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Public consultation on the preliminary opinion guidance on the determination of potential health effects of nanomaterials used in medical devices  

Interested parties are invited to provide comments on the scientific evidence of this preliminary opinion online. The consultation will run until 03 October 2014.

Call for tender concerning the development of a manual and toolbox for the assessment of European Reference Networks  

As announced in the First Conference on ERN, a Call for tender has been published in the website of the Consumers, Health and Foods Executive Agency of the Commission (CHAFEA). Deadline: 12 September 2014.

Terveys-EU-uutiskirje – Ravitsemus ja lasten lihavuus  

Terveys-EU-uutiskirje – Ravitsemus ja lasten lihavuus

Public health threats in the EU linked with the rapid increase of air transport  pdf(51 KB)

Register for the AIRSAN Network and have open-access to the AIRSAN Bibliography. AIRSAN is a project funded of the Commission Public Health Programme

Expert Panel on investing in Health (EXPH) adopts the final opinion on Definition primary care  

The opinion on Definition of primary care (with a special emphasis on referral and financing systems) has just been adopted at the 10 July plenary meeting of the EXPH. The opinion was open for comments for eight weeks.

Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) adopts four Opinions at 18 June plenary  

Four opinions have just been adopted by the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety during SCCS plenary meeting on 18 June: These Opinions are open for comments for a six-week period (extended due to summer holidays).

Keeping an eye on innovations to protect public health   Näytä edellisen linkin kieliversiot English (en)

Health-EU Special Edition - Scientific Committees. Editorial by Colin R. Janssen Ph.D, Chair of the Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks

Presentations of the Media Cluster Meeting on HIV/AIDS - 12 & 13 June 2014  

The Commission has organised a Media Cluster Meeting on HIV/AIDS in Athens. Presentations are now available. Read more...

Science made simple: new science factsheet on sunscreens with titanium dioxide as nanoparticles   Näytä edellisen linkin kieliversiot English (en)

Some sunscreens contain titanium dioxide nanoparticles. Is it safe to use them? The factsheet explains the opinion of the experts of the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS).

Internet sales of medicines. Adoption of the Implementing Regulation on the common logo  

The EU logo will help citizens to identify online sellers of medicines legally operating in the EU. Member States have one year to give effect to the provisions of the Implementing Regulation.

Conference on European Reference Network to strengthen healthcare across the EU  

The Conference brings together highly specialised healthcare providers, experts, national authorities, decision–makers, and healthcare quality assessment independent bodies in order to exchange information on current best practices on networks and highly specialised care and to discuss the new legal framework on the future model of European Reference Networks.

Restoring confidence in medical devices  

EPSCO Council, meeting on 19 and 20 June, discussed the actions to restore confidence following the scandal of defective breast implants produced by the French PIP company. These measures were included in the Joint Plan for Immediate Actions under the existing Medical Devices legislation.

Signing ceremony on Joint Procurement Agreement   Näytä edellisen linkin kieliversiot English (en)

On the occasion of the EPSCO Council, Commissioner Borg and a great number of the EU Health Ministers have officially signed the Joint Procurement Agreement of medical countermeasures.

Patient safety: progress made, more needed  

A patient safety report, published today by the European Commission, highlights how the Commission and EU countries are addressing the challenge of patient safety, progress made since 2009 and barriers to overcome to improve patient safety.

Second conference on frailty in old age (18.06.2014)  

Organised by the Commission, the conference brings together policy makers, healthcare organisations, public health professionals, researchers and patient organisations to build on previous work and form a consensus on priorities to prevent and tackle frailty in old age.

Opinion and Fact Sheet on Nanosilver now published  

The European Commission and its non-food Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) have just published the final opinion on Nanosilver: safety, health and environmental effects and role in antimicrobial resistance, as well as a fact sheet on the subject.

Will you save a life today? World Blood Donor Day – 14 June  

On the occasion of the World Blood Donor Day, Tonio Borg, European Commissioner for Health, calls on European citizens to regularly donate blood.

The Commission's Scientific Committee approve preliminary Opinion on Synthetic Biology for public consultation  

The aim of this SCENIHR opinion is to establish what Synthetic Biology is, what is its relationship to the genetic modification of organisms and what are the essential requirements of a science-based, operational definition of “Synthetic Biology”. A public consultation has been opened, with written comments welcome until 21 July, 2014.

