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Macron voices concerns over Covid vaccines patent waiver

French president says US and UK should start exporting doses around the world insteadCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEmmanuel Macron has echoed the German government’s concerns over Joe Biden’s proposed suspension of intellectual property rights for Covid-19 vaccines as he urged the US and the UK to instead start exporting doses around the world.Arriving at an EU summit in Porto in Portugal, the French president expressed his reservations about the White House proposa...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Science, France, White House, Germany, Angela Merkel, US, Eu, Society, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Portugal


US-Germany rift as Berlin opposes plan to ditch Covid vaccine patents

Germany says waiver would inhibit private sector researchOpposition to Biden plan threatens to deadlock WTO talksThe US and Germany are at odds on the issue of waivers for patents on Covid-19 vaccines, as Berlin argued that a waiver would not increase production and would inhibit future private sector research.The disagreement is the first major rift between the two economic powers since Joe Biden took office, and threatens to deadlock discussions at the World Trade Organization (WTO) and sour r...
Tags: Health, Europe, Germany, Berlin, US, Society, World news, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, World Trade Organization, WTO, Vaccines and immunisation, Biden, G7, World Trade Organization WTO


ifeel, another well-being platform that blends self-care tools with 1-2-1 therapy, scores $6.6M

If the pandemic has been good for anything it’s been good for the therapy business and for startups targeting mental health, with VCs kept very busy signing checks. To wit, here’s another one: Madrid-based ifeel has bagged €5.5 million (~$6.6M) in Series A funding, led by Nauta Capital. The startup was founded back in 2017 — initially as a consumer-focused therapy platform — but last year it pivoted to a hybrid business model, tapping into demand from businesses to offer staff emotional support ...
Tags: Health, Fundings & Exits, Europe, UK, Mexico, France, Germany, Singapore, Israel, Insurance, Tech, Spain, Meditation, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Therapy


Under the Pavement Lies the Strand: Berliners build a feminist future

Part of the New German Cinema boom, Helma Sanders-Brahms’ 1975 film about two actors asks if theatre still has revolutionary potentialThe stage on screen: more films about theatreGrischa Huber, the magnetic German star who died this year aged 76, became a feminist icon in European cinema with one of her first features. She was an established stage performer by the time she was cast by director Helma Sanders-Brahms as a politically engaged theatre actor in the film Unter dem Pflaster ist der Stra...
Tags: Health, Europe, Film, France, Germany, Women, Theatre, Society, World news, Culture, Feminism, Stage, Abortion, World cinema, Huber, Grischa


More dangerous COVID-19 variants spread as vaccines remains scarce abroad

You can go to the movies in a real theater. You can get vaccinated — and buy a gallon of milk — at the supermarket. Elsa has welcomed guests back to Disneyland, California has the lowest COVID-19 case rate in the continental United States and locals might be forgiven if a springtime Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah animates their steps. Why not? In the United States, more than 43% of adults have received at least one vaccine dose, Europe is opening its arms to fully vaccinated visitors and the pandemic seems t...
Tags: Health, Europe, Elsa, News, Mexico, China, India, Sport, Joe Biden, Public Health, Canada, Soccer, United States, South Africa, Brazil, Kenya


Abbott’s new imaging platform powered by Ultreon 1.0 Software launches in Europe

Abbott today announced that its new imaging platform powered by Ultreon 1.0 Software, is now CE Marked in Europe.
Tags: Health, Europe, Abbott, Ultreon


The Christie NHS Foundation Trust first to offer treatment in cancer patients’ homes

One of Europe’s largest cancer centres, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, has become the first in the country to provide a treatment called Phesgo for breast cancer patients in their own homes. Phesgo is a combination of Herceptin
Tags: Health, Europe, Christie NHS Foundation Trust


The birth of childhood: A brief history of the European child

It took several thousand years for our culture to realize that a child is not an object. Learning how to treat children as humans continues to this day."Nature wants children to be children before they are men," wrote Jean-Jacques Rousseau in the book Emile, or On Education (1762). While Rousseau did not see children as humans, he appealed to parents to look after their offspring. "If we consider childhood itself, is there anything so weak and wretched as a child, anything so utterly at the merc...
Tags: Psychology, Europe, Family, New York, London, Sweden, Greece, Children, France, History, Britain, Innovation, Wheeler, Poland, Philosophy, Catholic Church


