Press Release – Women and Ovarian Cancer in the EU Policy Brief

PRESS RELEASE For Inmediate Release In Celebration of European Week Against Cancer 2018, the European Institute of Women’s Health launches its latest policy brief, “Women and Ovarian Cancer in the EU,” and calls on Europe to urgently tackle this silent killer.   25th of May 2018—European Week Against Cancer (EWAC) is held from the 25th…

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Press Release – Women and Menstruation in the EU Policy Brief

PRESS RELEASE For Inmediate Release In order to combat the silence around menstruation and menstrual disorders, the European Institute of Women’s Health officially launches its latest policy brief, “Women and Menstruation in the EU. 10th of May 2018—The European Institute of Women’s Health (EIWH) is delighted to launch its newest policy brief, “Women and Menstruation…

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Celebration of International Women’s Day, 2018

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release In Celebration of International Women’s Day 2018, the European Institute of Women’s Health announces its latest policy brief, “Women and Menstruation in the EU,” in order to #PressforProgress and forge a more inclusive, gender equitable world. 8th of March 2018—Since 2014, International Women’s Day (IWD) has been held on the…

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Vaccinate Press Release 2017

Press Release EIWH Launches Multi-Lingual Policy Briefs on Vaccination Launch during European Immunization Week to Encourage a Life-Course Approach to Vaccination 24-30 April 2017— Each year, the WHO-Europe coordinates the European Immunization Week to encourage countries across the region to protect their population against infectious diseases, which like World Immunization Week, occurs annually during the…

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World Asthma Day 2015

PRESS RELEASE World Asthma Day 2015, 5 May 2015, World Asthma Day In the European Union women live on average five years longer than men (1) but report having lower satisfaction with their health status.  The quality of life and well being  women experience as they age is not always satisfactory. Chronic diseases such as asthma can affect women and men in different ways.  Alarmingly asthma rates have doubled in the last ten years and disproportionately affect women. Issues including: female hormones, modern lifestyles, environmental changes, can impact on the development of asthma. During the last decade it has become apparent from research that many physiological and pathological functions are influenced by sex-based differences in biology which affects patient treatment and care According to  the European Institute of Womens Health(EIWH) Policy Brief, Women and Asthma in the EU, asthma rates increase considerably in women over 40 years old, with nearly six new cases of asthma in women to one new case in men. “Women should be aware that the fluctuation of female hormones may be as responsible for Asthma attacks as other environmental factors, such as household dust, cleaning products, perfumes, hairspray etc., causing inflammation of the airways.(2),” stated Hildrun Sundseth, President, EIWH. “ Currently, little data collection occurs at EU level examining asthma prevalence, incidence, morbidity and mortality across the 28 Member States in comparison to other chronic diseases in Europe .  Data should be collected annually at the national and EU levels on the various indicators of asthma, disaggregated by gender, age and other important factors.  Regular and extensive data collection will inform government officials, policymakers, health officials and patient organisations in order to combat the rising asthma burden across the EU.(3)”, said Peggy  Maguire, Director General, European Institute of Women’s Health (EIWH). ENDS For more information please contact: EIWH, info@eurohealth.ie. +35 386 822 55 76 Facts from the EIWH Women and Asthma in the EU About thirty million people have asthma, about six million of whom have severe symptoms. In Europe, asthma is more common in females (4.3%) than in males (3.3%) ages fifteen and older with the exception of Slovenia. In childhood, boys have twice the rate of asthma as girls. However, the rates reverse once girls…

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10 Years of European Immunisation Week

European Institute of Women’s Health (EIWH) Celebrates 10th European Immunisation Week and Calls for Equity in Immunisation Levels Each year, the WHO-Europe coordinates the European Immunization Week to encourage countries across the region to “Prevent – Protect – Immunize” their population against infectious diseases. The European Immunization Week (EIW) 2015 will take place from 20-25 April, marking the…

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New ‘No Smoking’ website launched

Eurohealth is concerned about the now continuously growing use of e-cigarettes as not only a future and increasing health hazard, but also as a vehicle that will introduce yet another generation to using tobacco based products. The tobacco industry have been very vocal in suggesting that e-cigarettes are a way to help people reduce and…

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Action to decrease the burden of asthma in women

Press release: International Women’s Day Decrease the burden of asthma in women In the European Union women live on average five years longer than men (1) but report having lower satisfaction with their health status. The quality of life and well being women experience as they age is not always satisfactory. Chronic diseases are responsible…

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