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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.

[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[...]

Accessibility to suitable and age-appropriate unlicensed medicines for children: the “PaedForm” project    edqm.eu

12 February 2015 Accessibility to suitable and age-appropriate unlicensed medicines for children: the [...]

Council of Europe publishes new guide on Umbilical Cord Blood Banking for soon-to-be parents    edqm.eu

20 February 2015 Council of Europe publishes new guide on Umbilical Cord Blood Banking for soon-to-be parents Did you know ? The collection and storage of umbilical cord blood when a baby is born is [...]

Is reduced myocardial sympathetic innervation associated with clinical symptoms of autonomic impairment in idiopathic PD?    epda.eu.com

Reduced myocardial sympathetic innervationas revealed by MIBG scintigraphyis associated with clinical symptoms of autonomic impairment. This association is more pronounced in male than in female pati[...]

80 MILLION PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES CALL FOR ACCESSIBLE INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES    edf-feph.org

Latvia, 21 February 2015 | The disability movement in Europe gathered this weekend in Jurmala, Latvia for EDF’s Board meeting. Before the meeting, a European conference on information and communicat[...]

Council of Europe publishes new guide on Umbilical Cord Blood Banking for soon-to-be parents    edqm.eu

20 February 2015 Council of Europe publishes new guide on Umbilical Cord Blood Banking for soon-to-be parents Did you know ? The collection and storage of umbilical cord blood when a baby is born is [...]

New research shows maldevelopment of baby boys' genitals linked to DEHP exposure    env-health.org

New research shows maldevelopment of baby boys' genitals linked to DEHP exposure New research confirms and consolidates the links already found between the exposure of pregnant women to diethylhexyl [...]

New research shows link between DEHP phthalate exposure and development of baby boys    env-health.org

New research finds that there is a link between the exposure of pregnant women to the phthalate DEHP and the development of their baby boys. New research finds that there is a link between the exposu[...]

New horizons in crop fertilisation    europa.eu

EU-funded researchers have developed an automated prototype to help farmers monitor and control the amount of water and fertiliser they need for their crops. It has already been successfully tested o[...]

EFA - French symposium on health impacts of allergies and environment at school    env-health.org

The European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients Association (EFA) participated in a national symposium on `Allergies and the environment: their impact on health and education' in Par[...]

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[...]

INCHES - Impact of toxins on children    env-health.org

The International Network on Children's Health, Environment and Safety (INCHES) recommends to watch a new video produced by Bruce Lanphear from the Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada[...]

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[...]

Accessibility to suitable and age-appropriate unlicensed medicines for children: the “PaedForm” project    edqm.eu

12 February 2015 Accessibility to suitable and age-appropriate unlicensed medicines for children: the [...]

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 [...]

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[...]

Norwegian Government to consult on proposal for standardised packaging of tobacco products    uicc.org

Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Norwegian Government to consult on proposal for standardised packaging of tobacco products Announcement made at joint press conference with Norwegia[...]

Children of Alcoholics Week 2015 (8-14th of February 2015)    eurocare.org

Between 8th and 14th of February, Active - Sobriety, Friendship and Peace and its member organizations are going to mark the Children of Alcoholics week.[...]

Scientific guideline: Concept paper on the revision of annex 1 of the guidelines on good manufacturing practice – manufacture of sterile medicinal products, draft: consultation open    europa.eu

This concept paper addresses the need to update annex 1 (manufacture of sterile medicinal products) of the good manufacturing practice (GMP) guide. Annex 1 is common to the Member States of the Europ[...]

Alcohol&Society (Denmark) focusing on online marketing    eurocare.org

Alcohol&Society, Eurocare's Danish member organisation, has been following alcohol marketing closely. In this article, they report on their latest development.[...]

Estimating the costs of gender-based violence in the European Union - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Estimating the costs of gender-based violence in the European Union[...]

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[...]

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[...]

Juncker Commission makes 1 billion euro available for the young unemployed    europa.eu

Today the European Commission proposes to make 1 billion euro from the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) available as early as this year.[...]

