Tag: health

#EuropeanHealthInsuranceCard – Keeping you safe abroad

#EuropeanHealthInsuranceCard – Keeping you safe abroad

| August 1, 2019

Because you don’t choose where or when you get sick, avoid surprises and ask for your European Health Insurance Card to be covered all over the EU. You have bought tickets, booked that nice hotel by the sea, your neighbour has agreed to take care of your cat – everything is ready for that long-awaited […]

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#EAPM – Presidencies change…but #Brexit lingers on

#EAPM – Presidencies change…but #Brexit lingers on

| July 19, 2019

Good morning, and welcome to EAPM’s latest update, in a week made lively by a successful crowning as Queen of the European Commission of Ursula von der Leyen, and Frans Timmermans (pictured)being a bit rude about Brexit-related matters, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. We also bring you a review of the […]

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Vinayak M Prasad (World Health Organization) – #BigTobacco should be taxed more to pay for the health costs of smoking

Vinayak M Prasad (World Health Organization) – #BigTobacco should be taxed more to pay for the health costs of smoking

| July 18, 2019

There are more than a 1.1 billion smokers in the world, and it’s estimated that 8 million people die every year as a result of their addiction to cigarettes. By any reasonable metric, smoking is perhaps the greatest and most salient public health emergency of our time. The scale of this crisis is magnified even […]

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Improving #EUPublicHealth – measures explained

Improving #EUPublicHealth – measures explained

| July 15, 2019

  The EU helps to improve public health though funding and legislation on a wide range of topics, such as food, diseases, clean air and more. Why health policies are needed at EU level National goverments are primarily responsible for organizing and delivering healthcare and social security. The EU’s role is to complement and support […]

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#WoundedWarrior support foundation

#WoundedWarrior support foundation

| June 28, 2019

Since 2010, we have seen the creation of a number of significant international sporting competitions for wounded and injured veterans – such as this month’s Warrior Games and the Invictus Games. Both have drawn global attention, with millions all over the world watching the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney. The remarkable skill and abilities of […]

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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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Questions abound over EU’s #TrackAndTrace system

Questions abound over EU’s #TrackAndTrace system

| May 20, 2019

According to recent reports, the EU’s long-awaited track and trace (T&T) system for cigarettes is expected to be up and running in “maximum one year” after its official launch date of 20 May, 2019. The system was conceived under the 2014 Tobacco Products Directive, which aimed to help tackle the illicit trade in tobacco products […]

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