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Parliament calls for ‘alarming’ spread of #LymeDisease to be tackled

Parliament calls for ‘alarming’ spread of #LymeDisease to be tackled

| November 20, 2018

Infected ticks and the disease seem to be expanding geographically, say MEPs ©AP images/European Union – EP  The EU should draw up plans to combat the disease, the “silent epidemic” spread by ticks, that remains underdiagnosed and affects around one million Europeans. MEPs expressed their concern at the alarming rate at which Lyme borreliosis has […]

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#EAPM – Search for ‘Fountain of Youth’ fails to make Congress agenda…

#EAPM – Search for ‘Fountain of Youth’ fails to make Congress agenda…

| November 14, 2018

We are drawing ever-nearer to EAPM’s second annual Congress in Milan (26-28 November) and registration will be coming to a close in the next few days, so now is a good time to get on board, here, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. More than 700 stakeholders have already put their […]

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‘Disappointing compromise’ on #EUAccessibilityAct

‘Disappointing compromise’ on #EUAccessibilityAct

| November 12, 2018

A provisional agreement on the European Accessibility Act was reached on 8 November by EU institutions. The Act fails persons with disabilities, says the European Disability Forum. It mainly covers digital accessibility and leaves out the real world environment where persons with disabilities live. The European Accessibility Act will add new EU-wide minimum requirements on […]

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#EuropeanAccessibilityAct – Parliament and Council negotiators strike a deal

#EuropeanAccessibilityAct – Parliament and Council negotiators strike a deal

| November 12, 2018

Key products and services, like smartphones, ticketing machines and banking services, will have to be made more accessible to people with disabilities. The new directive, provisionally agreed by Parliament and Council negotiators on Thursday, aims to improve the daily lives of people with disabilities and to encourage businesses to innovate with more accessible products and […]

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#EndocrineDisruptors – A strategy for the future that protects EU citizens and the environment

#EndocrineDisruptors – A strategy for the future that protects EU citizens and the environment

| November 7, 2018

Today (7 November) the Commission has adopted a Communication, confirming its commitment to protecting citizens and the environment from hazardous chemicals. The Communication also outlines how the Commission intends to ensure that the EU approach remains the most modern and fit-for-purpose in the world. The Communication delivers on the commitment taken by the Commission last […]

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#GFF – EU contributes €26 million to improve women, children and adolescents’ health around the world

#GFF – EU contributes €26 million to improve women, children and adolescents’ health around the world

| November 7, 2018

In Oslo, the EU has pledged around €26 million ($30 million) at the Global Financing Facility replenishment event which is hosted by the World Bank, the Governments of Norway and Burkina Faso, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. International Co-operation and Development Commissioner Neven Mimica said during the event: “With today’s €26 million contribution, […]

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#EAPM – Member states gather over latest #HTA proposals

#EAPM – Member states gather over latest #HTA proposals

| November 5, 2018

With its round table on the ongoing issues of health technology assessment (HTA) coming up on Wednesday 7 November, the European Alliance for Personalised Medicine is positioning itself and stakeholders in order to tackle the issues involved, which will also be discussed in depth at EAPM’s Congress in Milan (26-28 November), writes European Alliance for […]

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