Obesity – biggest threat to women’s health

Obesity should be treated as a “national priority”, chief medical officer warns. Dame Sally Davies said women should be “empowered” to live healthier lives in her annual report, as she spoke of the risk to future generations.  She called for government to include obesity in its national risk planning – putting it the same category…

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New common heart condition drug tested

PRESS RELEASE Innovative drug for common heart condition (England) NICE is provisionally recommending novel heart failure drug sacubitril valsartan (Novartis) as an option for some people with heart failure. This guidance recommends the drug for treating chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction[i] in people with New York Heart Association class II to III symptoms[ii]…

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Tackling alcohol misuse in Ireland

Irish Government tackle alcohol misuse Wednesday 9th December 2015 Govt approves groundbreaking legislation to tackle alcohol misuse – Varadkar, Minister of Health. Minimum Unit Pricing to tackle cheap alcohol set at 10c/gram of alcohol Strict separation of alcohol products in outlets Compulsory health labelling on drinks requiring grams, calorie count, health warnings and a link…

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Health and Social Ecosystem Implementing Research

PRESS RELEASE 8 DECEMBER 2015 Health and Social Ecosystem – Implementation Research This successful event was hosted by Alojz Peterle (MEP), who opened the session by highlighting the role that eHealth services can play in improving citizens’ life, as well as driving economic development in the European Union (EU). Peter O’Donnell (Politico) moderated the session,…

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ENS4CAre – Integrated Care Event the knowledge4innovation summit

PRESS RELEASE Integrated Care Event European Parliament 8 December 2015 Nursing and social care e-health services creating sustainable ecosystem 8th December, from 15.00 to 17.00, the knowledge4innovation summit at the European Parliament will highlight the potential of eHealth services in supporting the health and social ecosystem, as 24 National and EU stakeholders designed EU guidelines…

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e-learning about Angiogenesis in Gastric Cancer

Stomach cancer, also known as gastric cancer is the third most common cause of cancer-related death in the world, and it remains difficult to cure in Western countries, mainly as most patients present with advanced disease. To understand more about angiogenesis in gastric cancer, cancer.org have produced informaiton sets including: Angiogenesis in Gastric Cancer e-learning module…

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World AIDS Day 2015

World AIDS Day, 1st December 2015 Women and AIDS – a Growing Challenge “The Time to Act is Now” The European Institute of Women’s Health (EIWH) invites you to join forces on World AIDS Day to support the theme , “The Time to Act is Now” to help combat HIV/AIDS among women and increase awareness…

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Sugar tax could reduce dementia rates!

Will lower sugar levels reduce dementia? Sugar taxes could help in reduce dementia rates, a Scottish scientist will will tell the audience at Alzheimer Scotland’s Christmas Lecture, Edinburgh Thursday, 3rd Dec.  It will also help people to start believing that dementia can be prevented, Prof Ritchie said. Sugar tax has focused on obesity, but dementia…

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U.S. women catching up on drink!

U.S. women catch up on alcohol consumption. American women are catching up on men’s drinking levels in using and abusing alcohol, a U.S. government report shows. Data from 2002 to 2012 found that reported alcohol consumption in the previous 30 days rose among women, from almost 45 percent to more than 48 percent, but fell…

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Remove barriers to palliative care

Barriers to palliative care must be removed Everyone should have a right to palliative care Over 10,000 people in Scotland are not getting care they need. MSPs have called for next Scottish Government Strategic Framework to set out how palliative care can be accessed at the point of need. MSPs heard that palliative care is…

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