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The vast majority of member states have immunization rates below recommended WHO levels. Religion could be playing a decisive role.
Each year 500 000 Europeans die prematurely as a result of air pollution. Road transport alone causes 18 percent of air pollution.
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.
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.
In terms of the number of people vaccinated against measles, Europeans are already below the safety limit.
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.
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.
Nicolas Kayser-Bril has collected data on fatalties and casualties in several Euroepan cities to determine in wich ones cyclists are more likely to get hurt.
An exclusive analysis of over 100 million meteorological data points shows that every major city in Europe is warmer in the 21st century than it was in the 20th. Subarctic regions, Andalusia and southern Romania are most affected.
Excess diesel emissions produce a tiny portion of harmful dusts. Yet, they cause dozens of deaths in Europe’s highly populated road traffic hotspots.