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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More nurse education saves lives

Investment in nursing education pay living dividends! The RN4Cast European study, the largest investigation of nursing and hospital outcomes in Europe was carried out by several universities in EU and the US, has been published in the Lancet An analysis of over 400,000 patient records found that hospitals with fewer patients per nurse had lower death…

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Vision calls on MEPs to support better vision and eye health

European Coalition for Vision calls on MEP’s to support better vision and eye health. The European Coalition for Vision (ECV) and the Coalition´s manifesto for the European Parliament elections were launched today at the European Parliament seat in Strasbourg. The manifesto, presented in an event hosted by Marian Harkin, MEP (IE), calls on the European Parliament…

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New tobacco products popular with youth

E-cigarette and hookah use shows need for more monitoring and prevention. Emerging tobacco products such as e-cigarettes and hookahs are quickly gaining popularity among middle- and high-school students, according to a report in this week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. While newer products increased in use, there was no significant decline in students’ cigarette smoking…

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Vulnerable people need fundamental attitude shift and service provision

Mental Health Europe (MHE) calls for social investment and a comprehensive EU strategy When dealing with the massive problem of the ever increasing poverty sweeping through Europe, it has become obvious that the so called austerity measures have perpetuated, rather than solved the economic and social crisis. The increase of homelessness is a dramatic proof…

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Work, Wellbeing and Wealth: Active Ageing at Work

EVENT 26-28 August 2013, Hotel Crowne Plaza, Helsinki, Finland The increasing societal costs of the expanding retired population is forcing industrialized countries to find new ways to increase production and to extend lifelong work careers. Work careers can be extended at the beginning, middle, or at the end of the traditional  working life, utilizing solutions on the borders of main life transitions between education,labour…

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