Dear EuroMeds Enthusiast,

We are looking for Contributors to work together with our Editorial Team for the new, November issue of EuroMeds Online. This time we have a collaboration with the Public Health Pillar.

The theme of the November EuroMeds Online is: Health and Food

In today’s Europe, six out of the seven biggest risk factors for premature death (blood pressure, cholesterol, Body Mass Index, poor diet, physical inactivity and alcohol abuse) relate to how we eat, drink and move.

During the last century we have witnessed the epidemiological shift of morbidity and mortality from infectious diseases and malnutrition to chronic diseases related to lifestyle. While we are living longer than our ancestors, we are also spending most of these years living with chronic diseases.

There is an overwhelming evidence that lifestyle factors such as poor diet, physical inactivity, tobacco use, excessive alcohol consumption and psychosocial characteristics, are key factors in the pathogenesis and incidence of non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular-, respiratory-, metabolic syndromes, different types of cancer and even clinically severe obesity.

In a fast changing world and global trends, as medical students, we believe that we should contribute to the promotion of a healthy, accessible and varied diet as it is a key factor in improving  health and quality of life of the population, in order to ensure healthy ageing and reduce health inequalities.

If you feel connected to one of these topics, or have an idea that is related to the main theme, do not hesitate to submit an article for the November issue. It is important that if you would like to submit an article, please send us an email in advance (at least one week before the submission deadline).

Please send an email to: euromeds@emsa-europe.eu
Your email should cover:

  • Your full name and the topic/title of your article
  • Your university, and the year of studies
  • Phone number, or link to facebook profile (for communication)

The DEADLINE for Contributors to submit an article is: 30th October 2017 1 PM CEST.