EU Youth Guarantee: Questions and Answers    europa.eu

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 04 February 2015 What is the Youth Guarantee? In April 2013, EU Member States made a commitment to ensure young people's successful transition into work by [...]

Juncker Commission makes 1 billion euro available for the young unemployed    europa.eu

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 04 February 2015 Today the European Commission proposes to make 1 billion euro from the Youth Employment Initiative available as early as this year. This[...]

Accelerated pre-financing for the Youth Employment Initiative: Questions and Answers    europa.eu

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 04 February 2015 Why increase the pre-financing rate? The Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) followed a proposal from the Commission and a high-level politic[...]

“Together”: Pilot project promoting healthy diets to pregnant and lactating women    europa.eu

European Commission - A pilot project is an initiative of an experimental nature designed to test the feasibility and usefulness of action. It is meant to try different approaches to ad[...]

Pfizer Marks World Cancer Day with Grant to Union for International Cancer Control to Address the Needs of Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients    uicc.org

Pfizer Marks World Cancer Day with Grant to Union for International Cancer Control to Address the Needs of Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients Citing the need for more support for metastatic breast ca[...]

Knowledge Summaries of Comprehensive Breast Cancer Control    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Knowledge Summaries of Comprehensive Breast Cancer Control The Unio[...]

Disorders of the Oral Cavity in Parkinson's Disease and Parkinsonian Syndromes    epda.eu.com

This paper reviews current knowledge regarding the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and treatment options of disorders of the oral cavity in Parkinson's disease patients.[...]

Regulatory information - Paediatric guidance revised to reflect changes to European Commission guideline    europa.eu

Documents relate to submission of applications, re-examination and compliance check procedures[...]

"Avoiding a "Lost Generation": what (more) can the EU do tackle youth unemployment?    europa.eu

European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 19 January 2015 Marianne Thyssen - Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility Closing speech at seminar [...]

Tajikistan introduces rotavirus vaccine to protect children from diarrhoeal disease    who.int

With an official launch ceremony on 8 January 2015, Tajikistan became the fourteenth country in the WHO European Region to introduce rotavirus vaccination into its national immunization schedule, and[...]

Growing up in the shadow of intolerance    europa.eu

Despite the recent rise of radical, extreme or populist movements in Europe, young Europeans still accept democracy and reject violence, an EU-backed project has found. However, many feel that the po[...]

Tajikistan introduces rotavirus vaccine to protect children from diarrhoeal disease    who.int

With an official launch ceremony on 8 January 2015, Tajikistan became the fourteenth country in the WHO European Region to introduce rotavirus vaccination into its national immunization schedule, and[...]

Registration opens for fourth European drugs summer school    europa.eu

The University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) and the EU drugs agency (EMCDDA) will be joining forces again this summer to hold the fourth European drugs summer school (EDSS) on 'Illicit drugs in Eu[...]

THE DISABILITY INTERGROUP ELECTED ITS NEW BUREAU    edf-feph.org

This website is supported by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity – PROGRESS (2007-2013) THE DISABILITY INTERGROUP ELECTED ITS NEW BUREAU Strasbourg, 15 January 2015 | T[...]

New documents from EBU.    euroblind.org

New resources made available by EBU in the framework of our BASIC work programme.[...]

Children’s Health    oecd.org

Children can be more vulnerable than adults to chemicals. Considering global concern for children's health, the OECD has been working to bring together knowledge and experiences to reduce risks to ch[...]

The situation of women in the Gulf States - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

The situation of women in the Gulf States[...]

Kyrgyz initiatives help reduce preventable child mortality    who.int

Several initiatives in Kyrgyzstan, such as programmes to prevent micronutrient deficiency and anaemia and to manage common childhood diseases, have contributed to a substantial decline in child morta[...]

MEPs discuss cancer prevention through better regulation of hormone disrupting chemicals    env-health.org

MEP Christel Schaldemose hosted an inter-party meeting of MEPs today to discuss cancer prevention through better regulation of hormone disrupting chemicals. The meeting was co-organised by the Associ[...]

