HEALTH

State of Vaccine Confidence in the EU

A new study published by the Commission shows that confidence in vaccination is declining in the European Union. In addition, a second report indicates a lack of coordination among Member...

Organ Transplants Increasing in the EU

The 2017 Annual Transplant Report showed that there were 700 more transplants performed in the EU compared to the year before. However, major differences remain in the number of transplants...

Public Consultation Open: Medicines for Children and for Rare Diseases

The joint evaluation of the legislation on medicines for children and rare diseases is an important step in the process of assessing the impact of EU rules for these medical...

18 EU countries Joined EU Cooperation on Linking Health Genomic...

The Declaration on linking genomic health data across borders is a mechanism of cooperation between the EU signatory countries, which are committed to collaborate on the secure and authorised access...

11 Candidates for the EU Health Award for NGOs

The European Commission selected 11 initiatives as candidates for the 2018 EU Health Award for NGOs, which aims to reward non-governmental organisations that have contributed to a higher level of...

80% of older hospital patients discharged with wrong drugs

Around four out of five older patients are being discharged from hospital with 'inappropriate' medication—such as the wrong drug—that is causing a life-changing reaction or even death. ...

Five healthy lifestyle changes increase life expectancy 14 years

  Everyone knows all the healthy lifestyle choices we need to make if we're going to live longer. But adopting the five major ones at the same time—regular exercise,...

Drug problems add $528bn to the US healthcare bill every...

Problems with pharmaceuticals—including new illnesses or deaths they can cause—are adding $528.4bn to the US's annual healthcare costs. It represents 16 per cent of the total annual spend, say researchers....