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#TartuCallForAHealthyLifestyle shows concrete results for EU citizens

#TartuCallForAHealthyLifestyle shows concrete results for EU citizens

| June 20, 2019

Two years after its launch, there is good progress in delivering on the Tartu Call to promote healthy lifestyles across the EU.  In the Tartu Call for a Healthy Lifestyle, Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Commissioner Tibor Navracsics, Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis and Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Phil Hogan made 15 commitments to promote healthy lifestyles through sport, […]

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EU and World Health Organization team up to boost access to health services in developing countries

EU and World Health Organization team up to boost access to health services in developing countries

| June 19, 2019

The EU signed a €102 million contribution agreement with the World Health Organization (WHO) at the European Development Days in Brussels on 18 June. The EU will invest in building health care systems to provide quality services in more than 80 African, Caribbean, Pacific, and Asian countries. The ‘Health Systems Strengthening for Universal Health Coverage […]

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#EAPM – Update: Nordics to the fore, as well as some new faces

#EAPM – Update: Nordics to the fore, as well as some new faces

| June 18, 2019

Today (18 June) will see the executive director of the European Alliance for Personalised Medicine, Denis Horgan, addressing a meeting in Gothenburg, Sweden, with the European Society of Human Genetics.  There, he will give a presentation on MEGA+, EAPM’s data-sharing initiative. This ties in rather neatly in a geographical sense with the fact that another Nordic country, […]

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Scientists propose concept of ‘essential use’ to organize phase-out of #PFAS

Scientists propose concept of ‘essential use’ to organize phase-out of #PFAS

| June 18, 2019

In a study published on 17 June in the journal Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts [1], a group of European and American scientists proposes a definition of “essential use” as a driver to more health-protective and efficient regulation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (or PFAS). From textiles to food contact materials, cosmetics, medical devices, or firefighting foams, PFAS […]

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Norway becomes 21st country to join #eHealth co-operation for personalized health care

Norway becomes 21st country to join #eHealth co-operation for personalized health care

| June 18, 2019

On Friday (14 June), Norway signed the European Declaration on linking genomic databases across borders. The co-operation aims to improve understanding and prevention of disease, allowing for more personalised treatments, in particular for rare diseases, cancer and prevention of diseases. The Declaration is an agreement of cooperation between different countries aimed to provide secure and authorized […]

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EU must follow British lead and tackle #SexualViolence

EU must follow British lead and tackle #SexualViolence

| June 14, 2019

On June 11, Nobel laureate Nadia Murad joined a group of senior British politicians to demand justice for the thousands of Vietnamese women raped by South Korean troops during their country’s war for independence. The event, held near the Houses of Parliament, was attended by several survivors as well as their children, who are known […]

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#EAPM – Update: Who holds the trump cards for Europe’s and the UK’s top jobs?

#EAPM – Update: Who holds the trump cards for Europe’s and the UK’s top jobs?

| June 6, 2019

Well, the dust appears to have mostly settled on the matter of Trump meeting the Queen of the Commonwealth and, despite some hilarious banners protesting against Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK, there was at least some appropriately serious and stirring stuff as the 75th anniversary of the D-day landings were commemorated in Portsmouth and […]

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