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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.

Jawaher Al Qasimi launches International Childhood Cancer Fund and donates US$1million    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Jawaher Al Qasimi launches International Childhood Cancer Fund and donates US$1million "The fund will help [...]

Deep brain stimulation in Parkinson's disease: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials    epda.eu.com

Although the number of RCTs obtained is small, the total sample size is relatively large, confirming the efficacy of DBS in the control of motor signs and improvement of patients' functionality and q[...]

First medicine for rare blood cancer    europa.eu

EMA recommends Imbruvica for the treatment of Waldenstrӧm's macroglobulinaemia[...]

Meeting highlights from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) 18-21 May 2015    europa.eu

Eight new medicines, including three cancer immunotherapies, recommended for approval[...]

EMA recommends treatment for rare cancer in children    europa.eu

Unituxin to prolong survival in young patients with high-risk neuroblastoma[...]

New treatment option for patients with advanced lung cancer    europa.eu

Recommendation of Nivolumab BMS follows previous positive opinion for nivolumab to treat advanced melanoma[...]

New treatment option recommended for patients with advanced melanoma    europa.eu

Keytruda extends range of treatment options for melanoma patients with poor prognosis[...]

The Cancer Atlas, 2nd Edition launched in Russian    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development The Cancer Atlas, 2nd Edition launched in Russian The Russian versi[...]

Scientific guideline: Draft guideline on the quality, non-clinical and clinical aspects of gene therapy medicinal products, draft: consultation open    europa.eu

This guideline defines scientific principles and provides guidance for the development and evaluation of gene therapy medicinal products (GTMP) intended for use in humans and presented for marketing [...]

Facilitating the development of gene therapies    europa.eu

EMA invites feedback on its new draft guideline[...]

2014 World Cancer Congress Report available    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development 2014 World Cancer Congress Report available Australia was at the ce[...]

Research Headlines - How to revitalise a failing heart    europa.eu

Heart attacks leave scars on the cardiac muscle - and if the scar is large, it can gradually weaken the organ's ability to pump blood. Stem cell therapy can help to regenerate the damaged tissue. An [...]

Success Stories - Messenger RNA: the molecule that may teach our bodies to beat cancer    europa.eu

The potential of DNA for breakthroughs in healthcare is well known in the scientific community. Now researchers believe its sister, RNA, can help the human body develop its own treatments against can[...]

Lancet Oncology Commission on Global Cancer Surgery Seeks Input    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Lancet Oncology Commission on Global Cancer Surgery Seeks Input A g[...]

Lancet Oncology Commission on Global Cancer Surgery    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Lancet Oncology Commission on Global Cancer Surgery The Lancet Comm[...]

WHO/Europe obesity data: clarification    who.int

During the conference, data were presented from the WHO Global Status Report on Noncommunicable Diseases 2014 showing the rates of overweight and obesity in recent years (2010 and 2014). Modeling pro[...]

Zambon launches Xadago (safinamide) for patients with mid- to late-stage Parkinson's disease in Germany    epda.eu.com

Germany is the first country in which Xadago is available as an add-on to levodopa alone and in combination with other PD medications.[...]

Amarantus receives notice of allowance for U.S. patent application for treatment of Parkinson's    epda.eu.com

Patent issuance will provide IP protection for lead product candidate eltoprazine for treatment of Parkinson's disease levodopa-induced dyskinesia (PD-LID)[...]

Success Stories - EU research leads battle against obesity epidemic    europa.eu

The EU is investing in research to counter rising obesity among Europeans. Ongoing projects such as SATIN, Full4Health, I.Family and EarlyNutrition are leading to a better understanding of why more p[...]

Morocco joins the International Agency for Research on Cancer    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Morocco joins the International Agency for Research on Cancer The I[...]

Announcing The Lancet Oncology/The Lancet Cancer Campaign    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Announcing The Lancet Oncology/The Lancet Cancer Campaign Deliverin[...]

New 'waiting time and treatment package' for cancer in Poland and other recent social policy developments in Europe    europa.eu

Three new Flash Reports have been published providing short and up-to-date information on new initiatives in the social field in Poland, Latvia and Liechtenstein.[...]

