Health

How does assisted reproductive technology work in Europe? 

Wednesday 23 October 2019 | Orlane Jézéquélou
| Alternatives Economiques

Introduced in Spain over 40 years ago, ART has allowed hundreds of thousands of infertile couples to have children. The regulation varies significantly among EU countries.


Pollution is still killing too many despite cleaner air 

Monday 21 October 2019 | Emanuela Barbiroglio
| VoxEurop

The latest European Environment Agency report shows air is getting cleaner in Europe, but persistent pollution, especially in cities, still damages people’s health and the economy.


The Balkans (and Europe) are choking on coal pollution 

Friday 29 March 2019 | Maria Giulia Anceschi
| OBC Transeuropa

The 16 coal power plants in the western Balkans cause as much pollution as the 250 plants active within the European Union. The health impact is severe, and not just within the region.


The top 100 European places where Dieselgate kills the most   in depth

Wednesday 04 April 2018 | Stefano Valentino
| MobileReporter
VoxEurop

Excess diesel emissions produce a tiny portion of harmful dusts. Yet, they cause dozens of deaths in Europe’s highly populated road traffic hotspots.


Traffic pollution costs €60 billion per year in healthcare 

Tuesday 15 January 2019 | Déborah Berthier
| VoxEurop

Each year 500 000 Europeans die prematurely as a result of air pollution. Road transport alone causes 18 percent of air pollution.


MiNDbank (WHO)

Friday 13 September 2019 | OBC Transeuropa

WHO MiNDbank is an online platform for the sharing of key resources related to mental health, substance abuse, disability, general health, human rights and development.


Mental Health Data (WHO)

Friday 13 September 2019 | OBC Transeuropa

The Mental Health Atlas Project of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse is designed to collect, compile and disseminate data on mental health resources in the world. 


The Global Burden of Disease (IMHE)

Friday 13 September 2019 | OBC Transeuropa

The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) provides a tool to quantify health loss from hundreds of diseases, injuries, and risk factors.


Some Europeans don't eat enough fruit and vegetables 

Monday 14 October 2019 | Laszlo Arato
| EUrologus

Up to 30 percent of certain types of cancer could be prevented by eating proper amount of vegetables and fruits, according to scientific studies. However, Hungary has a poor record in both areas, especially in terms of vegetable consumption, in which it lags behind the entire European Union.


European Core Health Indicators (European Commission)

Monday 26 August 2019 | OBC Transeuropa

A list of 88 indicators makes it possible to compare the state of citizens’ health and related services across the EU. A dedicated data tool is available.