What can sugar tax do for health?

Taxing bad habits! or Avoiding bad habits and reducing other taxes for citizens? Regardless of the main policy driver for this, we really need to introduce appropriate measures to regulate the food industry, starting with managing our inability to control our intake of sugar or whatever the food industry is currently using as a substitute….

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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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International Women’s Day 2017

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Celebrating it’s 21st Anniversary and International Women’s Day 2017, the European Institute of Women’s Health calls on both key stakeholders and citizens of Europe to #BeBoldForChange to forge a more inclusive, gender equal world 7th of March 2017—International Women’s Day has been held on the 8th of March each year…

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Digital sensor pen detects Parkinson’s disease !

Digital sensor pen detects Parkinson’s disease Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and incurable neuro degenerative disease.  Early diagnosis is a matter  urgency, especially in the ageing population as quick detection improves patient outcomes. Parkinson’s disease (PD) mostly affects people over 60 and affects 5 in every 1000 people. Its onset is characterised by movement disorders…

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Tests to identify gastrointestinal pathogens

Final guidance:  tests identifying gastrointestinal pathogens Tests for people with suspected gastroenteritis Part of NICE’s diagnostics assessment programme, it does not recommend multiplex polymerase chain reaction tests (xTAG Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel – Luminex; FilmArray Gastrointestinal Panel – BioFire Diagnostics; Faecal Pathogens B assay – AusDiagnostics) for routine use in the NHS in England. The tests…

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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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ie: Review of the Nursing Homes Support Scheme

Ireland:  Review of the Nursing Homes Support Scheme   In a Press Release Monday 20th July 2015, the Dept. of Health , Ireland gave results of a Review they carried out in collaboration with the HSE with input from Deloitte and Touche as external consultants. Based upon the experience of operating the Scheme over the…

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.scot: Health boards to reduce cancer waiting times

Health boards to reduce cancer waiting times Health boards share over £4 million to reduce cancer waiting times after performance target drop and will help improve on diagnostic wait across country and provide local support. In the first quarter of 2015, 91.8 per cent of patients urgently referred with suspicion of cancer began treatment within…

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ie: Review on health effects of community water fluoridation

HRB publishes review on health effects of community water fluoridation No definitive evidence that community water fluoridation has negative health effects. The Health Research Board(HRB) published an in-depth evidence review of existing research in relation to the health effects of community water fluoridation. The HRB has found no definitive evidence that community water fluoridation is…

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