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Agriculture and climate change

Agriculture both contributes to, and is affected by climate change. The EU needs to reduce its greenhouse-gas emissions from agriculture and adapt its food-production system to cope. But, climate change is only one of many pressures on agriculture, The European Environment Agency explains further Faced with growing global demand and...
Tornado

Is it time for a tornado warning system in Italy?

Mario Marcello Miglietta from the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (ISAC-CNR), and Richard Rotunno from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) outline why there is a need to develop tornado warning systems in Europe The internet has become an important source of information for anyone who wants to investigate...
NCI

Reducing the burden of cancer

AG highlights the work of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), to reduce and treat cancer. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the U.S. Federal government’s primary agency for cancer research and training. As part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) they coordinate with the National Cancer Programme, which conducts...
ageing

Can we sustain an ageing population?

With people living longer, and health systems under strain, AG looks at the worldwide impact of an ageing population…
HIV

Are we standing in our own way on the path to a cure for...

Although there are many reasons to celebrate the life-extending benefits from antiretroviral therapeutics (ART) for HIV/AIDS and the ability to chronically manage patients’ disease for decades, the majority of people around the world living with the virus do not have access to ART and those that do, have over...

Taking action to improve efficiency & reduce costs

Alexandra Latham, Communications Officer at the European Geothermal Energy Council details how RHC technologies including Geothermal go hand in hand for a sustainable energy supply with stable prices The need to ensure stable and affordable energy prices for consumers thereby elevating fuel poverty and enabling growth, and the need for this...
Sickle Cell research, Ireland

Importance of sickle cell genetic screening in Ireland

Lora Ruth Wogu, CEO and Founder of Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Ireland, outlines what sickle cell disease and thalassaemia are and why screening in Ireland is fundamental Sickle cell anaemia and thalassaemia disease are 2 of the major genetic blood disorders that affect the red blood cells. Sickle cell disease...
Skin cancer prevention in Europe

Skin cancer prevention in Europe

Veronique del Marmol European Chair and Alexander Stratigos Vice-Chair of Euromelanoma look at the growing burden of skin cancer in Europe, and the importance of making people aware of the risks… Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the world. It is usually caused by unprotected or excessive exposure...
The importance of adequate rail infrastructure financing

The importance of rail infrastructure financing

Libor Lochman, Britta Schreiner and Hans Besser from CER – the Voice of European Railways, emphasise the importance of infrastructure investment throughout Europe… Mobility is vital for the European Union’s internal market, for the quality of life of Europe’s citizens, and for society as a whole. Effective mobility requires a modern,...

The importance of adequate rail infrastructure financing

Libor Lochman, Britta Schreiner and Hans Besser from CER – the Voice of European Railways, emphasise the importance of infrastructure investment throughout Europe  Mobility is vital for the European Union’s internal market, for the quality of life of Europe’s citizens, and for society as a whole. Effective mobility requires a modern,...

Understanding coronary artery disease in postmenopausal ladies

Dr Stefano Savonitto, Director of Cardiology at Manzoni Hospital sheds light on the risk of heart disease in women  When thinking about their health, women are especially concerned about cancer. However, the most frequent cause of death among women is heart disease and especially coronary artery disease. The number of...

New standards for children’s unscheduled care

Dr Stephanie Smith, Consultant Emergency Paediatrician and spokesperson for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) details the changes needed to children’s healthcare The NHS was dubbed the key issue in the General Election – with polls consistently revealing it was the top priority for voters 1. A...
mental health

Tackling child mental health

Dr Alistair Thomson, MindEd Consortium Executive and Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) details the importance of tackling the growing number of child mental health cases arising in the UK  Barely a day goes by without children and young people’s mental health hitting the headlines. And...

Nutrition and prostate cancer

Prostate cancer will become an increasing burden on society Prostate cancer is now the most common malignancy in Western men, accounting for 30% of newly diagnosed cancers, and it is the second leading cause of male cancer-related death. The burden of human suffering and the cost to society are expected...
Obesity levels are expected increase by 2030

Obesity levels are expected increase significantly by 2030

A new report from the World Health Organization has revealed the growing issue of obesity... By 2030, 74 per cent of men and 64 per cent of women in the UK will be overweight. These figures are higher than the 70 and 59 per cent, respectively, seen five years go. The...
Tackling child mental health

Tackling child mental health

Dr Alistair Thomson, MindEd Consortium Executive and Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) details the importance of tackling the growing number of child mental health cases arising in the UK… Barely a day goes by without children and young people’s mental health hitting the headlines. And...
New standards for children’s unscheduled care

New standards for children’s unscheduled care

Dr Stephanie Smith, Consultant Emergency Paediatrician and spokesperson for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health details the changes needed to children’s healthcare… The NHS has been dubbed the key issue at next month’s General Election – with polls consistently revealing it’s the top priority for voters. A recent...
Letting people die at home could save millions

Letting people die at home could save millions

Charities involved in palliative care have said letting people die at home could save the NHS millions of pounds... Charities have called for more support to help people with terminal illnesses die at home if they want to. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggested that...
Unemployment falls to 1.84 million

Unemployment falls to 1.84 million

Official figures have revealed that UK unemployment fell to 1.84 million in the three months to February... Unemployment figures have seen an improvement, according to new figures released by the Office for National Statistics. The rate fell by 76,000 to 1.84 million, meaning the rate of unemployment fell to 5.6...
Inflation holds at a record low of 0.0 per cent

Inflation holds at a record low of zero

Disposable incomes have received a boost as inflation rates remain at a record low of 0.0 per cent Inflation, which is measured by the consumer prices index, held at zero in March, remaining unchanged from February. The data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed current inflation is at...

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