The EU vision for plastic-free oceans
12 Apr 2018 – 15:59 | No Comment

The European Commission has launched its plastics strategy, setting out an agenda to make all packaging recyclable by 2030, reduce single-use plastics and ban microplastics. European Commissioner for Environment Karmenu Vella outlines his plan to …

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‘Now is the time to embrace the new norms of mobility’
07 Nov 2017 – 13:49
‘Now is the time to embrace the new norms of mobility’

Imagine a day when vehicles hardly ever crash, traffic jams are rarities, energy demand drops, trip costs plummet, parking lots almost disappear and law enforcement ceases to concern itself with traffic. That day is not …

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” …

Changing the policy landscape for people with metastatic breast cancer
14 Jul 2017 – 10:30
Changing the policy landscape for people with metastatic breast cancer

 Placing the issue of metastatic breast cancer firmly on the European Parliament’s agenda, Emma McClarkin MEP writes that politicians should highlight the psychosocial needs of sufferers and strive to understand their lives to ensure better …

EU institutions should engage more politically to induce change in HIV awareness
14 Jul 2017 – 10:30
EU institutions should engage more politically to induce change in HIV awareness

Nearly 122,000 are unaware of their HIV infection in Europe. To decrease the number of people who are diagnosed late or are unaware of their infection, new strategies are required to expand targeted HIV testing …

European Commission’s passionate response to AIDS
14 Jul 2017 – 10:20
European Commission’s passionate response to AIDS

Thirty years since the first cases of AIDS were reported, the European Commission has been providing funding and support to several developing countries across the globe. Neven Mimica, European Commissioner for International Development and Cooperation …

‘Harmonised reimbursement approach key to reducing treatment inequalities’
14 Jul 2017 – 10:07
‘Harmonised reimbursement approach key to reducing treatment inequalities’

Personalised breast cancer treatment for patients in Europe should be a priority, however a discordant reimbursement process means that many cannot access vital tests to prevent under or over treatment. Dr Marjolaine Baldo, EMEA Commercial …

Role of immunologic prevention and therapy for prostate cancer
14 Jul 2017 – 10:05
Role of immunologic prevention and therapy for prostate cancer

Analysing several forms of immune modulation for prostate cancer and cases of early detection, Dr Arnulf Stenzl, Chairman, EberhardKarlsUniversity, explains why early treatment using a form of vaccination might treat the disease better
Prostate cancer is …

Tackling breast cancer: Prevention, diagnosis, treatment and collaboration
14 Jul 2017 – 10:05
Tackling breast cancer: Prevention, diagnosis, treatment and collaboration

Despite several medical advancements in the last decade, the mortality rate of breast cancer remains high across Europe. Alexander Roediger, Policy Lead – Oncology for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Canada (EMEAC) and Dr Christian …