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Diabetes Prevention Week: Know your risk

About 90% of people with diabetes have Type 2 diabetes. It can come on slowly, usually over the age of 40. The signs may not be obvious, or there may be no signs at all, therefore it might be up to 10 years before you find out you have it. That’s why it’s very important … Continue reading Diabetes Prevention Week: Know your risk

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Preparedness notices for Brexit

The EU has issued a number of Preparedness Notices, covering a range of issues from car emissions to medicinal products for human use….all are available in English and can be downloaded. For access to these preparedness notices and for more information on the European Commission website, go to: Preparedness notices | European Commission

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Health and Food Safety 

The European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) published a statement on emerging health and environmental issues. The SCHEER statement on emerging health and environmental issues draws attention to 14 emerging issues in the non-food area that Committee members have identified as having a potential impact on human health and/or the … Continue reading Health and Food Safety 

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Is healthcare on the brink of a global workforce crisis?

KPMG Global Chairman for Healthcare Dr Mark Britnell, cautions how healthcare is “on the brink of a global workforce crisis” – how prepared is the healthcare sector for these shortages? London 20 March 2019 – A shortfall of 18 million health workers by 2030 will have a devastating impact on the world’s healthcare sector unless swift action is … Continue reading Is healthcare on the brink of a global workforce crisis?

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International Day of Happiness: UK ‘becoming more cheerful’

Britons are among the happiest people in the world – and are becoming more cheerful, according to an annual United Nations survey. The seventh annual World Happiness Report placed the UK 15th in the 156-country ranking, just ahead of Ireland. The list, based on research conducted between 2016 and 2018, is published on International Day of Happiness. … Continue reading International Day of Happiness: UK ‘becoming more cheerful’

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Real People, Real Stories: Men’s Mental Health

A new awareness campaign by Samaritans shares real stories from men who have been through tough times to encourage other men to seek help. Two in five men in England, Scotland and Wales aged 20-59 don’t seek support when they need to, because they prefer to solve their own problems. The survey also showed that … Continue reading Real People, Real Stories: Men’s Mental Health

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Treating ovarian cancer may be achieved with a new class of drugs

According to Manchester University, UK, a new class of drugs, called PARG inhibitors, have the ability of treating ovarian cancer and even stopping cancer cells from growing. Published in the Journal Cancer Cell, a study funded by the Cancer Research UK and Wellcome Trust showed that treating ovarian cancer may come sooner than you think. According to the researchers at The … Continue reading Treating ovarian cancer may be achieved with a new class of drugs

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Why and how Europe’s food systems need to change?

What can be done to prepare Europe’s food systems for the future? In a new Policy Précis, EuroHealthNet examines pathways, solutions and best practices to move towards healthier and more sustainable and inclusive food systems in Europe and beyond.  Despite growing concern about sustainability, Europe’s food systems still put undue stress on our environment. By restraining … Continue reading Why and how Europe’s food systems need to change?

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Why we need to talk about losing a baby

Losing a baby in pregnancy through miscarriage or stillbirth is still a taboo subject worldwide, linked to stigma and shame. Many women still do not receive appropriate and respectful care when their baby dies during pregnancy or childbirth.  Miscarriage is the most common reason for losing a baby during pregnancy. Estimates vary, although March of … Continue reading Why we need to talk about losing a baby

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National policy experts call for bold action for healthy ageing in the Region

National policy experts on healthy ageing have called for bold action to promote healthy ageing and to invest in a future where all older people have the freedom to live an active and healthy life that allows them to continue doing what they value. The call was made during a meeting held on 26–27 February … Continue reading National policy experts call for bold action for healthy ageing in the Region

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