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Tobacco companies lose legal challenge on standardised packaging

Tobacco multinationals have failed to block a European directive mandating standardised packaging for tobacco products across Europe.  
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over 4 years ago
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Drugs for Multiple Myeloma, Melanoma Approved in Europe

The European approvals are for elotuzumab (multiple myeloma) and nivolumab in combination with ipilimumab (advanced melanoma).  
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over 4 years ago
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How Brexit might affect public health

The United Kingdom already has some of the most stringent tobacco control policies in Europe. On 20 May it is set to become only the second country in the world after Australia to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes, going far beyond the EU tobacco products directive.1  
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over 4 years ago
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Zika virus may reach Europe this summer - BBC News

The Zika virus could spread to Europe this summer, although the likelihood of an outbreak is low to moderate according to the World Health Organization.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Clean cut surgery

Infection of the surgical site, a major threat for all postoperative patients and a leading cause of hospital acquired infections, is a particular problem in low resource settings, where rates are double those reported in Europe and the United States.1 With no global approach to instilling best practice, it’s a problem that causes unnecessary morbidity and mortality and strains hospital systems and budgets.  
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over 4 years ago
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Increase in deaths from antibiotic resistant infections may limit rising longevity, report warns

Around 50 000 deaths a year in Europe and the United States are due to antibiotic resistant infections, warns a report on antimicrobial resistance that predicts that the problem may outweigh increases in longevity over the next decade.1  
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over 4 years ago
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WHO warns of risk of Zika virus in Europe

The overall risk of Zika virus transmission in Europe this spring and summer is low to moderate, the World Health Organization has warned, although three countries are at high risk of the disease.  
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WHO warns of risk of Zika virus in Europe

The overall risk of Zika virus transmission in Europe this spring and summer is low to moderate, the World Health Organization has warned, although three countries are at high risk of the disease.  
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over 4 years ago
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Plain Packaging for Cigarettes in the UK, Ireland, and France

Following a historic court ruling in the United Kingdom, cigarettes will now have to be sold in plain packaging with prominent graphic health warnings.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Teen cancer death rate causes alarm - BBC News

Too many teenagers and young adults are dying of some types of cancer, a Europe-wide report warns.  
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over 4 years ago
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AstraZeneca Combo for Type 2 Diabetes Gets Green Light in EU

The EMA has given the green light to a fixed-dose combination of saxagliptin and dapagliflozin, the first combination of DPP-4/SGLT2 inhibitor in Europe, for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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SCOPE of Kidney Disease Assessed in Europe's Elderly

Nephrologists and geriatricians are joining forces to identify and characterize the full impact of chronic kidney disease on patients older than 75, researchers report.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Ecstasy is making a comeback, European drugs report warns

Methylenedioxymethamfetamine (MDMA), most commonly used in the form of “ecstasy” tablets, is returning as a stimulant drug of choice for young people in Europe, stated the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction in its annual report presented in Lisbon, Portugal, on 31 May.1  
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Ecstasy is making a comeback, European drugs report warns

Methylenedioxymethamfetamine (MDMA), most commonly used in the form of “ecstasy” tablets, is returning as a stimulant drug of choice for young people in Europe, stated the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction in its annual report presented in Lisbon, Portugal, on 31 May.1  
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over 4 years ago
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Specialists attack drug agency’s fast track approval scheme

A plan to fast track the approval of new medicines in Europe has been criticised by a group of leading specialists in pharmacology and public health.  
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over 4 years ago
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Bariatric surgery for obese adolescents to prevent type 2 diabetes

Welbourn and colleagues draw attention to the inequality of surgical provision between the United Kingdom and comparable nations in Europe and North America,1 and the failure to target subgroups with the greatest potential for individual benefit and cost utility to the healthcare system, such as patients with type 2 diabetes.  
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over 4 years ago
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Sugared Beverage Sales: Down in Europe, Up in Much of Middle East

And, almost regardless of country, the data showed a "spectacular rise" in sports or "energy" drinks that somewhat offset declines in soda, "fruit drinks," and other kinds of sugar-sweetened beverages.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Pregnant women in Scotland to be offered free vitamins

Every pregnant woman in Scotland is to be offered free vitamin supplements from next year as part of a drive to improve the health of mothers and babies. It will make Scotland the only part of the United Kingdom where such support is universally available.  
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over 4 years ago
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Despite 'Exploding' Use, TAVI Still Too Costly in Many Countries

In a survey of countries in Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Asia-Pacific region, Africa, and the Middle East, financial constraints for TAVI were even bigger than in Western Europe.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Schistosomiasis Risk Underestimated in Europe

Schistosomiasis (Bilharziasis), a parasitic infection normally confined to the tropics, has spread to parts of Southern Europe, according to a new report.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago