Directorate General Health & Consumers
Research shows under-nutrition is a cause as well as a consequence of functional decline in ageing 'You are what you eat', but evidence just published by the EU Joint Research Centre on the prevention and treatment of age-related diseases suggests that 'you age how you eat' as well.
Online comments welcome concerning safety of dental amalgams SCENIHR opinion The Commission and SCENIHR has launched a public consultation, continuing through 16 November 2014, on the preliminary opinion on “The safety of dental amalgam and alternative dental restoration materials for patients and users".
Implementation Report on Rare Diseases adopted This report presents an overview of the implementation of EU rare diseases strategy to date and takes stock of achievements and lessons learnt. It also examines the need for further action to improve the lives of patients affected by rare diseases and their families.
Health-EU Newsletter - Ebola The European Union fully engaged in global effort to fight Ebola - Editorial by Tonio Borg, European Commissioner for Health
New Roma Health Report confirms health inequalities The EU-funded report examines existing data on the health of Europe's largest ethnic minority and confirms health inequalities, such as the fact that Roma people have shorter life expectancies. The report also examines how this data from Member States were compiled.