Health

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.


Half a century of vaccinations gone wasted 

Tuesday 20 November 2018 | Danuta Pawłowska
| BiQdata

In terms of the number of people vaccinated against measles, Europeans are already below the safety limit.


Europe has a shortage of doctors 

Friday 30 November 2018 | Déborah Berthier
| VoxEurop

A surge in retirements, lack of new doctors in training, emigration to countries with better working conditions… by 2020, Europe could be facing a shortage of 230,000 doctors.


Europe continues to sell more and more pesticides 

Friday 26 October 2018 | Déborah Berthier
| VoxEurop

Between 2011 and 2016, pesticide sales continued to increase in the European Union. Nevertheless, certain member states, such as Denmark, have made serious efforts to reduce their use.