Nutrition & Physical Activity: High Level Group and EU Platform meet today in Brussels  

In addition to an address from Commissioner for Health Tonio Borg and presentations by actors in the field of public health, the Commission will present a report of the actions of the EU Platform for action on diet, physical activity and health.

Terveys-EU-uutiskirje – Terveydenhuoltojärjestelmät  

Terveys-EU-uutiskirje – Terveydenhuoltojärjestelmät

Call for proposals "Healthy diet: Early years and Ageing Population"  

The present call for proposals will support interventions related to healthy diet in early years and ageing population. Deadline for proposals: 14/08/2014

New advisory group on cancer policy will be set up  

A new expert group to provide advice on cancer policy will soon be set up, as stipulated in a Commission Decision which has just been adopted.

The Commission adopts Country Specific Recommendations for Health  

Country Specific Recommendations of Health for European Countries have been adopted by the European Commission. This is to be followed next month by the adoption of Council Recommendations.

Calcium-cyanamide as fertiliser  

The Scientific Committee on Health and Environment (SCHER) has just published a Public consultation on the Preliminary Opinion on Potential risks to human health and the environment from the use of calcium cyanamide as fertiliser

Commission takes action on European Reference Networks  

The Cross-border Healthcare Directive gives the Commission the mandate to support Member States in developing European Reference Networks between healthcare providers and centres of expertise in EU countries. Two relevant decisions have just come into force.

Work plan 2014 to implement the Third Health Programme   Näytä edellisen linkin kieliversiot English (en)

The work plan is the financing decision for all the actions to be funded under the first year of implementation of the Third Health Programme 2014-2020. The budget is 54 million euros

Frailty conference (Brussels, 18 June 2014)  

The Conference will bring together policy makers, healthcare organisations, public health professionals, researchers and patient organisations to flesh out recommendations and guidelines for building a European policy on frailty.

Terveys-EU-uutiskirje – Tupakkatuotedirektiivin tarkistus  

Terveys-EU-uutiskirje – Tupakkatuotedirektiivin tarkistus

20 k Unstoppable  

On the 18th of May, more than 42 000 people, took the start on the 35th edition of the annual 20 kilometres of Brussels run. The European Commission sponsored the race within the Ex-Smokers action and distributed materials aimed at helping smokers quit and become healthy and unstoppable.

Breast implants and health – updated scientific opinion  

The Commission’s independent Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks has adopted an update to its 2012 opinion on the safety of Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) Silicone Breast Implants. Read the Opinion in full here.

European Reference Network Conference (23 June 2014) – Register now!   Näytä edellisen linkin kieliversiot English (en)

The aim of the conference is to discuss the state of play on the organisation of highly specialised networks and their members across the EU and to look into the next steps of the deployment process, in preparation for the forthcoming call for European Reference Networks in 2015.

EU and US publish progress report in the joint fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR)  

The European Commission and the US Department of Health and Human Services have published a progress report of the Transatlantic Taskforce on Antimicrobial Resistance. The report outlines the advances made during the TATFAR implementation period of 2011 to 2013, and renews the commitment of US and EU health authorities to pursue specific goals in their joint battle against AMR.

New policy tool on health investments is now available  

The Guide is the thematic reference for health for the 7-year programming period of structural funds, on the types of health-related actions and investments which these funds can support from 2014.

Health Security Committee advises travellers on Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)   Näytä edellisen linkin kieliversiot English (en)

MERS-CoV represents a new threat to public health. At this stage all primary cases remain associated with transmission in the Arabian Peninsula; but the European Commission and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) are carefully monitoring the situation.

Terveys-EU-uutiskirje – sähköiset terveyspalvelut ja terveysalan mobiilisovellukset  

Terveys-EU-uutiskirje – sähköiset terveyspalvelut ja terveysalan mobiilisovellukset

Action Plan on Organ Donation and Transplantation passes mid-term review  

The Commission reviewed the progress and developments resulting from EU and national initiatives, with the end goal of making more organs available for patients, to improve transplants systems, to increase the quality and safety of transplants and to save lives.

