Theresa May confirms to exit as PM on June 7
24 May 2019 – 15:42 | No Comment

After the UK Parliament rejected her Brexit plans for the third time, UK Prime Minister Theresa May has decided to step down as leader of the Conservative Party.
She announced her departure after talks with Graham …

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UK cannot continue to overlook prostate cancer
01 Mar 2019 – 11:31
UK cannot continue to overlook prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the third biggest cancer killer in the United Kingdom, with a majority of the deaths occurring because of a delay in diagnosis. Canvassing for a screening programme for prostate cancer, three of UK’s …

Europe should start preparing for PrEP
28 Feb 2019 – 17:13
Europe should start preparing for PrEP

The HIV epidemic in many European countries resembles the Australian epidemic. New infections acquired in-country are concentrated geographically and by acquisition group, with men who have sex with men (MSM) living in large conurbations most …

How can Europe manage diabetes more effectively?
26 Feb 2019 – 16:06
How can Europe manage diabetes more effectively?

Despite 30 European countries boasting national plans covering diabetes, the disease currently affects nearly 60 million people in Europe. If this situation is to change, urgent action is required at the policy level and broader …

A plan to hold back the diabetes tsunami
26 Feb 2019 – 16:00
A plan to hold back the  diabetes tsunami

At the time of the IDF/WHO St Vincent Declaration in 1989 (1), there was optimism in Europe that implementation of new understandings on optimal delivery of diabetes care, plus new technologies, and continuing research, could …

Research suggests AI is faster at detecting cancer
19 Feb 2019 – 16:17
Research suggests AI is faster at detecting cancer

A new endoscopic system powered by artificial intelligence was recently shown to automatically identify colorectal adenomas during colonoscopy. The system, developed in Japan, has recently been tested in one of the first prospective trials of …

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 …