Safe Use of Medicines During Pregnancy & Lactation

Safe Use of Medicines During Pregnancy & Lactation Introduction There is a lack of information about the safe use of medication during pregnancy and lactation for both women and their healthcare professionals.  The U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide some information. The CDC estimates that 9 in 10 women use some form…

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Women and Smoking in the EU

Women and Smoking in the EU Smoking in the EU: The Basics Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death and disease in Europe for women and men.[i],[ii],[iii] Tobacco can lead to a variety of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes; diseases which account for 86% of deaths and 77% of…

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Women and Alcohol in the EU

Women and Alcohol in the EU Alcohol in the EU: The Basics Europe is the heaviest drinking region in the world — its alcohol consumption is twice that of the global average.  Over one fifth of the European population ages 15 and older engage in binge drinking at least once a week.   Alcohol was recently…

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Cooperation with EU Institutions and Agencies

European Medicines Agency (EMA) The EIWH is a member of the Patient and Consumer Working Party of the European Medicines Agency (EMA). This group provides recommendations to EMA human scientific committees on all matters of interest to patients in relation to medicinal products. The European Medicines Agency is the European Union (EU) body responsible for…

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Press release – In celebration of World Health Day 2019

Press Release For Immediate Release On World Health Day on the 7th of April In celebration of World Health Day 2019, the EU-funded MyHealth Project supports this year’s theme “universal health coverage” by mapping migrant healthcare rights. 7th of April 2019— Since 1950, the World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates Word Health Day each year to…

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Press Release – celebration of International Women’s Day 2019

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release In celebration of International Women’s Day 2019, the European Institute of Women’s Health (EIWH) calls on stakeholders to implement its “EU Manifesto for Women’s Health” in order to ensure a #BalanceforBetter in Europe 8th of March 2019— Since 2014, International Women’s Day (IWD) has been held on the 8th of…

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Agenda: Addressing the disproportionate burden of dementia on women

Women and Dementia in Europe Addressing the disproportionate burden of dementia on women 22 January 2019, 10:00-12:00 Room A3F383, European Parliament – Brussels Introduction and welcome                                            Sirpa Pietikäinen, Member of the European Parliament The view from the European Commission Stéphane Hogan, European Commission, DG Research Women and Dementia in Europe: addressing the disproportionate burden of…

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Press Release: EIWH Position Paper on Women and Dementia

Press Release: EIWH Position Paper on Women and Dementia The launch of the European Institute of Women’s Health (EIWH) Position Paper on Women and Dementia: Addressing the disproportionate burden of dementia on women will take place on 22 January 2019, in the European Parliament, in Brussels. The meeting will be chaired by Ms. Sirpa Pietikainen…

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Launch: EIWH Position Paper on Women and Dementia

The launch of the European Institute of Women’s Health (EIWH) Position Paper on Women and Dementia : Addressing the disproportionate burden of dementia on women will take place on 22 January 2019, in the European Parliament, in Brussels. The meeting will be chaired by Ms. Sirpa Pietikainen MEP. The EIWH Women and Alzheimer Advisory Council…

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Women and Dementia in Europe position paper launch – Press release

Press release – for immediate release: Women and Dementia in Europe position paper launches: Addressing the Disproportionate Burden of Dementia on Women by the European Institute of Women’s Health Launches today, Brussels, Belgium. This document is being launched by the European Commissioner for Food and Health Safety, Vytemis Andriukaitis who has  said: “I hope your…

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