Ebola traveller advice leaflet published in all EU languages  

The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control has just issued a traveller advice leaflet on the ongoing outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease in Western Africa.

Parliament approves fee regulation for Pharmacovigilance activities of the European Medicines Agency  pdf

The European Parliament has voted in favour of an EU Regulation on fees payable to the European Medicines Agency for the conduct of pharmacovigilance activities for medicinal products for human use, which lays down the level and structure of these fees.

Commission supplements legislation on post-authorisation efficacy studies for medicines  pdf

The legal framework for post-authorisation studies for medical products in the EU was set by legislation in 2010 and 2012; this legislation has now been supplemented by the Commission's Delegated Regulation specifying situations in which these studies are required.

SCCS Opinion published concerning safety of cosmetics containing aluminium  

The independent Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety of the European Commission have published their Opinion on the safety of aluminium in cosmetic products.

Joint Procurement Agreement of medical countermeasures adopted  

The agreement was drawn up by the Commission to help EU countries have equitable access and purchasing power for procuring pandemic vaccines and medications. The mechanism should boost EU preparedness for any serious cross-border health threats.

Terveys-EU-uutiskirje – EU:n terveysalan journalistikilpailu  

Terveys-EU-uutiskirje – EU:n terveysalan journalistikilpailu

Communication from the Commission on effective, accessible and resilient health systems  

European health systems have to be accessible and able to improve people’s health, even and particularly in times of economic challenges. In this Communication the Commission expresses its view on how to help Member States achieve this important goal.

Recording of webstreaming - 2014 EU summit on Chronic Diseases (3-4 April 2014)  

The Summit addressed the medical, social and economic burden of chronic diseases in the EU. Watch the videos of the webstreaming.

Terveys-EU-uutiskirje - Krooniset sairaudet  

Terveys-EU-uutiskirje - Krooniset sairaudet

Updated dental amalgam factsheet published  

This newly updated factsheet is based on the final opinion on dental amalgam, as adopted by the Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks in March 2014.

Call for experts in the field of surgical meshes used in urogynecological surgery  

The Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks( SCENIHR) launched the call for experts in the area of surgical meshes used in urogynecological surgery who are interested to work for an opinion on this topic. The submission deadline is 10 April.

Second EU Health Programme: Child Safety Alliance publishes report on Intentional Child injury  

The report on National Action to Address Child Intentional Injury examines safety measures concerning intentional injury to children by describing the adoption, implementation and enforcement of national level policies in over 25 Member States. This report was funded under the second EU Health Programme.

Fight against HIV/AIDS: launch of Action Plan in EU and neighbouring countries for 2014-2016  

The European Commission has just launched an Action Plan on HIV/AIDS which prolongs and provides increased focus to existing EU action in this area, building on the achievements of the Action Plan 2009-2013.

Expert Panel adopts first three opinions  

These opinions concern the definition of primary care as well its financing and referral systems; the criteria to assess the performance of health systems and thirdly, the evaluation of a study on public-private partnerships in health care delivery.

Public consultation launched on the safety of Metal-on-Metal joint replacements  

The Preliminary Opinion on The safety of Metal-on-Metal joint replacements with a particular focus on hip implants has been published for public consultation by the Commission and its independent Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR). The consultation remains open until 25 April 2014.

Terveys-EU-uutiskirje – EU:n terveysohjelma  

Terveys-EU-uutiskirje – EU:n terveysohjelma

Terveys-EU-uutiskirje – Harvinaiset sairaudet  

Terveys-EU-uutiskirje – Harvinaiset sairaudet

Third EU health programme adopted by Parliament  

The new health programme, with a budget of 449.4 million, has been adopted by the Parliament. Its priorities include stimulating innovation in health, targeting the impact of ageing and chronic illness and reducing health inequalities across the EU. The next step in the process will be adoption by the Council.

Health-EU Newsletter - Special edition on the tobacco products Directive revision   Näytä edellisen linkin kieliversiot English (en)

Editorial by Linda McAvan, Member of the European Parliament, Rapporteur on the Tobacco Products Directive.

