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  1. Healthcare quality

    Healthcare quality is the extent to which health services provided to individuals and patient populations improve desired health outcomes. Care should be evidence-based and provided in a technically and culturally competent manner with good communication ...

    02 September 2015

  2. Human exposure

    A person is exposed to many environmental factors within his/her local environment: chemical emissions from consumer products (particles, air pollutants), environmental noise, molds etc.. These chemical, physical, and biological factors play an important ...

    01 September 2015

  3. Nutrition

    Eating habits can go a long way towards ensuring good health. Low consumption of fruits, vegetables or fibre, and excess intakes of salt, sugars, and trans and saturated fats are among the top contributors to death and disability caused by non-communicabl ...

    02 September 2015

  4. Reference materials for clinical analysis

    The measurement of biomarkers, mainly in blood, is performed in many thousands of hospital laboratories.  The results are used to monitor health status, screen for disease, support diagnosis, and monitor the effect of therapies for diseases. However, meas ...

    02 September 2015

  5. Medical applications of radionuclides and targeted alpha therapy

    Cancer is one of the main health problems of today. Unfortunately, the treatments that are currently available, even though often effective, cannot permanently cure the majority of cancers. This is typically true for cancers that have formed metastases an ...

    01 September 2015

  6. Global health security and support

    The Global Health Security Initiative is an international partnership of the G7 countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States), Mexico, the European Commission and the World Health Organisation (WHO) to strengt ...

    01 September 2015

  7. Public health

    Maintaining the highest possible level of public health protection, especially for an ageing population, is a key challenge for Europe in the changing global socio-economic landscape. Effective public health policies need to address a wide variety of comp ...

    02 September 2015

  8. From nuclear research to surgery technology

    02 Oct 2015 A JRC invention initially stemming from its research in the nuclear sector will soon be used by hospitals for minimally-invasive robotic surgery. TELELAP ALF-X is an advanced multi-port robotic system that will empower surgeons with new techno ...

    02 October 2015

  9. Combatting diabetes: World Health Day 2016

    07 Apr 2016 The focus of World Health Day on April 7 is diabetes, a disease which affects about 32 million people in the EU. The JRC supports the efforts to combat diabetes through its nutrition and health related activities, with special focus on childre ...

    07 April 2016

  10. The European Nanomedicine Characterisation Laboratory launches first call for innovative nanomedicines in cancer therapy

    17 Mar 2016 The use of nanotechnology in healthcare promises new diagnostic opportunities and innovative therapeutic concepts that may help to tackle major medical challenges such as cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and antimicrobial resistance.   Howev ...

    17 March 2016

  11. World cancer day – JRC contribution to the fight against cancer

    04 Feb 2016 Cancer is one of the main causes of death in the EU, responsible for almost 1.3 million deaths in 2013, according to Eurostat. The JRC's work on cancer focuses on developing harmonised data on cancer incidence in the EU, development and p ...

    04 February 2016

  12. More reliable measurements for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

    08 Feb 2016 JRC scientists contributed to the evaluation of the method performance related to the quantification of Alzheimer's biomarkers. The study revealed the importance of developing a certified reference material, which is currently in progress ...

    08 February 2016

  13. Improved clinical pathogen testing using innovative methods will benefit patients

    29 Jan 2016 JRC scientists, in collaboration with partners of a European research project, addressed measurement issues that impact on the monitoring of harmful microorganisms. They conclude that innovative and standardised methods have the potential for ...

    29 January 2016

  14. Plenary of the ECIBC 2015: Improving breast cancer screening, diagnosis and care in Europe

    09 Dec 2015 to 11 Dec 2015 The European Commission Initiative on Breast Cancer (ECIBC) is built upon the principles of sustainability, continuity and the transparent inclusion of experts and stakeholders to develop a project that will have an impact on br ...

    26 November 2015

  15. Policy recommendations and cost implications for a more sustainable framework for European human biomonitoring surveys

    The potential of Human Biomonitoring (HBM) in exposure characterisation and risk assessment is well established in the scientific HBM community and regulatory arena by many publications. The European Environment and Health Strategy as well as the Environm ...

    06 April 2016

  16. Understanding the capabilities of expert laboratories in detecting Botulinum neurotoxins

    18 Jan 2016 In close collaboration with partners of the European project EQuATox (establishment of quality assurance for the detection of biological toxins of potential bioterrorism risk)- coordinated by the German Robert Koch Institute – JRC scientists s ...

    18 January 2016

  17. Breast cancer: new steps towards harmonisation and quality of screening and care in Europe

    05 Jan 2016 The plenary of the European Commission Initiative on Breast Cancer (ECIBC) entitled 'Improving breast cancer screening, diagnosis and care in Europe' took place in Baveno, Italy on 9-11 December 2015. The plenary focused on improving ...

    05 January 2016

  18. Indoortron

    Indoortron The INDOORTRON Facility is a 30m 3 walk-in environmental chamber permitting precise control of parameters such as temperature, relative humidity, air quality and exchange rate. Within its large working space, it is possible to measure emissions ...

    30 April 2014

  19. jrc-school-food-policy-factsheet-austria_en.pdf

    In light of the growing childhood obesity epidemic, the European Commission and Member States have developed the EU Action Plan on Childhood Obesity 2014-2020. Supporting its implementation, the JRC has been facilitating knowledge exchange by mapping nati application/pdf attached to:School food policy country factsheets

  20. jrc-school-food-policy-factsheet-belgium_flanders_en.pdf

    In light of the growing childhood obesity epidemic, the European Commission and Member States have developed the EU Action Plan on Childhood Obesity 2014-2020. Supporting its implementation, the JRC has been facilitating knowledge exchange by mapping nati application/pdf attached to:School food policy country factsheets

  21. jrc-school-food-policy-factsheet-belgium_wallonia_en.pdf

    In light of the growing childhood obesity epidemic, the European Commission and Member States have developed the EU Action Plan on Childhood Obesity 2014-2020. Supporting its implementation, the JRC has been facilitating knowledge exchange by mapping nati application/pdf attached to:School food policy country factsheets

  22. jrc-school-food-policy-factsheet-bulgaria_en.pdf

    In light of the growing childhood obesity epidemic, the European Commission and Member States have developed the EU Action Plan on Childhood Obesity 2014-2020. Supporting its implementation, the JRC has been facilitating knowledge exchange by mapping nati application/pdf attached to:School food policy country factsheets

  23. jrc-school-food-policy-factsheet-croatia_en.pdf

    In light of the growing childhood obesity epidemic, the European Commission and Member States have developed the EU Action Plan on Childhood Obesity 2014-2020. Supporting its implementation, the JRC has been facilitating knowledge exchange by mapping nati application/pdf attached to:School food policy country factsheets

  24. jrc-school-food-policy-factsheet-cyprus_en.pdf

    In light of the growing childhood obesity epidemic, the European Commission and Member States have developed the EU Action Plan on Childhood Obesity 2014-2020. Supporting its implementation, the JRC has been facilitating knowledge exchange by mapping nati application/pdf attached to:School food policy country factsheets

  25. jrc-school-food-policy-factsheet-czechrepublic_en.pdf

    In light of the growing childhood obesity epidemic, the European Commission and Member States have developed the EU Action Plan on Childhood Obesity 2014-2020. Supporting its implementation, the JRC has been facilitating knowledge exchange by mapping nati application/pdf attached to:School food policy country factsheets