The Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) confirms that exposure to UV-C lamps can cause skin and eye problems, but that more data is needed on long-term exposure to establish whether it can cause cancer.
The partners of the Cancer Control Joint Action (CANCON), co-financed by the EU Health Programme, have presented key results from this three-year project to an audience of EU and national policy makers, stakeholders and partners.
Comments about relevant scientific evidence to be submitted before 26 March 2017.
The newly appointed Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health recently held its first Plenary Meeting in Brussels on 24 January 2017 and will now begin work on three new Opinions. Prof. Jan De Maeseneer, chair of the Expert Panel and Head of Department of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care at Ghent University, explains the Panel's role, work and impact.
The implementation report on the 2003 Council Recommendation on cancer screening, published today, reveals a steep rise in national screening programmes for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer. The report also includes a set of essential indicators to document the quality of screenings.
The winners of the EU Health Award were announced on February 6th 2017 at the Horizon Prize and EU Health Award for NGOs joint ceremony in Leuven, Belgium, in presence of EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, and EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis.
Did you know the European Commission's Scientific Committees are working hard to protect your health? They help keep you safe by giving careful consideration to things you might not even think about and their work impacts on EU legislation. Take a look at this new video clip to find out more!
The public hearing will take place on 14 March 2017. Scientist or technical experts are invited to register by 26 February 2017.
Commission launches a public consultation on possible activities to include in the new "One Health" Action Plan it plans to adopt by summer 2017. The consultation will run until 28 April 2017.
Prof. Leocadio Rodríguez Mañas, ADVANTAGE Joint Action Coordinator, Head of Geriatrics, University Hospital of Getafe shares his views on the new EU-supported Joint Action and how it will address issues of healthy ageing and frailty.