Navigation Links
A new era for chronic diseases in Europe?
Date:1/11/2011

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), chronic diseases are by far the leading cause of mortality in the world, representing 60% of all deaths worldwide and imposing an enormous burden on patients, their families and on society as a whole.

With its ageing population, Europe is bracing itself for a dramatic increase in chronic diseases in the next decade.

"We are pleased that the Council of the European Union has adapted conclusions which not only recognise the serious impact of chronic diseases, but also outline innovative approaches that can raise the priority of these diseases within European healthcare systems," said Professor Juliet Compston, Chair of the EU Osteoporosis Consultation Panel.

The Council Conclusions were adopted in Brussels at the 3053rd Employment, Social Policy Health and Consumer Affairs Council Meeting of December 7, 2010. The Council welcomes the outcomes of the Ministerial conference of October 20th 'Innovative Approaches for Chronic Illnesses in Public Health and Healthcare Systems' at which various priorities were underlined. The Member States and the Commission are invited to take action on a number of fronts, including health promotion and prevention and implementation of healthcare measures to improve care and secondary prevention. Chronic disease should be integrated, where possible, as a priority in European research and action programmes. As well, cooperation with the WHO and OECD on chronic diseases should be strengthened.

Furthermore, the Commission is invited to support Member States and stakeholders in the reflection process whose outcomes will be summarized in 2012.

"Osteoporosis is one of the most common chronic diseases. It results in debilitating and costly fractures, affecting approximately one in three women and one in five men over the age of 50 in Europe," stated International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) President Professor John A. Kanis. "IOF welcomes the EU Council Conclusions which, if implemented at the national level, will help to lessen the immense burden of osteoporosis and other chronic diseases while promoting healthy and active ageing."


'/>"/>

Contact: L. Misteli
info@iofbonehealth.org
41-229-940-100
International Osteoporosis Foundation
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. MicroRNA-TP53 circuit connected to chronic lymphocytic leukemia
2. Study Gauges Best Treatments for Chronic Pelvic Pain in Men
3. Chronic Nasal Congestion May Be Linked to Severe Asthma
4. Team-Based Treatment Helps Those With Cluster of Chronic Illnesses
5. Protein involved in cystic fibrosis also plays role in emphysema, chronic lung disease
6. For Most, Chronic Heartburn Not a Big Risk for Esophageal Cancer
7. EULAR welcomes Council action to tackle chronic diseases
8. Chronic high cholesterol diet produces brain damage
9. Medication adherence improves blood pressure control in chronic kidney disease
10. Researchers expand cyberspace to fight chronic condition in breast cancer survivors
11. National Jewish Health receives patent for diagnostic method of autoimmune chronic urticaria
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... ... SunView Software’s Service Smart Technology has been selected as a finalist for ... year, Pink Elephant recognizes a new product or service developed by an IT services ... opportunity. The award highlights original innovations that were released in 2016, either as a ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... January 17, 2017 , ... ... at the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) winter trade show, Booth #2876, ... , Etymotic’s ER•4® has long been the gold standard for high-definition, in-ear earphones. ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 17, 2017 , ... ... as well as Palm Desert, is opening a new office in San Clemente, ... transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS) in Southern California, successfully treating individuals struggling with major ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... 17, 2017 , ... Medic-CE , a Career Step ... has released four new continuing education courses as part of its Code3 CME ... online classroom and meet the requirements of the National Continued Competency Program (NCCP), ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... 17, 2017 , ... Surgeons from New York’s fastest growing ... on the latest breakthroughs in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the most ... eye surgeon, Jeffrey Martin, MD, FACS, Chief Executive Officer of SightMD and Managing ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/18/2017)... Jan. 18, 2017   Seno Medical Instruments, Inc. ... breast cancer through the development of an opto-acoustic (OA/US) ... Miller as SVP of Engineering. Mr. Miller previously ... FUJIFILM SonoSite, with headquarters in Bothell, Washington ... his 30-year career to the development of innovative medical ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... Jan. 18, 2017  Tarix Orphan LLC today announced ... a Rare Pediatric Disease (RPD) designation for the company,s ... Epidermolysis Bullosa (RDEB), a rare genetic skin disorder. There ... is limited to supportive care. "The RPD ... Designation previously granted by the FDA in this indication," ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... January 18, 2017 After the recent ... the use of cannabis both for medical and recreational purposes ... Americans open to the use of cannabis, but the focus ... to Arcview Market Research, the North American legal cannabis market ... the previous year. The research projects sales will grow at ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: