Gender dimension, trafficking human beings

Gender dimension of trafficking in people This study contributes to the identification and understanding of what is  meant by: ‘taking into account the gender perspective, to strengthen the prevention of this crime and protection of the victims thereof’, as required in Article 1 of European Union (EU  Directive 2011/36/EU on Preventing and Combating Trafficking in…

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eHealth guidelines for nurses, social workers

New eHealth guidelines for nurses, social workers The recently completed EU funded Ens4Care project developed five guidelines for European nurses and social workers on using eHealth to promote healthy lifestyle, prevention, clinical practice, skills  development for advanced roles, integrated care and nurse ePrescribing. The EIWH were a participating partner in this project that has now…

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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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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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8th European Public Health Conference

Event 8th European Public Health Conference Wed., 14 – 17th Oct 2015, MiCo Milano Congressi, Milan, Italy Organized by the European Public Health Conference Foundation, the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) and the Italian Society of Hygiene, Preventive Medicine and Public Health (SItI). The event will contribute to improving public health in Europe by offering…

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Preventing blood clots after a heart attack

Preventing blood clots in people who’ve had  heart attack Final guidance: NICE, England recommends rivaroxaban (Xarelto, Bayer Healthcare), in combination with clopidogrel and aspirin, or with aspirin alone, as option  preventing blood clots in people after having an acute coronary syndrome. An acute coronary syndrome occurs when one or more of the blood vessels in…

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€69bn per year = Gender violence!

MEP’s call for action on violence against women. After the recent International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, EU members of parliament’s women’s rights and gender equality committee urged all member states to adopt tougher, more harmonised legislation against gender based violence. Iratxe García Pérez, Chair of the Committee said “Seven women a…

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Document released by Irish Government

3rd National Clinical Guideline – MRSA, Clostridium difficile

Launch the 3rd National Clinical Guideline – Surveillance, Diagnosis and Management of Clostridium difficile Infection in Ireland. MRSA and Clostridium difficile commonly known as C.difficile or C. diff. the most common healthcare acquired infection in the world. It is a bacteria which, alongside methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (MRSA), makes up the most common global healthcare…

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EUGenMed Project

The European Institute of Women’s Health is a project partner in EUgenmed. The Eugenmed project intends to complete the following activities: Research addressing sex and gender (S&G) in biomedical sciences and health care research is emerging as a novel and highly promising field. Interaction of S&G related mechanisms leads to different manifestation of frequent diseases…

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13th meeting of Committee on National Alcohol Policy

13th meeting of the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action, Brussels European Commission, Brussels, March 2014 Summary Presentations given included: Patrícia Pissarra SICAD, Portugal Joint Action to support Member States in taking forward work on common priorities in line with the EU Alcohol Strategy . …more Alessandra Fantini Department of Health and Children, Ireland…

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