Safety monitoring of medicines: EMA to screen medical literature for 400 active substance groups    europa.eu

New service will improve safety monitoring of medicines and simplify pharmacovigilance activities for companies[...]

World Cancer Congress - Where to in 2016?    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development World Cancer Congress - Where to in 2016? 2016 World Cancer Congres[...]

WHO/Europe obesity data: clarification    who.int

During the conference, data were presented from the WHO Global Status Report on Noncommunicable Diseases 2014 showing the rates of overweight and obesity in recent years (2010 and 2014). Modeling pro[...]

The Michael J. Fox Foundation and Prothena partner to accelerate discovery of novel biomarkers for Parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) and Prothena Corporation plc, a late-stage clinical biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and commercialisation of [...]

Research Headlines - Targeting the drivers of difficult-to-treat breast cancers    europa.eu

One quarter of breast cancer cases belong to two subtypes that are difficult to treat. EU-funded researchers are identifying new therapeutic targets for these patient groups. The research has already[...]

UNC team uses cellular bubbles to deliver Parkinson's meds directly to brain    epda.eu.com

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have used exosomes tiny bubbles of protein and fat produced naturally by cells to bypass the body's defences and deliver a potent biopha[...]

Meeting highlights from the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) 4-7 May 2015    europa.eu

The Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) started two new safety reviews at its May 2015 meeting.[...]

Breast Cancer UK – Ask your local candidates to pledge to prevent breast cancer    env-health.org

A day before the UK general election, Breast Cancer UK needs your help to persuade the next Government to take action and prioritise the primary prevention of breast cancer by tackling all of the roo[...]

Alliance for Cancer Prevention - International Workers Memorial Day    env-health.org

Every year the 28 April marks International Workers Memorial Day #IWMD15 which aims to remembers the dead, fight like hell for the living. The theme for this year's events was: Toxic Work, Stop Deadl[...]

PAN Europe/WECF - Letter to EU Commissioner for Ban of Two Cancer-Inducing Pesticides    env-health.org

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the WHO's cancer agency has recently classified the pesticide glyphosate as a [...]

Nepal Earthquake Impacted All- Including People with Cancer    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Nepal Earthquake Impacted All- Including People with Cancer UICC me[...]

Press Relase: World Asthma Day 2015    efanet.org

Involving patients to develop a mobile system to self-manage asthma Brussels, 5 May 2015 / WORLD ASTHMA DAY - Despite the wide availability of asthma therapies, many people with asthma still experien[...]

Parkinson's Life a new 'webzine' for the international Parkinson's community now live!    epda.eu.com

A new and innovative magazine-style website has been launched to inspire and inform the international Parkinson's community.[...]

[EPHA Open letter] EPHA contribution to the draft Austrian tobacco legislation    epha.org

I am writing to you in response to the draft tobacco legislation that is currently in progress. On behalf of the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), I would like to take this opportunity to congr[...]

The rising concern of gestational diabetes    eufic.org

Gestational diabetes is a medical condition that occurs during pregnancy. It is rising in prevalence, fuelled mainly by increasing obesity rates and changing lifestyle patterns. Here we look at how t[...]

Research Headlines - Genetic test for more effective thrombosis treatment    europa.eu

EU-funded researchers have developed a DNA test to help determine the correct dose of anticoagulant medication for people at risk of thrombosis, a blood-clotting condition that affects millions world[...]

Critical Path Institute secures regulatory support for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease biomarkers    epda.eu.com

Critical Path Institute (C-Path) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued three Letters of Support to C-Path's Coalition Against Major Diseases (CAMD) consortium for the [...]

Skin may help spot Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

Scientists have proposed a new idea for detecting brain conditions including Alzheimer's - a skin test. Their work, which is at an early stage, found the same abnormal proteins that accumulate in the[...]

New Parkinson's campaign - Parkure - sets crowdfunding precedent    epda.eu.com

A team of experienced researchers, academics and biotechnologists joined forces under the new University of Edinburgh spin-out Parkure (http://parkure.co.uk) in order to fast-track academic research [...]

UK scientists find new approach to treat Parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

UK scientists have developed a peptide that sticks to the protein that causes Parkinson's disease, stopping it from killing brain cells. The research highlights a potential new route for slowing the [...]

