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13-14 September 2018, Odesa, Ukraine

David's blog #12

#12: Read All About It

Health sells, not just in terms of medical care or pharmaceuticals. News about health issues is a central staple of the mainstream media, all major newspapers and tv news programmes boast

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  • Are dementia-friendly communities the answer to isolation and stigma?

    There are estimated to be 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK. People with dementia, and those who support them, can easily become isolated because of the stigma and anxiety a diagnosis can provoke in themselves and those around them. What makes a dementia-friendly community? Respect, collaboration and support. Dementia is not curable and complicates many activities previously taken for granted. However, it doesn’t mean that people [...]

    2018-05-24 |


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  • Co-op to fight food waste with pre-closing time donation scheme

    The Co-op is to end “last-minute” sales of fresh produce to reduce the volume of edible food going to waste in its stores every day.Two hours before closing time, the national supermarket chain will remove items with a use by or best before date for that day, so they can be donated to thousands of charities and small community groups in time for them to be frozen or turned into meals. After a successful trial at 50 branches, the scheme will [...]

    2018-05-22 |


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  • More workers ask for mental health help

     More employees are approaching their managers with concerns around mental health, but most companies fail to offer appropriate training, research suggests. An Institute of Directors poll of 700 managers found four in 10 had been approached by staff with such a concern. That was up from just over a quarter in 2017.However, only 17% of firms offered mental health training for managers.Two thirds did not offer such training, while 17% said it was [...] 

    2018-05-16 |

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  • Alcohol and tobacco are by far the biggest threat to human welfare of all addictive drugs

    A new review published online today in the journal Addiction has compiled the best, most up-to-date source of information on alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug use and the burden of death and disease. It shows that in 2015 alcohol and tobacco use between them cost the human population more than a quarter of a billion disability-adjusted life years, with illicit drugs costing a further tens of millions. The largest health burden from substance [...]

    2018-05-14 |

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  • Child mortality rate 1.5 times higher in England than Sweden – and poverty is a key factor, researchers argue

    UPDATED: Children born in England are one-and-a-half times more likely to die before they reach the age of five than those born in Sweden, according to a new study published in The Lancet.Researchers from University College London and Sweden's Karolinska Institute found that while 19 out of 10,000 children born in Sweden between 2003 and 2012 died, in England the figure was 29 out of 10,000. They investigated children between the ages of two days [...]

    2018-05-11 |


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  • Suicide prevention 'not a top priority' in Scotland

    A leading charity dealing with suicide prevention has said the Scottish government is not treating the issue as a top priority. The Samaritans commissioned a poll which indicated 61% of people in Scotland have been affected by suicide. Almost 40% of those taking part said they would not know who to turn to if they were supporting someone in crisis. The Scottish government is drawing up a new prevention plan and said it was spending over £1bn [...]

    2018-05-09 |


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