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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HPV vaccines: confirms they do not cause CRPS or POTS

PRESS RELEASE HPV vaccines: EMA confirms evidence does not support that they cause CRPS or POTS EMA has now completed its review of evidence surrounding reports of two syndromes: complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) in young women given human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines. These vaccines are given to protect them…

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Lets tackle the Burden of Chronic Diseases in Europe

PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate Release Vilnius- 24th November 2015 The European Institute of Womens Health(EIWH) joins forces with our CHRODIS-JA partners to tackle the Burden of Chronic Diseases in Europe  Identifying  best practice in health promotion and disease prevention. Chronic diseases represent the major share of the burden of disease in Europe, which often…

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Celebrating World COPD Day 2015

 PRESS RELEASE  – For Immediate Release Celebrating World COPD Day,  the European Institute of Women’s Health  highlights it’s not too late to improve respiratory health in Europe Since 2002,  World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day raises awareness and works to improve care of COPD through events and campaigns in over 50 countries on the…

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Action for World Pneumonia Day

PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate Release The European Institute of Women’s Health Calls on Countries to Generate Action for World Pneumonia Day 12 November 2015 First held in 2009, World Pneumonia Day aimed to eliminate pneumonia, which killed more children each year than AIDS, malaria and measles combined at the time. Annually, approximately three-quarters of…

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NICE issues first guideline on menopause

First menopause guidelines The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) will launch its first clinical guideline on diagnosing and managing menopause on Tuesday 10 November 2015. ​ Menopause affects every woman sometime in her life and large numbers of them experience symptoms that impact significantly on their daily lives including hot flushes, night…

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OECD 2015 Forum: Health and Innovation

The European Institute of Women’s Health was recently represented at the OECD 2015 Forum on “The Internet of Self: Health and Innovation,” by EIWH’s very own Peggy Maguire.  The forum was held to discuss the OECD recent findings that those with the lowest levels of education at the age of 30 are expected to live…

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Project funding: health of refugees and other migrants

Call for proposals for projects concerning the health of refugees and other migrants The European Commission launched a call for proposals for projects to “support Member States under particular migratory pressure in response to health related challenges”. Interested parties are invited to submit their proposals by 12 November 2015. In view of the unprecedented influx…

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