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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...
Time for change: EU energy efficiency and renewable energy targets

Time for change: EU energy efficiency and renewable energy targets

An urgent call for more ambitious EU energy efficiency and renewable energy targets is set by Leading European Healthcare Institutions. The European Health Care Climate...
New WHO guidelines aim to reduce high caesarean section rates

New WHO guidelines aim to reduce high caesarean section rates

First ever guidelines created regarding non-clinical interventions designed to reduce worldwide increase in caesarean section rates. The World Health Organization (WHO) has designed new guidelines...
Sustainability in biobanking: a perspective from ISBER

Sustainability in biobanking: a perspective from ISBER

Zisis Kozlakidis, the past president of the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories, considers how to effectively confront the challenge of sustainability in...

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