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European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.

The European Commission diagnoses the state of health in the EU

Only by rethinking our health systems can we ensure that they remain fit-for-purpose and provide patient-centred care. This is what the 28 Country Health Profiles published today by the Commission, along with the Companion Report suggest. The reports provide an in-depth analysis of EU Member States health systems. They look at the health of the population and important risk factors, as well as at the effectiveness, accessibility and resilience of health systems in each EU member state.  Leer ms


App to helps to fight the scourge of eating disorders

Around 20 million people in the EU suffer from eating disorders with an annual associated cost of EUR 1 trillion. Debilitating and stressful at best, at worst fatal, those suffering can face long delays in getting treatment. But smart tech could speed things up. Leer ms

World Antibiotic Awareness Week13-19 November 2017

World Antibiotic Awareness Week

During World Antibiotic Awareness week, 13-19 November 2017, WHO and partners will reach out to the general public, health professionals, governments, farmers, veterinarians, the food and feed industry and others via a social media campaign using infographics, quizzes, and success stories to raise awareness of the need to act on antibiotic resistance and what kinds of steps we can take. Leer ms

Over Half of Carers in Spain Need Medical Help for a Mental Health ConditionInternational Survey

Over Half of Carers in Spain Need Medical Help for a Mental Health Condition

Three in five non-professional carers (61%) have felt that they needed medical care/support for a mental health condition (e.g. depression, anxiety, stress) due to their role as an non-professional carer, according to a large-scale, international survey conducted by the leading science and technology company, Merck. Leer ms

October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer: more than 90,000 women die in EU every year

Breast cancer is the leading cause of death for European women aged 35 to 59. Every year Breast Cancer Awareness Month is held in October to help increase awareness for early detection and treatment of what has become the most common cancer for women. Leer ms

10 September

World Mental Health

During our adult lives, a large proportion of our time is spent at work. Our experience in the workplace is one of the factors determining our overall wellbeing. Employers and managers who put in place workplace initiatives to promote mental health and to support employees who have mental disorders see gains not only in the health of their employees but also in their productivity at work.  Leer ms

PESA CNIC-Santander project

Spanish research confirms the importance of breakfast in the prevention of cardiovascular disease

Skipping breakfast or eating very little at the start of the day doubles the risk of atherosclerosis. This is the latest finding from the Progression and Early Detection of Atherosclerosis study (PESA), led by the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III (CNIC) in partnership with Banco Santander, and is published today in the Journal of American College of Cardiology (JACC). Leer ms

U-funded project

New brain visualisation of Alzheimers at different ages holds out hope for faster diagnosis

As Alzheimers disease is associated with a wide variety of symptoms, usually observed through patients behaviour and actions, effective and timely treatment has proven elusive. An EU-funded project has contributed towards the capture of images which show the changes a brain with Alzheimers undergoes, at different ages, with promise for future diagnostics and treatment. Leer ms

Efficacy of smartphone-based mental health

Smartphone apps are an effective treatment option for depression, study finds

New Australian-led research has confirmed that smartphone apps are an effective treatment option for depression, paving the way for safe and accessible interventions for the millions of people around the world diagnosed with this condition. Leer ms

Physical exercise

Dancing can reverse the signs of aging in the brain

Physical exercise has an anti-aging effect on the hippocampus region of the brain -- an area that controls memory, learning and balance. A new study, comparing different forms of exercise -- dancing and endurance training -- undertaken by elderly volunteers for eighteen months, shows that both can have an anti-aging effect on the brain, but only dancing corresponded to a noticeable difference in behavior. This difference is attributed to the extra challenge of learning dancing routines. Leer ms

EU-funded RE-AGEING project

Measures redefine our age with life expectancy

Part-supported through the EU-funded RE-AGEING project, researchers offer population forecasting studies which encourage societies to break from outdated ageing measures and instead start categorising on how we live our lives Leer ms

Basque Centre on Cognition, Brain, and Language (BCBL),

Interbrain synchrony key factor in understanding language and interpersonal communication

