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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.

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[...]

Nutrient profiles saved by EP Legal Committee, but vigilance required    epha.org

Some have interpreted the European Commission's [...]

Better training tools recommended to support patients using adrenaline auto-injectors    europa.eu

Training device and audio-visual material expected to promote appropriate use of auto-injectors[...]

Extracting healthy ingredients for food and cosmetics from rice starch    europa.eu

EU-funded researchers are extracting small pieces of protein from rice starch by-products for 'superfoods' and new cosmetics. These 'magic' molecules could add a healthy twist to baby food, sports pr[...]

Regulatory and procedural guideline: Draft questions and answers on sodium in the context of the revision of the guideline on 'Excipients in the label and package leaflet of medicinal products for human use' (CPMP/463/00 Rev.1), draft: consultation open    europa.eu

Following the European Commission (EC) decision to revise the annex of the guideline on `Excipients in the label and package leaflet of medicinal products for human use' (CPMP/463/00 Rev. 1), a multi[...]

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[...]

Tapping Europe's mineral potential to increase competitiveness    europa.eu

The development of an advanced pan-European raw material database is helping mining companies identify untapped sources, thus reducing our reliance on imports. In addition, new cleaner processing tec[...]

Dietary reference values: calcium and iron    europa.eu

Published on: 27 May 2015 Dietary reference values: calcium and iron[...]

First-in-class treatment to lower cholesterol    europa.eu

Repatha to offer therapy for patients unable to control high cholesterol with currently available treatment[...]

Europe needs a better infrastructure for food and health research    eufic.org

Europe needs a world-class research infrastructure to help researchers better understand the relationship between food, nutrition and health. The EuroDISH project, which is EU-funded (Sep 2012-Aug 20[...]

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[...]

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[...]

Vitamin D from different sources is inversely associated with Parkinson disease    epda.eu.com

Study data confirm the association between vitamin D deficiency and PD, and for the first time demonstrate an inverse association of 25(OH)D2 with PD. Given that 25(OH)D2 concentration is independent[...]

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[...]

Presentations - Plenary meeting of the European Platform for Action on Diet, Physical Activity and Health (5 May 2015)    europa.eu

European Commission - Agenda   Presentations What is New Jan Wollgast [...]

Presentations - Twenty-third plenary meeting of the High Level Group on Nutrition and Physical Activity (4 May 2015)    europa.eu

European Commission - Agenda   Presentations  Promote healthier environments Silvia Tok[...]

Free versus fee-based personalised nutrition key factor for successful consumer uptake    eufic.org

By comparing opinions of consumers based in the UK with those in Ireland, researchers have found that while people in both countries prefer services to be driven by their governments, only those in t[...]

EU-funded Food4Me project paves way for personalised nutrition to better public health    eufic.org

Food4Me was a four-year project, which received funding from the European Commission. Its goal was to identify the challenges and opportunities of personalised nutrition through an internet-based per[...]

Sowing the seeds of good health    eufic.org

Plant-based diets are receiving increasing attention, and research shows their potential for disease-prevention. Much has been said about the importance of fruits and vegetables, but what is known ab[...]

70,000 school children in Milan will have a "taste" of Europe on 8 May eating European Healthy School Lunches    europa.eu

European Commission - European Healthy School Lunches is an initiative to promote healthy diets for children. On 8 May, 70,000 children in Milan from pre-school to secondary sc[...]

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 [...]

Events - Physical activity and sedentary behaviour, surveillance and assessment - 14 May 2015, Milan, Italy    europa.eu

Physical inactivity and sedentary behaviours are closely linked to food intake and dietary behaviour and are linked to many non-communicable diseases. Food intake should therefore almost always be co[...]

[Joint letter to WHO Regional Office for Europe] Nutrient profile model    epha.org

Brussels, 14 April 2015- As representatives of a large number of European-based health organisations, we are writing to you to congratulate the WHO Regional Office for Europe (WHO Euro) on developing[...]

An increase in physical activity may reduce mortality risk in inactive people    eufic.org

Researchers from the EPIC study (European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition) found that an increase in physical activity (PA) reduced the risk of mortality, particularly when compar[...]

Paving the way for personalised nutrition to improve population health    eufic.org

European-wide study by Food4Me project shows that personalised nutrition advice is more effective to improve dietary behaviour compared to conventional `one-size-fits-all', population-based advice. P[...]

Food price policies are a key factor to promote healthier diets, says WHO    epha.org

Faced with increasing levels of overweight and obesity and non-communicable diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, caused largely by unhealthy diets, policy-makers right across Europ[...]

WHO recommends cutting sugar intake to six teaspoons per day    epha.org

Reducing sugars intake to less than 10% of total daily calories: a strong recommendation from WHO. The WHO has recommended to governments to take measures to reduce sugar intake to less than 10% of d[...]

Trans fats - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Workshop : Brussels, 5 November 2013[...]

Adult education and training in Europe - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Programmes to raise achievement in basic skills : country descriptions[...]

25 years after the fall of the Iron Curtain - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

The state of integration of East and West in the European Union[...]

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[...]

New publication: Using price policies to promote healthier diets    who.int

Disaster preparedness and response Haemophilus influenza (HiB) diseases Health 2020: the European policy for health and well-being International Health Regulations Vector-borne and parasitic disease[...]

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.[...]

Using price policies to promote healthier diets    who.int

Several countries in the WHO European Region have now introduced health-related taxes or subsidies on specific foods and/or nutrients to positively influence dietary intake and health outcomes. A new[...]

Using price policies to promote healthier diets    who.int

Several countries in the WHO European Region have now introduced health-related taxes or subsidies on specific foods and/or nutrients to positively influence dietary intake and health outcomes. A new[...]

New publication: Using price policies to promote healthier diets    who.int

Disaster preparedness and response Haemophilus influenza (HiB) diseases Health 2020: the European policy for health and well-being International Health Regulations Vector-borne and parasitic disease[...]

Highlights from the 11th Biennial Congress of the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL) 2014    eufic.org

In June 2014, the 11th ISSFAL Biennial Congress took place in Stockholm, Sweden. This meeting provided a unique occasion for the exchange of scientific results in the lipid science field. It facilita[...]

EUFIC’s animated video explains science behind energy balance    eufic.org

EUFIC's animated video translates science behind the energy balance concept in a clear, engaging and fun way, and gives practical tips for a healthy energy balance.[...]

Dietary reference values: Vitamin A advice published    europa.eu

Published on:5 March 2015 Dietary reference values: Vitamin A advice published[...]

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