Health

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. 


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.


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. 


© Jacob Lund/Shutterstock

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.


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.


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.


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.