Tag: HEALTH POLICIES

The end of disposable e-cigarettes in Belgium

The end of disposable e-cigarettes in Belgium

The sale of disposable e-cigarettes will be banned in Belgium from next year. Belgian Health Minister Frank Vandenbroucke announced this over the weekend. VapeBel, the Belgian association of e-cigarette retailers and distributors, welcomed the move on Monday, Belga news agency reported. The goal of electronic cigarettes should be to offer adult smokers an effective tool […]

Increasing cases of toxic shock syndrome in Japan

Increasing cases of toxic shock syndrome in Japan

The Tokyo government moved on Friday to allay fears at home and abroad about a significant increase in cases of life-threatening bacterial infections. Government spokesman Yoshimasa Hayashi said Japan was not the only country affected by the so-called (TSS). The number of respiratory diseases has “increased in several countries” since the end of the corona […]

Psychotherapy professional association for more master’s places at universities

Psychotherapy professional association for more master’s places at universities

In order to make education more affordable and to offer more therapy areas, two-year master’s degree education in psychotherapy will be offered at universities starting from 2026. Up to 500 places per year are planned. Significantly more supply will be needed to ensure increased demand even after the upcoming retirement wave, the Austrian Federal Association […]

Rauch addresses controversy over expert referrals

Rauch addresses controversy over expert referrals

The Ministry of Health made cautious statements regarding the debate that took place over the weekend regarding access to experts. ÖGK vice president Andreas Huss had previously stated that access to the specialist at ORF should be restricted, and that the family physician should have the responsibility of referring to the specialist, as before. On […]

Rendi on shortlist for top job at EU health authority

Rendi on shortlist for top job at EU health authority

Former SPÖ leader and doctor Pamela Rendi-Wagner is expected to be on the shortlist to become the new head of the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Relevant information from the daily Kurier newspaper was confirmed to APA. The Stockholm-based EU authority has three more on its shortlist, according to Kurier. A spokesman […]

Tirol’s medical boss pushes for reward for patient management

Tirol’s medical boss pushes for reward for patient management

Tyrolean medical association boss Stefan Kastner is pushing strongly for a bonus or “reward system” to redirect patient flows from hospitals to a strengthened, statutory health insurance practice area or other prompt disclosure. For example, a person’s social security contributions may be deducted: In the APA interview, Kastner said B. used the “1450” hotline before […]

Nehammer promises 100 more doctor positions

Nehammer promises 100 more doctor positions

ÖVP boss and Chancellor Karl Nehammer is promising to advertise 100 additional positions as he desperately searches for doctors willing to take over a health insurance practice. In an interview with several daily newspapers, it remained unclear whether they, like the 100 newspapers agreed last year, would be supported by a starting bonus of up […]

EU wants to promote vaccine against HPV in fight against cancer

EU wants to promote vaccine against HPV in fight against cancer

The EU Commission is campaigning for more vaccines against cancer. The Brussels authority wants to present proposals this Wednesday on how more people can be vaccinated against HP viruses, as announced by EU Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides. Human papillomaviruses (HPV) are transmitted through sex and can cause cervical cancer and oropharynx cancer, among other things. […]

Disposable e-cigarette ban in England

Disposable e-cigarette ban in England

Disposable e-cigarettes will be banned in the UK in a bid to protect minors. The British government announced on Monday that the aim is to combat the increase in consumption among young people and protect the health of children. To achieve this, taste selection must be limited. It has been said that manufacturers should produce […]

Medical Association: Crowding in health centers alone is not enough

Medical Association: Crowding in health centers alone is not enough

From the Medical Association’s perspective, the buzz over the 100 new health insurance positions announced yesterday is positive, but that alone is not enough for a “thorough celebration.” As announced by the Ministry of Health, 300 applications have already been received for one of the new positions. Federal Curia President Edgar Wutscher: “We currently have […]