We need a proper roadmap for building the 5G ecosystem
24 Oct 2018 – 10:00 | No Comment

Developing and accelerating 5G infrastructure is a key enabler for the Digital Single Market. The deployment and utilisation of 5G wireless systems is essential for the EU to remain at the forefront of global digital …

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Experts urge policymakers to start planning for lung cancer screening
16 Oct 2018 – 13:45
Experts urge policymakers to start planning for lung cancer screening

Despite significant advancements in diagnostics and treatments in recent years, major barriers exist in accessing these treatments across Europe. Being conscious that the EU must raise greater awareness of the disparities in lung cancer treatment, …

EU action against rare diseases
14 Sep 2018 – 16:21
EU action against  rare diseases

Though individual rare diseases (RDs) affect less than five in every 10,000 people, the aggregate number of individuals suffering from a rare disease is estimated to be nearly 400 million worldwide. The lack of efficient …

MEPs express concern over Europe’s chronic digestive disease burden
12 Sep 2018 – 12:10
MEPs express concern over Europe’s chronic digestive disease burden

With nearly a third of all cancer related deaths reportedly caused by digestive cancers and the rising socioeconomic burden inflicted by functional gastroenterology disorders, Europe’s chronic digestive burden is on the rise. A group of …

‘Public perception about colonoscopy should change’
26 Jul 2018 – 16:36
‘Public perception about colonoscopy should change’

If Europe should benefit from the existing screening programmes, “public perception about colonoscopy should change.” Government Gazette’s Janani Krishnaswamy caught up with Founder and CEO of EuropaColon, Jola Gore-Booth, on the sidelines of a recent high-level roundtable …

We must clean up the air to protect our hearts
13 Apr 2018 – 09:03
We must clean up the air to protect our hearts

There’s something in the air and it’s affecting our heart health and now is the time to clean it up to protect our hearts, writes Simon Gillespie, Chief Executive, British Heart Foundation.
It’s an invisible and potentially …

Where we are now on heart failure is not acceptable
12 Apr 2018 – 17:18
Where we are now on heart failure is not acceptable

Heart failure is a widely misunderstood but devastating chronic condition. Nearly 15 million people in Europe have heart failure, and this number is increasing. Annie Schreijer-Pierik MEP writes about EU action on heart failure
Up to …

CVD prevention therefore is far from being done
12 Apr 2018 – 17:10
CVD prevention therefore is far from being done

For those of us in clinical practice, many real barriers that thwart effective preventive care, including lack of time, training, and dedicated personnel/resources and chronic under-funding, still continue to persist. A paradigm shift from provider-centred or …

“We need more partnerships between regulators and providers”
12 Apr 2018 – 16:45
“We need more partnerships between regulators and providers”

Dr Robert C Kowal, VP Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, Medtronic Cardiac Rhythm and Heart Failure, calls for more partnerships between providers and regulators to better manage cardiac health in Europe
The issues impacting improvement …

Setting strategic policies for better heart health is crucial
12 Apr 2018 – 16:39
Setting strategic policies for better heart health is crucial

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) accounts for 45 percent of all deaths in Europe, causing over 3.9 million deaths each year in the member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) European Region, of which 1.8 million …

Public policy interventions are urgently needed to tackle cardiovascular disease
12 Apr 2018 – 15:10
Public policy interventions are urgently needed to tackle cardiovascular disease

Despite the abundance of scientific evidence on the damaging effects of unhealthy food, inadequate diets have continually remained the main risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), the number one killer in the EU accounting for …