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Professor Laura Bojke Appointed Inaugural Chair of WHO Advisory Group on Economics for Climate, Environment, and Health

(IN BRIEF) Professor Laura Bojke, an esteemed expert in health economics from the University of York’s Centre for Health Economics, has been named the Inaugural Chair of the World Health Organization (WHO) Advisory Group on Economics for Environment, Climate Change, … Read the full press release

Sanofi’s CHC Launches Shared Care Collective with Global Experts to Advance Health and Sustainability Initiatives

(IN BRIEF) Sanofi’s Consumer Healthcare business unit (CHC) has introduced the Shared Care Collective, an advisory board consisting of experts from various fields, both internal and external, to bolster sustainability efforts within the CHC business. This initiative aims to foster … Read the full press release

Nierstichting and NWO Partner to Advance Kidney Transplant Survival

(IN BRIEF) Despite technological advancements, the long-term survival of transplanted kidneys has seen little improvement in the past two decades, with approximately 40% of transplanted kidneys being rejected within ten years. In response, the Nierstichting and NWO are collaborating in … Read the full press release

Study Links Higher Consumption of Ultra-Processed Foods to Elevated Risk of Upper Aerodigestive Tract Cancers

(IN BRIEF) A study led by researchers from the University of Bristol and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has found an association between increased consumption of ultra-processed foods (UPFs) and a higher risk of developing cancers of … Read the full press release

GSK Initiates Phase III Trials for Low Carbon Inhaler to Drastically Cut Emissions

(IN BRIEF) GSK, a leading pharmaceutical company, has unveiled plans to conduct Phase III trials in 2024 for a low carbon version of its popular inhaler, Ventolin (salbutamol). The initiative aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with the inhaler’s … Read the full press release

Replacing Sitting with Short Bouts of Exercise Improves Heart Health, Study Finds

(IN BRIEF) A study conducted by researchers from UCL, the University of Sydney, and the University of East Anglia has found that replacing sedentary behavior with even short periods of moderate to vigorous exercise can significantly improve heart health. The … Read the full press release

Philips Earns Red Dot Best-of-the-Best Awards for Innovative Design Excellence and Sustainability

(IN BRIEF) Philips, a renowned health technology company, has earned prestigious recognition from the Red Dot Design Awards in 2023. The company was honored with two Best-of-the-Best awards, demonstrating its commitment to high-quality design and innovation. The first award was … Read the full press release

Neglecting Women’s Health in the Workplace Costs UK Economy £20.2 Billion Annually, Report Finds

(IN BRIEF) A report by AXA Health and the Centre of Economic and Business Research reveals that neglecting women’s health in the workplace costs the UK economy £20.2 billion annually. Despite 68% of women experiencing health issues in their careers, … Read the full press release

AXA Launches ‘We Care’ Program to Enhance Employee Well-being and Support

(IN BRIEF) Leading global insurer AXA has unveiled its ‘We Care’ program, designed to bolster the well-being of its 110,000 employees in 51 countries. The initiative, a cornerstone of AXA’s strategic plan for 2024-2026, consists of four core pillars, including … Read the full press release

British Safety Council’s International Safety Awards 2024 Now Open for Applications

(IN BRIEF) The British Safety Council has opened applications for the International Safety Awards 2024, marking the 66th year of these internationally recognized accolades for excellence in health, safety, and wellbeing. These awards honor organizations committed to maintaining high standards … Read the full press release

Standard Chartered’s $1 Billion COVID-19 Facility Helps Deliver Critical Supplies and Support Manufacturing

(IN BRIEF) Standard Chartered has released a report on the outcomes of its not-for-profit COVID-19 facility, which provided financing of $1 billion to support clients in manufacturing and distributing essential products during the pandemic. The facility offered loans to help … Read the full press release

Acre Impact Capital’s Export Finance Fund Receives $40 Million Backing from EIB for Climate Investment in Africa

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has committed up to $40 million to Acre Impact Capital’s Export Finance Fund I, which aims to accelerate climate infrastructure investment in Africa. The fund focuses on investing in the commercial debt tranches … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool Researchers Use Blood Proteins to Predict Future Lung Cancer

(IN BRIEF) Researchers at the University of Liverpool, in collaboration with Janssen Pharmaceutica, have made significant progress in using blood proteins to predict future lung cancer. The study analyzed blood samples taken from healthy participants up to ten years before … Read the full press release