Terveys-EU-uutiskirje – Lääkeväärennösdirektiivi  

Terveys-EU-uutiskirje – Lääkeväärennösdirektiivi

Call for information regarding silica (nano)  

Interested parties are invited to submit any relevant information that could assist the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) in making a safety assessment on the use of silica (nano). All information should be submitted by 31 May 2014.

The European Commission (DEVCO) opens a call for proposals "Supporting public health institutes" (EUR 23 million)  

The Call aims at reinforcing public health institutes in low-income countries, in the area of public health decision- and policy-making. Partnership with public health institutes and stakeholders is encouraged. Deadline for the concept note submission is 17/03/2014.

Patient Safety: New EU rapid alert platform for human blood and blood components  

The European Commission has just launched a new platform, which will improve the safety of patients that undergo blood transfusions.

EU takes action against cancer  

On the occasion of World Cancer Day, the European Commission presents 10 little known facts about EU action in the field of cancer.

Electromagnetic fields and health effects: public consultation on SCENIHR preliminary opinion  

This opinion addresses issues of public concern related to the potential health effects of exposure to electromagnetic fields. Deadline for comments: 16 April 2014.

Terveys-EU-uutiskirje – Syöpä  

Terveys-EU-uutiskirje – Syöpä

BisphenolA in medical devices: public consultation on SCENIHR preliminary opinion  

The consultation will run until 26 March 2014. Interested parties are invited to provide comments on the scientific evidence underpinning this preliminary opinion online. This opinion aims to assess whether the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in medical devices could cause any health concerns.

Chronic Diseases Joint Action gets started at kick-off meeting in Madrid  

Some 38 organisations from 22 Member States are taking part in the “CHRODIS” Joint Action which just got underway at a kick-off in Madrid. The Joint Action, co-financed by the EU Health Programme, addresses chronic diseases and promotes healthy ageing, focusing in particular on health promotion and disease prevention.


Terveyteen liittyvän eriarvoisuuden vähentäminen sosioekonomisten ryhmien ja EU:n eri alueiden välillä on yksi keskeisiä haasteitamme.

Seasonal influenza vaccination – State of play on the implementation of the Council Recommendation  

The Recommendation calls on Member States and EEA countries to take action to mitigate the impact of seasonal influenza through national, regional or local action plans or policies and by improving seasonal influenza vaccination coverage.

Landmark agreement reached on the Tobacco Products Directive  

This December has seen an important milestone reached on one of this Commission's mandates flagship initiatives – the Tobacco Products Directive. The Parliament and the Council have reached an agreement paving the way for a tighter regulation of tobacco products in Europe by 2016.

Call for tender - Pilot project on the promotion of self-care systems in the European Union. Platform of experts  

Creation of a platform of experts in self-care and healthcare. Deadline for application: 28.02.2014

Discover the Finalists for the EU Health Prize for Journalists 2013  

The EU Health Prize for Journalists 2013 has selected its 28 national finalists. During the month of November, a national jury meeting was held in each member state where renowned public health experts and health journalists evaluated all the submissions and decided which article should be appointed to represent their country.

Public consultation on the preliminary opinion on Nanosilver: safety, health and environmental effects and role in antimicrobial resistance   Näytä edellisen linkin kieliversiot English (en)

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the above-mentioned preliminary opinion of the SCENIHR, which focused on the use of nanosilver and possible associated health risks

14th Ministerial meeting of the Global Health Security Initiative – Rome, 13 December 2013   Näytä edellisen linkin kieliversiot English (en)

During this meeting Ministers reflected on emerging health security events of the last year and explored collaborative actions to protect the health and safety of the populations, and to strengthen health security globally.

Erikoisnumero – Tiedekomiteat  

SCENIHR suojaa kansalaisia uusilta terveysriskeiltä

Health Inequalities in the EU – Final Report of a Consortium  

This report provides an outline of new evidence on health inequalities in the European Union (EU) and the policy response to this at EU and national level to health inequalities since 2009. The report confirms significant health inequalities between and within EU Member States. Within this broad picture some indicators of inequality have decreased, some remained constant and others have increased.

Seeking healthcare in another EU Member State: your rights  pdf

You have the right to receive medical treatment in another EU Member State and the right to have your home country cover some or all of the costs.