Study aims to elucidate the prevalence and etiology of PoPH in patients with chronic liver disease

Portopulmonary hypertension (PoPH) is a form of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). PoPH occurs in approximately 15% of patients with PAH, and is reportedly found in 2-6% of patients with portal hypertension and 1-2% of patients with liver cirrhosis according to studies from Europe and America.
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EU may let vaccinated Americans holiday in Europe this summer, says Brussels

Ursula von der Leyen says rules on non-essential travel will change take into account vaccination coverage Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe president of European commission has offered fresh hope of a summer holiday in the EU for those living outside its borders.Ursula von der Leyen suggested in an interview with the New York Times that Americans who were fully vaccinated would be able to visit the EU in what would be a change of policy on non-essential travel. Con...
Tags: Health, Europe, Eu, European Union, Society, World news, US news, New York Times, European Commission, Vaccines and immunisation, Brussels, Ursula von der Leyen, Coronavirus


EU asks states to back legal action against AstraZeneca

Commission move causes concern about bringing case against key supplier of Covid vaccinesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEU capitals have been asked by the European commission to back legal action against AstraZeneca by the end of the week over an alleged breach of its contractual obligations to supply member states with its Covid vaccine.At a meeting with commission officials on Wednesday, diplomats from some member states raised concerns about the wisdom of the move...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, Eu, European Union, World news, European Commission, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


EU states begin using single-dose J&J Covid vaccine

Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus jab rolled out after backing from European Medicines AgencyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEU member states are starting to administer Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine after Europe’s drug regulator this week backed the single-dose shot, with several expected to impose age restrictions, as with the AstraZeneca jab.Spain’s regional health authorities began using the shot on Thursday for people aged 70 to 79, two days after the Euro...
Tags: Health, Europe, Greece, France, Germany, Eu, Spain, European Union, Italy, Netherlands, Astrazeneca, Denmark, Vaccines and immunisation, Iceland, Johnson Johnson, European Medicines Agency EMA


Self-awareness is what makes us human

Self-awareness — namely, our capacity to think about our thoughts — is central to how we perceive the world.Without self-awareness, education, literature, and other human endeavors would not be possible.Striving toward greater self-awareness is the spiritual goal of many religions and philosophies.The following is an excerpt from Dr. Stephen Fleming's forthcoming book Know Thyself. It is reprinted with permission from the author.I now run a neuroscience lab dedicated to the study of self-awaren...
Tags: Psychology, Europe, London, Neuroscience, Innovation, Philosophy, Getty, Self-awareness, Stephen Fleming, Vladimir Nabokov, Plato, Socrates, Lao Tzu, John Stuart Mill, Descartes, Auguste Comte


Pills in the post: how Covid reopened the abortion wars

Lockdown revolutionised women’s access to home treatment – and strengthened the anti-abortion backlash Kay, 34, realised her period was late a month into Britain’s lockdown. The coronavirus death count was spiralling across the country. Covid-19 was putting the NHS under unprecedented strain and Boris Johnson had given the British people what he described as “a very simple instruction” in an address to the nation from Downing Street: “You must stay at home.”A worrying, unsettling time, and Kay, ...
Tags: Health, Europe, Women, Spain, Life and style, Society, World news, Britain, NHS, Poland, Abortion, Boris Johnson, Downing Street, Kay, Coronavirus


Possible link between J&J Covid vaccine and rare blood clots, EU regulator finds

Watchdog says benefits outweigh risks but that warning should be added to product informationCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEurope’s medicines regulator has found a possible link between Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine and rare cases of unusual blood clotting disorders it said were “very similar” to those that had occurred with the AstraZeneca shot.The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Tuesday recommended a warning should be added to the vaccine’s product in...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, US, Eu, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Johnson Johnson, European Medicines Agency EMA, Coronavirus


Possible link between Johnson & Johnson vaccine and rare blood clots, says regulator