Michael J. Fox Foundation Analysis Reveals Gaps between Research Volunteers & Parkinson's Clinical Studies    epda.eu.com

A paper authored by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) published in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease highlights baseline findings from the first three years of operating [...]

New treatment for advanced melanoma    europa.eu

Opdivo offers treatment option for patients with poor prognosis[...]

SPARCs Fly    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development UICC’s advanced breast cancer initiative has kicked off with overwh[...]

My PD Journey: Urgent action needed to address challenges of Parkinson's disease in Europe with numbers set to double by 2030    epda.eu.com

My PD Journey, an unprecedented multi-stakeholder initiative led by the European Parkinson's Disease Association (EPDA), gathered last week with high-level EU officials and stakeholders from across E[...]

Events - Tackling obesity via EU-funded R&D - 14 May 2015, Milan, Italy    europa.eu

In 2014, more than 1.9 billion adults were overweight; of these, over 600 million were obese (source: World Health Organisation). This workshop will give an overview of the obesity research that the [...]

Research Headlines - Unlocking genetic secrets for more effective medical treatments    europa.eu

The decoding of our genetic material has opened up new frontiers in clinical care. Now a landmark EU-funded project has developed cutting edge DNA sequencing that could make cancer diagnosis and trea[...]

The 4th Copenhagen Parkinson Unity Walk    epda.eu.com

The 4th Copenhagen Parkinson Unity Walk on Saturday 30th May 2015, aims to increase public awareness of the illness as well as emphasising the importance of exercise for the wellbeing of people diagn[...]

Rudeness and hostility blight lives of 69,000 with Parkinson's    epda.eu.com

An estimated 69,000 people in the UK with Parkinson's have experienced hostility and rudeness from members of the public according to data released today by Parkinson's UK on the launch of Parkinson'[...]

Voyager Therapeutics & Genzyme Announce Collaboration to Develop & Commercialize Novel AAV Gene Therapies in CNS Disorders    epda.eu.com

Voyager Therapeutics, a gene therapy company developing life-changing treatments for fatal and debilitating diseases of the central nervous system (CNS), and Genzyme, a Sanofi company and gene therap[...]

Improving policymaking to tackle cancer & non-communicable diseases    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Improving policymaking to tackle cancer & non-communicable dise[...]

Cancer Atlas launched in French and Spanish    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Cancer Atlas launched in French and Spanish The French version of t[...]

Regulatory and procedural guideline: Draft qualification opinion of qualification of exacerbations of chronic pulmonary disease tool (EXACT), and EXACT-respiratory symptoms measure (E-RS) for evaluating treatment outcomes in clinical trials in COPD, draft: consultation open    europa.eu

The EXACT-PRO Initiative (EXAcerbations of Chronic Pulmonary Disease Tool - Patient-Reported Outcome) brought together clinical, research, methodology, and regulatory experts to develop a new patient[...]

REMPARK Real-Time Parkinson's Monitoring System    epda.eu.com

Researchers at Polytechnic University of Catalonia, aka BarcelonaTECH, have developed and are testing the new REMPARK (Personal Health Device for the Remote and Autonomous Management of Parkinson's D[...]

New 'waiting time and treatment package' for cancer in Poland and other recent social policy developments in Europe    europa.eu

Three new Flash Reports have been published providing short and up-to-date information on new initiatives in the social field in Poland, Latvia and Liechtenstein.[...]

Parkinson's disease: Stepping forth into exercise, stepping back into the world    epda.eu.com

From set-dancing to choir sessions, Mags Mullarney's social enterprise Move4Parkinson's is helping people with the degenerative condition to take control of their symptoms.[...]

Released: TNM e-learning modules    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development eCancer and UICC have collaborated to produce a set of 7 modules on[...]

World Cancer Day 2015 Campaign Report now available!    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development World Cancer Day 2015 Campaign Report now available! Discover the r[...]

WHO study concludes that glyphosate may cause cancer    env-health.org

The WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), has recently classified the pesticide glyphosate as [...]

Parkinson's Study Dims Ambitions for Gene Flaw Carried by Brin    epda.eu.com

Two of Roche Holding AG's experimental drugs for Parkinson's disease caused lung toxicity in monkeys, researchers said, delivering a setback to one of the most promising pathways to a new type of tre[...]

