Eating healthy costs more!

Research finds: good food is costs 3 times more than less healthy options A study has found that healthy foods have risen more than less healthy items over the past 10 years. Experts from the Centre for Diet and Activity Researches (Cedar) at the University of Cambridge, believe more could be done to take into account…

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CHANCE Project: New ways to getting healthy food cheaply

CHANCE, a part funded EU project is developing tasty,more nutritious and cheaper to produce foods.   125 million people in Europe were at risk of poverty or social exclusion in 2012 according to EUROSTAT. The EU Commission has pledged to bring at least 20 million people out of poverty and social exclusion by 2020. Research…

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EUGenMed Project

The European Institute of Women’s Health is a project partner in EUgenmed. The Eugenmed project intends to complete the following activities: Research addressing sex and gender (S&G) in biomedical sciences and health care research is emerging as a novel and highly promising field. Interaction of S&G related mechanisms leads to different manifestation of frequent diseases…

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Scotland to ban smoking in cars with children?

Bid to make smoking in vehicles with children present illegal, was launched by an MSP. South of Scotland Liberal Democrat Jim Hume, MSP who wants to introduce a members bill at the Scottish Parliament to bring in a ban after a public consultation on his proposals which he says will safeguard the rights of children….

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Cancer in Austria

Cancer in Austria  Around 38 000 people are diagnosed with cancer each year in Austria, with men being affected slightly more frequently than women. After cardiovascular diseases, malignant cancer is the second most common cause of death in both sexes. In view of the fact that these diseases occur primarily in older people, the importance…

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Health Expenditure in Austria

Health Expenditure in Austria A total of € 32.4 billion was spent on health care in 2011. Thereof, current health expenditure amounted to about € 30.7 billion and gross capital formation in health care provider industries contributed € 1.7 billion to total expenditure on health care. Between 1990 and 2011 health expenditure increased on average…

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State of women’s health in the European Community

The state of women’s health in the European Community While women live long lives and report feeling quite healthy, they also have significant disability due to chronic illness. Health, as measured by a variety of indicators, typically varies across the EU as well as across age-groups. E.g. Breast cancer accounts for 21% of all female cancer…

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