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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.

[EPHA report] EU Summit on Chronic Diseases    epha.org

On 3 and 4 April 2014 in Brussels, the European Commission (EC) held the first ever [...]

A global view on the prevention of cardiovascular disease    escardio.org

The theme of this year's congress is [...]

The European Policy Action Network on Diabetes (ExPAND)    epha.org

Almost one century after the discovery of insulin therapy , people who suffer from diabetes still continue facing physical and psychological pain. Last January, the European Policy Action Network on [...]

Access all the presentations from EuroHeartCare 2014    escardio.org

The ESC Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions has made the slides from all EuroHeartcongress presentations available here. Topics: Cardiovascular Nursing[...]

Professional groups: a key role in boosting prostate cancer research    uroweb.org

Professional medical groups, particularly those operating in international and regional levels, play a vital role in boosting cancer research with future trends expected to emphasise intra-regional c[...]

PRAC recommends against combined use of medicines affecting the renin-angiotensin (RAS) system    europa.eu

The European Medicines Agency's Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) has reviewed the risks of combining different classes of medicines that act on the renin-angiotensin (RAS) system, a[...]

Periodontal disease associated with cardiovascular risk in large multicentre study    escardio.org

Should dental health now be considered a marker of coronary heart disease? Tooth loss and gingivitis have been identified as a potential risk marker for cardiovascular disease in a large study publis[...]

Expanding Global Access to Radiotherapy    uicc.org

Lancet Oncology publishes commentary on the UICC Global Task Force on Radiotherapy for Cancer Control Radiotherapy, an important element of comprehensive cancer management, is highly effective at imp[...]

World Cancer Day 2014 Report Now Available!    uicc.org

Find out what happened on 4th February when the whole cancer community came together to mark this important day! Read about what happened on 4th February 2014 when the world united to mark this impor[...]

Poor sleep doubles hospitalisations in heart failure patients    escardio.org

Chronic sleep deprivation previously linked to inflammation and higher stress levels according to research presented during EuroHeartCare 2014; Dr Peter Johansson, first author said: [...]

Depression increases heart failure risk by 40%    escardio.org

Reducing stress that triggers depression may improve outlook; Moderate to severe depression increases the risk of heart failure by 40%, a study of nearly 63 000 Norwegians has shown. The findings wer[...]

[EPHA comments] First EU Summit on Chronic Diseases    epha.org

The first EU Summit on Chronic Diseases took place in Brussels during the 3rd and 4th of April. Peggy Maguire, EPHA president, delivered a key note speech. In this article we have pulled out the main[...]

Press Release: EFA Calls for Strategy at Chronic Diseases Summit    efanet.org

Patients with asthma, allergy and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease call for an EU strategy on chronic diseases European institutions must take the lead to tackle respiratory diseases affecting m[...]

WORLD AUTISM DAY: EMPLOYMENT IS MORE THAN JUST A JOB FOR PEOPLE WITH AUTISM    edf-feph.org

Today 1 in 150 children are diagnosed with autism – totalling around 3.3 million people in the European Union. In most regions of Europe, these children grow up to face widespread unemployment and l[...]

High-tech solution for tackling brain disease    europa.eu

How can pressure cells contribute to help tackling the rapidly growing problem of degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer? This is one of the issues a new project funded by NMI3 will seek to address.[...]

IARC Working Group Report No 7: Primary End-points for Prophylactic HPV Vaccine Trials    iarc.fr

The potential of the current licensed preventive virus-like particle human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines to have a major public health impact is leading to additional clinical trials. The Internation[...]

Health-EU Newsletter - Chronic Diseases    europa.eu

Chronic diseases are a major and growing problem in the population. They are by far the leading cause of mortality, representing some 86% of all deaths in the EU. Two million people die every year f[...]

Research Headlines - Fighting cancer by attacking its support network    europa.eu

When we think of cancer we often think of rogue, villainous cells in an otherwise healthy organ. But research is increasingly showing that our bodies are complicit in the disease, providing cancer ce[...]

