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13-14 September 2018, Odesa, Ukraine

David's blog #20

 Live Long and Prosper?

Hello again to the City Health community after my few weeks away. I hope some of you have also had the opportunity to enjoy a holiday. My batteries are recharged, and I am looking forward to the City Health conference in a month’s time. If you haven’t yet, have a look at the programme, I am sure you will find topics of interest.

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    A care home for people living with dementia has been inundated with holiday postcards following an appeal. Staff at Cedar Court care home in Bretby, Swadlincote, asked for holiday stories in July and has received about 1,000 to share with residents. The postcards have come from UK resorts as well as Taiwan, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the US. Louise Baker, from the care home group, said the project "spiralled" after an appeal on the [...]

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  • Child poverty is increasing and decreasing at the same time—here’s why

     It’s correct that the number of children in relative poverty (after housing costs) increased over the three years to 2016/17 to 30% of children or 4.1 million. Poverty in the UK is measured in two ways. Children in relative poverty are children in households where the income is below 60% of the median level for that year. The proportion of children in relative poverty has remained fairly stable over the past 20 years. Poverty can also be [...]


    2018-08-15 |

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  • Higher alcohol taxes are cost-effective in reducing alcohol harms

    ncreasing taxes on alcohol is one of the most cost-effective methods of reducing the harms caused by alcohol consumption, according to research in the new issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Restrictions on alcohol advertising and hours of sale are also a "best buy" when it comes to reducing hazardous and harmful alcohol use and, by extension, improving overall health in the population. "Tax increases may not sound the most [...]

    2018-08-14 |


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  • "Greening" urban areas could improve our mental health

    You might’ve noticed that you feel calmer, even happier, when you’re walking through a lush park or forest. This is no coincidence — spending time in nature has been linked to multiple mental health benefits, including stress relief and a better sense of well-being. Stanford scientists even believe a 90 minute walk in the woods can lead to a lower risk of depression. Now, a new study suggests that “greening” abandoned lots in urban areas could [...]

    2018-08-10 |


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    Elevate NWO provides harm reduction kits as a safer alternative to bloody needles and used equipment. Elevate NWO is providing information to the public regarding how safe inhalation kits can help people prevent the spread of Hepatitis C. The safe inhalation kits include a mouthpiece, pipe screens, a wooden stick, a glass pipe, and a leaflet on how to smoke crack, safely. Eric Shih, the Director of Education and Community Development at Elevate [...]

    2018-08-09 |


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  • How will humanity feed itself by 2050?

     With almost 10 billion people predicted to be living on earth in 30 years’ time, the food system is working hard to feed a growing world. Here’s how it’s working to do that.The food industry today faces a daunting task: feeding 10 billion mouths in a fair and sustainable way by 2050. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, food supply must more than double in 30 years to provide for the entire world. One in nine [...]


    2018-08-08 |

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