HAPPY INCLUSIVE & ACCESSIBLE 2015    edf-feph.org

This website is supported by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity – PROGRESS (2007-2013) In 2014, the European Union has crossed a critical year for the future of all Eu[...]

EU Menu: contracts awarded, guidance updated    europa.eu

Published on: 22 December 2014 EU Menu: contracts awarded, guidance updated[...]

Rehabilitation: key to an independent future for children with poliomyelitis in Tajikistan    who.int

A WHO disability-rehabilitation team in Tajikistan has worked with representatives of the International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics to support the rehabilitation of people who contracted pol[...]

[EPHA-TACTICS briefing] Child Injury Prevention in Europe    epha.org

In the framework of the TACTICS project, coordinated by the European Child Safety Alliance, EPHA released and prepared a briefing entitled 'Mandated responsibility for Intentional and Unintentional C[...]

Press Centre - Major contract to support new pan-EU pension fund    europa.eu

The European Commission has made a key step on the way to establishing a new pan-European pension arrangement, designed to boost research mobility in Europe. It announced today (16 December 2014) the[...]

18 months and counting – EU undecided on ratifying Marrakech Treaty, as blind people miss out on reading books    euroblind.org

Visitors to EBU's website will know that we, our friends in WBU and many other organisations campaigned hard for years to get agreement on a treaty at the World Intellectual Property Organisation, WI[...]

EDF WELCOMES THE RE-ESTABLISHMENT OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT DISABILITY INTERGROUP    edf-feph.org

EDF welcomes the decision of the Conference of Presidents to re-establish the Disability intergroup for another legislature. Alive since 1979, the Disability Intergroup is one of most consensual and[...]

Homicide: men three times more likely to be victims    who.int

Men are three times more likely to be victims of homicide. Nearly 35 000 people lost their lives to homicide in 2012 with males aged 30-59 years most at risk. A new WHO European factsheet, published [...]

Spotlight on the Cancer Prevention Network: Multimedia Library    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Spotlight on the Cancer Prevention Network: Multimedia Library Join[...]

Distinguishing Idiopathic Parkinson's From Other Parkinsonian Syndromes By Breath Test    epda.eu.com

Conclusions: Exhaled breath analysis with nanoarray is a promising approach for a non-invasive, inexpensive, and portable technique for differentiation between different Parkinsonian states. A larger[...]

EU EQUAL TREATMENT LAW: TIME FOR MEMBER STATES TO ACT!    edf-feph.org

representing millions of EU citizens at risk of discrimination, including women, persons with disabilities, younger and older people, LGBTI persons, members of ethnic, religion and belief communitie[...]

ARE PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES THE INVISIBLE WORKERS?    edf-feph.org

According to the latest EU data, there is still a 26% difference in rates of employment for persons with and without disabilities across the EU . This is 30 points lower than the Europe 2020 target [...]

THE DISABILITY MOVEMENT EXPRESSES ITS DEEP CONDOLENCES FOR THE DECEASE OF FORMER COMMISSIONER JACQUES BARROT    edf-feph.org

This website is supported by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity – PROGRESS (2007-2013) 8 December 2014 | In the frame of the sad news that the former Commissioner, Jac[...]

Launch of Knowledge Summaries of Comprehensive Breast Cancer Control    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Launch of Knowledge Summaries of Comprehensive Breast Cancer Contro[...]

Released: TNM e-learning modules    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development On the occasion of the 2014 World Cancer Congress (WCC), eCancer an[...]

European Day for People with Disabilities: the Swedish city of Borås wins the Access City Award 2015 for disabled-friendly cities    europa.eu

On the occasion of the European Day for People with Disabilities, the European Commission is pleased to announce that the Swedish city of Borås is the winner of the 2015 Access City Award.[...]

EMPLOYMENT & ACCESSIBILITY THE FOCUS OF THIS YEAR’S EUROPEAN DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES    edf-feph.org

is the best guarantee for human dignity, self-esteem, financial independence and prosperity. Accessibility is a key to ensuring true participation in society and helps removing barriers that persons[...]

