Wearable tech can help tackle obesity

Wearable tech can help tackle obesity when supervised by health professionals Technology offers solutions to many health problems, but can the new generation of wearable sensors help patients manage their weight? Experience from the EU-funded DAPHNE project suggests that there are challenges and opportunities. Professor Tim Lobstein, policy director at the World Obesity Federation and…

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1st World Conference on Supported Employment

1st World Conference on Supported Employment – “Employment for All – A Global Perspective” On the 14-16 June 2017 at Belfast, Northern Ireland Venue: La Mon Hotel and Country Club and Titanic EASPD contact persons: André Félix (conference) and Tsvetelina Ivanova (Employment for All Awards) Website: http://www.employmentforall2017.com/ Conference Employment for All – A Global Perspective…

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Ixekizumab for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis

Today NICE, England published final draft guidance recommending Ixekizumab for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.  The draft guidance can be found here Ixekizumab is recommended as an option for treating plaque psoriasis in adults, only if: the disease is severe, as defined by a total Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) of 10 or…

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Ireland: €10 million funding for age research

€10 million funding for research on ageing The HRB will award and manage a new €10 million contract for TILDA, The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, on behalf of the Department of Health. TILDA, led by Prof Rose Anne Kenny in Trinity College Dublin, collects information on many aspects of health, economic and social circumstances…

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International Women’s Day 2017 – Ethics: Including women in clinical trials

International Women’s Day 2017 #BeBoldForChange The Ethics of including women in clinical trials On International Women’s Day 2017, the EIWH wishes to congratulate CIOMS’s on its carefully deliberated and bold step to revise their International Ethical Guidelines on health-related research to include vulnerable population groups. The new guidelines emphasise the scientific and social value of…

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HRB seeks public input on research proposals

The Health Research Board, Dublin, Ireland is inviting members of the public to review aspects of the health research proposals they receive. According to Dr Siobhán Hendrick, who is implementing this pilot project, ‘Almost everyone* can take part in this public review process. You do not need previous experience or qualifications. You may be a…

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International Women’s Day 2017

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Celebrating it’s 21st Anniversary and International Women’s Day 2017, the European Institute of Women’s Health calls on both key stakeholders and citizens of Europe to #BeBoldForChange to forge a more inclusive, gender equal world 7th of March 2017—International Women’s Day has been held on the 8th of March each year…

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Adopting eHealth Awards 2017

eHealth Adoption Awards 2017 eHealth Adoption Awards 2017 is a prize recognising the work of adopters and their technological suppliers in implementing eHealth innovation for the benefit of patients. Adopters and suppliers are invited to jointly apply and publicly present their success story at the eHealth Week in Malta. These awards give visibility and recognition…

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Next Meeting – ENVI

Meeting Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety will be in Brussels, 30-31 January 2017. They will vote inter alia on a recommendation for second reading on official controls in the food chain, a report on EU options for improving access to medicines, a motion for a resolution following an oral question on…

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