Robotics and AI: How to shape our future without leaving people behind?
20 Sep 2018 – 17:06 | No Comment

Before AI gets to the point of threatening humanity and becomes a superhuman tech, we should build clear rules to ensure that robots serve human interests at all times. Mady Devaux MEP  says the EU has …

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Prevention of cardiovascular disease should be the priority
12 Apr 2018 – 09:10
Prevention of cardiovascular disease should be the priority

Today, we all know the causal factors leading to cardiovascular disease (CVD). The most important risk factors for CVD are smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and abdominal obesity. In addition, factors such as …

European Commission takes action to protect workers against cancer
10 Apr 2018 – 11:09
European Commission takes action to protect workers against cancer

The European Commission has taken yet another important step to protect workers in the European Union from workplace-related cancer as well as other health problems. The latest legislative proposal could improve working conditions for over …

EU strengthens HTA cooperation among member states
02 Feb 2018 – 12:55
EU strengthens HTA cooperation among member states

Brussels has put the wheels in motion for better quality of care and innovative healthcare for the benefit of patients, especially those with unmet medical needs. The European  Commission has put forward a proposal to …

Heinz Becker MEP urges political action against Alzheimer’s disease
21 Nov 2017 – 17:45
Heinz Becker MEP urges political action against Alzheimer’s disease

We must not accept Alzheimer’s disease as a normal part of ageing. Heinz Becker MEP says national governments should continue building a “dementia-friendly” Europe by ending stigma, discrimination and isolation of patients and carers, and …

Malta’s proactive approach against Dementia
13 Nov 2017 – 15:27
Malta’s proactive approach against Dementia

Malta recently collaborated with the European Commission to convene the EU Governmental Experts Group on Dementia to discuss current and future developments in dementia treatment and care. Hon. Dr Justyne Caruana MP, Minister for Gozo …

Governments must join hands with charities in our fight against dementia
13 Nov 2017 – 15:21
Governments must join hands with charities in our fight against dementia

In our lifetimes, we’ve seen incredible progress with other serious health conditions like cancer and HIV/Aids – dementia can no longer be the underdog. Mathew Norton, Director of Policy at Alzheimer’s Research UK writes why …

Reformulating the approach to managing Alzheimer’s in Europe
13 Nov 2017 – 14:54
Reformulating the approach to managing Alzheimer’s in Europe

On the 13th of July 2017, the International Centre for Parliamentary Studies convened the Alzheimer’s Europe Roundtable to create a platform to examine Alzheimer’s disease in Europe from a multi-sector perspective and to address key …

ADI’s action plan to fight Alzheimer’s disease
13 Sep 2017 – 15:08
ADI’s action plan to fight Alzheimer’s disease

Paola Barbarino, CEO, Alzheimer’s Disease International addressed the World Health Assembly on the eve of the adoption of the global plan on dementia in May 2017. This September, she is calling for governments to translate …

‘Let’s strive to reduce inequalities in access to medicines’
14 Jul 2017 – 10:50
‘Let’s strive to reduce inequalities in access to medicines’

Increasing patient literacy and reducing inequalities in access to drugs and treatment mechanisms is crucial in fighting breast cancer in Europe. Karin Kadenbach MEP, co-chair of the European Parliament Interest Group on Access to Healthcare …

Will access to innovative cancer drugs bankrupt European healthcare?
14 Jul 2017 – 10:40
Will access to innovative cancer drugs bankrupt European healthcare?

Dr Martine J Piccart  and Dr Noam Ponde from Institut Jules Bordet make an extensive study of the European drug scenario and note that a major reform in drug development is necessary, with “risk sharing” …