Monday, May 15, 2006

Health-EU Portal

Health-EU Portal

A new European Public Health Portal was launched last week which aims to provide a gateway to simple and reliable health information on topics ranging from bio-terrorism to babies' health, and infectious diseases to health insurance.

The material is divided into six themes:

* My Health - information on women's health, people with disabilities, babies and children (such as nutritional advice)
* Health Problems - information on particular diseases such as cancer, mental health and cardiovascular disease
* My Lifestyle - information on drugs, tobacco, lifestyle, leisure and travel advice (such as detail on what to do if you get sick in another EU country)
* My Environment - information on consumer right
* Care for Me - information on long term care, insurance, mobility and medicines
* Health in the EU - information on research, indicators and statistics

The Care for me section includes material on current ehealth developments.

The portal is currently only available in English - but it is planned that it will be translated into all 20 official EU languages.

It will be interesting to see how this develops.

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