presents an objective and timely look at the cost/effectiveness of cancer screening programmes, which is particularly pertinent given the current economic context.

Bacteria challenge prostate patients, by Anna Larsson»pdf
EU Health Prize for Journalists, National winner 2011 for Sweden

In Sweden, the risk of being contaminated with bacteria resistant to most forms of antibiotics has so far been low, in comparison with the situation in many other countries. But with increasing use of antibiotics, more and more families of bacteria are resistant to the very thing that has saved so many lives over the past sixty years.

From Lojze to Ludvika, by Mateja Grošelj»pdf
EU Health Prize for Journalists, National winner 2011 for Slovenia and 3rd Prize winner

Slovene plastic surgeons and mechanical engineers have shared know-how The new approach is called breast reconstruction using casts.

The myths surrounding cancer-fighting food, by Luís Silvestre»pdf
EU Health Prize for Journalists, National winner 2011 for Portugal

It seems that fish might not be as healthy as we thought after all, and that red meat apparently does not cause cancer. But fruit, on the other hand, can be really dangerous. These are the latest scientific revelations.

Protection against bowel cancer - Early recognition saves lives, by Martina Folscheid»pdf
EU Health Prize for Journalists, National winner 2011 for Luxembourg

Bowel cancer is one of the most common cancers. Many cases could be prevented by taking preventive measures. While some EU countries already have prevention programmes, Luxembourg is still a latecomer in this respect.

Chernobyl: bus driver and everyday hero, by Stéphane Siohan»pdf
EU Health Prize for Journalists, National winner 2011 for France

Nikolai Gusak was a bus driver. In 1986, he spent eight solid days evacuating the population of Prypiat. The radiation got him, and his body gave up on him four years ago.

Are we moving towards scaling things down? By Karin Rondia»pdf
EU Health Prize for Journalists, National winner 2010 for Belgium

Should all cancers be treated? The question seemed to be an improper one until recently. But in medicine ideas evolve and even the evidence is sometimes questioned.

Oncological illness – does it give more than it takes? By Dalia Vencevičienė»pdf
EU Health Prize for Journalists, National winner 2010 for Lithuania

Three well-known Lithuanian women who overcame cancer say the disease made them think again about their values. It made them stop, reject imposed standards and seize the day.

Hope conquers fear, by Katarina Malmberg»pdf
EU Health Prize for Journalists, National winner 2010 for Finland

Fear of death is a crushing, debilitating feeling. But it can be overcome once you accept the fact that every life is cut short. For Virpi Romppainen, cancer struck at the height of her happiness.

Breast cancer – mastectomy and breast reconstruction in a single operation, by Kaire Talviste»pdf
EU Health Prize for Journalists, National winner 2009 for Estonia

Compared to the rest of the world, Estonia is lagging behind in breast cancer treatment. While some 300 operations a year are needed, only 50 a year are actually performed in Estonia.

Dear Ms …, please come in for a PAP smear, by Catarina Gomes»pdf
EU Health Prize for Journalists, National winner 2009 for Portugal

This article explains the important theme of pap smears in view of the campaign promoted by the Portuguese League against cancer

Saattohoito tarjoaa hoivaa ja turvaa: article by Ilpo Salponen, national nominee for Finland - EU Health prize for journalists 2009»pdf
Saattohoito tarjoaa hoivaa ja turvaa: article by Ilpo Salponen, national nominee for Finland - EU Health prize for journalists 2009

Saattohoidon tavoite on, että parantumattomasti sairas potilas voi kuolla luonnollisesti ja turvallisesti. Vaikka itse sairautta ei voida pysäyttää, kivun ja muiden oireiden helpottamiseen on tarjolla monia keinoja. Potilaan toiveiden ja tarpeiden kuuntelu on olennainen osa hyvää saattohoitoa.

Feeling whole again: article by Alexia Saoulli»pdf
EU Health Prize for Journalists, National winner 2009 for Cyprus

The article offers important information about EU guidelines concerning the cure for breast cancer.

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