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Medicine

Kremlin disinformation efforts in Africa illuminated

The U.S. State Department released a report detailing Kremlin disinformation activities and operatives in Africa on February 12 entitled “The Kremlin’s Efforts to Spread...

World Health Organization highlights Kazakhstan’s historic role

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) held a major regional conference and celebration in Astana, Kazakhstan October 23-26 on the subject of Primary...

How countries prepare for population growth and decline

Early this year, India surpassed China as the most populous country in the world, with the latter having 850,000 fewer people by the end...

Strong US support for Minnesota’s 2027 Expo bid

The next General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions, better known by its acronym ‘BIE’, will take place June 20-21 in Paris where...

Research, tech advancements in tobacco and nicotine products provide harm reduction options to smokers, but who’s listening?

If a large majority of tobacco smokers, who are unable or unwilling to quit, would switch without delay to using an alternative source of nicotine with lower health risks, and eventually stop using it, this would represent a significant contemporary public health achievement.

The cure for COVID-19 has been worse than the disease

The American entrepreneur Jim Rohn once said that it is important to count the cost first before doing anything. This watchword has not been...

EU says COVID pass sufficient for bloc travel

Updating the rules to facilitate safe and free movement in the EU during the pandemic, EU ministers reconfirmed on January 25 the possession of...

Serbia, Rosatom ink deal to build a Center for Nuclear Science and Technology in Serbia

The Serbian government and Russia’s state atomic corporation Rosatom signed a General Framework Agreement to construct a Center for Nuclear Science and Technology (CNST)...

Support for frontline staff and volunteers is key to overcoming Europe’s fresh COVID onslaught

In many ways, Europe is far better placed to withstand its second pandemic winter. Though cases are surging across the continent and the new...

Global powers need to stand up for sexual and reproductive health

The current health and economic crisis has taken a severe toll on gender equality and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) across the...

Learning from COVID to tackle the tobacco epidemic

For the better part of two years, the attention of policymakers and health experts across Europe and North America has been focused on the...

Mid-East turmoil eclipses Greece’s latest Balkan initiatives

Greek officials found time to engage in several rounds of Balkan diplomacy this week, once again taking advantage of the presence in Greece of...

COVID-19 vaccine supplies trickle into Southeast Europe

In line with global trends, deliveries of COVID-19 vaccine supplies to Southeast Europe increased in April, but the record to-date shows it was anything...

Listen to those with mental ill-health; end coercion in mental healthcare

I spent eight days in Mount Carmel Hospital. The psychiatric hospital is in Malta, the European island state south of Italy. It was founded...

Southeast Europe begins to tackle COVID-19 immunization delays

In terms of Covid-19 vaccinations, the gap between Europe’s haves and have nots finally appears to be narrowing, after many months where much of...

EU medicine regulator finds possible link between AstraZeneca jab and blood clots

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said it has found a possible link between the Coronavirus jab, developed by British-Swedish pharmaceutical AstraZeneca and the Oxford...

INTERVIEW with Matteo Salvini: The European Union needs to reinvent itself and find a new soul

On two separate occasions prior to the Easter holiday, New Europe had the opportunity to meet with Matteo Salvini, the leader of Italy's Lega...

INTERVIEW: Professor Giorgio Palu, President of Italy’s medicines agency

New Europe spoke with Professor Giorgio Palu, President of AIFA (the Italian Medicines Agency) and a newly appointed member of the Scientific Technical Committee,...

EU leaders’ summit to be held virtually amid spike in COVID-19 cases

A European Union summit due to take place on March 25-26 in Brussels will now be held virtually due a spike in COVID-19 cases...

Europe’s medicine regulator backs WHO assessment, says AstraZeneca vaccine is safe

Europe's drug regulator, namely the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has defended the use of the Coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca/Oxford University, despite growing fears...

Europe’s pharmaceutical regulator recommends use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Thursday greenlighted the Coronavirus vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson for use across the EU in people from...

EMA to start review of Russia’s Sputnik V Covid vaccine

Europe's medicines watchdog, namely the European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Thursday said it will start reviewing the Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine for Coronavirus, The decision...

EU countries agree to mutually recognise rapid antigen tests

The EU's Health Security committee agreed on Thursday on a list of rapid antigen tests, which will be mutually recognised by member states, as...

EU orders extra 200 million doses of Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine

German drugmaker BioNTech on Wednesday announced that the European Union will buy an additional 200 million doses of its Coronavirus vaccine, that will be...

Croatia in talks with Russia over Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine

Budapest is negotiating with Moscow the possibility of buying the Russian-made Coronavirus vaccine, namely Sputnik V, Reuters reported on Wednesday.  "Each government must take...

