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Last month the EU Directive on Patient's Rights in Cross-Border Healthcare entered into force, allowing citizens from any EU country the right to go to another for planned medical treatment and be reimbursed for it. While subject to certain conditions, the law moves above and beyond the scope of previous agreements restricted primarily to emergency or 'necessary' care, which remain separate and untouched.

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A brave young man with a compelling story sits in front of a crowd at the European Parliament; Tom is an activist and a blogger. He is also gay, and HIV positive.

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Autumn time means flu time. Chances are that in the upcoming months you will suffer from a cold and will most likely use a handkerchief-a hanky.

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Last year, the European Commission announced that it wanted to bring in stiffer rules on the sale of tobacco products. The primary aim was to reduce the number of young people taking up smoking, and thus neutralise the habit’s long-term impact on public health as one of the biggest causes of cancer (among its other adverse effects on health).

 

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November. Most of us have now started to pile on layers of clothes, realizing that the warm and sunny days of summer are most definitely over. Soon you’ll start to hear the first coughs, sneezes and complaints about sore throats.

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