Global Study Challenges Advice on High-Fat Dairy Foods in Healthy Diet

(IN BRIEF) A global diet study published in the European Heart Journal challenges the conventional advice of limiting high-fat dairy foods. The study, conducted in 80 countries across all inhabited continents, found that diets emphasizing fruit, vegetables, dairy (mainly whole-fat), … Read the full press release

Partnership Between Guiné Bissau and Eni to Drive Environmental and Health Initiatives

(IN BRIEF) The Government of Guiné Bissau and Eni have signed a Memorandum of Intent (MoI) to explore collaboration opportunities in various areas, including exploration, climate solutions, agriculture, sustainability, and health. The MoI aims to promote sustainable growth, protect forests, … Read the full press release

University of Exeter Scientists Bring Science to Pubgoers at Pint of Science Festival

(IN BRIEF) The University of Exeter is participating in the Pint of Science festival, where leading researchers will present scientific talks in pub venues across the city. The festival, celebrating its tenth anniversary, will take place from May 22 to … Read the full press release

SEAT recognized for initiatives around mental health and pandemic response

(IN BRIEF) SEAT S.A. has won the European Sport & Healthy Company 2022 award in the Gold category for its projects related to the health and physical activity of its employees and of Spanish society in general. Among them were … Read the full press release

BASF Personal Care Launches Re_think to Promote Health and Sustainability in Personal Care Industry

(IN BRIEF) BASF Personal Care has launched its Re_think concept for in-cosmetics, a focus on health, sustainability and transparency in the personal care market to reshape and reinvent the industry for a sustainable future. The concept aligns with the changing … Read the full press release

Bayer Aims to Play a Leading Role in Promoting Corporate Water Stewardship

(IN BRIEF) Bayer has launched a new water strategy at the UN 2023 Water Conference in New York, which aims to make water an integral part of its business decisions, investments, and supplier selection. The strategy reflects the company’s role … Read the full press release

Evonik expands lipid manufacturing capabilities for advanced drug delivery

(IN BRIEF) Specialty chemicals company Evonik has opened a lipid launch facility at its site in Hanau, Germany. The good manufacturing practice facility, which opened on 8 March 2023, will enable Evonik to provide customers with quantities of lipids as … Read the full press release

The Feminist Movements Revitalizing Democracy in Europe (FIERCE) project kicks-off!

(PRESS RELEASE) THESSALONIKI, 7-Sep-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — On the 1st of September 2022, the FIERCE project successfully kicked-off having a consortium full of enthusiastic partners already eager to collaborate and co-create. On that date the partners met online to prepare … Read the full press release

BASF announces two changes in the responsibilities of its Board of Executive Directors

(PRESS RELEASE) LUDWIGSHAFEN, 17-Feb-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF (ETR: BAS), world’s largest chemical producer, has announced that its Board of Executive Directors has decided on changes to the responsibilities in two Board Ressorts. The changes will take effect on March … Read the full press release

Terna publishes final data on Italian electricity consumption using new classification used by ISTAT and compliant at the European level

Better data quality and transparency: 750 product sectors analysed (PRESS RELEASE) ROME, 5-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Europe’s first grid operator for electricity transmission Terna announces that is has completed the new classification of Italian electricity consumption data. Publishing an even … Read the full press release

Garanti BBVA Partners program participant Yesil Science launches world’s first AI assisted flu assistant

(PRESS RELEASE) BILBAO, 5-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — BBVA announces that Yesil Science, a company participating in Garanti BBVA Partners program has launched a mobile health application supported by artificial intelligence, FluAI. FluAI is specifically intended for upper respiratory tract infections, … Read the full press release

Southampton Professor Matt Westmore named new Chief Executive of Health Research Authority (HRA)

(PRESS RELEASE) SOUTHAMPTON, 8-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Southampton announces the appointment of Professor Matt Westmore from its Faculty of Medicine as Chief Executive of the Health Research Authority (HRA). The HRA is one of a number of bodies … Read the full press release

SGS selected to review and verify Belmond’s enhanced cleaning protocols

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 26-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — World’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, SGS announces global partnership with leading luxury travel company Belmond. The collaboration will reinforce Belmond’s commitment to safeguard the health and wellbeing of its guests … Read the full press release

Co-op Health: Brits aged 55 and over more likely to move offline as retailers open across the UK