Making peace with nature is possible if we start now

Even amid a pandemic, 2021 can go down as the year we made peace with nature and set the planet to healing.As COVID-19 upends...

European Commission secures 300 million extra doses of Moderna vaccine

The European Union has approved a second contract with the US pharmaceutical company Moderna for an additional purchase of 300 million doses of its...

Johnson & Johnson applies for EU vaccine approval

Belgian-based company Janssen Pharmaceutica, owned by US pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday submitted its COVID-19 vaccine to Europe's medicines watchdog for conditional...

Serbia leading Southeast Europe in COVID-19 immunizations

According to the most recent data, Serbia’s COVID-19 vaccination program, initially using a Chinese vaccine and symbolic quantities from third country suppliers, now leads...

EU tells Turkey pandemic not an excuse to ‘silence critical voices’

Efforts to curb the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic should not be used as an excuse to "silence critical voices", Europe's top diplomat, Josep...

EU Council President announces double summit in late February

Europe's leaders are set to convene for a double online summit in February 25-26, EU Council President Charles Michel announced on Wednesday."On 25 February...

British PM says EU ‘undermined’ Northern Ireland Protocol

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the European Union undermined the Northern Ireland Protocol by triggering an emerging provision in the Brexit Protocol in...

Pfizer/BioNTech pledge up to 75 million extra vaccine doses to the EU

US drugmaker Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech have pledged to provide up to 75 million more doses of their vaccine to the EU...

German Health Minister says Chinese, Russian vaccines could be used in the EU if EMA approves them

Germany could use the vaccines developed by China and Russia if Europe's medicines watchdog approves them, the country's Health Minister Jens Spahn said on...

Von der Leyen says AstraZeneca to deliver 9 million more COVID vaccine doses

British-Swedish pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca will deliver 9 million more doses of its COVID-19 vaccine to the European Union in the first quarter of this...

Germany wants EU export restrictions on vaccine after supply shortage

Germany's Health Minister Jens Spahn has backed European proposals for the introduction of export limits on vaccines amid delivery delays of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 shot...

Out in the cold: SE Europe in dire need of vaccine supplies

With the COVID-19 pandemic steadily worsening across much of Europe, the citizens of the continent’s Southeast European region have been left out of much...

Europe’s foreign policy chief tells Biden to lead the global fight against COVID

The world needs the US to lead the global fight against the Coronavirus pandemic, EU's top diplomat Josep Borrell said, urging President-elect Joe Biden...

Brussels says vaccinations will remain voluntary

The European Commission has reassured citizens that vaccinations against Coronavirus will remain voluntary, after Greece suggested the use of vaccination certificates to salvage the...

EMA says leaked COVID documents ‘manipulated’ to undermine trust in vaccines

The European Union's Medicines Agency (EMA) has said that COVID-19 vaccine information stolen in a cyberattack last December and leaked online last week were "manipulated"...

Johnson & Johnson could apply for EMA approval in February

US pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson could submit an official application for its vaccine against COVID-19 to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in February,...

AstraZeneca/Oxford apply for EU approval of COVID vaccine

British-Swedish pharmaceutical company along with the Oxford University have applied for a market approval of their COVID-19 vaccine in the EU, the European Medicines...

EMA says conclusion on AstraZeneca vaccine possibly by end of January

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said on Friday that a decision to authorise the use of the AstraZeneca/Oxford coronavirus vaccine could be made by...

EU medicines watchdog greenlights Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Wednesday gave the nod to Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, paving the way for its final authorisation by the European...

Netanyahu, Mossad chief under quarantine after Health Minister tests positive

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has re-entered a precautionary quarantine, after the country's Health Minister Yaakov Litzman tested positive for Covid-19. The wife of the...

Fake pharmaceuticals trade worth €4 billion, study says

The trade of counterfeit pharmaceuticals worldwide is estimated to be worth up to €4 billion, with India and China identified to be the largest...

Could bad data be to blame for high coronavirus death toll

European countries saw some of the highest death told for coronavirus over the last month. Deaths in Italy have surpassed those in China many...

Italian doctors warn of 'bio bombs' from patients sent to care homes

Italian doctors have warned that the government’s policy to send patients discharged from hospital but still positive for coronavirus to care homes is like...

Ireland's private hospitals to be used as public amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Irish government announced that the country’s private hospitals are set to be leased for use as public ones for the duration of the...

France green lights use of chloroquine for certain coronavirus patients

The French government officially authorised the prescription of chloroquine to treat hospitalised coronavirus patients, after dozens recovered within five days.  Speaking at a press conference,...

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