Final Report Summary - PI3KACT (Dynamic regulation of Ras signaling - a novel way to attenuate PI3K activity in cancer and inflammation)    europa.eumsw8

UNIVERSITAET BASEL Despite the growing knowledge concerning the inherent mechanisms driving inflammatory and allergic disease, present anti-inflammatory treatments mostly target symptoms or broadly s[...]

Periodic Report Summary - PI3KACT (Dynamic regulation of Ras signaling a novel way to attenuate PI3K activity in cancer and inflammation)    europa.eumsw8

UNIVERSITAET BASEL Normal cellular behaviour is tightly controlled by a complex network of cellular interactions and emerging signalling pathways. Ras proteins were among the first molecules recognis[...]

EMA recommends approval of new treatment for platinum-resistant ovarian cancer together with companion diagnostic    europa.eu

The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended granting a marketing authorisation for Vynfinit (vintafolide) for the treatment of women with a s[...]

Law and Cancer workshop a big success    uicc.org

The McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer recently conducted an Intensive Legal Training Workshop. The first of its kind for the global cancer community, the workshop, which took place from 10 February to[...]

Research Headlines - Tiny technology to tackle Alzheimer's    europa.eu

Today, some 24 million people worldwide are affected by dementia with more than 4 million new cases recorded every year. This equates to a new case every eight seconds. To address these staggering fi[...]

World Cancer Congress 2014    uicc.org

Register now and benefit from early bird savings! The 2014 World Cancer Congress will take place in Melbourne, Australia on 3-6 December 2014. read more[...]

Relaunch of the IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention    iarc.fr

The IARC Monographs Programme is proud to announce the relaunch of the IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention. Volume 15 of the IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention will cover Breast Cancer Screening. Br[...]

Cancer registries: a model to be replicated or used for other chronic diseases?    epha.org

The European Parliament organised a workshop 'Towards a European Cancer Information System' on 12 February 2014 which looked at the state of play of cancer registries in Europe. EPHA took part in the[...]

"Lung Cancer: We’re Listening"    uicc.org

A survey by Boehringer Ingelheim to share and compare experiences of lung cancer patients and family members worldwide Lung Cancer: We're Listening is a survey that uses pictures to allow lung cancer[...]

"Lung Cancer: We’re Listening" Survey    uicc.org

A survey by Boehringer Ingelheim to allow lung cancer patients and family members from around the world to express, share and compare experiences Lung Cancer: We're Listening is a survey that uses pi[...]

Outbursts of anger linked to greater risk of heart attacks and strokes    escardio.org

Outbursts of anger may trigger heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular problems in the two hours immediately afterwards, according to the first study to systematically evaluate previous resea[...]

Scientific guideline: Draft reflection paper on the wording of indication for medicinal products for treatment of type 2 diabetes, draft: consultation open    europa.eu

Currently, the wording of the indication in section 4.1 of the SmPC (Summary of Product Characteristics) for recently approved centrally authorised medicinal products intended for the treatment of pa[...]

ENCR Colorectal (CRC) - Large Bowel Cancer factsheet is published    europa.eu

The first factsheet of a new series of cancer related publications has been issued by the JRC-hosted European Network of Cancer Registries (ENCR).[...]

Member States agree Plan to tackle Childhood Obesity    europa.eu

Directorate General for Health & Consumers[...]

EU-funded project sheds light on cardiovascular diseases    escardio.org

The EU-funded EuroHeart (European Heart Health Strategy) II Project comes to an end today after three years of research into current cardiovascular disease (CVD) trends and analysis of EU-wide CVD pr[...]

Alarming obesity rates in the WHO European Region require urgent action to protect children's health    epha.org

A recent WHO Europe Report, presenting an update on the marketing of foods high in fat, salt and sugar to children in the period 2012-2013, highlights increasing obesity rates in children. The overvi[...]

