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Children’s processed food consumption must be reduced, warn experts

Experts have called for urgent action to tackle British children’s consumption of 'exceptionally high' proportions of ultra-processed foods. A study, led by Imperial College London,...
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How has COVID-19 impacted child mental health?

Childline Service Head Alex Gray discusses the mental health struggles among children and young people during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to NHS estimates, around one...
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Is vaccine hesitancy in Africa linked to institutional mistrust?

Dr Jean-François Maystadt, Professor of Economics at Université catholique de Louvain and Lancaster University, discusses institutional mistrust and vaccine hesitancy in Africa. In a report...
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Global warming responsible for one in three heat-related deaths

From 1991 to 2018, over a third of all heat-related deaths were attributable to human-induced global warming, new research has found. Led by the London...
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Paracetamol use during pregnancy linked to ADHD and autism in children

A study has found that a mother’s use of paracetamol during pregnancy is associated with symptoms of ADHD and autism in children. Researchers at the...
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Immediate skin-to-skin contact improves pre-term babies’ survival chances

Immediate skin-to-skin contact and exclusive breastfeeding increases a premature baby’s chances of survival, a study has found. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet, co-ordinated by the World...
COVID-19 pandemic marks a new era for global health policy

COVID-19 pandemic marks a new era for global health policy

Leaders at the G20 summit committed to a series of actions aiming to accelerate the end of the COVID-19 pandemic across the globe, and...
Scientists propose global plan to save oceans for human health

Scientists propose global plan to save oceans for human health

An interdisciplinary European collaboration called the Seas Oceans and Public Health in Europe (SOPHIE) Project has put forward a global plan to save the...
Exploring the challenges of growing healthcare waiting lists

Exploring the challenges of growing healthcare waiting lists

Katrina Delargy of TIYGA Health outlines the challenges posed by growing waiting lists in healthcare. Patients need patience. They need to wait for their appointment...
Ready for negotiations: extra healthcare funding needed in Denmark

Ready for negotiations: extra healthcare funding needed in Denmark

This article discusses funding for healthcare in the Danish Regions ahead of this year's financial negotiations with the government. The prospect of an increasing elderly...
EU Vaccine Strategy: supporting COVID-19 therapeutics development

EU Vaccine Strategy: supporting COVID-19 therapeutics development

The European Commission will be complementing the EU Vaccines Strategy by supporting the development of COVID-19 therapeutics, including the treatment of long-COVID. As part of...
Ensuring equal access to healthcare

Ensuring equal access to healthcare

Health Action International European Policy Advisor Ellie White speaks to HEQ about the No Profit on Pandemic campaign. Independent non-profit organisation Health Action International (HAI)...
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Supporting nurses on the frontline

International Editor Clifford Holt spoke to the EFN’s Secretary General Paul de Raeve about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected Europe’s nurses and what...
Equal and accessible healthcare in the EU

Equal and accessible healthcare in the EU

MEP Tomislav Sokol discusses the role of EU institutions in achieving more equal and accessible healthcare across the bloc. MEP Tomislav Sokol (EPP) is a...
Patient’s Rights Day: recommendations towards a European Health Union

Patients’ Rights Day: recommendations towards a European Health Union

For European Patients’ Rights Day 2021, Active Citizenship Network, the European branch of the Italian non-profit organisation Cittadinanzattiva, discusses ten recommendations towards a European...
Health at the heart of the conference on the future of Europe

Health at the heart of the conference on the future of Europe

Mariano Votta, responsible for EU Affairs at Cittadinanzattiva and Director of Active Citizenship Network, puts forward the vision for a debate towards a healthier...
The gender perspective in the COVID-19 crisis and post-crisis period

The gender perspective in the COVID-19 crisis and post-crisis period

Our societies have so much potential by pivoting to work for women after this pandemic, in many different fields. This starts with employment, job creation...
Lessons from the pandemic: using and communicating data

Lessons from the pandemic: using and communicating data

Tableau Software Senior Director Andy Cotgreave explores issues around data analysis and transparency during the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout the last 12 months, people have been...
Healthcare waste, COVID-19, and sustainability

Healthcare waste, COVID-19, and sustainability

Tina Benfield and June Cadman of the UK’s Chartered Institution of Wastes Management speak to HEQ about the management of health, care, and clinical...
Mainstreaming human rights in European policies

Mainstreaming human rights in European policies

AGE Platform Europe Research Project Manager Ilenia Gheno discusses the role of digital technology in supporting elderly care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic...

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