A new tool for understanding Parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) scientists have developed a new method that can accurately simulate the chemical modification of the protein behind Parkinson's disease. The techniqu[...]

New blood signature analysis may help diagnose Parkinson's disease earlier    epda.eu.com

A new blood test may more accurately identify blood signatures, or biomarkers, for Parkinson's disease (PD), according to a new study published in the journal Movement Disorders.[...]

SPARC - Metastatic Breast Cancer Challenge grants closing soon    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development SPARC - Metastatic Breast Cancer Challenge grants closing soon Ther[...]

[Panel debate] MEP Heart Group - Achieving a transfat-free Europe (14 APRIL, Brussels)    epha.org

Click HERE to download the event announcement (pdf). MEP Heart Group Secretariat: secretariat@mepheartgroup.eu - Library and Media Centre[...]

Research Headlines - Mining Chinese traditional medicine for cancer treatments    europa.eu

Possible applications of traditional Chinese medicine in cancer treatments have been identified thanks to EU-funded research. The research team targeted some 100 compounds exhibiting potential antica[...]

Neurologists find movement tracking device helps assess severity of Parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

A device that measures movement and balance can effectively help assess and track the progression of Parkinson's disease, even when medications are used to reduce Parkinson's symptoms, UT Southwester[...]

Blood test aims to detect Parkinson's in early stages    epda.eu.com

Researchers have developed a blood test that they say could help neurologists detect Parkinson's disease and track the illness as it progresses.[...]

New EP Group on Asthma and Allergy    efanet.org

MEPs Sirpa Pietikainen and Nessa Childers, patients and doctors have joined forces in an Interest Group to take actions on allergy and asthma in Europe, launched on 25 March at the European Parliamen[...]

Visit of the Health Ministers' Council for Gulf Cooperation Council States and the Gulf Centre for Cancer Control and Prevention    iarc.fr

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is pleased to welcome a high-level delegation from the Health Ministers' Council for Gulf Cooperation Council States and the Gulf Centre for Can[...]

UK and Ireland pave the way for the adoption of Plain Packaging in the EU    epha.org

Ireland and the UK are paving the way for a Europe free of tobacco. This form of leadership is crucial in the light of the recently adopted Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) which aims to strengthen E[...]

Parkinson's Disease Severity and Use of Dopaminergic Medications    epda.eu.com

The outcomes measured at the beginning of the study showed lower disease burden for participants on initial DA monotherapy compared to those taking combined LD and DA therapy after controlling for ag[...]

Low-frequency deep brain stimulation improves difficult-to-treat Parkinson's symptoms    epda.eu.com

Parkinson's disease patients treated with low-frequency deep brain stimulation show significant improvements in swallowing dysfunction and freezing of gait over typical high-frequency treatment.[...]

Gardasil 9 offers wider protection against cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV)    europa.eu

Vaccine covers five more types of HPV than previously approved Gardasil vaccine[...]

Accelerated assessment fast-tracks Lenvima to benefit patients with thyroid cancer    europa.eu

Lenvima offers treatment option for patients who no longer respond to standard therapy[...]

New restrictions to minimise the risks of effects on heart rhythm with hydroxyzine-containing medicines    europa.eu

Use to be avoided in patients at greatest risk and doses to be kept low[...]

Can Nerve Stimulators Conquer Parkinson's and Even Obesity?    epda.eu.com

A recent study out of Duke University found that ongoing spinal cord stimulation could improve symptoms of Parkinson's disease. The report also showed that the treatment could safeguard nerve cells f[...]

NUIG researchers in genetics breakthrough    epda.eu.com

An international study, which included researchers from NUI Galway, has identified significant genetic factors that influence the size of structures within the brain.[...]

New research findings on liver cancer published    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development New research findings on liver cancer published World Cancer Resear[...]

Three alcoholic drinks a day can cause liver cancer, new research finds    eurocare.org

For the first time research has confirmed that just three alcoholic drinks a day can be enough to cause liver cancer.[...]

