Europe Health
Fear as UK Pharmacies run out of flu vaccine
Sevilla sack cancer-stricken coach Berizzo
African MPs fight EU proposal on hiring doctors
EU renews approval for herbicide glyphosate for five years
Baby food recalled over Salmonella fears
Italy needs to do more against olive tree disease: EU health chief
Europe's HIV epidemic growing at alarming rate: WHO
GOP bill to avert shutdown saves children's health funds, guts Obamacare revenue
2018-01-17 12:45:26 WASHINGTON — House Republican leadership put on the table a short-term government funding bill Tuesday night ahead of an end-of-the week deadline to keep the government open. The proposal, which ignores Democrats' demands for a legislative solution to protect young immigrants known as Dreamers and attempts to further gut Obamacare, appeared unlikely to achieve the support of many Democrats and it's unclear if it will get the support of enough Republicans   Read More ...
Fear as UK Pharmacies run out of flu vaccine
2018-01-14 20:45:05 UK Pharmacies are running out of the influenza flu vaccine - amid fears of an epidemic. Public Health England say there have been 93 flu-related deaths so far this winter. They include an 18-year-old girl from Scotland. Experts are worried about a particular strain of the virus.The H3N2 strain caused a high number of deaths in Australia in 2017. It’s thought this particular virus has caused a number of deaths in Ireland   Read More ...
Roche's star MS medicine Ocrevus wins EU approval
2018-01-12 08:30:32 ZURICH: The European Union approved Roche's multiple sclerosis medicine Ocrevus, one the Swiss company's key new drugs that likely neared US$1 billion in revenue in its first nine months on the U.S. market. Roche said on Friday the EU backed Ocrevus for relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis and primary progressive multiple sclerosis, a form of the neurological disease that previously was without an approved medicine   Read More ...
Roche's star MS medicine Ocrevus wins EU approval
2018-01-12 08:07:36 ZURICH (Reuters) - The European Union approved Roche’s multiple sclerosis medicine Ocrevus, one the Swiss company’s key new drugs that likely neared $1 billion in revenue in its first nine months on the U.S. market. Roche said on Friday the EU backed Ocrevus for relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis and primary progressive multiple sclerosis, a form of the neurological disease that previously was without an approved medicine   Read More ...
Mental Pain, Mental Illness and Mental Health | Alyson Mlupi | TEDxYouth@ParkCity
2018-01-09 22:10:50 Alyson points out how physical illness is perceived and treated differently from mental illness. At the time of this talk, Alyson is a junior attending Park City High School in Park City, Utah. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx.   Read More ...
I'm a Teenager with Type 1 Diabetes | Sophia Adrian | TEDxYouth@ParkCity
2018-01-05 18:10:35 Sophia details her experience with finding out she has T1D - Type 1 Diabetes. At the time of this talk, Sophia is a 9th grader attending Treasure Mountain Junior High in Park City, Utah. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx.   Read More ...
Measles warning for European travel over festive period
2017-12-23 20:33:18 People travelling to Europe over the festive period have been advised to make sure they are up to date with vaccines due to a measles outbreak. Public Health Wales (PHW) said Romania, Italy, Germany and Greece had the highest rates of the virus this year. Measles is easily passed on and can be a serious illness in adults as well as children   Read More ...
Bolivian health professionals continue to protest against new criminal code
2017-12-23 15:00:12 Clashes erupt in La Paz as protesting doctors, medical professionals and medical students continue a month long strike that has all but shut down local hospitals, with the exception of emergency rooms. Police fired tear gas as rocks and small explosives were thrown at them. At the Greater University of San Andres, nine doctors entered their eighth day of a hunger strike on Friday   Read More ...
Sevilla sack cancer-stricken coach Berizzo
2017-12-23 08:00:51 MADRID (AFP) - Sevilla sacked coach Eduardo Berizzo on Friday just a month after it was announced the Argentine is suffering from prostate cancer, the club said, citing poor results. "The Sevilla board... has taken the decision to sack the coach of the first team due to the bad form of the team," Sevilla said in a statement, without making reference to Berizzo's illness   Read More ...
Roche scores cancer drug approvals in Europe and U.S.
2017-12-21 10:42:12 ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche has won fresh approvals for two cancer drugs in Europe and the United States, shoring up its position in new medicines as it braces for falling sales of older products. The European Commission approved Alecensa as a treatment for a mutated form of lung cancer called ALK-positive, the company said on Thursday, while U.S. regulators backed Perjeta for use in certain early-stage breast cancer patients after surgery   Read More ...