Cardiovascular nursing congress highlights psychological links to heart disease    escardio.org

Professor Donna Fitzsimons, Chair of CCNAP: [...]

28 February : Free registration ESC webinar on Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction    escardio.org

Join Theresa McDonagh and Burkert Pieske online for a live streaming webinar on 28 February 2014 from 18:00 to 19:00 CET, on Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction: the most common diagnostic[...]

Guidelines on Diabetes: new resources available    escardio.org

In addition to the Full text of the ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines on Diabetes, Pre-Diabetes and Cardiovascular Diseases, developed with EASD, new related resources are now available. Discover the [...]

Photo story – How can the obesity epidemic in children be stopped?    who.int

Across the WHO European Region, more and more children are now overweight and obese. What can be done, and who needs to take action to stop overweight becoming the new norm?[...]

Photo story – How can the obesity epidemic in children be stopped?    who.int

Across the WHO European Region, more and more children are now overweight and obese. What can be done, and who needs to take action to stop overweight becoming the new norm?[...]

Meeting highlights from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) 17-20 February 2014    europa.eu

This page provides an overview of the opinions adopted at the February 2014 meeting of the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) and other important outcomes.[...]

European Medicines Agency recommends that Protelos/Osseor remain available but with further restrictions    europa.eu

The European Medicines Agency has concluded its review of Protelos/Osseor and has recommended further restricting the use of the medicine to patients who cannot be treated with other medicines approv[...]

HRH Sharjah of UAE has become a new UICC ambassador    uicc.org

HRH is also Patron of Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP) UICC is honoured to announce that HRH Sheika Jawahar Bint Mohammed Al-Qasimi of Sharjah, UAE has become a UICC ambassador. As a core part of HR[...]

Lunch meeting on Advanced Breast Cancer (ABC)    europa.eu

European Parliament, Brussels 11 February 2014[...]

Acute Pericarditis    escardio.org

An article from the e-journal of the ESC Council for Cardiology Practice Topics: Pericardial Disease Authors: Valladares C. The typical complaint of acute pericarditis is chest pain, which radiates t[...]

Campaign launch on International Childhood Cancer Day    uicc.org

Signs & Symptoms of Childhood Cancer UICC in partnership with the International Society for Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) and the International Confederation of Childhood Cancer Parent Organizations[...]

Novel agents in the treatment of stable angina.    escardio.org

Authors: Ferreira Lisboa da Silva, RM In stable angina, added to lifestyle changes and risk factor control, pharmacological treatment aims to reduce risk and symptoms. The novel anti-ischemic drugs i[...]

Senior Visiting Scientist Award 2013    iarc.fr

The recipients of the 2013 highly competitive Senior Visiting Scientist Award, currently at IARC, are: Professor Leticia M. Fernandez Garrote from the National School of Public Health, Havana, Cuba, [...]

Stem-cell research to help Europe's growing population of diabetics    europa.eu

More than 55 million people in Europe currently suffer from diabetes, and by 2030, this figure is expected to rise to 64 million. Although there is currently no cure, type 1 diabetes can be treated b[...]

MD Anderson takes a stand against damaging myths on cancers    uicc.org

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and World Cancer Day 2014 World Cancer Day is the only international day dedicated to cancer and a unique opportunity to raise our collective voices [...]

Beta Blockers and Perioperative Care: European Heart Journal Editorial addresses controversy    escardio.org

Since the end of 2011 when the scientific work of Professor Don Poldermans was first scrutinized there has been controversy in the medical world about the use of beta blockers in perioperative care. [...]

World Cancer Day 2014 was a huge success!    uicc.org

World Cancer Day 2014 proved to be a really successful opportunity to raise our collective voices in the name of improving general knowledge around cancer and dismissing misconception about the dise[...]