Cancer Incidence in Five Continents, Volume X (in PDF format)    iarc.fr

Cancer Incidence in Five Continents, Volume X (CI5-X) is now available in PDF format. The series, which compiles the latest global cancer incidence rates by cancer site and geographical distribution,[...]

Press Release: EP Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma    efanet.org

Launch of new European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma Brussels, 25 March, 2015 - Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), patients, doctors have joined forces in an Interest Group [...]

McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development The McCabe Centre's most recent 3-week intensive legal training cou[...]

Research Headlines - Understanding why stress can kill you    europa.eu

An EU-funded project has expanded our understanding of what causes high blood pressure. The results will help to treat people at risk and reduce heart disease - the number one killer in the world.[...]

Research Headlines - Improving prostate cancer diagnosis    europa.eu

The European Union (EU)-funded project PRO-NEST has paved the way towards novel therapies to prevent prostate cancer, which is the third most common cause of cancer for males in Europe. New diagnosti[...]

CHMP Recommends Approval of Xadago™ (Safinamide) to Treat Parkinson´s Disease in the EU    epda.eu.com

First New Chemical Entity (NCE) in 10 years to receive a positive opinion from CHMP for the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients[...]

New App Helps People with Parkinson's Monitor Their Performance    epda.eu.com

Parkinson's-focused app development company PD Me Tools is pleased to announce the release of a groundbreaking new mobile app that helps people with Parkinson's disease monitor and track their sympto[...]

Nguyen Khanh Thuong - Founder of Breast Cancer Network VietNam has passed away    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Nguyen Khanh Thuong - Founder of Breast Cancer Network VietNam has [...]

Zambia’s zeal for Cancer Care: UICC and MD Anderson held an in-country workshop    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Zambia’s zeal for Cancer Care: UICC and MD Anderson held an in-coun[...]

Movement sensor device improves life quality for Parkinson's patients    epda.eu.com

A small sensor, headphones and a mobile phone the elements of a prototype kit that is giving hope of relief for sufferers of Parkinson's disease.[...]

IARC 50th Anniversary Conference: 7-10 June 2016    iarc.fr

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) announces a scientific conference to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Agency. The conference, entitled Global Cancer: Occurrence, Causes, a[...]

Science, Medicines, Health: Patients at the heart of future innovation    europa.eu

Join the live broadcast of the EMA's 20th anniversary conference on Wednesday, 18th March, from 11:00.[...]

A proposal on cancer data quality checks - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

One common procedure for European cancer registries[...]

Passing of Sue Janse van Rensburg    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Passing of Sue Janse van Rensburg 13 March 2015 – UICC is saddened [...]

UICC intervention at Commission on Narcotic Drugs on availability of morphine for cancer pain relief    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development UICC intervention at Commission on Narcotic Drugs on availability of morphine for cancer pain relief - UICC[...]

23andMe and Genentech to Analyze Genomic Data for Parkinson's Disease    epda.eu.com

23andMe, Inc., the leading personal genetics company, today announced an agreement with Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), to generate whole genome sequencing data f[...]

ELF - Patient organisation interview: Lung Cancer Europe    env-health.org

In February the European Lung Foundation interviewed the chair of Lung Cancer Europe (LuCE) Mogens Ekelund (right), who offered an introduction to LuCE and its activities, as well as providing some i[...]

ICNC 12: discover the Advance programme!    escardio.org

The ICNC meeting has been a key international scientific event for nuclear cardiology and cardiac CT imaging for more than 20 years. The advance programme is now available. Explore it and take the op[...]

Munich workshop for health and patient groups on EDCs    env-health.org

On 5 March, HEAL organised with its member Women in Europe for a Common Future Germany (WECF) and the Women's Health Centre (Frauengesundheitszentrum) a one day event to discuss EDCs and their link t[...]

Sage Bionetworks Launches Parkinson mPower App to Study Parkinson's Disease Symptom Variation    epda.eu.com

Sage Bionetworks a nonprofit biomedical research organization together with collaborators Ray Dorsey MD at the University of Rochester and Max Little PhD at Aston University in the United Kingdom tod[...]

Fruit flies used to help cure Parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

An Edinburgh University spin-out company has been given a massive boost in its efforts to develop a cure for Parkinson's disease using fruit flies.[...]