The rhythms of brainwaves between two people taking part in a conversation begin to match each other. This is the conclusion of a study published in the magazine Scientific Reports, led by the Basque research centre BCBL. According to scientists, this interbrain synchrony may be a key factor in understanding language and interpersonal communication. Leer ms

UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

University of Birmingham has launched a 2million global research project

The University of Birmingham has secured 2 million pound from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to launch a research group aimed at improving healthcare for patients with lung diseases around the world. Leer ms

University of Southern California

Drinking coffee could lead to a longer life, scientist says

Scientists have found that people who drink coffee appear to live longer. Drinking coffee was associated with lower risk of death due to heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and kidney disease. People who consumed a cup of coffee a day were 12 percent less likely to die compared to those who didnt drink coffee. This association was even stronger for those who drank two to three cups a day -- 18 percent reduced chance of death. Leer ms

Ultimate tan without the cancer riskTrending Science

Ultimate tan without the cancer risk

Scientists have created a new compound that promises to be the ultimate fake tan a chemical that releases dark pigment in the skin, thus resulting in a bronzed suntan without the need to expose oneself to harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Leer ms

Journal of the American College of Nutrition

Vegetarian diets almost twice as effective in reducing body weight, study finds

Dieters who go vegetarian not only lose weight more effectively than those on conventional low-calorie diets but also improve their metabolism by reducing muscle fat, a new study has found. Leer ms

New England Journal of Medicine

A third of all humans are now either overweight or obese

Over two billion people around the world are now affected by weight problems, according to new research published today in The New England Journal of Medicine. At the same time, more people are dying from weight-related health conditions than ever beforea development the authors are describing as a "growing and disturbing global public health crisis." Leer ms

New England Journal of Medicine

A third of all humans are now either overweight or obese

Over two billion people around the world are now affected by weight problems, according to new research published today in The New England Journal of Medicine. At the same time, more people are dying from weight-related health conditions than ever beforea development the authors are describing as a "growing and disturbing global public health crisis." Leer ms

Max Delbrck Center for Molecular Medicine

Salty diet makes you hungry, not thirsty

Weve all heard it: eating salty foods makes you thirstier. But what sounds like good nutritional advice turns out to be not true in the long run. In a study carried out during a simulated mission to Mars, an international group of scientists has found exactly the opposite to be true. Cosmonauts who ate more salt retained more water, werent as thirsty, and needed more energy. Leer ms


Scientists uncover why hair turns gray

A team of European scientists have finally solved a mystery that has perplexed humans throughout the ages: why we turn gray. Despite the notion that gray hair is a sign of wisdom, these researchers show that wisdom has nothing to do with it. Leer ms

Indiana University

Study shows real-world massage is effective treatment for low back pain

In the first study of its kind, researchers found real-world massage therapy to be an effective treatment for chronic low back pain. Leer ms

Integrity of the food chain.

Tougher food inspections from farm to fork

Plans to tighten up official food inspections, from farm to fork, were adopted by Parliament on Wednesday. The new rules, already informally agreed by MEPs and the Council, aims to improve food traceability, combat fraud and restore consumer trust in the integrity of the food chain. Leer ms

Sleep trackers can prompt sleep problems

A 39-year-old man whom well call Mr. R received a sleep-tracking device from his girlfriend. Since starting a new job several years earlier, he sometimes had trouble getting a good nights sleep. Not surprisingly, the next day hed feel tired, irritable and absentminded.  Leer ms

American Academy of Neurology

Living with children may mean less sleep for women, but not for men

New research backs up what many women already know: Theyre sleep deprived. Unlike men, a good nights sleep for women is affected by having children in the house, according to a preliminary study by the American Academy of Neurologys, study finds. Leer ms

6,000-8,000 identified named rare diseases

Research is the Theme for Rare Disease Day 2017

February 28 is international Rare Disease Day, a day dedicated to raising public awareness of a myriad of diseases that many people know very little (if anything) about. One of the days main goals is to highlight the difficulties patients of rare diseases face in terms of diagnosis, treatment, and everyday living. Leer ms
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