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London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis today spoke out forcefully against stigmatisation of HIV and AIDS patients and called for improved measures across Europe to combat the disease.

Speaking on World Aids Day, Marina Yannakoudakis - Conservative spokesman on health in the European Parliament - led backing for fresh proposals to improve prevention of the disease, […]

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Today we remember with great sadness the many thousands of innocent lives claimed by this terrible, wasteful disease. Shocking statistics show that there is still no decrease in the number of new infections within the EU. This is not good enough. HIV is an epidemic that affects all EU Member States and we have a […]

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The future of MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging) scanners as a surgical tool may be cast into doubt by an EU directive to limit workers’ exposure to electromagnetic fields. London MEP and Conservative Health Spokesman in the European Parliament Marina Yannakoudakis called for an exception to be made for MRI scanners use in research laboratories and […]

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Flu jabs save lives

On November 22, 2011

Getting a seasonal flu jab is the best way to defend yourself against the flu; this was the message from London MEP Marina Yannakoudakis today at a workshop she organised at the European Parliament.

Marina, who is Conservative Health Spokesman in the European Parliament, told the workshop: “Hundreds of thousands of people across Europe will […]

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A study published by the European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) has revealed that up to half the cases of infections caused by a single superbug are now resistant to even the most powerful antibiotics.

At the same time, a poll by the UK Health Protection Agency has shown that a quarter of […]

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Safeguards for British patients was the focus of Marina Yannakoudakis’ speech to the European Parliament today. The Conservative MEP for London called for compulsory language-testing for EU doctors by the UK authorities. She also welcomed proposals for an early warning system to alert other EU Member States when a doctor has been struck off or […]

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The recent epidemic of measles in the EU was one of items for discussion at an EU scientific conference on infectious diseases in Stockholm. Marina Yannakoudakis MEP, Conservative spokesman for Health in the European Parliament, addressed the closing session of the conference and made special reference to how vaccine-preventable diseases, especially measles, are on the […]

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Developing new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia was the focus of an information event organised today by London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis.

Marina, who serves as Conservative Health Spokesman in the European Parliament, is committed to finding new ways to tackle Alzheimer’s. Last year she worked on a European Parliament report […]

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Marina Yannakoudakis, MEP for London and Conservative Health Spokesman in the European Parliament, today welcomed European Commission proposals for clearer rules on information regarding prescription medicines.

The Commission has today produced revised proposals based on the recommendations of the European Parliament, including suggestions from Mrs. Yannakoudakis. The new proposals spell out the information that industry […]

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