International Women's Day 2015    uicc.org

On International Women’s Day, the Norwegian Cancer Society, the Norwegian Breast Cancer Society, PATH and the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) call for global solidarity amongst differe[...]

Press Release: International Women’s Day    efanet.org

Take action to decrease the burden of asthma in women Brussels, 8 March 2015, INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY - In the European Union women live on average five years longer than men (1) but report having [...]

Cardiovascular disease kills 51% of women in Europe and breast cancer kills 3%    escardio.org

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) kills 51% of women in Europe and breast cancer kills 3%, bucking the misperception that CVD is a man's disease. CVD is the top killer in women and is largely preventable.[...]

SPARC - Metastatic Breast Cancer Challenge now open for applications    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development SPARC - Metastatic Breast Cancer Challenge now open for application[...]

Chronic diseases in Europe (February 2015)    efanet.org

February has been an enriching month in the fight against chronic diseases prevalence and burden in Europe: two main events have been organised in The Hague and Brussels with the support of the Europ[...]

Meeting highlights from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) 23-26 February 2015    europa.eu

Three new medicines, including one orphan, recommended for approval[...]

Jinarc recommended for approval in rare kidney disease    europa.eu

Medicine to slow down cyst formation[...]

Zykadia recommended for approval in advanced non small cell lung cancer    europa.eu

Medicine provides treatment option for patients with advanced ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer previously treated with crizotinib[...]

UK scientists find new approach to treat Parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

UK scientists have developed a peptide that sticks to the protein that causes Parkinson's disease, stopping it from killing brain cells. The research highlights a potential new route for slowing the [...]

Parkinson's disease (PD): EU Commission approves Xadago (safinamide) For mid-late stage PD patients    epda.eu.com

The European Commission approves the use of XADAGO as add-on to L-dopa alone or in combination with other PD medications in mid-late stage PD patients with motor fluctuations[...]

Skin may help spot Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

Scientists have proposed a new idea for detecting brain conditions including Alzheimer's - a skin test. Their work, which is at an early stage, found the same abnormal proteins that accumulate in the[...]

ESC in Abu Dhabi at the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology Congress    escardio.org

Join the ESC for a two half days scientific programme during the 20th Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology Congress from 29 April to 2 May 2015 in Abu Dhabi. The 'ESC in Abu Dhabi' programme will incl[...]

NEW sports cardiology quiz from the EACPR - test your knowledge!    escardio.org

Incidental findings in cardiovascular pre-participation screening programmes: A 14 year old Caucasian boy had a 12-lead ECG performed as part of a voluntary cardiovascular screening event for young i[...]

New Parkinson's campaign - Parkure - sets crowdfunding precedent    epda.eu.com

A team of experienced researchers, academics and biotechnologists joined forces under the new University of Edinburgh spin-out Parkure (http://parkure.co.uk) in order to fast-track academic research [...]

Michael J. Fox Foundation Analysis Reveals Gaps between Research Volunteers & Parkinson's Clinical Studies    epda.eu.com

A paper authored by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) published in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease highlights baseline findings from the first three years of operating [...]

[Joint press statement] Save the EU School Fruit Scheme ‘Better Regulation' must not be put ahead of children's health    epha.org

25 February 2015, Brussels - The European Commission may be planning to abandon (1) the EU School Fruit Scheme (SFS), a programme that provides fruit and vegetables and promotes healthy eating habits[...]

Episodes of intense anger associated with high risk of heart attack within the next two hours    escardio.org

The risk of heart attack has been found to be 8.5 times higher in the two hours following an acute episode of anger than during the [...]

Gold nanoparticles could set immune system in motion    europa.eu

The immune system is the body's defence against infections and other invaders. While the system works unaided and unnoticed for most of us, others cannot take it for granted, due either to disease or[...]

Research Headlines - Medication timing key in cancer treatment    europa.eu

The immune system is the body's defence against infections and other invaders. While the system works unaided and unnoticed for most of us, others cannot take it for granted, due either to disease or[...]

Research Headlines - Medication timing key in cancer treatment    europa.eu

An internal clock determines many of our bodily functions. The same is true for tumour cells, EU-funded research suggests. This discovery could point the way to a more efficient, personalised approac[...]

