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Tougher rules for cadmium in foods in EU The European Commission has brought in regulations to lower the amount of cadmium in food in the EU. This move is in line with the European cancer plan to reduce carcinogens in food launched earlier this year. The foods with a new maximum level are: foods or drinks for infants; cocoa and chocolate;...

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Clowning during COVID-19 - a survey of European Healthcare Clowning Organisations highlights the role of humour and art in the healthcare system. Objectives: This paper presents the findings of a Europe-wide survey that investigates the impact of COVID-19 on Healthcare Clowning Organisations and encourages the healthcare community to reflect on the role of medical clowning within the healthcare system. Study design Online survey. Methods:...

EU food system strengths and vulnerabilities during COVID-19. The performance of the EU food system during the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic is examined in this article. The preliminary evidence from the early lockdown period in March to June 2020 supports the view that, apart from some experiences of empty supermarket shelves in the very first days...

What is EU public health and why? Explaining the scope and organization of public health in the European Union. Public health is notoriously difficult to define, and that is the case for public health in the European Union as much as other political systems. In this article, the authors try to identify the actual scope and meaning of public health as it is institutionalized in the EU political system. Using...

The European Union, economies and public health: not one without the other. Objectives: In this article, we aim to discuss the historical and current challenges facing public health in the European Union (EU) and present opportunities for the EU and Member States to maintain national public health ownership, supported by more substantial EU-level approaches building on...

Accident risk in the production sector of EU countries - cohort studies. Background: accident rates prove the uneven development of the member countries in the area of work safety. Remedial actions and structural programmes should take into account, e.g., the level of work safety in all European Union (EU) countries. Aim: the identification of differences in the level...

Promoting health-enhancing physical activity in Europe: surveillance, policy development and implementation 2015-2018. In the European Union (EU), the low levels of health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA) and high levels of sedentary behaviour are a concerning public health issue common to all Member States. In 2013, the Council of the EU recognized the need for more data related to HEPA to support policymaking...


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Safety, risk and accidents - experiences from the European Alps. This chapter analyses the role of risk and danger in outdoor recreation with a special focus on winter tourism, and then presents recent findings on accidents and injuries when practising winter sport activities. Finally, this chapter provides recommendations to reduce the number of accidents and...

The invasive mosquitoes of medical importance. Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) are the most important group of blood-sucking insects that are vectors of human diseases. This chapter focuses mainly on six species belonging to the Aedes, Culex and Anopheles genera, which, closely adapted to human habitats for thousands of years, have exploited...

Pilgrimage walking as green prescription self-therapy? It is argued that pilgrimage walking (if prescribed as an outdoor therapy alongside/instead of medicines) could reduce Norway's hospitalizations, medication use, health queues and spending, and also help people obtain relief by using their own personal health assets. To support this view, the...

 

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Vitamin D, VDR, and probiotics in health and disease. We summarize the recent evidence of the interplay between vitamin D, its receptor (VDR), and probiotics in modulating gut microbiota in health and disease, with a focus on metabolic and gastrointestinal diseases. While vitamin D/VDR and probiotics may open promising preventive and therapeutic...

Health benefits of intermittent caloric restriction. Chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes, hypertension, stroke, dementia, and cancer are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality globally. Caloric restriction (CR) is able to reduce or prevent the above a mentioned chronic diseases and increase both healthy lifespan...

Intelligent packaging for monitoring food quality. Synthetic plastics derived primarily from fossil carbon sources (such as crude oil and natural gas) are one of the main constituents of urban solid waste that present an increasing problem of disposal and environmental pollution due to its recalcitrant nature. Growing environmental concerns over...

Prion disease zoonosis: assessing risk associated with new and emerging prion agents. Prion diseases are infectious neurodegenerative diseases associated with the misfolding, aggregation and deposition of host prion protein (PrP) in the brain. These diseases include scrapie in sheep, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in cattle, chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer and...

 

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