CALAMEA builds alliances to further regional goals in the Middle East & Africa    uicc.org

The Cancer Advocacy Leaders' Alliance for Middle East & Africa Sixteen cancer advocacy organizations within the Middle East and Africa have vowed to join efforts in order to strengthen access to [...]

Prevention is key to curb cancer burden, says new report    who.int

The World Cancer Report 2014, released in the run-up to World Cancer Day, 5 February, has confirmed that the old saying rings true: prevention is better than cure. Based on the latest statistics on t[...]

Alcohol and Cancer- the forgotten link    eurocare.org

The World Health Organisation has warned about the growing burden of cancer at an alarming pace and emphasised the urgent implementation of efficient prevention strategies.[...]

World Cancer Day: 10 Facts on EU Action to Fight Cancer    europa.eu

European Commission - Press Release details page - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 4 February 2014 According to most recently published data, there were an estimated 1.4 million new cases of canc[...]

New UICC Together For Action campaign launched today!    uicc.org

World Cancer Day launch Today is World Cancer Day, the Day when the global cancer community joins voices and efforts to bring cancer in the public eye and increase understanding of the disease. UICC [...]

Did you know that it's possible to catch cancer?    uicc.org

GAVI Alliance Debunks the Cancer Myths on World Cancer Day GAVI Alliance is marking World Cancer Day by joining hundreds of organisations worldwide to Debunk the Myths about cancer and dispel the myt[...]

[Members News] NOURISHING: World Cancer Research Fund International's Food Policy Framework for Healthy Diets    epha.org

The World Cancer Research Fund International (WCRF), an EPHA member organisation, has just published NOURISHING - its updated version of its Food Policy Framework for Healthy Diets. This publication [...]

The European Coalition for Vision calls on MEPs to support better vision and eye health across Europe, and uphold the rights of visually impaired people    epha.org

4th February, Strasbourg - The European Coalition for Vision (ECV) (1) and the Coalition's manifesto for the European Parliament elections (2) were launched today at the European Parliament seat in S[...]

Alcohol and Cancer- the forgotten link    eurocare.org

The World Health Organisation has warned about the growing burden of cancer at an alarming pace and emphasised the urgent implementation of efficient prevention strategies. The often forgotten link i[...]

The gold standard for cancer treatment    europa.eu

In the past, the best-known medical use of gold in the human body was probably limited to dental repairs, and even then considered by some to be a little ostentatious! But now, with the support of th[...]

Anti-cancer drugs customised for children    europa.eu

One of the most common forms of cancer in children is acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, and the children affected have to rely on tablet-based treatments developed for adults. The European Union (EU)-fu[...]

World Cancer Day 2014    who.int

As every year on 4 February, World Cancer Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) support the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)[...]

Today is World Cancer Day 2014!    uicc.org

Don't forget to mark the day! World Cancer Day is finally here and we are so excited to see all the activities you will be doing to mark this day! World Cancer Day is getting more and more profile ar[...]

Symptoms of depression causally linked to risk of coronary heart disease in UK Whitehall study    escardio.org

A report published today provides strong evidence that the symptoms of depressive disorder are causally associated with the risk of coronary heart disease, and as such should be considered a potentia[...]

Register now to the World Cancer Congress    uicc.org

Do not miss the opportunity to attend the leading international conference on the latest information on global advances in cancer control. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT read more[...]

Events - 6th Familial Cancer Conference (ESO-CNIO) - 5-6 June 2014, Madrid, Spain    europa.eu

Main Topics: General concepts in familial cancer; genetic variants and familial cancer; genetic counseling * Common cancers: The family of breast cancer genes; selection criteria and clinical man[...]

Health-EU Newsletter - Cancer    europa.eu

Cancer - we hear about it almost every day on the news, at work or in discussions with family and friends. Given the incidence rates prevailing nowadays in the European Union, one in three men and on[...]

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

Directorate General for Health & Consumers[...]

