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Let’s talk about the taboo topic that is menstrual hygiene

Let’s talk about the taboo topic that is menstrual hygiene

WHO/Europe have been working together with Member States to develop policies to tackle the taboo topic of menstrual hygiene and develop better educational support...

Wellcome Trust and Gates Foundation announce backing for EU’s Plan-S

Plan-S is the controversial initiative demanding immediate open access to scientific literature, and now two of the biggest medical research funders are in support...
NHS could be short of 51,000 nurses by the end of the Brexit transition period

NHS to be short of 51,000 nurses by the end of the Brexit transition...

New report reveals the NHS could be short of 51,000 nurses, enough to staff 45 hospitals, by the end of the Brexit transition period. The...
It’s time for the UK to rethink its approach to medical cannabis

It’s time for the UK to rethink its approach to medical cannabis

Producing and exporting the most amount of medical cannabis in the world - why is medical cannabis still being denied to patients in the...
The Netherlands’ journey towards more sustainable healthcare

The Netherlands’ journey towards more sustainable healthcare

Speaking at CleanMed Europe 2018, the Dutch Minister for Medical Care and Sport, Bruno Bruins, set out the Netherlands’ efforts to achieve sustainable healthcare. In...
The gender agenda: WHO Europe’s new men’s health strategy

The gender agenda: WHO Europe’s new men’s health strategy

WHO Europe’s men’s health strategy is undoubtedly a milestone in men’s health, but how far does it go to address the neglected health needs...
What role is there for emergency medicine in climate change mitigation and response?

Is there a role for emergency medicine in climate change mitigation & response?

Emergency medicine must play a leading role in mitigating against and responding to climate change. Speaking at CleanMed Europe 2018, Jonathan E Slutzman, MD...
United Nations agencies call for ban on virginity testing

United Nations agencies call for ban on virginity testing

A global call to eradicate virginity testing, which is medically unnecessary & often painful, has been announced by United Nations agencies. Virginity testing, a gynaecological...
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: time to accelerate progress

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: time to accelerate progress

Global health organisations committed to collaboratively accelerate the growth of achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Orchestrated by the World Health Organization, the initiative...
Reform is required: older adults that self-harm need care too

Reform is required: older adults that self-harm need care too

According to a UK study, the majority of over 65s who self-harm are not referred for specialist help. Published in The Lancet Psychiatry Journal, adults...
Prescription cannabis in UK: has the law and the drug become best buds?

Prescription cannabis in UK: have the law and the drug become best buds?

The UK government has announced that patients can receive prescription cannabis by specialist doctors from 1 November 2018. Health Europa previously reported upon the review...
The digital challenge: achieving a paperless NHS by 2020

The digital challenge: achieving a paperless NHS by 2020

Despite calls for a paperless NHS back in 2013, the service is far from completing its paperless journey. Qlik’s David Bolton sets out how...

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