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After years of cherry-picking, can #IARC turn over a new leaf?

After years of cherry-picking, can #IARC turn over a new leaf?

| May 22, 2018

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a semi-autonomous unit of the World Health Organisation (WHO), elected Dr. Elisabete Weiderpass last week as the agency’s incoming director. Weiderpass is scheduled to take over from current director Dr. Christopher Wild in January 2019. IARC, which is dedicated to coordinating research into the causes of human […]

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Can Macron get France to finally quit #smoking ?

Can Macron get France to finally quit #smoking ?

| April 14, 2018

Emmanuel Macron is gearing up to mark the first anniversary of his election as Elysee-watchers ask whether – or when – nationwide rail strikes will start testing his resolve for reform. For the young leader’s liberal agenda, it’s imperative the showdown over the railways not sap too much political capital or momentum. After all, the […]

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#Taiwan: An important partner in global health security calls for support for its participation in the World Health Organization and the 2018 World Health Assembly

#Taiwan: An important partner in global health security calls for support for its participation in the World Health Organization and the 2018 World Health Assembly

| April 9, 2018

The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition. —Constitution of the World Health Organization As we embark on this great collective journey [toward the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development], we pledge that no […]

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Battling over #glyphosate in Brussels

Battling over #glyphosate in Brussels

| August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

The long-running saga around glyphosate, the active ingredient in popular weed killers like RoundUp, will likely continue to roil Brussels through the German elections in September. Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis has demanded a qualified majority vote on whether to extend the licence for the chemical, despite the fact that all of […]

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#MentalHealthEurope: Mental health support to migrants and refugees should not be a luxury

#MentalHealthEurope: Mental health support to migrants and refugees should not be a luxury

| October 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

In its most recent position paper, Mental Health Europe (MHE) explores the human rights, economic and social rationale for providing mental health and psychosocial support to migrants and refugees in Europe and warns Member States of the possible consequences of inaction. The organization is deeply worried by barriers which may prevent migrants and refugees from […]

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#EHFG2016: European Health Forum Gastein 2016 kicks off with discussions on silver economy and migration in Europe

#EHFG2016: European Health Forum Gastein 2016 kicks off with discussions on silver economy and migration in Europe

| September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

The primary forum to debate all things health policy for nearly 20 years, the European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG), 28-30 September, opens today (28 September). This year’s theme is ‘Demographics and Diversity in Europe – New Solutions for Health’, with key input from European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis, World Health Organization […]

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#ZikaVirus: Evolva expanding its nootkatone research to include mosquitos that transmit Zika

#ZikaVirus: Evolva expanding its nootkatone research to include mosquitos that transmit Zika

Evolva announces that it is expanding its current work with the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to research nootkatone’s effectiveness in tick-control to include an additional focus on mosquitoes, including those that transmit Zika, chikungunya, dengue, and West Nile viruses. CDC research has shown nootkatone both repels and kills the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes […]

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