European Day for People with Disabilities: the Swedish city of Borås wins the Access City Award 2015 for disabled-friendly cities    europa.eu

Commission - Press release European Brussels, 03 December 2014 On the occasion of the European Day for People with Disabilities, the European Commission is pleased to announce that the Swedish city o[...]

EDF HAS A NEW DIRECTOR    edf-feph.org

This website is supported by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity – PROGRESS (2007-2013) Catherine Naughton has been working at EDF’s member organisation, CBM at its EU [...]

[EPHA Report] The effects of the crisis on mental health of children and young people    epha.org

This new report from the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) highlights existing evidence on the detrimental effect of the ongoing economic crisis and austerity-driven measures on the mental healt[...]

EU refusing to give blind people equal access to apps!    euroblind.org

On 27 November the 28 Ministers in charge of Telecommunications are meeting in Brussels to discuss progress on the web accessibility directive on the basis of a progress report published by the Itali[...]

Innovative research to assist start-ups with their growing pains    europa.eu

Most start-up enterprises face growing pains in their early years as scarce resources limit their ability to scale up fast enough, forcing them to operate at the periphery of the market. The European[...]

Hypocritical spending: European Parliament again votes to continue subsidies for tobacco growing    epha.org

The European Parliament voted last week to once again prolong subsidies [...]

CMDh agrees to strengthen warnings on the use of valproate medicines in women and girls    europa.eu

Women to be better informed of risks of valproate use in pregnancy and need for contraception[...]

No consistent evidence of an increased risk of heart problems with testosterone medicines    europa.eu

The Coordination Group for Mutual Recognition and Decentralised Procedures - Human (CMDh), a regulatory body representing EU Member States, has agreed by consensus that there is no consistent evidenc[...]

Recognition of skills gained outside school or university is still a challenging road to take, report revealed    europa.eu

Member States still have a long way to go to ensure that knowledge, skills and competences that people have acquired outside school or university are recognized, valued and accepted despite some good[...]

EDF CALLS ON MEPs TO VOTE FOR THE RE-ESTABLISHMENT OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT DISABILITY INTERGROUP    edf-feph.org

This website is supported by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity – PROGRESS (2007-2013) 19 November 2014 | Members of the European Parliament will vote on 24-26 Novembe[...]

EDF PRESIDENT GOT ELECTED AS CHAIR OF THE INTERNATIONAL DISABILITY ALLIANCE    edf-feph.org

This website is supported by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity – PROGRESS (2007-2013) The first board meeting of the International Disability Alliance (IDA) after its[...]

ACCESSIBLE TOURISM IN THE HEART OF THIS YEAR'S EUROPEAN DAY OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES    edf-feph.org

This website is supported by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity – PROGRESS (2007-2013) source of growth for the economy in Europe, representing today 1.8 million busin[...]

ON THE WAY TO THE EUROPEAN ELECTIONS THE DISABILITY MOVEMENT VOTES FOR INCLUSION    edf-feph.org

In times of crisis , it is more imperative than ever to make most of our rights as citizens and not let any decisions concerning our lives be taken for us without us. Europe is entering the 7th year[...]

EDF - MICROSOFT EVENT ON NEW SKILLS FOR NEW JOBS    edf-feph.org

The European Disability Forum and Microsoft share a commitment to finding new ways to strengthen e-skills and facilitating the creation of new jobs . Achieving these goals can be helped through a di[...]

Botulinum toxin type a potentiates effect of neuromotor rehabilitation of Pisa syndrome in Parkinson: A placebo controlled study    epda.eu.com

Botulin toxin (BT) may reduce muscle hyperactivity, therefore improving CT effectiveness. Authors evaluated whether the injection of incabotulinum toxin type A (iBTA) into the hyperactive trunk muscl[...]

Lifetime exposure to Estrogens and Parkinson's disease in California teachers    epda.eu.com

Conclusions: These results provide some support for the hypothesis that lifelong high estrogen is protective in PD, suggesting that the level and persistence of exposure over the long term may be imp[...]

