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Prescription-free contraception could mitigate issues caused by pandemic

Better data collection and measures such as prescription-free contraception could improve women’s health care during disasters, researchers have recommended. Researchers at the University of Warwick...
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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...
vaccine-hesitancy

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...
Securing COVID-19 vaccine certificates with distributed ledger

Securing COVID-19 vaccine certificates with distributed ledger

Alex Fryer at Zebra Technologies discusses global vaccine certification systems combined with the use of distributed ledger technology to improve data security and prevent...
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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...
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)...
Supporting nurses on the frontline

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...
Tackling cancer care inefficiencies in Europe’s future

Tackling cancer care inefficiencies in Europe’s future

All.Can International’s Chief Executive Officer, Eduardo Pisani, discusses inefficiencies in cancer care and what might come out of the Conference on the Future of...
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...
Physical tokens for COVID-19 contact tracing

Physical tokens for COVID-19 contact tracing

Experts, customers, policymakers, and entrepreneurs came together for an EIT Health discussion exploring the use of physical tokens for COVID-19 contact tracing. By Stephanie Price At...
Lateral flow tests not accurate at detecting low COVID-19 viral loads

Lateral flow tests not accurate at detecting low COVID-19 viral loads

A new study has suggested that lateral flow tests are not sufficient for testing COVID-19 infection in individuals with low viral loads. The new study...
antimicrobial

Managing the transmission of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria

Lorna Malkin, Junior Editor of HEQ, speaks to the European Food Safety Authority to find out how antimicrobial resistance is being monitored and controlled...
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...
dementia

The pressing need for Europe’s dementia policy to be prioritised

Owen Miller, Policy Officer at Alzheimer Europe, details the care and policy landscape around dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in the EU. Dementia remains a significant...

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