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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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  • Northern Ireland homelessness 'up by third' in five years

    The number of people deemed homeless has increased by 32% in the last five years, according to the Northern Ireland Audit Office. The report examines the problem and the action the government is taking to address it. Between 2012 and 2017 homelessness in Northern Ireland cost about £300m, the report found. Nearly 12,000 households - individuals and families - were accepted as homeless in 2016/17. The Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE)'s [...]

    2017-11-22 | bbc.com

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  • Don't give gran booze for Christmas: Health campaigners call for people to give older relatives 'company' rather than alcohol as drinking among the over-50s soars

    Whether it is champagne or whisky, a bottle of alcohol is often the go-to Christmas gift for people buying for their grandparents. But this year health campaigners are calling on people to re-think their gift ideas for the over-50s. Relatives are being encouraged to give their older family members ‘their company’ rather than alcohol as statistics reveal drinking among pensioners is on the increase. Research shows that for the first time in recent [...]

    2017-11-21 | dailymail.co.uk

     

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  • Ireland still paying price socially for economic crash, study finds

    Ireland, along with most EU member states, is paying the price socially for the economic crisis triggered in 2008, and has still not returned to the levels of “social justice” it enjoyed at that time, a new study finds. The report highlights a substantial gap between northern and southern Europe – in the crisis-hit countries in the south, an above-average proportion of children and young people remain at risk of poverty and social exclusion [...]

    2017-11-20 | irishtimes.com

     

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  • Children's exposure to secondhand smoke may be vastly underestimated by parents

     Four out of 10 children in the US are exposed to secondhand smoke, according to the American Heart Association. A new Tel Aviv University study suggests that parents who smoke mistakenly rely on their own physical senses to gauge the presence of tobacco smoke in the air. "This reliance on their own physical sensory perceptions leads to misconceptions of when and where children are exposed to tobacco smoke," says Dr. Laura Rosen of TAU's School [...]

    2017-11-17 | sciencedaily.com

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  • 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 | theguardian.com

     

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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 | phys.org

     

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