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In che maniera la tecnologia può aiutare i pazienti?

Altro Sanità pubblica02-07-2015 - 14:35
An illustration image of an helth mobile app ©BELGA_EASYFOTOSTOCK  

I pazienti possono ormai monitorare le loro condizioni di salute con delle semplici applicazioni telefoniche, sia in casi gravi come l'insufficienza renale o semplicemente per smettere di fumare, bere più acqua o fare più esercizio fisico. Mercoledì 1 luglio il Comitato per la valutazione delle scelte scientifiche e tecnologiche (STOA) ha organizzato un seminario con vari esperti per discutere di come le nuove tecnologie possano aiutare i pazienti e migliorare l'alfabetizzazione sanitaria. (Seguito: In che maniera la tecnologia può aiutare i pazienti? )

 

The European Commission’s weak response to the first EU citizens’ initiative (ECI) petition, on the “Right2Water”, could discredit the ECI system, warn Environment Committee MEPs in a resolution voted on Wednesday. It “lacks any real ambition and failed to meet the demands of the organizers”, they add. ECIs enable citizens to ask the Commission to propose laws in areas within its competence, if they can muster at least one million signatures from at least a quarter of EU member states. (Read more: Right2water citizens’ initiative: Commission must act, say MEPs )

 

Novel Foods: food safety MEPs back deal with Council

ENVI Food safety25-06-2015 - 14:25
scoops of superfood - healthy seeds and powders (white and black chia, flax, hemp, pomegranate fruit powder, wheatgrass, hemp and whey protein, maca root) on canvas. ©BELGA_AGEFOTOSTOCK  

Draft plans to encourage food innovation via a new, simplified authorisation procedure for novel foods, already informally agreed with the Council of Ministers, were endorsed by the Environment Committee on Thursday. In talks, MEPs insisted that foods from cloned animals must be clearly included in the scope of the regulation, as must the precautionary principle, measures to keep nanomaterials under scrutiny and animal testing restrictions. (Read more: Novel Foods: food safety MEPs back deal with Council )

 

Medium combustion plants emissions: informal deal with Council

ENVI Environment / Public health23-06-2015 - 18:59

Draft plans to set sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emission limits for medium-sized combustion plants, such as electricity generators or heating systems for domestic, residential or industrial use, were informally agreed by MEPs and the Latvian Presidency of the Council on Tuesday. EU Member states will have to assess whether to introduce stricter limits in areas where these emissions breach EU air quality standards. (Read more: Medium combustion plants emissions: informal deal with Council )

 

Ban not just animal cloning, but cloned food, feed and imports too, say MEPs

AGRI ENVI Agriculture / Public health17-06-2015 - 17:22
World's first sheep clones. The faces of identical insMeganins and insMoragins, the world's first cloned sheep aged 9 months.  

A draft law to ban the cloning of all farm animals, their descendants and products derived from them, including imports, in the EU was voted by the Environment and Agriculture committees on Wednesday. MEPs beefed up the European Commission’s initial proposal, citing high mortality rates at all development stages of cloning and EU citizens’ animal welfare and ethical concerns. (Read more: Ban not just animal cloning, but cloned food, feed and imports too, say MEPs )

 

Binding waste-reduction targets, revamped ecodesign legislation and measures to break the link between growth and the use of natural resources are the chief demands set out in a resolution passed on Wednesday by environment MEPs,who call on the Commission to table new legislation by the end of 2015. (Read more: Circular economy: “systemic change” needed to address resource scarcity )

 

Cambiamenti climatici: da Kyoto a Parigi

Tornata Ambiente08-06-2015 - 16:43
 

Attraverso una raccomandazione che sarà votata in giugno, il PE voterà l'emendamento di Doha sul Protocollo di Kyoto e la sua ratifica entro la fine del 2015. Il relatore Elisabetta Gardini (PPE, Italia) sottolinea che il secondo periodo d'impegno è sostenuto dai principali paesi dell'UE e ricorda che l'UE e i suoi Stati membri stanno già attuando una riduzione del 20% delle emissioni entro il 2020. Segui la discussione sul cambiamento climatico martedì 9 giugno e il voto mercoledì 10. (Seguito: Cambiamenti climatici: da Kyoto a Parigi )

 

A reform of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), informally agreed with the Latvian Presidency of the Council of Ministers, was backed by the Environment Committee on Tuesday. The reform aims to reduce the surplus of carbon credits available for trading in order to support the price of the emission rights. The scheme would start operating in 2019. (Read more: CO2 market fix: Environment Committee MEPs back deal with Council )

 

I deputati approvano un piano per un'assistenza sanitaria più sicura

Tornata Sanità pubblica19-05-2015 - 15:02
Patient Safety illustration  

In una risoluzione approvata martedì i deputati suggeriscono come migliorare l'assistenza sanitaria e in particolare come far fronte alla crescente resistenza agli antibiotici dell'uomo e degli animali, attraverso un utilizzo più responsabile dei trattamenti a disposizione e promuovendo l'innovazione. (Seguito: I deputati approvano un piano per un'assistenza sanitaria più sicura )