Aspirin still overprescribed for stroke prevention in AF    escardio.org

Data from the EORP Atrial Fibrillation General Pilot Registry of more than 3 100 patients in nine countries provides the most up-to-date picture of European cardiologists' prescribing of antithrombot[...]

IARC Publications - IARC Biennial Report 2012-2013    iarc.fr

This Biennial Report of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) provides a summary of the activities of the Agency during the 2012-2013 biennium. These activities span research areas i[...]

Assessing the long term impact of HPV screening on cervical cancer detection    europa.eu

Cervical cancer screening has helped to dramatically reduce the number of cases of - and mortality from - this disease. Now a study from the Karolinska Institutet suggests that testing for the human [...]

World Cancer Day 2014 - Event Highlights    uicc.org

160 events planned and counting! Place YOURS on the Map of Events now! World Cancer Day 2014 is coming up soon, only 12 days left! If you have some planned events, it's important that you share it wi[...]

Arrhythmia-centered treatment review of tachy-arrhythmia during pregnancy    escardio.org

Authors: Baig M. Management of the patient includes: 1) clinical assessment with a detailed history and examination, 2) blood count, renal function, electrolytes (potassium, magnesium) & thyroid [...]

Ground-breaking cancer research    europa.eu

Cancer treatment is one of the most important areas of research in the medical world today. With research predominately conducted in large pharmaceutical research organisations, it is a positive sign[...]

Nursing management of prostate cancer in Italy    uroweb.org

Philippa Aslet, BAUN President, opened the two-day conference which focused on prostate cancer treatment during the first plenary sessions. Among the issues discussed were modernising diagnostic proc[...]

Test your knowledge with the January ECG quiz    escardio.org

A 17-year-old national rower underwent a 12 lead ECG as part of pre-participation cardiac screening. He was asymptomatic. There was no significant past medical history or drug history. His sister had[...]

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week | 19 - 25 January 2014    epha.org

The European Institute of Women's Health (EIWH) invites its members, friends and colleagues to join us to celebrate the 8th Annual European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week to help stop this uniquely [...]

Chronic Diseases Summit (Brussels, 3-4 April 2014)    europa.eu

European Commission - Brussels, 3-4 April 2014 About the Conference This first EU summit on chronic diseases will discuss medical, social and economic benefits of sustaina[...]

List of events updated    europa.eu

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List of publications updated    europa.eu

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ESOU: Zoran Culig on TMPRSS:ERG fusion and short androgen receptors    uroweb.org

The 11th Meeting of the EAU Section of Oncological Urology is taking place next week, kicking off on the 17 January in Prague. We have approached on of the meeting's prominent speakers to comment on [...]

EAU14 Highlight: Testosterone replacement in older men    uroweb.org

The upcoming 29th Annual EAU Congress will address a number of challenging topics which currently raise much discussion in the international urological community. One of such topics is testosterone r[...]

IARC Meetings - Emerging Issues in Head and Neck Cancer and Emerging Oncogenic Viruses: REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!    iarc.fr

For both meetings, the registration deadline is 9 May 2014." name="description" /> Menu Emerging Issues in Head and Neck Cancer You are here: Home / Registration Background Committees Programme S[...]

Pediatric Cancer Registry Launched in Guatemala    uicc.org

During a 2 day workshop organised by the Dana Farber Cancer Institute The Guatemalan Pediatric Cancer Registry was recently launched during a two-day workshop organised by the Dana Farber Cancer Inst[...]

Dr. Valovirta on Finnish Asthma and Allergy Programmes    efanet.org

Dr. Erkka Valovirta (EFA Honorary Member and Medical Adviser) speaking about the Finnish Asthma Programme 1994 - 2004 and the Finnish Allergy Programme 2008 - 2018. For more information, please visit[...]

Highlights from the 20th European Congress on Obesity 2013    eufic.org

In May 2013, the 20th European Congress on Obesity, hosted by the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO), took place in Liverpool. With the prevalence of obesity still on the rise, the [...]