Roche's Alecensa receives EU approval to treat ALK-positive lung cancer
2017-12-21 08:08:12 ZURICH (Reuters) - The European Commission has approved Roche’s Alecensa as treatment for a form of lung cancer common in patients without a significant smoking history, the Swiss drug maker said on Thursday. The market authorisation for adults with anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive, advanced non-small cell lung cancer follows a positive phase III study in which Alecensa was shown to reduce the risk of disease progression or death by more than half versus crizotinib, a chemotherapy developed by Pfizer   Read More ...
African MPs fight EU proposal on hiring doctors
2017-12-16 20:06:08 Members of parliament from Africa Countries have defeated a proposal by the European Union to make it a universal right under the international treaties for medical personnel from African states to work in European counties. Subscribe to Our Channel   Read More ...
Apotex pharmaceutical billionaire and wife found dead at Toronto mansion
2017-12-16 06:46:53 A Canadian pharmaceutical billionaire and his wife have been found dead at their Toronto home under circumstances described as "suspicious". The bodies of Barry Sherman, the founder of the drug corporation Apotex Incorporated, and his wife Honey were found after police were called to their home, although officers said they were not looking for suspects and that there were no immediate signs of forced entry   Read More ...
Novo Nordisk wins EU panel's backing for key diabetes drug
2017-12-15 13:43:00 COPENHAGEN, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk came closer to winning European approval for diabetes drug Ozempic, its biggest growth prospect, when a European Medicines Agency (EMA) experts’ panel issued a positive recommendation on Friday. The once-weekly injection, known generically as semaglutide, is an important driver for offsetting the margin squeeze Novo Nordisk is experiencing in its traditional insulin franchise due to price pressure   Read More ...
EU renews approval for herbicide glyphosate for five years
2017-12-12 16:30:22 BRUSSELS: The European Commission said on Tuesday it had renewed for five years the license for the weed-killer glyphosate, a key ingredient in Monsanto Co's top-selling Roundup, following a heated debate over whether it causes cancer. A sufficient majority of EU countries voted at the end of November to clear the license extension, but opposition to the herbicide remained, including from a citizens' initiative wanting it banned and demanding greater transparency in future   Read More ...
EU health and food safety experts warn of stubborn salmonella
2017-12-12 16:01:50 LONDON: The number of salmonella food poisoning cases in the European Union has risen by 3 per cent since 2014 in a "worrying" reversal of a decade-long declining trend, EU health and food safety officials said on Tuesday (Dec 12). Salmonella bacteria was the most common cause of food-borne illness in 2016, accounting for 22.3 per cent of outbreaks, compared with 11   Read More ...
EU health and food safety experts warn of stubborn salmonella
2017-12-12 15:25:39 LONDON (Reuters) - The number of salmonella food poisoning cases in the European Union has risen by 3 percent since 2014 in a “worrying” reversal of a decade-long declining trend, EU health and food safety officials said on Tuesday. Salmonella bacteria was the most common cause of food-borne illness in 2016, accounting for 22.3 percent of outbreaks, compared with 11.5 percent in 2015, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said in a report   Read More ...
EU health and food safety experts warn of stubborn salmonella
2017-12-12 14:48:38 LONDON (Reuters) - The number of salmonella food poisoning cases in the European Union has risen by 3 percent since 2014 in a "worrying" reversal of a decade-long declining trend, EU health and food safety officials said on Tuesday. Salmonella bacteria was the most common cause of food-borne illness in 2016, accounting for 22.3 percent of outbreaks, compared with 11.5 percent in 2015, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said in a report   Read More ...
Baby food recalled over Salmonella fears
2017-12-10 23:45:06 Fears of a widespread salmonella outbreak have caused a major French diary producer to recall several baby formula milk and food products. Baby milk produced by Lactalis is marketed globally under a host of brand names in countries as far apart as China, Britain and Sudan. The recall follows 20 cases of salmonella infection of infants in France in early December prompting a limited recall of 12 Lactalis products   Read More ...
BRIEF-Oncolytics Biotech Receives Final Advice Letter From European Medicines Agency For Reolysin In Metastatic Breast Cancer
2017-12-05 13:43:24 Dec 5 (Reuters) - Oncolytics Biotech Inc: * ONCOLYTICS BIOTECH® RECEIVES FAVORABLE FINAL ADVICE LETTER FROM THE EUROPEAN MEDICINES AGENCY FOR REOLYSIN® IN METASTATIC BREAST CANCER * ONCOLYTICS BIOTECH INC - PROPOSED PHASE 3 STUDY DESIGN IS FOUND ACCEPTABLE AND CAN FORM BASIS OF A MARKETING AUTHORIZATION APPLICATION * ONCOLYTICS BIOTECH INC - EMA ADVICE CONSISTENT WITH FEEDBACK RECEIVED FROM   Read More ...