World AIDS Day 2013: The Fight Against HIV/AIDS by the EU  

With nearly 30 000 new cases of HIV reported in the 30 EU and EEA countries in 2012, the European Commission is still actively involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Open Forum of the European Partnership for Action Against Cancer (EPAAC), 26-27 November 2013  

The Forum is hosted by Slovenia's National Institute of Public Health and focuses on the themes of national cancer plans and screening, as well as present and final conclusions by the EPAAC.

Science fact sheet on 'Environmental risks and indirect health effects of mercury from dental amalgam'  pdf

The European Commission and its non-food Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks SCHER have published a science fact sheet on 'Environmental risks and indirect health effects of mercury from dental amalgam'.

Malttia antibioottien käyttöön  

Euroopan antibioottipäivän tavoitteena on vähentää turhaa antibioottien käyttöä yli 40 Euroopan maassa

European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (Brussels, 25 November 2013)  

This conference aims to foster a high level policy debate about how to best scale up innovation within the care systems in response to the demographic challenge and how to create the associated opportunities for new growth and jobs.

Member States take major step in eHealth cooperation to improve care for patients across EU borders  

The eHealth network has adopted Guidelines to make it possible to share basic health information for a patient across EU borders.

European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD), 18 November 2013  

The European Antibiotic Awareness Day is a European health initiative coordinated by ECDC which provides a platform and support for national campaigns on the prudent use of antibiotics during the week of 18 November.

Science made simple: new language versions of fact-sheets explaining Scientific Committees opinions   Näytä edellisen linkin kieliversiot English (en)

Science fact-sheets explaining the opinions produced by the European Commission's non-food Committees on parabens, methylene glycol, fragrance allergens, nano zinc oxide in sun screens and scanners are now also available in FR, DE and ES. Discover how these products have an impact on your daily life.


Diabetes: EU:ssa tarvitaan monialaista toimintaa

Decision on serious cross border threats to health enters into force   Näytä edellisen linkin kieliversiot English (en)

This new Decision is an important step forward in improving health security in the European Union and protecting citizens from a wide range of health threats, such as possible future pandemics and serious cross border threats caused by communicable diseases, chemical, biological or environmental events.

Rajatylittävää terveydenhuoltoa koskeva direktiivi  

Rajatylittävää terveydenhuoltoa koskeva direktiivi tulee voimaan

'Eyes on Ages - A research on alcohol age limit policies in European Member States'  pdf

'Eyes on Ages - A research on alcohol age limit policies in European Member States'

European Organ Donation Day, 12 October 2013 and fourth journalist workshops on organ donation  

Each year to keep the organ donation debate alive, the day is organised by a different member state, this year Belgium is the host. To coincide with this the Commision organised journalist workshops on organ donation. All the presentations are now available online.


Maailman mielenterveyspäivä 10.10.2013

European Parliament's vote on the Tobacco Products proposal  

Tonio Borg, Commissioner for health welcomes the positive vote on the Commission's proposal for the revision of the Tobacco Products proposal which took place on 8th October in the European Parliament.

New publication from the European Commission 'Improving health for all EU citizens' 2013  pdf

This publication explains what the EU does in the health area, why the EU is involved and what the results are.

Journalist Prize 2013- Submission date is now closed  

Best ever edition! Almost 1000 articles on health issues from the 28 member states! Croatia has successfully joined the competition for the first time. Articles will now be sent to the national juries to select national finalists. The winners will be announced at a special ceremony in April 2014.

European Medicines Agency (EMA) launch video clip explaining the '▼' inverted triangle symbol for medicines under additional monitoring  

A black triangle will start appearing on product information this autumn to encourage reporting of suspected adverse reactions.

World Heart Day, 29 September 2013  

Commissioner for Health, Tonio Borg stresses how healthy habits early in life can help save you from heart diseases.

'Day of the Ex-smokers', 26 September 2013  

Come and join world renowned DJ, Bob Sinclair at Parc du Cinquantenaire, Brussels


EU torjuu liikalihavuutta ja edistää terveellisiä elintapoja

16th European Health Forum, Gastein (2 – 4 October 2013) - Resilient and Innovative Health Systems for Europe  

DG SANCO will host an EU Session on improving access and combating discrimination in health care with a focus on vulnerable groups. Plus there will be an EU health programme 2014–2020 information workshop. Tonio Borg, EU Commissioner for Health and P. Testori Coggi, Director General , will participate.