UNFPA - World’s 1.8 Billion Young Can Propel Socioeconomic Development, New UNFPA Report Shows    unfpa.org

“Today’s record 1.8 billion young people present an enormous opportunity to transform the future,” says UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehim. “Young people are the innovators, creators[...]

UNFPA - World’s 1.8 Billion Young Can Propel Socioeconomic Development, New UNFPA Report Shows    unfpa.org

“Today’s record 1.8 billion young people present an enormous opportunity to transform the future,” says UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin. “Young people are the innovators, creators[...]

"The situation in Russian schools is critical; it needs a quick intervention to fight social stigma against children"    aidsactioneurope.org

On November 4, 2014, Deutsche AIDS-Hilfe met 15 activists from LGBT communities from Moscow. The Initiative [...]

AWHHE - Eight Women Strive for Health and Healthy Environment in Armenia    env-health.org

The Armenian Weekly is currently covering special reports about environmental organisations in Armenia, one of which focused on HEAL member Armenian Women for Health and Healthy Environment (AWHHE). [...]

Conference on hormone associated cancers and EDCs in French Senate    env-health.org

In order to understand the increase of breast cancer cases in France, environmental factors especially EDCs exposure need to be taken in to account. This was the central theme of a recent conference [...]

“Getting Ready for Baby campaign” launched    env-health.org

HEAL is one of 70 organisations supporting a US campaign to get baby-focused retailers to commit to getting rid of some of the most hazardous chemicals in their products. The Getting Ready for Baby c[...]

EU OMBUDSMAN COMMITS TO WORK ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES    edf-feph.org

This website is supported by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity – PROGRESS (2007-2013) met the European Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, to discuss future cooperation on the[...]

Formulations of hormone therapy and risk of Parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

The findings from this study suggest an increase in PD risk associated with esterified estrogen use combined with progestin, and no risk associated with conjugated estrogen with progestin. These find[...]

Our new report ‘Access Denied!' is out now!    euroblind.org

Today and tomorrow we are in European Parliament organising [...]

Imaging prodromal Parkinson disease: The Parkinson Associated Risk Syndrome Study    epda.eu.com

Conclusion: Subjects with DAT deficit who do not meet criteria for a diagnosis of PD can be identified by olfactory testing. Sequential biomarker assessment may identify those at risk of PD.[...]

EDF CALLS ON THE EU TO MEET THE NEW CHALLENGES OF THE NEXT PERIOD FOR CITIZENS WITH DISABILITIES    edf-feph.org

Brussels, 9 November 2014| This weekend, EDF Board meeting gathered together representatives from organisations of persons with disabilities around Europe. The meeting opened by EDF President, Yanni[...]

EU EQUAL TREATMENT LAW: WE'VE BEEN WAITING TOO LONG!    edf-feph.org

Brussels, 6 November 2014 – As high-level EU Member States’ representatives meet today to discuss how to make equality a reality for all, equality and anti-discrimination organisations call on them [...]

Air quality research suggests major benefits for children    env-health.org

HEAL's Deputy Director shares new research showing that children born to mothers exposed to high levels of PAHs in air pollution during pregnancy are five times more likely to show symptoms that char[...]

Head injury, α-synuclein genetic variability and Parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

The study finds some evidence that head injury and D4S3481 or rs356165 variants jointly increase the risk of PD but little evidence of interaction.[...]

UNFPA - New Report Shows More Women and Girls Have Access to Contraceptives in the World's Poorest Countries    unfpa.org

“Deciding about pregnancy should be by choice, not by chance,” said Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and Co-Chair of FP2020’s Reference Grou[...]

Jordan Breast Cancer Program 2014 Campaign launched    uicc.org

The King Hussein Cancer Foundation and Center (KHCF/KHCC) , a UICC Member, have been entrusted with the leadership of the Jordan Breast Cancer Program (JBCP) . Established in 2007 as a national prog[...]

