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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.

The National Parkinson Foundation removes barriers to expert Parkinson's care through telemedicine    epda.eu.com

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) announced today that the Connect.Parkinson national research study, comparing telemedicine care delivered to remote patients from a Parkinson's disease centre [...]

Parkinson's Disease Foundation Announces Newest Series of Community-Driven Online Seminars    epda.eu.com

The Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) is pleased to announce its sixth series of PD ExpertBriefings, free interactive seminars presented by leaders in Parkinson's disease research and care.[...]

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[...]

Parkinson's Disease Foundation Announces Newest Series of Community-Driven Online Seminars    epda.eu.com

The Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) is pleased to announce its sixth series of PD ExpertBriefings, free interactive seminars presented by leaders in Parkinson's disease research and care.[...]

Biogen enters collaboration with the Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center    epda.eu.com

Biogen and the Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center today announced the formation of a strategic alliance focused on enhancing the understanding of the underlying biology of Parkinson's disease [...]

Research Headlines - Personalising breast cancer screening    europa.eu

Breast cancer is a leading cause of death for women, despite screening programmes cutting mortality rates. EU-funded researchers have developed new tools for personalised screening programmes to impr[...]

World Head and Neck Cancer Day: Celebrations at Dr. Bhubaneswar Borooah Cancer Institute    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development World Head and Neck Cancer Day: Celebrations at Dr. Bhubaneswar Borooah Cancer Institute Dr. Bhubaneswar Bo[...]

Events - World Congress on Breast Cancer - 3-5 August 2015, Birmingham    europa.eu

Breast Cancer is the most common cause of death in women. The main objective of Breast Cancer-2015 is more targeted therapy for the treatment of advanced breast cancer and also to reduce the use of c[...]

Announcing the 2015 "Maximize Life" Global Cancer Awareness Campaign Essay contest    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Announcing the 2015 "Maximize Life" Global Cancer Awareness Campaig[...]

White Book on Parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

At the 2nd National Meeting of Parkinson's Italia, people with Parkinson's from all over Italy met up in Vasto, Abruzzo, the national group together with the local associations have instigated a new [...]

Dopamine receptor mapping with PET imaging in Parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

In this article authors aim to review the role of PET imaging in understanding the postsynaptic dopaminergic mechanisms in PD. PET studies have allowed us to gain important insights into the function[...]

A combination of lower calorie intake and exercise may have additional benefits to reduce diabetes risk    eufic.org

American researchers from Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, have concluded that, in sedentary, ove[...]

Regulatory and procedural guideline: Draft qualification opinion total kidney volume (TKV) as a prognostic biomarker for use in clinical trials evaluating patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), draft: consultation open    europa.eu

The Critical Path Institute's Polycystic Kidney Disease Outcome Consortium (PKDOC) intends to qualify Total Kidney Volume (TKV) as a prognostic biomarker (i.e. predictive for the outcome with the cur[...]

WHO and UNICEF publish new data on immunisation coverage    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development WHO and UNICEF publish new data on immunisation coverage Last week,[...]

Research Headlines - New research on the causes of heat stroke    europa.eu

Experts predict that, in the coming years, a higher frequency and intensity of heat waves could lead to an increase of fatalities in the elderly population. To help prevent this, a Marie Curie resear[...]

OECD Health Update - Summer 2015    oecd.org

The latest OECD news on health, focusing on the releases of the database [...]

Research Headlines - Biomarkers for personalised breast cancer treatment    europa.eu

In Europe, some 463 000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, making it the most common form of cancer in women. Depending on certain conditions, different drug combinations will be more [...]

[Press Release] ENVI Committee calls for cleaner air    epha.org

Brussels, 15 July 2015 - Over 90% of city dwellers in Europe are exposed to air pollution levels which are harmful to health. Today's vote in the European Parliament's Environment, Public Health and [...]

Joint NGO recommendations: Call for Clean Air    env-health.org

Tomorrow the EP ENVI Committee will vote on the National Emission Ceilings (NEC) Directive. HEAL is part of a coalition of over sixty health, environmental and animal welfare organisations, urging ME[...]

Research Headlines - Singling out sarcomas    europa.eu

Luckily, sarcomas are rare - but this also means that very few clinical trials have investigated better ways to tackle these malignant tumours. The fact that there are many types of sarcoma, which re[...]

Alliance for Cancer Prevention – Open letter to Breast Cancer Now    env-health.org

The newly merged UK charity Breast Cancer Now (BCN) has been urged to acknowledge the environmental and occupational risk factors for breast cancer and to act on primary prevention. An open letter si[...]

EFA: Allergy and asthma patients need clean air in Europe    env-health.org

Leading European experts and policy-makers from the allergy, asthma, health and environmental fields including HEAL, recently came together to discuss the ongoing EU efforts to review clean air legis[...]