The submission deadline of the EU Health Prize for Journalists 2013 is almost here, submit your articles!  

Become one of the 28 finalists of the EU Health Prize for Journalists and attend the award ceremony where the EU winner will be selected at the European Commission premises in Brussels.


EU torjuu liikalihavuutta ja edistää terveellisiä elintapoja

'Quit Smoking with Barça' wins European Lung Foundation (ELF) Award for improving lung health  

The award was presented at the European Respiratory Society's annual Congress which gathers around 20 000 healthcare professionals. ‘Quit Smoking With Barça’ has been recognized specifically for its contribution to improving European lung health and has drawn significant praise from the scientific and medical community across Europe for promoting the lifelong benefits of quitting smoking.

Report on health inequalities in the EU  

This report describes the main actions that the European Commission has taken to implement its 2009 Communication on health inequalities. It also gives an overview of the size and trends in health inequalities in the EU since 2000.

'Quit Smoking With Barça' wins Silver at the Euro EFFIE Awards  

At an award ceremony in Brussels last night, Quit Smoking With Barça was recognised with a silver Euro EFFIE award for effectiveness in marketing communications.

European Commission - Public Health website connecting to health across Europe   Näytä edellisen linkin kieliversiot English (en)

DG Health and Consumers is pleased to present the new version of the Commission Public Health website. It achieves a double purpose, adapting the design of the website to new internet devices, particularly navigation on smartphones and tablets and integrating the Health-EU Portal and its newsletter.

Bringing the results of the Scientific Committees closer to the public  

An 'easy to read' fact-sheet is now available in 4 languages on the Opinion on "nano-form Zinc Oxide in Sunscreens’'

Lastenlääkeasetus on tuottanut myönteisiä tuloksia  

Raportti lastenlääkeasetuksen täytäntöönpanon edistymisestä

Valtioiden rajat ylittävät terveysuhkat  

Suojautuminen valtioiden rajat ylittäviltä terveysuhkilta

Tukea ihosyövän ehkäisyhankkeille  

EU:n toimet, joilla levitetään tietoa ihosyövästä ja sen ehkäisykeinoista


Erityisnumero – Tiedekomiteat

Kroatian ensimmäiseksi komissaariksi on valittu Neven Mimica, joka vastaa kuluttajansuoja-asioista.  

Kroatiasta tulee Euroopan unionin 28. jäsenmaa 1.7.2013.

Bringing the results of the Scientific Committees closer to the public  

A layman version is now available for the 'Opinion on Fragrance allergens in cosmetic products'.

EU:n terveysalan journalistikilpailu 2013  

EU:n terveysalan journalistikilpailu. Oletko terveysasioista kiinnostunut journalisti?

"Kansainvälinen tupakaton päivä" edistää terveitä elämäntapoja  

EU:n tavoitteena on vähentää tupakkatuotteiden ja tupakoinnin houkuttelevuutta nuorten silmissä

Hiv ja ihmisoikeudet  

Oikeus terveyteen, oikeus elämään – hiv ja ihmisoikeudet

Sähköiset terveyspalvelut  

eHealth-teemaviikko: Terveemmän Euroopan asialla

Uudet tiedekomiteat aloittavat työnsä  

Tieteellinen asiantuntemus EU-kansalaisten terveyden ja turvallisuuden edistämisen tukena


Potilasturvallisuus kehittyy EU:ssa

Lääkkeet: Lisäseurannan alaiset lääkkeet aletaan merkitä kolmiosymbolilla ▼  

Lisäseurannan alaisten lääkkeiden pakkausselosteeseen tulee mustan kolmiomerkin oheen teksti, jossa potilaita ja terveydenhuoltohenkilöstöä kehotetaan tekemään ilmoitus, jos valmisteella epäillään olevan haittavaikutuksia.

Kansainvälinen naistenpäivä – naisten terveys  

Naisten terveyttä tutkivan European Institute of Women’s Health -instituutin johtaja Peggy Maguire tarkastelee keuhkosyövän ehkäisemistä tulevien sukupolvien parissa, nuorten tyttöjen tupakoinnin torjuntaa ja naisten sairastumista sydän- ja verisuonitauteihin.

