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Beware of the sun! Dermatologists share sunscreen tips as Europe copes with heatwave

As Europeans cope with a record heatwave suffocating much of the continent, the importance of sun protection cannot be overstated. Why should we be careful? How to choose and apply sunscreen properly? Euronews gathered a few tips from dermatologists. There is no such a thing as a healthy tan, dermatologists say. “A tan is actually … Continue reading Beware of the sun! Dermatologists share sunscreen tips as Europe copes with heatwave

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New film helps nurses to find healthier ways to cope

The NHS should heed the clear message from a powerful new film: look after the nurses you’ve got. By nurses for nurses, the timely film No Yeah Buts explores their stress, anxiety and fatigue and ways in which unhealthy coping mechanisms can be replaced by healthy ones. The aim is to deliver a clear message to NHS … Continue reading New film helps nurses to find healthier ways to cope

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Europe’s Environmental Pollution & Children’s Brain Development

During pregnancy and infancy, environmental chemicals have a stronger influence on the human body than at any other time. What does that mean for brain development? What is the link to environmental, social, and economic inequality?  Toxic environmental chemicals have been in the European public eye for decades. Think of Chernobyl, the clean-up of asbestos, … Continue reading Europe’s Environmental Pollution & Children’s Brain Development

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A new PATH to perinatal mental health

Our recently funded Interreg 2Seas project PATH is aiming to enable women, families, healthcare professionals, and employers to prevent, diagnose and successfully manage mild and moderate perinatal mental health issues, leading to happier and healthier families. This year’s focus for the EuroHealthNet magazine is ‘Children and Young People’ and an article all about PATH has … Continue reading A new PATH to perinatal mental health

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NHS Nurses save 87 minutes a day in revolutionary trial

In a busy hospital setting, innovative technology makes medication rounds safer and more efficient, helping NHS nurses save 87 minutes each, per day, in ground-breaking trial. PillTime uses the latest robotic technology and artificial intelligence to dispense medication. When implemented in Salford Royal hospital, the PillTime method saved NHS nurses an average of 87 minutes … Continue reading NHS Nurses save 87 minutes a day in revolutionary trial

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1,000 life-changing days

The first 1000 days of life are extraordinary. It is when the foundations of the rest of our lives are created. The brain develops more than at any other time. It is when our surroundings affect us the most. Those days shape the adults we become, our future health and wellbeing, and our ability to … Continue reading 1,000 life-changing days

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Alcohol brands are marketing their booze as ‘wellness’ drinks in a desperate bid to recapture the market

Millennials are spending less money on alcohol than both baby boomers and Generation X, according to a Nerdwallet analysis of a 2017 Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Expenditure Survey. The analysis notes, however, that they’re spending roughly the same percentage of their income – 1% – on alcohol. When they do drink, millennials tend to … Continue reading Alcohol brands are marketing their booze as ‘wellness’ drinks in a desperate bid to recapture the market

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€250 to support healthy eating

Millions of children across the EU will receive milk, fruit and vegetables under the EU’s School Scheme in 2019/2020. This programme reached over 20 million children across the EU during the school year 2017/2018. The national budget allocations for the EU school fruit, vegetable and milk schemes for the 2019/2020 school year was adopted today. … Continue reading €250 to support healthy eating

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How much exercise do you do in a week?

Around 28 % of the European Union (EU) population aged 16 or over did not do any exercise outside working time in 2017, in contrast with the rest of the EU population, who undertook some form of sports, fitness or recreational activities in their leisure time. In a typical week, just over one quarter (27 … Continue reading How much exercise do you do in a week?

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TB in the EU

The latest WHO/ECDC report Tuberculosis surveillance and monitoring in Europe 2019 (2017 data) shows that despite an overall decline in numbers of people suffering from TB, the disease remains a major public health challenge in the Region. Of the 275 000 new diagnoses and relapses, an estimated 77 000 people are suffering from difficult-to-treat multidrug-resistant … Continue reading TB in the EU

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