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This section on health in the EU has been created as a trustworthy gateway to a wide range of information and data on health-related issues and activities at both European, national and international level. The content is produced by the European Commission, the Member States of the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA), plus EU candidate countries; by international organisations; and by pan-European non-governmental organisations in the area of public health.

''Kinecting'' to telemedicine

A solution from the videogame worldKinect for Windowscould become a revolutionary new way for patients with Parkinson's disease to do rehab at home, and for physicians to remotely monitor how a perso[...]

Still time to enter the 2014 Health Technology and Telemedicine Competition for Young Innovators (2014 HTComp)  pdf

The European Telemedicine Conference, organised by UPMC, is hosting the 2014 HTComp. Innovative health IT and telemedicine entrepreneurs and start-ups may send applications until 22 September 2014.

The past, present, and future of telemedicine for Parkinson's disease

In this report, authors describe the past, present, and likely future applications of telemedicine to PD. Historically, telemedicine has relied on expensive equipment to connect single patients to a [...]

Digital Agenda for Europe - Just Published - EU Bookshop

Rebooting Europe’s economy[...]

Handbook on European data protection law - Just Published - EU Bookshop

Handbook on European data protection law[...]

Definition of a frame of reference in relation to primary care with a special emphasis on financing systems and referral systems - Final opinion

European Commission - When preparing its policy and proposals relating to consumer safety, public health and the environment, the Commission relies on independent Scientific Committees to provide it [...]

Connecting Europe with Galileo - Just Published - EU Bookshop

Galileo in support of transport, energy and telecommunications infrastructures[...]

An innovative lubrication system for aircraft engines

The EU-funded ELUBSYS project developed a radically new approach to lubricating an aircraft's turbine engines that reduces oil consumption. The innovation could result in more efficient jet engines t[...]

The European tourism indicator system - Just Published - EU Bookshop

Toolkit for sustainable destinations[...]

Events - EUSEW 2014 EDE: Pilot Scheme 1 (PS-1) - 23 June 2014, Tervuren (near Brussels) Belgium

The EUSEW 2014 Energy Day Event on Pilot Scheme 1 (PS-1) - achieving and sustaining city society well-being and quality of life with smart cities. How to integrate the bubbles together? - shall explo[...]

[Conference] Building Healthy Global Food Systems - A New imperative for Public Health

The VISION of this conference is to review the status of diet-related ill health, determine the impact that existing global food systems have on health, and then explore policies that could effective[...]

Combined use of medicines affecting the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) to be restricted – CHMP endorses PRAC recommendation

The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has endorsed restrictions on combining different classes of medicines that act on the renin-angiotensin system (R[...]

An eChance for eHealth? 2014 Forum takes stock and looks ahead

The 2014 eHealth Forum took place in Athens on 10-12 May, hosted by the Greek Presidency and the European Commission. It provided a chance for European and national eHealth stakeholders to exchange i[...]

IN-TIME analysis reveals equal telemonitoring benefits for ICD and CRT-D devices

Heart failure patients receive similar benefits from implantable devices fitted with telemonitoring technology alerting medical experts to problems regardless of whether they are fitted with cardiove[...]

IN-TIME shows equal benefit of home telemonitoring in ICD and CRT-D patients

Home telemonitoring is equally effective in ICD and CRT-D patients, a subanalysis of the IN-TIME trial has shown. The multicentre trial included 664 patients with chronic heart failure, class II or I[...]


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