Strep B Awareness Month

PRESS RELEASE In Recognition of Strep B Awareness Month, the European Institute of Women’s Health calls on key stakeholders and citizens of Europe to eliminate preventable Group B Strep transmission to infants 19 July 2017—July is International Group B Strep Awareness Month. This year’s theme, “What if we had known…?” promotes awareness raising of Group…

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International Day Against Drug Abuse

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, 26 June 2017 This day is an expression of the determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse. To underline this activity we present some outcomes of cooperation. I-TREND Project: Internet tools for researching new drugs in…

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Open letter to EU Commission about Health Policy and programmes

Open letter to EU Commission – Health Policy and Programmes To: Jean-Claude Juncker, President, European Commission cc: Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President, European Commission,  Vytenis Andruikaitis, Commissioner, DG Health & Food Safety, Günther Oettinger, Commissioner, DG Budget & Human Resources, Carlos Moedas, Commissioner, Research, Science & Innovation EU Health Collaboration is crucial for Europe’s future Dear…

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World No Tobacco Day – WHO Award for Ireland

World No Tobacco Day – WHO Award for the Department of Health, Ireland The World Health Organisation has awarded the Department of Health a 2017 World No Tobacco Day Award for its achievements in the area of tobacco control. Ireland is a world leader in tobacco control, and the team at the Department of Health…

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Report shows potential of ehealth to increase vaccination coverage

21 EU/EEA countries are expected to use ehealth technologies with built in supports such as automated reminders, a potential to automatically generate lists that identify under vaccinated populations and determine which vaccines are due or overdue, then generate reminders for providers and vaccine recipients. E.g., automated reminders have been used to generate of lists identifying…

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International Women’s Day 2017 – Ethics: Including women in clinical trials

International Women’s Day 2017 #BeBoldForChange The Ethics of including women in clinical trials On International Women’s Day 2017, the EIWH wishes to congratulate CIOMS’s on its carefully deliberated and bold step to revise their International Ethical Guidelines on health-related research to include vulnerable population groups. The new guidelines emphasise the scientific and social value of…

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ICT4AWE 2017 Workshops April 28 – 29, 2017

These Workshops are part of ICT4AWE 2017 and they are accepting submissions of complete papers or position papers, within the given topic areas. Submission Deadline: February 21, 2017 They will be held within the scope of ICT4AWE 2017 April 28 – 29, 2017 at Porto, Portugal. PUBLICATIONS All papers accepted to these satellite events are…

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Next Meeting – ENVI

Meeting Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety will be in Brussels, 30-31 January 2017. They will vote inter alia on a recommendation for second reading on official controls in the food chain, a report on EU options for improving access to medicines, a motion for a resolution following an oral question on…

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Link between human exposure to aluminium and incidence of Alzheimer’s

Link between human exposure to aluminium and the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease. A strong link between human exposure to aluminium and the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease is well known.  Aluminium content of brain tissue in late-onset or sporadic Alzheimer’s disease is significantly higher than is found in age matched controls. Yet higher levels of aluminium…

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