Italy needs to do more against olive tree disease - EU health chief
2017-12-01 17:30:42 PARIS: The EU's top health official called on Italy to do more to contain a bacterium that has ravaged olive groves in part of the country and for which no treatment currently exists. The Puglia region in southern Italy was the first area in the European Union to be hit by the Xylella fastidiosa pathogen in 2013, also dubbed "olive tree leprosy"   Read More ...
Italy needs to do more against olive tree disease: EU health chief
2017-12-01 17:30:37 PARIS: The EU's top health official called on Italy to do more to contain a bacterium that has ravaged olive groves in part of the country and for which no treatment currently exists. The Puglia region in southern Italy was the first area in the European Union to be hit by the Xylella fastidiosa pathogen in 2013, also dubbed "olive tree leprosy"   Read More ...
Italy needs to do more against olive tree disease: EU health chief
2017-12-01 17:08:15 PARIS (Reuters) - The EU’s top health official called on Italy to do more to contain a bacterium that has ravaged olive groves in part of the country and for which no treatment currently exists. The Puglia region in southern Italy was the first area in the European Union to be hit by the Xylella fastidiosa pathogen in 2013, also dubbed “olive tree leprosy”   Read More ...
Italy needs to do more against olive tree disease - EU health chief
2017-12-01 17:02:00 PARIS (Reuters) - The EU's top health official called on Italy to do more to contain a bacterium that has ravaged olive groves in part of the country and for which no treatment currently exists. The Puglia region in southern Italy was the first area in the European Union to be hit by the Xylella fastidiosa pathogen in 2013, also dubbed "olive tree leprosy"   Read More ...
Europe's HIV epidemic growing at 'alarming pace,' WHO warns
2017-12-01 15:11:43 The number of people newly diagnosed with HIV in Europe reached its highest level in 2016, showing the epidemic growing at an ‘alarming pace,’ global health officials said Tuesday. Last year, 160,000 people contracted the virus that causes AIDS in the 53 countries that make up the World Health Organization’s European region, according to a joint report the agency released with the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)   Read More ...
Dark web drug market growing rapidly in Europe: report
2017-11-28 18:30:55 LISBON: The illegal drug trade on the dark web is growing rapidly, despite authorities shutting down major market sites like AlphaBay, as crime gangs diversify and seek new clients online, a report by two European Union agencies warned on Tuesday. The report, which is the first of its kind to analyze the drug trade in Europe on the dark web, showed that online markets are becoming increasingly sophisticated and offering growing numbers of illegal products to buyers   Read More ...
Europe’s HIV Epidemic Growing at Alarming Rate, WHO Warns
2017-11-28 18:22:17 LONDON (Reuters) - The number of people newly diagnosed with HIV in Europe reached its highest level in 2016 since records began, showing the region’s epidemic growing “at an alarming pace”, health officials said on Tuesday. That year, 160,000 people contracted the virus that causes AIDS in the 53 countries that make up the World Health Organization’s European region, the agency said in a joint report with the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)   Read More ...
Finding better and quicker ways to tackle TB - futuris
2017-11-28 12:01:01 Tuberculosis is a silent killer. According to the World Health Organisation more than 10 million people were diagnosed with the disease in 2016. The previous year, some 1,8 million people died from it making TB one of the top ten main causes of death globally. "It is a very clever bacteria. It can take the person's immune system and use that to create its perfect conditions," says Elisabeth Corbett, a Clinical Epidemiologist at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. March 24th… READ MORE : euronews knowledge brings you a fresh mix of the world's most interesting know-hows, directly from space and sci-tech experts   Read More ...
Europe's HIV epidemic growing at alarming rate, WHO warns
2017-11-28 10:47:30 LONDON, Nov 28 (Reuters) - The number of people newly diagnosed with HIV in Europe reached its highest level in 2016 since records began, showing the region's epidemic growing "at an alarming pace", health officials said on Tuesday. That year, 160,000 people contracted the virus that causes AIDS in the 53 countries that make up the World Health Organization's European region, the agency said in a joint report with the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)   Read More ...
Europe's HIV epidemic growing at alarming rate, WHO warns
2017-11-28 10:42:12 LONDON (Reuters) - The number of people newly diagnosed with HIV in Europe reached its highest level in 2016 since records began, showing the region’s epidemic growing “at an alarming pace”, health officials said on Tuesday. That year, 160,000 people contracted the virus that causes AIDS in the 53 countries that make up the World Health Organization’s European region, the agency said in a joint report with the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)   Read More ...
