Health

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.


The EU and Italy ban fishing in the most important protected habitats, but not without delay 

Thursday 11 July 2019 | Stefano Valentino
| Voxeurop

The EU obliges Mediterranean countries, Italy in particular, to ban fishing in three important fish reserves in the Strait of Sicily, as recommended by the FAO in 2016. The NGO Oceana is publishing the names of vessels suspected of ignoring the ban.


Measuring Cancer in Europe (Ecis)

Wednesday 19 June 2019 | OBC Transeuropa

The main statistical data on cancer diseases in the countries of the EU can be explored via a web app.


Younger generations’ well-being at a glance 

Tuesday 23 July 2019 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| Voxeurop

A new report published by Eurofound casts light on the issue of depression among young people in Europe. 


Public spending on health (WHO)

Wednesday 27 February 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

Countries are spending more on health, but too many costs are still borne by the patient. 


Measles, journalism and herd immunity 

Thursday 11 April 2019 | Davide Sighele
| OBC Transeuropa

From Serbia to Spain – by way of Italy – vaccination has become a subject of heated debate. Given the complexity of the issue, however, the debate is only harmed by distorted, overly simplistic use of data.


Fewer antibiotics in European livestock farming  in depth

Wednesday 27 March 2019 | Antoine Vergely
| Voxeurop

The improper use of antibiotics for animals contributes to the emergence of resistant bacteria. While their use in the EU is declining, this phenomenon remains a threat to human health.


Europe’s vaccine issue: the fault of anti-vaxers or religion? 

Sunday 13 January 2019 | Antonio Villarreal
Cristina Suárez
| El Confidencial

The vast majority of member states have immunization rates below recommended WHO levels. Religion could be playing a decisive role. 


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The antibiotic resistance crisis deepens  in depth

Wednesday 13 February 2019 | Antoine Vergely
| Voxeurop

European healthcare systems are increasingly dealing with new bacteria which resist traditional antibiotics. The situation threatens quality standards and budgets across Europe.


Mental illness costs Europe 600 billion euro 

Tuesday 18 December 2018 | Déborah Berthier
| Voxeurop

One European in six experience mental health problems, and this comes at a cost. On average, mental illness costs EU countries more than 4% of GDP.