Summary reports of the 2013 WCLS and UICC Partner Events    uicc.org

Download the reports now We are pleased to share the Summary Reports of the 2013 World Cancer Leaders' Summit and UICC Partner Events. Summary Reports of the 2013 WCLS and UICC Partner Eventsread mor[...]

Fit teenagers are less likely to have heart attacks in later life    escardio.org

Swedish researchers found that every 15% increase in aerobic fitness was linked to an approximately 18% reduced risk of myocardial infarction 30 years later. The study found that the relationship bet[...]

11th ESOU features extensive programme, emphasises the role of scientific debates    uroweb.org

The date of the 11th Meeting of the EAU Section of Oncological Urology is fast approaching. This event, one of the most successful of the association, will take place in Prague, Czech Republic on 17-[...]

ESO meeting in Amsterdam to explore the limits of active surveillance    uroweb.org

In collaboration with the EAU, the European School of Oncology (ESO) is organising a two-day meeting in Amsterdam on 21-22 February, 2014 on the topic of active surveillance for low-risk prostate can[...]

Number of submitted abstracts for Stockholm exceeds 4,000 mark    uroweb.org

Italy, Germany and the United Kingdom took the Top 3 spots for submitting the highest number of abstracts for the 29th Annual EAU Congress, while the management of localised prostate cancer, advanced[...]

Rodolfo Montironi: How reliable is the pathological examination to make clinical decisions?    uroweb.org

In two weeks, one of the EAU's most successful events will kick off in Prague: the 11th Meeting of the EAU Section of Oncological Urology. One of the exciting features of the meeting is its extensive[...]

World Child Cancer campaign    uicc.org

A highly visual and informative new campaign focusing on childhood cancer has been launched by World Child Cancer. The Financial Times has chosen the organisation for their 2013 Seasonal Appeal with [...]

Atherosclerosis across 4000 years of human history: the Horus study    escardio.org

Featured EuroPRevent Speaker - Lessons from the Past: Why would a third of the mummies of the ancient cultures of Egypt, Peru, the American Southwest and the Aleutian Islands have atherosclerosis whe[...]

New AF classification by ECG will help GPs deliver personalised treatment    escardio.org

AF is currently diagnosed by an ECG, often by a general practitioner (GP). But the ECG is underutilised with respect to identifying the underlying cause of AF, which would help GPs make personalised [...]

Periodic Report Summary - EPIHEALTH (Linking perturbed maternal environment ... due to diabetes, obesity or assisted reproductive technologies, and altered health during ageing.)    europa.eumsw8

BIOTALENTUM TUDASFEJLESZTO KFT Project context and objectives: The main goal of EPIHEALTH is to improve health of the human population by understanding the mechanisms and pathways in early developmen[...]

Management of atrial fibrillation still suboptimal in Europe    escardio.org

ESC presents preliminary results of Atrial Fibrillation General Registry: Statistics show that oral anticoagulant use has increased, but new oral anticoagulant (NOAC) use is still low. Authors also c[...]

Warfarin increases risk of stroke among atrial fibrillation patients in first 30 days of use    escardio.org

Patients with atrial fibrillation - an irregular and often abnormally fast heartbeat - have nearly double the risk of suffering a stroke in the first 30 days after starting to take the anti-clotting [...]

Promoting heart valve clinics to facilitate risk stratification and 'watchful waiting'    escardio.org

Welcome to the European Society of Cardiology . Our mission: to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease in Europe Promoting heart valve clinics to facilitate risk stratification and ‘watchful wa[...]

EuroEcho-Imaging 2013: No diagnosis of heart disease without imaging    escardio.org

Diagnosis of cardiovascular disease would be impossible without imaging. It is now becoming essential for treatment as well, as sessions dedicated to interventions highlighted during EuroEcho-Imaging[...]