ERS – Roundtable on lung cancer in Europe    env-health.org

On 23 June the European Respiratory Society (ERS) convened a high-level debate on lung cancer research at EU level. Chaired by MEP Professor Philippe Juvin, the event aimed to discuss strategies for [...]

WEN – ‘Endocrination' film screening in London    env-health.org

Women's Environment Network (WEN), a HEAL member and EDC-Free campaign supporter, recently hosted together with the St Hilda's East Community Centre in London, the successful documentary film `Endocr[...]

Beating the clock in diabetes prevention    europa.eu

If you are at risk of developing diabetes, it will come as no surprise if your doctor suggests you keep an eye on your weight and step up your physical activity. A number of lifestyle aspects are kno[...]

[EHN-EPHA Joint Press Release] European Parliament safeguards health in TTIP, says No to ‘business as usual' ISDS    epha.org

Brussels, 8th July - Today, the European Parliament adopted its Initiative report with recommendations to the European Commission on the negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partne[...]

NHS England approves routine commissioning for Parkinson's treatment Duodopa    epda.eu.com

AbbVie welcomes the decision by NHS England to routinely commission Duodopa (Levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel - LCIG) for the first time.[...]

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[...]

Workshop on Childhood Cancer Control    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Key stakeholder discussion on Childhood cancer control in Latin Ame[...]

Highlights from the 22nd European Congress on Obesity 2015    eufic.org

The 22nd European Congress on Obesity (ECO), hosted by the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO), took place in Prague, Czech Republic, in May 2015. Obesity remains a major public heal[...]

Herantis Pharma granted almost 3 million Euro government loan for Parkinson study    epda.eu.com

Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, has granted a 2,903,000 EUR R&D loan to Herantis Pharma Plc to support its clinical study of CDNF for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. The l[...]

June 2015 Newsletter - Putting evidence-based public health policies at the heart of migration policies    epha.org

This month we present a guest editorial by Frank Vanbiervliet, from EPHA member Doctors of the World - Médecins du monde International Network, on a pressing public health issue: the EU's migration a[...]

Parkinson's disease with and without preceding essential tremor-similar phenotypes: a pilot study    epda.eu.com

The fact that non-motor symptoms were similar in ET-PD gives rise to the hypothesis that also the prodromal phase of PD is similar in ET patients later developing classical PD compared to individuals[...]

Diabetes drug found useless for Parkinson's    epda.eu.com

The diabetes drug pioglitazone (Actos) isn't likely to slow the progression of early Parkinson's disease, researchers reported.[...]

Meeting highlights from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) 22-25 June 2015    europa.eu

Ten new medicines, including two enzyme replacement therapies for rare diseases, recommended for approval[...]

New study calls for partnering of Parkinson's research community with patient groups to improve effectiveness of clinical trials    epda.eu.com

Despite an urgent need for new medications, clinical trials in Parkinson's disease (PD) have a relatively low rate of success. The reasons for this are complex, prompting a group of investigators fro[...]

Exclusive discount for UICC Members to attend The Economist's War on Cancer event    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Exclusive discount for UICC Members to attend The Economist's War o[...]

Parkinson disease appears associated with many cancers in Taiwan    epda.eu.com

Parkinson disease (PD) appeared associated with 16 types of cancer in a study in Taiwan, an effort to explain the association in an East Asian population because most prior research has been conducte[...]

NCI Funding Opportunity Announcement: Smoking Cessation within the Context of Lung Cancer Screening    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development NCI Funding Opportunity Announcement: Smoking Cessation within the [...]

We’re backing Balance’s Alcohol and Cancer campaign    eurocare.org

On Monday June 22nd, Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, launched a four-week campaign highlighting the links between alcohol and cancer.[...]

NeuroDerm poster selected for blue ribbon highlights session during International Congress of Parkinson's & Movement disorders    epda.eu.com

NeuroDerm Ltd., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing drugs for central nervous system (CNS) diseases, announced that its poster presentation, [...]

Parkinson disease appears associated with many cancers in Taiwan    epda.eu.com

Parkinson disease (PD) appeared associated with 16 types of cancer in a study in Taiwan, an effort to explain the association in an East Asian population because most prior research has been conducte[...]

Today is the start of International Childhood Cancer Survivors Week (ICCSW)!    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Today is the start of International Childhood Cancer Survivors Week (ICCSW)! This June we celebrate the liv[...]

1 Hour More: A storytelling project to improve Parkinson's disease patients' quality of life    epda.eu.com

With the aim of raising public attention about Parkinson's disease (PD) at an international level, providing people with PD emotional and practical support, the European Parkinson's Disease Associati[...]

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'[...]

Acorda presents data on inhaled levodopa therapy CVT-301 at International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders    epda.eu.com

Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. today presented data from a Phase 2b clinical trial of CVT-301, an inhaled levodopa (L-dopa) under development for the episodic treatment of OFF episodes associated with Par[...]