Brits aged 55 and over are least likely to continue using online services as often as they have during lockdown Study shows that 70% of UK adults prefer conducting their daily activities in person Despite this, health services such as … Read the full press release

DSM launches new high-quality DHA oil for maternal and early life nutrition solutions

(PRESS RELEASE) PARSIPPANY, NJ, USA, 11-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Global science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, Royal DSM launches new, high-quality life’sDHA® SF55-O200DS oil for maternal and early life nutrition solutions. This ingredient contains a minimum of … Read the full press release

DSM adds Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMO) to its portfolio with the acquisition of Glycom

(PRESS RELEASE) HEERLEN, the Netherlands, 21-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal DSM has reached agreement to acquire Glycom A/S (“Glycom”), the world’s leading supplier of Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMO). The transaction, worth €765 million, represents an EV/EBITDA multiple of 20.6x based … Read the full press release

Amey appoints Lucy Fell as Account Director for the Area 10 highways maintenance and response contract

(PRESS RELEASE) OXFORD, UK, 15-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Amey announces the appointment of Lucy Fell as Account Director for the Area 10 Maintenance and Response contract. Lucy will lead the 15-year highways contract for Highways England, which went live in … Read the full press release

Gemalto and Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec to make secure and innovative health insurance cards for the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ)

(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 17-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 – GTO), the world leader in digital security, and the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) have been chosen to produce secure and innovative health insurance cards for the … Read the full press release

Philips to unveil the world’s first personalized and AI-powered shaving solution at CES 2019

Philips unveils new Shaver series 7000, the world’s first personalized and AI-powered shaving solution (PRESS RELEASE) LAS VEGAS, NV, USA/ AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, 08-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — At CES 2019 (Booth #44219, January 8-11, Las Vegas, U.S.), Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global … Read the full press release

Royal Philips at CES 2019: intelligent, adaptive and personalized consumer health solutions

Solutions adapt to consumers, offering better, data-driven insights into health and access to professional expertise and advice (PRESS RELEASE) LAS VEGAS, NV, USA/ AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, 08-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — At CES 2019 (Booth #44219, January 8-11, Las Vegas, NV), Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, … Read the full press release

WEF / Oxford Martin School: balancing meat consumption with alternative sources of protein can lead to significant health and environmental benefits

New research by the Oxford Martin School for the World Economic Forum finds that balancing meat consumption with alternative sources of protein can lead to significant health and environmental benefits A sustainable food industry and healthier human life can be … Read the full press release

Merck completes the sale of its Consumer Health business to Procter & Gamble (P&G)

Closing of sale to Procter & Gamble at a cash purchase price of € 3.4 billion completed Successful completion allows Merck to further focus on innovation driven businesses in Healthcare, Life Science and Performance Materials Transaction successfully closed within an ambitious timeframe … Read the full press release

NWO will no longer use its own funds to enter into new financial obligations for joint calls via ERA-NETs and JPIs

THE HAGUE, 16-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — NWO will no longer use its own funds to enter into new financial obligations for joint calls via ERA-NETs and JPIs. The main reason for this is that NWO focusses on new forms of international … Read the full press release

University of Cambridge: Even low doses of toxic chemicals in the environment pose a significant risk to cardiovascular health

Even low doses of toxic chemicals in the environment pose a significant risk to cardiovascular health, according to a report in today’s edition of The BMJ, led by researchers at the University of Cambridge. The researchers have also challenged the omission … Read the full press release

Allianz Partners to establish three new innovation centers focusing on travel, health and assistance

PARIS, 03-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Leveraging its knowledge and expertise in assistance, automotive, health and travel protection, Allianz Partners further embraces technological disruption and redefines insurance by establishing three new innovation centers focusing on travel, health and assistance, following the success … Read the full press release

Teenagers from Germany, India, Africa and the U.S. awarded scholarships from Bayer Science & Education Foundation

International exchange: Pupils from Germany, India, Africa and the U.S. taking part in two-week, hands-on seminar focusing on life science, medical health and food science topics / Bayer partnering with renowned Center for STEM Learning at University of Colorado in … Read the full press release

Sanofi launches worldwide stock purchase plan reserved for its employees

A plan taking place in almost 80 countries Subscription per five shares entitle the employee to one matching share[1] PARIS, 12-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Sanofi launches today “Action 2018”, a worldwide stock purchase plan reserved for its employees. In doing such a … Read the full press release