IARC Release the Latest World Cancer Statistics    uicc.org

Global cancer burden rises to 14.1m new cases in 2012: Marked increase in breast cancers must be addressed Lyon/Geneva, 12 December 2013 - The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the [...]

EACVI launches new Valvular Echo Box    escardio.org

Echo Boxes offer richly illustrated teaching chapters, accompanied by clinical cases, links to recently published teaching material as well as key references in the related literature. Clinical cases[...]

HIV causes structural heart disease - detectable blood viral load nearly doubles the prevalence of heart disease    escardio.org

Presented at EuroEcho-Imaging, the findings support the introduction of CV screening in all HIV patients: [...]

Heart failure - new information website    escardio.org

Heart failure is a serious medical condition where the heart does not pump blood around the body as well as it should. New website by the European Society of Cardiology.

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New information website on Afibmatters    escardio.org

Launched by the European Heart Rhythm Association of the European Society of Cardiology (EHRA of the ESC) the website aims to provide clear and reliable information and practical advice to people wit[...]

India’s blood pressure skyrockets    escardio.org

Rural-to-urban migrants are at especially high risk [...]

Dementia    oecd.org

Dementia is a devastating condition for the people affected, their family and friends, and for health systems. Through its global reach and ability to bring together government and non-government per[...]

Periodic Report Summary - NANOGNOSTICS (Quantum dot-based highly sensitive immunoassays for multiplexed diagnostics of Alzheimer's disease)    europa.eumsw8

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V Project Context and Objectives: Currently 6.1 million people live with a form of dementia in the European Union (EU) with an addit[...]

[Press Release] Public health must be at the heart of the EU regulation of e-cigarettes    epha.org

Brussels, 4 December - Yesterday ahead of the Trialogue meeting between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission-, EPHA issued its briefing document on the regulation of Nicotine Conta[...]

Study establishes genetic factors behind radiation-induced thyroid cancer    europa.eu

Scientists have long sought to determine whether heredity is one of the factors responsible for increased risk of thyroid cancer, but their results have been inconclusive. . . Quality validation date[...]

ESC Congress 2014 registration is open    escardio.org

Barcelona is preparing for the arrival of more than 30,000 participants for this year's ESC Congress. As the world's premier meeting on the science, management and prevention of cardiovascular diseas[...]

CVD expert calls for mandatory screening of 18 year-old Mexicans    escardio.org

Sophia Antipolis, France – 23 November 2013 : A cardiovascular disease (CVD) expert is calling for mandatory screening of 18 year-old Mexicans to halt the CVD epidemic plaguing the nation. Cardiovas[...]

New breakthroughs in the treatment of cancer and AIDS    europa.eu

Cancer and AIDS have compromised the quality of life for millions of people around the globe, and, despite recent breakthroughs, they still represent major challenges for the medical and scientific c[...]

Press Release: EFA-ECC Event marked the World COPD Day 2013    efanet.org

Lessons to address the poor state of COPD care in Europe and research in Horizon 2020 To mark World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day 2013, the European COPD Coalition (ECC) (1), and t[...]

[The Economist Intelligence Unit's report] Heart Disease - The heart of the matter    epha.org

'The heart of the matter: Rethinking prevention of cardiovascular disease' is an Economist Intelligence Unit report. It investigates the health challenges posed by cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the[...]

[Event Press Release] Lessons to address the poor state of COPD care in Europe and research in Horizon 2020    epha.org

To mark World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day 2013, the European COPD Coalition (ECC) (1), and the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients' Associations (EFA) (2[...]

New imaging technology could radically improve breast biopsies    europa.eu

An innovative breast biopsy system guided by 3D real-time PEM (Positron Emission Mammography) imaging is being developed through an EU-funded project. The MAMMOCARE project, which kicked off in Octob[...]

Launch of the ICCP Portal    uicc.org

The ICCP Portal aims to pool together all resources necessary to assist countries implement commitments from the Global NCD Framework in the cancer field. Last week, the International Cancer Control [...]

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