Tag: obesity

#AVMSD: A once in a decade opportunity to protect children from alcohol and unhealthy food marketing

#AVMSD: A once in a decade opportunity to protect children from alcohol and unhealthy food marketing

| December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Over 40 European and national health organisations and NGOs have joined forces in a campaign to protect children from the promotion and advertising of alcohol and unhealthy food. The revision of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) offers an opportunity to incorporate concerns about a growing obesity epidemic in Europe, which is a ticking time […]

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Data co-operatives: Giving BIG choices to the patient

Data co-operatives: Giving BIG choices to the patient

By European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan ‘Big Data’ is a huge area, especially in healthcare. We are sharing more personal data than ever before these days and this stored information will keep expanding and is certainly not going to go away. ‘Big Data’ is a huge area, especially in health […]

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Commission welcomes ECJ ruling in ClientEarth’s case against UK over failure to tackle air pollution

Commission welcomes ECJ ruling in ClientEarth’s case against UK over failure to tackle air pollution

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

The European Commission welcomes today’s (19 November) ruling of the European Court of Justice, following the referral by the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom of four questions regarding the interpretation and application of the Air Quality Directive in the UK, including Greater London. The case was brought by NGO ClientEarth, which took the UK […]

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The war against diabetes rages on

The war against diabetes rages on

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Opinion by MEP Christel Schaldemose (pictured) Diabetes is an increasingly serious problem in Europe. Today, at least 32 million Europeans are suffering from the disease. In 2030, that number is expected to rise to more than 38 million. The EU and the member states have an opportunity to lower this estimate and reverse this trend. […]

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Labour MEP defends ‘traffic light labelling’ as Commission launches proceedings against UK

Labour MEP defends ‘traffic light labelling’ as Commission launches proceedings against UK

On 1 October, a Labour MEP  attacked the European Commission’s “foolish plans” to launch proceedings against the UK for use of the traffic light food labelling system. Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour MEP for the East Midlands and Labour’s European spokesperson on health and food, said: “I am surprised and disappointed the Commission has ploughed ahead […]

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‘Eat well – feel good’: Commission proposes to combine and reinforce existing school milk and school fruit schemes

‘Eat well – feel good’: Commission proposes to combine and reinforce existing school milk and school fruit schemes

| January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

The European Commission today (30 January) published a proposal bringing together two currently separate school schemes, the School Fruit Scheme and the School Milk Scheme, under a joint framework. In a context of declining consumption among children for these products, the aim is to address poor nutrition more effectively, to reinforce the educational elements of […]

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Getting people out of their chairs: New initiative to promote physical activity in Europe

Getting people out of their chairs: New initiative to promote physical activity in Europe

The European Commission adopted today an initiative on health-enhancing physical activity which is the first ever proposal for a Council Recommendation on sport. Sport and physical activity help people to stay physically and mentally fit by combating excessive weight and obesity and preventing related health conditions. Androulla Vassiliou, the European commissioner responsible for sport said: […]

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