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Micronutrients intake mapped out

A new guiding framework is designed to help national governments determine recommended daily vitamins and minerals intake, depending on where they live in Europe.

Oct 07, 2013
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Sweden best country to grow old, UN reports

Sweden is the best place to grow old and Afghanistan the worst, according to a UN-backed study on Tuesday that warns many countries are ill-prepared to deal with the old age time bomb.

Oct 01, 2013
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Combating threats to women's and children's health

Each year, some 7 million children in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) die before the age of five, and close to 300 000 women lose their lives in connection with pregnancy or childbirth. The new Centre ...

Sep 30, 2013
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Colorectal cancer screening works

Screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) in European countries is highly effective in reducing mortality from the disease. Some of the resources currently being devoted to breast and prostate screening programmes, where the ...

Sep 27, 2013
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EU urges 'legal highs' fight

The European Commission on Tuesday urged member countries to coordinate their fight against "legal highs", the use of medical drugs and industrial chemicals for recreation which has killed many unwary thrill-seekers.

Sep 17, 2013
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European biobanks centre opens in Austria

A new centre for European biobanks opened its doors in Graz in southern Austria on Monday, aiming at giving medical researchers access to almost 20 million samples of human blood, plasma and urine.

Sep 16, 2013
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