Watchdog says benefits outweigh risks but that warning should be added to product informationCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEurope’s medicines regulator has found a possible link between Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine and very rare cases of unusual clotting disorders that prompted authorities in Europe and the US to pause the shot’s rollout last week.The Amsterdam-based European Medicines Agency (EMA) said in a statement on Tuesday its safety committee had c...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, US, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Amsterdam, Vaccines and immunisation, Johnson, Johnson Johnson, European Medicines Agency EMA, Coronavirus


Alan raises $220 million for its health insurance and healthcare super app

French startup Alan has raised a $220 million funding round at a $1.67 billion valuation (€185 million and €1.4 billion respectively). Coatue is leading the round with Dragoneer, Exor, and existing investors Index Ventures, Ribbit Capital and Temasek also participating. Alan has been building health insurance products from scratch. When I first covered the company back in 2016, the startup had just managed to get approval from regulators to become an official health insurance company. Since then...
Tags: Health, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Europe, France, Insurance, Tech, Spain, Healthcare, Alan, Temasek, France Belgium, Coatue, Insurtech, Index Ventures Ribbit Capital, Jean Charles Samuelian Werve


1 million people have died from COVID-19 in Europe, a top World Health Organization doctor said

Paul Biris/Getty WHO Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge said 1 million people in the region have died from COVID-19. Kluge said COVID-19 remains a "serious" issue even as more people get vaccinated. Nearly 3 million have died from COVID-19 worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University. See more stories on Insider's business page. At least 1 million people have died from COVID-19 in Europe, a top official from the World Health Organization said.While speaking about the deaths ...
Tags: Health, Asia, Europe, Death, Science, News, Greece, Trends, United States, Who, World Health Organization, Brazil Mexico, Johns Hopkins University, Kluge, Associated Press Data, Kelly McLaughlin


Abbott’s XIENCE™ Stent Receives European Approval for One-Month Dual Anti-Platelet Therapy (DAPT) for High Bleeding Risk Patients

Abbott today announced its XIENCE stent has received CE Mark in Europe for shorter duration of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT).
Tags: Health, Europe, Abbott, XIENCE


Doctors say fears of blood clots from J&J's shot are overdone and could delay the push to end the pandemic

Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine is delivered as a single shot, while both Pfizer and Moderna's require two jabs. Thiago Prudêncio/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Coronavirus vaccines are facing their biggest safety scare to date. A small number of people immunized with Johnson & Johnson's or AstraZeneca's shot developed serious blood clots. Medical experts say a blow to public confidence in vaccination is a graver threat than the actual adverse events. See...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Healthcare, Astrazeneca, Fda, Pfizer, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johnson & Johnson, US Food and Drug Administration, Gandhi, Los Angeles California


EU seeking ‘urgent clarification’ on Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine delay

Company has said it is postponing deployment in Europe following concerns about blood clots in US Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe European commission has said it is seeking “urgent clarification” from Johnson & Johnson after the company’s “completely unexpected” announcement that it is delaying the deployment of its coronavirus vaccine across Europe following concerns in the US about a small number of blood clots.After US health agencies recommended states tempora...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, US, Eu, European Union, World news, Infectious Diseases, European Commission, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Johnson, Johnson Johnson, Coronavirus


The US is pausing the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine rollout, citing concerns over rare blood clots

A nurse loading a syringe with a dose of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine. Stephen Zenner/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The CDC and the FDA have recommended pausing the rollout of J&J's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. They cited an "abundance of caution" related to six cases of blood clots in people who got the shot. The US has administered 6.8 million doses of the vaccine so far. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US is putting an immediate pause on ...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Science, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Georgia, European Union, Speed, Healthcare, News UK, Food And Drug Administration, Astrazeneca


The US is pausing the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine rollout, citing the risk of rare blood clots

A nurse loading a syringe with a dose of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine. Stephen Zenner/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The CDC and the FDA have recommended pausing the rollout of J&J's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. They cited an "abundance of caution" related to six cases of blood clots in people who got the shot. The US has administered 6.8 million doses of the vaccine so far. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US is putting an immediate pause on ...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Science, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Georgia, European Union, Speed, Healthcare, News UK, Food And Drug Administration, Astrazeneca