PHGEN II -hanke  

EU valmistautuu yksilölliseen lääketieteeseen eli yksilökohtaisesti räätälöityyn diagnostiikkaan ja hoitoon, jossa otetaan huomioon geneettiset erot

Terveyteen investoiminen keskeisessä asemassa sosiaalisten investointien paketissa  

Terveysjärjestelmien tehokkuutta parannetaan julkisen terveydenhuollon budjettien tiukentumisen vuoksi

Sosiaalialan investointipaketti  

Terveyteen investoiminen on keskeisessä asemassa sosiaalialan investointipaketissa

Terveysohjelman vuoden 2013 työsuunnitelma hyväksyttiin  

Ehdotuspyyntöön vastaamisen määräaika päättyy 22.3.2013

Terveys ja maahanmuuttajat  

Maahanmuuttajien sekä romanien ja muiden etnisten vähemmistöjen terveys

Euroopan komissio – 25 vuotta syövän torjuntaa  

EU:n suosituksen mukaisesti eri puolilla EU:ta ollaan perustamassa väestöpohjaisia rinta-, kohdunkaula-, paksusuolen ja peräsuolen syövän seulontaohjelmia.

EU:n terveysalan journalistikilpailun 2012 voittajat on valittu  

Pääpalkinnon sai tšekkiläinen Petr Třešňák mielenterveyshoidon ongelmia kuvaavalla artikkelillaan "Adventures in ward 14"

Komissio hyväksyi tupakkatuotedirektiivin tarkistusehdotuksen  

Euroopan komissio ehdottaa muutoksia direktiiviin, jolla säännellään tupakkatuotteiden valmistusta, esittämistapaa ja myyntiä. Uudistuksen tarkoituksena on parantaa EU:n sisämarkkinoiden toimintaa ja EU-kansalaisten terveyden suojelua.

VIDEO – EU edistää terveellistä ruokavaliota ja liikuntaa  

Katso, miten EU:n toimilla edistetään monipuolista ruokavaliota ja liikuntaa. EU tukee monenlaisia hankkeita paikallisella, alueellisella ja koko EU:n tasolla.


Terveydenhuoltojärjestelmät – Eurooppalainen ulottuvuus

Terveys-EU-uutiskirje – Health at a glance -raportti 2012  

Tuoreessa raportissa esitellään kansanterveyden ja terveydenhuollon keskeiset indikaattorit 35 maan osalta

Euroopan komissio ja FC Barcelona aloittivat tupakanvastaisen yhteistyön  

Lopeta tupakointi Barçan kanssa -kampanjan keskeinen väline on iCoach-verkkosovellus, jonka kautta FC Barcelonan tähtipelaajat antavat henkilökohtaista opastusta tupakoinnin lopettamiseen.

Terveys ja laajentuminen  

EU toivottaa Kroatian tervetulleeksi

Ilmaisia hedelmiä lapsille  

Eurooppalainen kouluhedelmäjärjestelmä edistää lasten terveyttä

SHIPSAN TRAINET – Turvallisempia risteilyjä Euroopassa  

Risteilyaluksille kaavaillaan yhteiseurooppalaisia hygieniasääntöjä

EUBIROD – Eurooppalainen diabetestietokanta  

Diabetesepidemiaa torjutaan tietoja jakamalla

Terveys-EU-uutiskirje 100  

Erikoisnumero: Terveenä ikääntyminen

Orchids-hanke – nopea ja tehokas laajamittainen dekontaminaatio  

Orchids-hanke – laajamittaisen dekontaminaation toteuttaminen tehokkaasti ja ihmisarvoa kunnioittaen

EFRETOS-hanke – turvallisempia ja tehokkaampia elinsiirtoja  

Kaikki EU:ssa tehtävät elinsiirrot yhteiseen seurantarekisteriin

Terveys-EU-uutiskirjeen tilaus. Terveys-EU-uutiskirje – terveysalan uutisia koko EU:sta sähköpostiisi joka toinen viikko.  

Terveys-EU-uutiskirje ilmestyy 22.11.2012 jo 100. kerran, ja sen kunniaksi uutiskirjeestä on laadittu erikoisnumero. Ilmoittaudu nyt jakelulistalle, niin saat myös erikoisnumeron. Ilmoita tilauksesi yhteydessä, minkä kieliversion haluat.