Voyager Therapeutics & Genzyme Announce Major Strategic Collaboration to Develop and Commercialize Novel AAV Gene Therapies for    epda.eu.com

Voyager Therapeutics, a gene therapy company developing life-changing treatments for fatal and debilitating diseases of the central nervous system (CNS), and Genzyme, a Sanofi company and gene therap[...]

Alcohol can cause cancer- limit your intake    eurocare.org

As we celebrate the World Cancer Day (4th February) and the achievements which have been accomplished in the area of cancer prevention, we need to remember about the less known causes of cancer such [...]

International Childhood Cancer Day 2015    who.int

International Childhood Cancer Day is observed on 15 February each year to raise worldwide public awareness of childhood cancer. This year for International Childhood Cancer Day, WHO features a Quest[...]

Inequalities in access to care causing thousands of unnecessary childhood cancer deaths    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Inequalities in access to care causing thousands of unnecessary childhood cancer deaths Survival rates coul[...]

Launch of Childhood Cancer Video Campaign    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Launch of Childhood Cancer Video Campaign On the occasion of Intern[...]

PRAC recommends new measures to minimise known heart risks of hydroxyzine-containing medicines    europa.eu

Medicines can still be given for their approved uses, with new restrictions[...]

ERS/ELF – Healthy Lungs for Life takes over the European Parliament    env-health.org

The European Parliament hosted the latest Healthy Lungs for Life event in January with over 40 MEPs and over 480 members of staff having their lungs tested. Hosted by MEP Claudiu Ciprian Tănăsescu, t[...]

Stichting Ecobaby - Immunity and dioxins    env-health.org

Two interesting papers focus on how the developing immune system is more sensitive to agitation than the fully mature immune system. There is growing evidence that prenatal and early postnatal enviro[...]

Breast Cancer UK - Pregnancy guide on avoiding hazardous chemicals    env-health.org

Breast Cancer UK are set to launch a new pregnancy guide on 14 February which is designed to inform and help pregnant women reduce their exposure to harmful chemicals. There is growing scientific con[...]

FIFE film festival screens Endocrination and Zone Blanche    env-health.org

For the third year running, HEAL co-hosted a programme of health and environment documentaries and debates at the International Environmental Film Festival (FIFE) in Paris. The sessions took place on[...]

Over 20,000 individuals say ‘NO' to hormone disrupting chemicals    env-health.org

The majority of submissions to the EU Commission's public consultation came from 'Say NO to hormone disrupting chemicals' online platform launched by the EDC-Free coalition. In December 2013, the EU [...]

Top policy makers support curbing EDC exposure to prevent cancer    env-health.org

MEPs Against Cancer (MAC) addressed a well-attended meeting on preventing cancer through reductions in exposure to EDCs. The meeting was co-organised by the association of European Cancer Leagues (EC[...]

Highlights from the 21st European Congress on Obesity 2014    eufic.org

In May 2014, the 21st European Congress on Obesity (ECO), hosted by the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO), took place in Sofia, Bulgaria. Obesity is one of the fastest developing p[...]

NEW sports cardiology quiz: An asymptomatic athlete with-pre-excitation    escardio.org

A 16-year-old Caucasian international level cyclist underwent pre-participation cardiac screening. He reported no sinister cardiac symptoms or family history of heart disease or sudden cardiac death [...]

Drinking moderate amounts of alcohol is linked to reduced risk of heart failure    escardio.org

A large study shows that drinking up to seven drinks a week in early to middle age is associated with a 20% lower risk of men developing heart failure in the future when compared to people who did no[...]

First issue of “European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy” is out now    escardio.org

Pharmacotherapy is an increasingly important area of cardiology given the high number of cardiac patients who are on medication of some kind. This new journal aims to publish the highest quality rese[...]

ESC elected to head secretariat of European Chronic Disease Alliance    escardio.org

The ESC has been elected to head the secretariat of the European Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA) for the next two years. The announcement comes as the ECDA holds its first meeting of 2015 in Brussels[...]

New molecule protects heart from toxic breast cancer drugs    escardio.org

A new molecule has been found that protects the heart from toxic breast cancer drugs and also kills the cancerous tumour. The research from Italy addresses the burgeoning problem of heart disease in [...]