On-demand pediatrics app Biloba adds prescriptions and raises $1.7 million

French startup Biloba has raised a $1.7 million funding round (€1.4 million) a few months after launching its pediatrics app that lets you chat with a doctor whenever you have a question. In addition to raising some money, the startup also recently added in-app prescriptions. Biloba’s concept is surprisingly simple. It’s a mobile app that lets you reach a general practitioner and a nurse whenever you have a medical question about your child. The service is available from 8 AM to 10 PM. When you ...
Tags: Health, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, Tech, France Newsletter, Telemedicine, Pediatrics, Telehealth, Aglaé Ventures, Biloba, Inventures Acequia Capital, Biloba Biloba


US officials recommend pausing the Johnson & Johnson vaccine rollout immediately, citing blood clots

A nurse loads a syringe with a dose of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine. Stephen Zenner/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The CDC and FDA recommended an immediate pause in the rollout of J&J's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. The agencies cited blood clots in six people who had received the vaccine. They are investigating. They were "recommending a pause in the use of this vaccine out of an abundance of caution," they said. See more stories on Insider's business page. T...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Science, Maryland, Cdc, US, Trends, Georgia, Eu, Speed, Canada, New York Times, Healthcare, News UK


Founder of Psious predicts VR will play a major role in addressing the mental health crisis caused by the pandemic

Xavier Palomer Angela Silva Xavier Palomer is the founder and CEO of Psious, a mental health startup based in Spain. Palomer thinks the number and severity of mental health cases are increasing, and VR is poised to close the gap for healthcare professionals. Because of his work, Insider named Palomer to our annual list of the 10 leaders transforming healthcare in Europe. Visit Insider's Transforming Business homepage for more stories. The last year has been busy for Xavi...
Tags: Europe, Trends, Spain, Mental Health, Healthcare, Telehealth, Palomer, Xavier Palomer, Edit Series, TB2020, SP-ING-WB-2020, TB2020 Healthcare, ING Generic, Xavier Palomer Angela Silva Xavier Palomer, Spain Palomer, Christ Stokel Walker


Covid-19 vaccines: Gordon Brown on G7 helping poorer countries

The US and Europe should each pay a quarter of the cost to help vaccinate poorer nations, says the former UK PM.
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, US, Gordon Brown


Coalition admits ‘a lot of unknowns’ could derail plan to vaccinate Australia by end of year

Trade minister Dan Tehan says he will travel to Europe to discuss Covid vaccine supply deals, as Labor accuses government of being too reliant on AstraZeneca jabThe Morrison government wants all Australians vaccinated by the end of the year, but is warning there remain “a lot of unknowns” that could further derail the troubled rollout.After announcing a major shift in the government’s vaccine program last week following updated health advice on the AstraZeneca vaccine, the government said its in...
Tags: Health, Europe, Labor, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Labor party, Liberal party, Morrison, Dan Tehan, Coronavirus


France and Germany’s Covid vaccination programmes pick up speed

As daily inoculations hit record figures, warning comes of new delaysCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageVaccine rollouts in France and Germany have finally begun to pick up speed, after a slow start and problems with supplies and bureaucracy.France continues to struggle to contain a third Covid-19 wave, but announced it had hit its 10 million inoculations target a week earlier than expected, while Germany doubled the number of vaccinations, administering a record 720,000...
Tags: Health, Europe, France, Germany, European Union, World news, Vaccines and immunisation, Immunology, Coronavirus


EU agency examines reports of blood clots with J&J Covid vaccine

EMA says four serious cases reported, one fatal, and also expands inquiry into AstraZeneca vaccineCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe EU’s drug regulator is reviewing reports of rare blood clots in four people who received Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine and has expanded its inquiry into AstraZeneca’s shot to include reports of a bleeding condition.Of the four serious cases of clotting and low platelets, three occurred in the US during the rollout of J&J’s vaccin...
Tags: Health, Europe, US, Eu, European Union, World news, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Johnson Johnson, EMA, Janssen, European Medicines Agency EMA, Coronavirus



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