Health

Facing new risks
Food safety, air quality, endocrine disruptors, GMOs, working conditions, the fight against epidemics, drug evaluation: there are many topics on which the EU tries to coordinate the policies of EU member states to protect European citizens' health. In an aging Europe where the burden of chronic diseases is rising, how to ensure good health for all, while encouraging economic progress?
A car emits fumes from its exhaust as it waits in traffic in central London, England on October 23, 2017. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas / AFP
A car emits fumes from its exhaust as it […]

Nearly 50% of transport pollution deaths linked to diesel: study

Some 385,000 people worldwide died prematurely in 2015 from air pollution caused by vehicle exhaust emissions, a US study has found, singling out diesel engines as the main culprit.
A biologist working on immunotherapy for HPV+ cancers holds test tubes in the lab of Dr. Christian Hinrichs, an investigator at the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, February 7, 2018. Photo: Saul Loeb / AFP
A biologist working on immunotherapy for […]

HPV vaccine is safe, says cancer agency, slams ‘unfounded rumours’

"Unfounded rumours" causing people to spurn the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine are preventing the elimination of cervical cancer, health authorities say.
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