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EU ministers meet to discuss air pollution issue

EU ministers meet to discuss air pollution issue

European Commissioner for Environment Karmenu Vella has invited ministers from nine member states to convene in Brussels, Belgium, today (30 January) to find solutions...
Spotlight the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Spotlight: the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Health Europa Quarterly highlights the work of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to eliminate infectious and tropical diseases. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation...
Antibiotic resistance at higher levels worldwide

Antibiotic resistance at higher levels worldwide

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) first surveillance data on antibiotic resistance reveals high levels of resistance to a variety of serious bacterial infections across...
The EMHF is committed to improving men’s physical and mental health

Mental health and men: let’s talk about it

Dr Ian Banks, the president of the European Men’s Health Forum, reflects on mental health in men and the high rate of male self-harm...
Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms worsen with menopause

Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms worsen with menopause

A new study from the British Society for Rheumatology suggests that women with the menopause suffering from rheumatoid arthritis are in greater physical decline. The...
Brexit could disrupt medicine supplies to patients

Brexit could disrupt medicine supplies to patients across Europe

The impact of Brexit could cause major delays in the supply of medicines to patients across Europe, according to a briefing paper from the...
Women suffer more with insomnia in late stage of pregnancy

Women suffer more with insomnia in late stage of pregnancy

A new study led by the University of Granada, Spain, has revealed that 64% of pregnant women suffer from insomnia in the third trimester...
Low vitamin D levels exacerbate IBS symptoms

Low vitamin D levels exacerbate irritable bowel syndrome symptoms

A new study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found that the level of vitamin D in the system can contribute...
Innovating wound care

Innovating wound care

Professor Michael Clark, Maureen Fallon and Professor Keith Harding, of the Welsh Wound Innovation Centre, advocate a system approach to value-based wound care. The impact...
A platform for pancreatic cancer

A platform for pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is set to be Europe’s second leading cause of cancer death by 2020. Why, then, is funding so low? Pancreatic Cancer Europe...
Lifestyle change can prevent cognitive decline in APOE4 gene carriers

Lifestyle change can prevent cognitive decline in APOE4 gene carriers

A new study has found that having lifestyle counselling can prevent cognitive decline in those carrying the APOE4 gene, a common risk factor of...
The hidden secrets of hepatitis C

The hidden secrets of hepatitis C

A group effort between physicists, biologists and engineers has led to a novel method to analyse a key protein in hepatitis C virus. Collaborators...

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