Research Headlines - New tests aim to detect breast and ovarian cancers earlier    europa.eu

The EU-funded project EPIFEMCARE is developing blood tests that could lead to the earlier detection of ovarian and breast cancers, fewer over-diagnoses of breast cancer and improved personalised care[...]

“Alcohol and Childhood Don’t Mix” Campaign    eurocare.org

Earlier this month DrinkWise launched an investigation and uncovered a shocking truth - people in England are failing to protect their children from the negative effects of alcohol.[...]

Survey: Understanding the impact of smart phone apps used by men who have sex with men (MSM) on HIV prevention in Europe    aidsactioneurope.org

Terrence Higgins Trust and ECDC are inviting stakeholders to take part in a survey on [...]

EU breast cancer research targets personalised treatment    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 27 October 2014 Caption: The ASSURE project tailors breast cancer screening - hematoxylin and eosin marked breast tissue containing invasive ductal carcino[...]

EU project INPROFOOD: New interactive policy game brings young people’s voices onto a European level    eufic.org

Over the course of three years the INPROFOOD consortium explored new ways to establish dialogue and mutual learning between the scientific and civil society community, developing practical guidelines[...]

Research Headlines - New horizons in treating breast cancer    europa.eu

Today, in most developed countries, a woman s chance of getting breast cancer is 1 in 8. Clinical trials have shown that despite its effectiveness, chemotherapy can also cause long- term side-effects[...]

UNFPA - Ebola Wiping Out Gains in Safe Motherhood    unfpa.org

"The reality is that pregnant women are facing a double threat – dying from Ebola and from pregnancy or childbirth, due to the devastating impact of Ebola on health workers and health systems,” said[...]

European Commission Initiative on Breast Cancer - Calls for expressions of interest    europa.eu

European Commission - The European Commission invites individual experts to join the working groups which will be established in the framework of the European Initiative on Breast Cancer:[...]

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark underlines importance of universal vaccination in address to Tajik medical students    who.int

Today, on World Polio Day, as part of her visit to Tajikistan to draw attention to maternal and child health issues throughout the WHO European Region, HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark underlined t[...]

Research Headlines - New horizons in treating breast cancer    europa.eu

Today, in most developed countries, a woman s chance of getting breast cancer is 1 in 8. Clinical trials have shown that despite its effectiveness, chemotherapy can also cause long- term side-effects[...]

New European Parliament and Gender Equality post-2015: taking stock of progress made, where's health?    epha.org

The European Parliament Committee on Gender Equality (FEMM Committee) has started making post-2015 plans for a new gender equality strategy. Debating a report written by MEP Maria Noichl, S&D, DE[...]

Danish Crown Princess Mary to visit Tajikistan to promote mother and child health, immunization    who.int

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark will visit Tajikistan on 23-25 October 2014, as Patron of the WHO Regional Office for Europe. With Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe,[...]

RES – Save the date! Hormone dependent cancer and EDCs    env-health.org

On 29 October Réseau Environnement Santé (RES) is hosting an event on hormone-dependent cancers and EDCs, sponsored by Mrs Chantal Jouanno, Senator of Paris. According to the International Agency for[...]

WECF – Conference on breast cancer, reproductive health and EDCs    env-health.org

Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF) France successfully held their international conference on breast cancer, women's reproductive health and EDCs: from knowledge to prevention on 14 October. [...]

Statement on the results of the European employment summit (Milan, 8 October)    europa.eu

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] László Andor European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion European Parliament plenary session Strasbourg, 21 October 2014 President,[...]

A Genetic Mouse Model of Parkinson's Disease Shows Involuntary Movements and Increased Postsynaptic Sensitivity to Apomorphine    epda.eu.com

Study results document for the first time a disturbance of ERK1/2 signaling regulation associated with apomorphine-induced involuntary movements in a genetic mouse model of synucleinopathy. This mous[...]

Women more likely to develop anxiety and depression after heart attack    escardio.org

According to research presented at Acute Cardiovascular Care 2014 by Professor Pranas Serpytis from Lithuania: [...]

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