EU action against  rare diseases
14 Sep 2018 – 16:21 | No Comment

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 …

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MEPs back measures to improve parents’ work-life balance
20 Sep 2018 – 18:00
MEPs back measures to improve parents’ work-life balance

Employment Committee MEPs recently approved paternity leave, non-transferable parental leave and measures to boost women’s chances in the labour market. Agnes Jongerius MEP and Maria Arena MEP write about their ambitious proposals of the updated …

‘GDPR is not about fines. It’s about putting the consumer and citizen first’
14 May 2018 – 16:13
‘GDPR is not about fines. It’s about putting the consumer and citizen first’

Europe’s new data protection law that is coming into effect on May 25, is not about fines. It’s about putting the consumer and citizen first. Elizabeth Denham, UK’s Information Commissioner, reaffirms that GDPR (General Data Protection …

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
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Why strong international partnerships create the most secure US borders
12 Apr 2018 – 17:07
Why strong international partnerships create the most secure US borders

President Trump has promised to make the nation safer by protecting our borders. This endeavour is more complex than attempting to seal off entry with a wall or blanketly banning entire countries from boarding planes …

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 …

High-level roundtable discusses efforts to promote healthy hearts
12 Apr 2018 – 09:11
High-level roundtable discusses efforts to promote healthy hearts

A complex health issue that is interlinked with a number of other chronic conditions, cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the number one killer in Europe. The International Centre for Parliamentary Studies (ICPS) recently convened the Cardiac …

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 …

‘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 …