Gene therapy prevents Parkinson's disease in animal model, says Pitt study    epda.eu.com

Gene therapy to reduce production of a brain protein successfully prevented development of Parkinson's disease in an animal study, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of M[...]

Videos from IARC 50th anniversary celebrations now available    iarc.fr

Videos recorded during the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), held at the Hotel de Ville de Lyon on 15 May 2015, are [...]

Rising diabetes and obesity threaten progress in tackling cardiovascular diseases    oecd.org

Rising levels of obesity and diabetes around the world could halt a trend of decreasing mortality rates for cardiovascular diseases, such as strokes and heart attacks, and even cause rates to start r[...]

FDA approves brain implant to help reduce Parkinson's disease and essential tremor symptoms    epda.eu.com

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the Brio Neurostimulation System, an implantable deep brain stimulation device to help reduce the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and essential tr[...]

Events - Basic Epigenetic Mechanisms in Cancer - 8-11 November 2015, Berlin    europa.eu

This conference will cover some of the most recent advances and cutting edge research in the field of epigenetics and its relationship to cancer. We have created a programme that brings together basi[...]

New approach needed to tackle mental ill-health at work, says OECD    oecd.org

Health and employment services should intervene earlier, involve key stakeholders and ensure they work together in order to help people with mental-health issues find work and stay in a job, accordin[...]

Scientific guideline: Reflection paper on assessment of cardiovascular risk of medicinal products for the treatment of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, draft: consultation open    europa.eu

The purpose of this reflection paper is to provide recommendations for the evaluation of the cardiovascular safety profile of new, non-generic medicinal products that are intended for long-term treat[...]

There's finally something awesome to do with Google Glass    epda.eu.com

Google Glass was a failure. At least, according to most people. But not for one specific group: people with Parkinson's. They've been experimenting with new software for Glass and say that it improve[...]

Scientific guideline: Paediatric addendum on the CHMP guideline on clinical investigation of medicinal products for the treatment of acute heart failure, draft: consultation open    europa.eu

This is an addendum to the 'Guideline on clinical investigation of medicinal products in the treatment of acute heart failure' (CHMP/EWP/2986/03 Rev. 1). It is not meant as a guidance document on its[...]

Congratulations to those who inspire others.Parkinson's Award Recipients    epda.eu.com

Join World Parkinson's Program in congratulating the recipients of the Dr.Rana International Parkinson's Community Service Award for 2014[...]

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[...]

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'[...]

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[...]

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 [...]

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.[...]

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 [...]

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[...]

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)[...]

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.[...]

The National Parkinson Foundation removes barriers to expert Parkinson's care through telemedicine    epda.eu.com

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) announced today that the Connect.Parkinson national research study, comparing telemedicine care delivered to remote patients from a Parkinson's disease centre [...]

Guidelines for establishing cancer registries now available in French and Spanish    iarc.fr

IARC Technical Publication No. 43, Planning and Developing Population-Based Cancer Registration in Low- and Middle-Income Settings, is now also available in both French and Spanish, and can be downlo[...]

ABCF – Book on Helen Muscat's life    env-health.org

A charming book `Her Way - Helen's Inspiration to Life', written by Ingrid Zerafa for the Action for Breast Cancer Foundation (ABCF), documents Helen's approach to life through many testimonials. As [...]

EFA - Four more MEPs support the EP Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma    env-health.org

On 6 May, one day after World Asthma Day, the President of the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients Associations (EFA) Breda Flood and the leadership of the European Academy o[...]

WEN – What's disrupting you? ‘Endocrination' film screening in London    env-health.org

Women's Environment Network (WEN), a HEAL member and EDC-Free campaign supporter, is hosting together with the St Hilda's East Community Centre in London, the successful documentary film `Endocrinati[...]

Success Stories - More personalised approach to fighting cancer    europa.eu

EU-funded researchers are developing innovative tools and 'liquid biopsy' techniques to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer by targeting the detached tumour cells that cause the vast majori[...]

Professor Sanchia Aranda appointed new CEO of Cancer Council Australia    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Professor Sanchia Aranda appointed new CEO of Cancer Council Austra[...]

WHO AFRO and WHO FCTC Knowledge Hub 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 WHO AFRO and WHO FCTC Knowledge Hub McCabe Centre for Law and Cance[...]

The National Parkinson Foundation removes barriers to expert Parkinson's care through telemedicine    epda.eu.com

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) announced today that the Connect.Parkinson national research study, comparing telemedicine care delivered to remote patients from a Parkinson's disease centre [...]

Success Stories - More personalised approach to fighting cancer    europa.eu

EU-funded researchers are developing innovative tools and 'liquid biopsy' techniques to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer by targeting the detached tumour cells that cause the vast majori[...]

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[...]

HH 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 HH Jawaher Al Qasimi launches International Childhood Cancer Fund and donates US$1million "The fund will he[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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[...]

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[...]

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