ESC Congress 2015 Programme Online Today    escardio.org

The pre arranged scientific programme for ESC Congress 2015 is revealed online today. The world's largest and most influential cardiovascular event is attended by more than 30,000 cardiovascular prof[...]

The Chronic Ischemic Cardiovascular Disease Long-Term Registry launched soon    escardio.org

The CICD registry is being undertaken to improve knowledge about the care of patients with CAD and/or PAD. The pilot registry provided important data on demographic and clinical profile of the patien[...]

Women with a pregnancy history of spontaneous preterm delivery found at higher risk of cardiovascular diseases    escardio.org

Meta-analysis shows that history of spontaneous preterm delivery appears to double a woman's risk of heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, according to results of a study published[...]

Join the Twitter and Facebook Valentine’s Day campaign to promote heart health    escardio.org

Join the Twitter and Facebook campaign #loveyourheart2015 to promote heart health from 12 to 14 February. More than 500 000 people are set to be reached with heart healthy messages from MEPs, EU Comm[...]

Omega-6 fatty acids associated with lower risks of heart disease and death    eufic.org

Two international groups of researchers have independently studied the effects of omega-6 fatty acids on the risks of death and coronary heart disease, respectively. For both studies it was concluded[...]

Cerebrospinal fluid biochemical studies in patients with Parkinson's: towards a potential search for biomarkers for this disease    epda.eu.com

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) has been widely investigated in PD and in other parkinsonian syndromes with the aim of establishing useful biomarkers for an accurate differential diagnosis among these synd[...]

Public consultation: update of guidance on health claims related to gut and immune function    europa.eu

Published on: 9 February 2015 Public consultation: update of guidance on health claims related to gut and immune function[...]

Parkinson's Study Dims Ambitions for Gene Flaw Carried by Brin    epda.eu.com

Two of Roche Holding AG's experimental drugs for Parkinson's disease caused lung toxicity in monkeys, researchers said, delivering a setback to one of the most promising pathways to a new type of tre[...]

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Presents Caregiver Burden Data at the International Congress of Non-Motor Dysfunctions in Parkinson's Dis    epda.eu.com

Data from an analysis of Phase III studies in patients with PDP showed that treatment with NUPLAZID reduced caregiver burden compared to PDP patients on placebo.[...]

Stem cells from adult nose tissue used to cure Parkinson's disease in rats    epda.eu.com

Scientists have for the first time used adult human stem cells to cure rats with Parkinson's disease, a neurodegenerative illness that currently has no cure.[...]

Blood test aims to detect Parkinson's in early stages    epda.eu.com

Researchers have developed a blood test that they say could help neurologists detect Parkinson's disease and track the illness as it progresses.[...]

World Cancer Day: Members and Corporate Partners engaged more than ever    uicc.org

Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development World Cancer Day: Members and Corporate Partners engaged more than ever Find out what our Members and Coporate Partners have done to mark this World[...]

Neurologists find movement tracking device helps assess severity of Parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

A device that measures movement and balance can effectively help assess and track the progression of Parkinson's disease, even when medications are used to reduce Parkinson's symptoms, UT Southwester[...]

PAHO/WHO World Cancer Day Webinar: Breast Cancer    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development PAHO/WHO World Cancer Day Webinar: Breast Cancer On Tuesday 3 Febru[...]

IARC/WHO and UICC Partnership in Regional Hubs to accelerate local availability of information vital for cancer control planning in LMIC settings    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development IARC/WHO and UICC Partnership in Regional Hubs to accelerate local [...]

Pfizer marks World Cancer Day with grant to UICC to address the needs of metastatic breast cancer patients    uicc.org

Pfizer marks World Cancer Day with grant to UICC to address the needs of metastatic breast cancer patients Citing the need for more support for metastatic breast cancer patients, Pfizer pledges $500[...]

Malta backs action on environmental pollutants to close gap in cancer prevention    env-health.org

PRESS RELEASE - World Cancer Day 2015, Not beyond us Verdala Palace, Malta, 4 February 2015 - The World Cancer Day Conference today (1) focuses on the primary prevention of cancer through changes in [...]

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