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Highlights  2012

Health-EU Newsletter - Health at a glance: Europe 2012  

Key indicators of health and health systems across 35 countries presented in new report

European Commission and FC Barcelona launch anti-tobacco partnership  

‘Quit Smoking with Barça’ is built around the iCoach, a personal health coaching programme that provides smokers with personalised advice on quitting smoking from Barça stars

Health and enlargement  

The EU welcomes Croatia

Free fruit for children!  

Evaluation of the European School Fruit Scheme shows positive impact on children's diet

SHIPSAN TRAINET – Healthier cruising in Europe  

Project proposes a common European framework for the regulation of hygiene on cruise ships

EUBIROD – A European diabetes database  

Helping to stop the spread of diabetes by sharing knowledge across Europe

Health-EU Newsletter 100  

Special edition: Ageing healthily

ORCHIDS project – quick and effective mass decontamination  

ORCHIDS project – making mass decontamination procedures from hazardous substances more effective, humane and sensitive for the public

EFRETOS Project – making transplants safer and more effective  

Project aims to create a registry to monitor the outcomes of all organ transplants in the EU

Health-EU Newsletter: health news from across Europe in your inbox  

The bi-monthly Health-EU Newsletter is celebrating its 100th edition on 22 November 2012 with a special issue. Don’t miss it! Click here to subscribe and indicate which EU language version you would like to receive

Adoption of revised pharmacovigilance legislation  

Agreement on pharmacovigilance will provide EU citizens with greater medicine safety

Health-EU Newsletter 98 – Pharmacovigilance – Monitoring the safety of medicines  

Health-EU Newsletter - Pharmacovigilance – Monitoring the safety of medicines

AVERROES project– equal access to healthcare  

A project to raise awareness of the rights of migrants and asylum seekers to healthcare and treatment without any discrimination

World Alzheimer's Day, 21 September 2013  

Commissioner for Health, Tonio Borg pays a personal tribute to dementia patients and their caregivers and says that dementia will remain one of the Commissions top health priorities

EU and FC Barcelona team up against smoking  

European Commission and FC Barcelona officialise a partnership during the Barça’s President visit to Brussels

Air pollution continues to kill thousands, costing billions  

Aphekom project shows significant health benefits result when effective EU policies on air pollution are implemented and complied with over time

Health-EU Newsletter - World Alzheimer's Day, 21 September, Dementia: Living together  

Health-EU Newsletter - Sharing knowledge to advance dementia care in Europe

EuroNeoStat II – A neonatal European information system  

Project hopes to improve the quality of care of premature babies of short gestation and very low birth weight

Health-EU Newsletter - Childhood immunisation  

Health-EU Newsletter - Childhood immunisation: safe and effective prevention

FOOD Project – health and nutrition at work  

Project addresses rising concerns of obesity in adults by promoting healthy eating habits during the working day

Orphanet Europe – Online knowledge on rare diseases  

EU-funded project gathers information on rare diseases for the benefit of patients

Health-EU Newsletter - Clinical trials  

Health-EU Newsletter - A new way forward for clinical trials

EEN EPODE - Preventing childhood obesity  

Obesity epidemic in European children is rising - a quarter of European school children are overweight or obese

Health-EU Newsletter - Injury prevention  

Summer season: Better safe than sorry!

Child safety report cards – prevention and protection  

Report shows that more could be done to protect children and adolescents from injuries at home

Smoking in movies – the effects on youth  

Study shows smoking on screen can seriously influence teenagers to take up the habit

Health-EU Newsletter - Heidi health wiki  

Health-EU Newsletter - Health in Europe - online information and data

Are you a journalist interested in health?  

New edition of the EU Health Prize for Journalists is open for submission of articles – deadline 31 July 2012

A snapshot of young people's health  

200,000 teenagers from 39 countries reveal their health behaviour in WHO survey

14 June 2012 – World Blood Donor Day  

‘Every blood donor is a hero’ – Find out more about donating blood on World Blood Donor Day

Aurora project: Cervical cancer screening for all women  

EU-funded project helps new Member States to implement successful cervical cancer screening programmes

World No Tobacco Day - 31 May 2012  

Find out more about the Comission's anti-tobacco campaign "Ex-Smokers are Unstoppable"

European Week Against Cancer – 25-31 May 2012  

Prevention is key in the fight against cancer

Europeans need to reduce salt intake  

Current daily salt consumption in most European countries is too high says new report

Heidi wiki: Online health information for Europe  

Commission launches Heidi wiki, a tool for sharing, comparing and developing health information across Europe

Health Programmes: results and perspectives  

European Commission celebrates 10 years of Health Programmes

The healthy ageing challenge  

As life expectancy increases, growing old healthily is more important than ever

Healthy Stadia: Promoting community health and lifestyle  

How sport stadia accross Europe are helping promote a healthy lifestyle

Health is wealth  

Health is a goal worth achieving for all, but it has also an important role to play in our economy