Europe's HIV epidemic growing at alarming rate: WHO
2017-11-28 10:30:20 LONDON: The number of people newly diagnosed with HIV in Europe reached its highest level in 2016 since records began, showing the region's epidemic growing "at an alarming pace", health officials said on Tuesday (Nov 28). That year, 160,000 people contracted the virus that causes AIDS in the 53 countries that make up the World Health Organization's European region, the agency said in a joint report with the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)   Read More ...
Europe’s HIV epidemic growing at alarming rate, WHO warns
2017-11-28 10:23:01 The number of people newly diagnosed with HIV in Europe reached its highest level in 2016 since records began, showing the region’s epidemic growing “at an alarming pace”, health officials said on Tuesday. That year, 160,000 people contracted the virus that causes AIDS in the 53 countries that make up the World Health Organization’s European region, the agency said in a joint report with the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)   Read More ...
What are Cristiano Ronaldo's diet, workout and fitness secrets?
2017-11-28 02:04:00 The Real Madrid star is renowned for being one of the most athletic players in football history, but how did he attain his top condition? There is no player in world football that has drawn more plaudits for his physical qualities and dedication to his craft than Cristiano Ronaldo. The Real Madrid and Portugal star boasts an extraordinary set of athletic skills, combining rapid pace and agility with elite aerial ability and power   Read More ...
EU backs five-year extension for weed-killer glyphosate
2017-11-27 17:01:26 BRUSSELS: EU countries approved on Monday the use of weed-killer glyphosate for the next five years after a heated debate over whether it causes cancer. Diplomats said Germany swung the vote, coming off the fence after abstaining in previous meetings to oppose its key EU partner France, which wanted a shorter license extension. The European Commission said in a statement that 18 countries had backed its proposal to renew the chemical's license, with nine voting against and one abstaining, declaring this to be a "positive opinion"   Read More ...
European medics: Not drinking alcohol better for cancer prevention
2017-11-24 18:19:51 BRUSSELS, Nov 24 (KUNA) -- A number of European medical and health groups have warned that alcohol is known to be a causal factor in over 60 diseases and conditions, including at least 7 types of cancer. This warning was expressed in a statement released Friday following 5th Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm (AWARH) in Brussels from 21-24 November. It noted that the European region has the highest proportion of total ill health and premature death due to alcohol   Read More ...
Takeaway: Alzheimer early detection
2017-11-23 12:01:20 Over 40 million people in the world are diagnosed with Alzheimer's No cure exists today However researchers are making rapid progress focussing on a small pr   Read More ...
Prince Harry visits pop-up HIV testing center in London
2017-11-20 18:08:15 (15 Nov 2017) PRINCE HARRY VISITS POP-UP HIV TESTING CENTER IN LONDON Britain's Prince Harry helped launch this year's National HIV Testing Week on Wednesday (15 NOV. 2017) when he visted a pop-up testing center in East London. Supported by the Terrence Higgins Trust, the service runs for a week from this Saturday (18 NOV. 2017) and aims to raise awareness of the need for regular HIV testing. During his visit, the Prince met with volunteers at the pop-up center and handed out self-testing kits. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/you... Find out more about AP Archive: http://www   Read More ...
Milan leads Amsterdam, Copenhagen in vote for EU drugs agency
2017-11-20 18:01:48 BRUSSELS: Milan came out in the lead after the first round of a European Union vote on Monday to pick the new host for the London-based European Medicines Agency (EMA) after Brexit, diplomatic sources said. Amsterdam and Copenhagen followed it into a three-way second vote among national government ministers, due later in the day. Slovak capital Bratislava, the leading contender in ex-communist eastern Europe, came in fourth and was out of the race   Read More ...
A global reference tool to fight Alzheimer's
2017-11-20 13:45:11 It affects more than 40 million people worldwide. Memory loss, language and behavioral disorders – the symptoms of Alzheimer’s are well known, but it sometimes takes years before the disease is formally diagnosed. What will it take to find a breakthrough in Alzheimer’s? We need to make progress in these five areas… pic.twitter.com/ukKORUYcLm. — Bill Gates (@BillGates) For the relatives of people suffering from Alzheimer’s, it is crucial to act early to combat this neurodegenerative disease, which has no cure   Read More ...
Europe approves GlaxoSmithKline's new triple lung drug
2017-11-16 09:30:32 LONDON: Europe has approved GlaxoSmithKline's new three-in-one inhaler for chronic lung disease, which the group hopes will help it keep its lead in respiratory medicine despite falling sales of older drug Advair. Trelegy Ellipta is the first once-daily triple medicine for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), putting GSK ahead of rivals such as AstraZeneca and Novartis. The decision by the European Commission to grant it marketing authorization, announced by the company on Thursday, had been expected following a positive recommendation from the European Medicines Agency in September   Read More ...