TILDA – The Irish LongituDinal Study on Ageing

TILDA – The Irish LongituDinal Study on Ageing Intending to help make Ireland a better place to become older. TILDA report ‘Obesity in an Ageing Society’ Nearly four out of five adults over the age of 50 are overweight or obese and a similar proportion has an ‘increased’ or ‘substantially increased’ waist circumference. Just one…

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Economic burden of cancer across the European Union

Economic burden of cancer across the European Union: population based cost analysis Background In 2008, 2.45 million people were diagnosed with cancer and 1.23 million died due to cancer in the then 27 countries of the European Union (EU). The aim is estimating the economic burden of cancer in the EU. Methods In a population-based…

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Vulnerable people need fundamental attitude shift and service provision

Mental Health Europe (MHE) calls for social investment and a comprehensive EU strategy When dealing with the massive problem of the ever increasing poverty sweeping through Europe, it has become obvious that the so called austerity measures have perpetuated, rather than solved the economic and social crisis. The increase of homelessness is a dramatic proof…

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