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In the European Union, a disease is considered rare when it affects not more than 1 person in 2 000. This low prevalence is the common feature shared by all ...
EU chemicals agency sweeps glyphosate cancer evidence under the carpet
Following in the footsteps of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has dismissed scientific evidence showing that ...
Tougher EU food inspections on the menu
The EU Parliament adopted plans Wednesday to tighten up official food inspections, aiming to improve food traceability, combat fraud and restore consumer trust ...
European Commission DG Health and Consumers Contacts
Contacts of the European Commission Directorate-General for Health and Consumers.
New restrictions on use of preservatives in cosmetic products
The European Commission on 29 September further strengthened the protection of consumers, in particular babies and young children. It adopted two measures ...
EU strategy to fight cigarette smuggling
The European Commission has adopted a comprehensive package to step up its fight against illicit tobacco trade, especially cigarette smuggling. The illicit ...
Cross-border healthcare: patients' rights
The freedom to provide and receive health services throughout the European Union must be accompanied by guarantees of quality and security.
Health at a Glance: Europe 2016 - State of Health in the EU Cycle (OECD-EU)
As a first step in the European Commission's State of Health in the EU cycle, the Health at a Glance: Europe 2016 report was published in November 2016. ...
Environment, consumers and health
EU grants and loans for Environment, consumers and health - Consumers - Environment - Health - Maritime policy - Sustainable development
The Health Programme supports activities that improve and protect human health. Different funding schemes are available depending on the type of project. The ...
EU adopts list of approved flavouring substances
Flavouring substances in food will become even safer and more transparent thanks to two pieces of legislation adopted today by the European Commission. Only ...
Transmissible animal diseases - rules update
The European Parliament gave its endorsement on 8 March to measures to prevent and halt outbreaks of animal diseases such as avian flu or foot and mouth ...
The second European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS), carried out by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living andWorking Conditions (Eurofound) from ...
Health risks from exposure to noise from personal music players - briefing
Listening to personal music players at a high volume over a sustained period can lead to permanent hearing damage, according to an opinion of the EU Scientific ...
The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) is responsible for preparing the European Medicines Agency's opinions on all questions concerning ...
Drug facts, figures and analyses: across Europe and by country - Latest trends and legal, political, social and health responses - Selected issues: Drugs and ...
The Innovative Medicines Initiative is a proposed partnership between the European Commission and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industry and ...
According to this Eurobarometer report carried out in 2007, most Europeans expect to need long-term care at some point in their lives (with an EU average of ...
EuroSafe, the European Association for Injury Prevention and safety Promotion, is the network of injury prevention champions dedicated to making Europe a safer ...
Commission plans to relax rules on GM crops in Europe - Procedural tweaks fail to protect public and environment
The European Commission will announce today proposals to speed up the union’s genetically modified (GM) crop authorisation procedure. Member states are being ...
GMOs in the EU - review of decision-making process
The European Commission presented on 22 April the outcome of its review of the decision-making process for the authorisation of Genetically Modified Organisms ...
Patient rights in the EU
European Patients' Rights Day was on 16 May. The European Commission took the opportunity to list some of the rights and benefits afforded to patients in the ...
Cross-border healthcare in EU not living up to high ambitions: report
Better management is needed if the EU wants to deliver on the ambitions of its cross-border healthcare directive, aimed at ensuring safe, high-quality medical ...
The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety provides opinions on health and safety risks (chemical, biological, mechanical and other physical risks) of ...
Commission consultation on fragrance allergens
A report by the EU's Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) has found allergens in perfume products that have been implicated in problems with skin ...
Life expectancy in the EU still on the rise: OECD - EU report "Health at a Glance: Europe 2014"
The European Commission and the OECD on 3 December unveiled a report entitled Health at a Glance: Europe 2014 on the comparative data on health and health ...
The European Medicines Agency is a decentralised body of the European Union, located in London. Its main responsibility is the protection and promotion of ...
European food agency issues preliminary review of GM maize rat study
French study raises questions on lack of long-term testing under EU rules
Cloning - guide
The European Commission has announced that it will propose a temporary suspension of animal cloning for food production in the EU. The Commission also plans to ...
EU ministers adopt rules to prevent injuries to healthcare workers
At a meeting of the EU Council of Education, Youth and Culture today, Ministers adopted a directive aimed at achieving the safest possible working environment ...
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