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 2014-04-11 Showcasing the best health journalism in Europe
By Tonio Borg, European Commissioner for Health:

"Absorbing, original and intense are adjectives I would use to describe all three of the winning articles I had the honour to award at the Award Ceremony of the 5th EU Health Prize for Journalists in Brussels on 8 April. These articles were selected from the over 850 submitted by journalists from across the EU."

"Health-EU" – Your gateway to trustworthy information on public health

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 2014-03-31 EU committed to action on chronic diseases

"Health – EU" Newsletter


Tonio Borg, EU Commissioner for Health: "Chronic diseases are a major and growing problem in the population. They are by far the leading cause of mortality, representing some 86% of all deaths in the EU. Two million people die every year from cardiovascular diseases, and an estimated 8% of the population has diabetes – some of them needlessly. Many cases of chronic diseases can be prevented by reducing the main risk factors - smoking, alcohol abuse, poor diet and insufficient exercise".

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 2014-03-25 7 million premature deaths annually linked to air pollution
25 March 2014 | Geneva -In new estimates released today, WHO reports that in 2012 around 7 million people died - one in eight of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure. This finding more than doubles previous estimates and confirms that air pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health risk. Reducing air pollution could save millions of lives. Full Article

Minister of Health
Vytenis Povilas Andriukaitis

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