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Founded in 2012 City Health International is a network of individuals and organisations engaged in the study of and response to structural health issues and health behaviours in the urban environment.

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City Health international holds an annual international conference, in a different location each year, which examines current policy and practice in relation to public health and health behaviours in cities.

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World News

  • UK and US 'must learn from poor countries' to solve ageing crisis

    The ageing crisis facing Britain, the US and other wealthier nations could be partly addressed by adopting initiatives being developed in poorer countries, experts say. Low- and middle-income countries have been forced to be “innovative and ingenious” in finding low-cost and effective solutions for their growing elderly populations. Some of the initiatives include: Devoting an entire city in Chile to experimenting with elderly care. Increasing [...]

    2017-11-16 |


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  • Digitally mediated domestic violence

    Domestic violence survivors can be abused, monitored and controlled through a host of techniques and digital technologies, says QUT Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz. "Surveillance, identity theft and intrusion are increasingly emerging as challenges for victims, advocates and support services," she said. Professor Molly Dragiewicz and Dr Bridget Harris, criminologists in QUT's School of Justice, are embarking on a study of domestic violence [...]

    2017-11-15 |


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  • Russia’s Methadone Ban Is Fueling an HIV Epidemic in Crimea

    Georgy’s drug addiction started when he was just 15. It began with the painkillers doctors gave him after he fractured his hip. But tension at home made it difficult to stop and the habit spiraled beyond his control. “When my prescription ran out,” he says, “I started to buy soft drugs on the street. By the time I was 21, I was hooked on heroin.” Soon, he was making his own heroin at home. In 2008, eight years into his addiction, doctors told [...]

    2017-11-14 |


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  • Charity Warns Of ‘Devastating Impact’ Of Loneliness On Parents And Children

    Parenthood leaves many mothers and fathers feeling lonely or “cut off” from family and friends, according to a poll. As well as feeling isolated themselves, many parents worry that their children are suffering from loneliness, it suggests. Action for Children, which commissioned the survey, said that loneliness can have a “devastating impact” on children and families. The poll, which questioned around 2,000 UK parents, found that nearly one in [...]

    2017-11-13 |

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  • Smart City Index 2017

    Award-winning smart parking app, EasyPark, have released the 2017 Smart City Index, revealing Copenhagen, Denmark as the smartest city, followed by Singapore, and Swedish city Stockholm. Creating technology which is designed to make people’s lives easier, EasyPark’s ambition is to help build more livable cities for the future. They undertook this study not only to highlight those metropolises which are on the forefront of smart urban growth [...]

    2017-11-12 |


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  • HIV diagnoses in English gay men have been falling since 2014

    A new analysis by Public Health England of testing rates and HIV diagnoses from all of England’s sexual health clinics shows that the decline in diagnoses is England-wide, started at least a year before the decline was first noticed at London's 56 Dean Street clinic, and is not restricted to gay men who test frequently. One of the big stories in HIV prevention this year has been the dramatic drop in HIV diagnoses being seen among gay men in HIV [...]

    2017-11-09 |


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