children and adolescents
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The European Commission has just published an Environment and Health Strategy to tackle the key diseases linked with environmental causes.
A joint publication of the Directorates for Health, Environment and Research, the document sets out a long-term vision.
The first phase (2003 - 2010) will focus on four key health concerns: childhood respiratory diseases, neurodevelopment disorders, childhood cancers and endocrine disruptor effects.
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An EU-wide campaign has been launched to help curb the rising death toll of children drowned in accidents.
The campaign, by European Child Safety Alliance (ECOSA), is particularly aimed at Finland, Austria and the Netherlands, the three member states with the highest number of deaths.
As part of an awareness-raising exercise, information about how such accidents can be prevented will be distributed to the public.
ECOSA urges increased levels of supervision, use of lifejackets while (...)
The chocolate manufacturer Cadbury is launching a campaign to persuade children to buy 160m chocolate bars, containing nearly 2m kg of fat, in exchange for "free" sports equipment for their schools.
Cadbury says that the initiative, which has the backing of the Uk government, will help to tackle obesity. Consumer watchdogs and health organisations are furious at the move.
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Every parent embarks on the greatest experiment of all. Quite literally. As children grow they are exceptionally vulnerable to the physical, social and emotional environment around them. But are we, European citizens, doing enough to protect children and ensure their good health?
In this issue:
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Identifying the threats to children’s health in Europe
Interview: Dr Roberto (...)
The first meeting of a project on promoting breastfeeding in Europe, funded by DG SANCO was held last 21-23 February in Trieste, Italy. The NGO participant was IBFAN..
The project will produce a "Blueprint for action", i.e. a document that countries can use to plan and implement activities.
The USA have already produced an equivalent document on breastfeeding.
"Healthy Environments for Children" is the title of this year’s World Health Day, which will take place on April 7.
EPHA will also be launching its booklet, "A Healthier Future for Europe’s Children" which includes comments from WHO Europe’s Regional Director, Marc Danzon, and Environment Commissioner Margot Wallstrom.
EPHA aims to widely disseminate this booklet on April 7 to national and European press and other contacts, and generate as much media interest as (...)
EPHA Environment & Health Working Group received the final report from the 7th EEHC (European Environment and Health Committee) meeting held in Budapest on 28-29 November.
They were also invited to provide comments and input on several developments related to the Budapest conference including proposals for a NGO ministerial roundtable and the participation of children in the conference.
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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has indicated to the International Association of Consumer Food Organization (IACFO) that it welcomes a report on the marketing of food to children, as part of WHO’s consultation process on food strategy.
This report will include data on the marketing of food to children from several countries across the world. The Food Commission, an independent non-governmental organisation campaigning for safer, healthier food for all, is coordinating the (...)
During a conference on "Education and Health" which took place in the Netherlands in September 2002, the results of the Young Minds project were presented. Students from secondary schools in twelve European countries highlighted young people’s opinions on the links between youth, culture and health. Here is how students in Spain propose to deal with the attitudes of young people towards alcohol and drugs.
Student report: It was hard to start off. At first we didn’t have a very (...)
European adolescents are being interviewed about inequality and health in preparation for a conference in Copenhagen in December 2002.
Young people in several European countries are being asked their thoughts about social inequalities in health. The opinions expressed will be represented in a video to be shown at the Danish presidency conference on "Social inequalities in health among children and young people" taking place in Copenhagen, 9-10 December 2002.
Preliminary results of the (...)