YOUNG50 #Stay Healthy - Cardiovascular Risk Prevention

Online the third newsletter of the YOUNG50 Project

The European YOUNG50 – #Stay Healthy – Cardiovascular Risk Prevention project has published its third newsletter!The newsletter includes a presentation of publications, Blueprints and Position papers published in the last few months by the European Society of Cardiology and the European Heart Network, and offers an overview of health promotion…

It’s time to launch the YOUNG50 Prevention Pilot Program in Romania

The Romanian partner NGO Aer Pur Romania, with the support of Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy from Cluj-NApoca, and Public Health Directorate of Cluj county, is about to launch the YOUNG50 Cardiovascular Screening Program in Cluj-NApoca. The program consists of screening visits, evaluation by health professional, counselling and…

#Worldheartday: Tobacco is responsible for 20% of deaths from coronary heart disease

The most important behavioural risk factors of heart disease and stroke are unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, tobacco use and harmful use of alcohol. The effects of behavioural risk factors may show up in individuals as raised blood pressure, raised blood glucose, raised blood lipids, and overweight and obesity. These “intermediate…

Health promotion interventions to counter modifiable risk factors and identify non-communicable conditions to safeguarding public health

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are among the leading causes of morbidity, disability and mortality in Italy. They are largely preventable since, alongside non-controllable risk factors, as age, sex and family history, several risk factors for CVD associated with unhealthy lifestyles can instead be modified, namely smoking, alcohol intake, poor diet and…

Published the EHN’ 2019 Annual Report

On 15 July 2020, the European Health Network has published the annual report with reference to the activities carried out in 2019. Considering the current world health crisis (almost 200,000 deaths from Covid-19), which has forced Europe to operate under a whole new set of conditions, the EHN decided to include,…

“Fighting cardiovascular disease – a blueprint for EU action”

On 25 June 2020, the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Heart Network (EHN) launched “Fighting cardiovascular disease – a blueprint for EU action”, in a virtual meeting attended by the European Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides and Members of the European Parliament.Substantial progress in the prevention and treatment…

World No Tobacco Day 2020: the WHO’ reports

The World Health Organisation – WHO is publishing three reports to inform countries on the current state of scientific knowledge, and regulatory and policy options available on novel tobacco products such as electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), electronic non-nicotine delivery systems (ENNDS) and heated tobacco products (HTPs).The publication of these…

COVID-19 and cardiovascular disease: the European Heart Network’ position paper

As more data on Covid-19 patients become available, the disease appears particularly devastating for cardiovascular patients. In fact, preliminary data from several European countries demonstrate that a considerable number of people who die, or are hospitalized with, Covid-19 are patients with pre-existing cardiovascular diseases. Another, rather recent observation, once again…
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