Lääketurvalainsäädännön tarkistus  

Lääketurvatoimintaa parannetaan tarkistamalla lainsäädäntöä

Terveys-EU-uutiskirje 98 – Lääketurvatoiminta – Lääkkeiden turvallisuuden valvonta  

Terveys-EU-uutiskirje 98 – Lääketurvatoiminta – Lääkkeiden turvallisuuden valvonta

Averroes-hanke – terveyspalveluiden tasavertainen saatavuus  

Averroes-hankkeessa tiedotetaan maahanmuuttajien ja turvapaikanhakijoiden oikeudesta saada terveydenhuoltopalveluita ilman syrjintää

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

FC Barcelona ja EU kampanjoivat yhdessä tupakointia vastaan  

FC Barcelona ja Euroopan komissio julkistivat tupakanvastaisen yhteistyökampanjan Brysselissä

Ilmansaasteet tappavat tuhansia ihmisiä – miljardien lasku yhteiskunnalle  

Aphekom-hankkeen mukaan ilmansaasteiden vähentämiseen tähtäävän EU:n ympäristöpolitiikan tehokas täytäntöönpano ja noudattaminen pitkällä aikavälillä tuottaa merkittäviä myönteisiä terveysvaikutuksia

Terveys-EU-uutiskirje – Maailman Alzheimer-päivä (21. syyskuuta) – Elämää dementian kanssa  

Terveys-EU-uutiskirje – Tiedonvaihtoa dementian hoidon parantamiseksi Euroopassa

EuroNeoStat II – vastasyntyneisiin liittyvä eurooppalainen tietojärjestelmä  

Hankkeella pyritään parantamaan hyvin ennenaikaisten ja hyvin pienipainoisten keskosten hoitoa

Terveys-EU-uutiskirje – Lapsuusiän immunisaatio  

Terveys-EU-uutiskirje – Lapsuusiän immunisaatio: turvallinen ja tehokas suoja

FOOD-hanke – terveys ja ravitsemus työpaikoilla  

FOOD-hankkeella edistetään aikuisten ruokailutottumuksia työpaikoilla

Orphanet Europe - Tietoa harvinaisista sairauksista verkossa  

EU-rahoitteisen Orphanet Europe -hankkeen avulla kerätään tietoa harvinaisista sairauksista

Terveys-EU-uutiskirje – Uudet säännöt kliinisille tutkimuksille  

Terveys-EU-uutiskirje – Kliinisten tutkimusten uudet tuulet

Lasten lihominen aisoihin EEN EPODE -hankkeen tuella  

Lasten liikalihavuus on kasvava epidemia Euroopassa. Jo neljännes eurooppalaisista koululaisista on ylipainoisia tai liikalihavia.

Terveys-EU-uutiskirje – Tapaturmista tarvitaan parempaa tietoa EU  

Vahinko ei kesälläkään tule kello kaulassa

Lasten tapaturmien ehkäisyyn panostettava  

Raportti: Lapset ja nuoret alttiita tapaturmille kotona – toimenpiteitä tarvitaan

Elokuvien tupakointi vaikuttaa nuoriin  

Tutkimus: Tupakoinnin näyttäminen elokuvissa voi saada nuoret aloittamaan polttamisen

Terveys-EU-uutiskirje – Heidi – uusi terveysaiheinen wikisivusto  

Terveys-EU-uutiskirje – Heidi-wikisivusto tuo EU:n terveystietoa verkkoon

Are you a journalist interested in health?   Näytä edellisen linkin kieliversiot English (en)

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

Selvitys nuorten terveydestä  

WHOn terveyskyselyyn vastasi 200 000 nuorta 39 maasta

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   Näytä edellisen linkin kieliversiot English (en)

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   Näytä edellisen linkin kieliversiot English (en)

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

Heidi wiki: Online health information for Europe   Näytä edellisen linkin kieliversiot English (en)

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   Näytä edellisen linkin kieliversiot English (en)

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

Healthy Stadia: Promoting community health and lifestyle   Näytä edellisen linkin kieliversiot English (en)

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