Health

Cancer remains a burden on EU societies 

Monday 03 February 2020 | Emanuela Barbiroglio
| VoxEurop

Data shows awareness is key on World Cancer Day, the global initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). 


Migrating to reproduce  in depth

Wednesday 12 December 2018 | Irene Savio
| VoxEurop

Each year thousands of Europeans go abroad to undergo fertility treatment. A two-month investigation analyses what is known and what remains to be discovered about this largely hidden phenomenon.


OECD and FAO Agricultural Outlook

Monday 16 December 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

Ten years after the soaring food prices of 2007, what is the state of world agricultural markets? 


Food insecurity in the world

Friday 13 December 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

FAO, IFAD, WHO, WFP and UNICEF jointly produced a report on food insecurity around the world. It indicated that more than 820 million people are still suffering from hunger.


Suicides around the world (WHO)

Friday 06 December 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among people aged 15 to 24. According to WHO, one person commits suicide every 40 seconds around the world.


Healthy life years (Eurostat)

Wednesday 04 December 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

"It’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years," wrote Oscar Wilde. We know that humans are living longer and longer. But are we living those years in good health?


Global vaccination coverage (WHO)

Tuesday 03 December 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

As a public health issue, global vaccination coverage is the subject of much debate at the United Nations – especially when it is insufficient.


Europeans are getting heavier 

Wednesday 18 December 2019 | BiQdata

Europeans are getting heavier. One in three 30-year-olds weighs more than they should, and a full half of 40-year-olds are overweight. Only 44 per cent of people do some form of exercise at least once a week.


Secret to a long life? More money for healthcare  

Tuesday 03 December 2019 | Laszlo Arato
| EUrologus

In Western Europe and Scandinavia, people spend more on healthcare and live longer, while in Central and Eastern Europe and the Baltic States, less money is spent and life expectancy at birth is lower too. The EU average for healthcare spending is 9.9 percent of GDP. In Hungary it is 7.4 percent.


Europe is going veg  in depth

Tuesday 12 March 2019 | Andreas Vou
| VoxEurop

If the EU is serious about the environment, it can no longer ignore the connection between animal farming and carbon emissions. No wonder a growing number of Europeans are turning vegetarians or even vegans.