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Joint Report on Social Protection and Social inclusion, Pensions, Healthcare and Long Term care

For the first time Member States have submitted integrated National Reports on strategies for social inclusion, pensions, healthcare and long-term care.1 They have done so against the background of demographic ageing and intensified globalisation. They al ...

The EU Commission Joint Report on Social Inclusion

The main priorities identified by the National Strategy Report (NSR) remain the same as in 2006-2008 and include facilitating access to the labour market, eradicating child poverty, tackling discrimination and ensuring access to services. Gendered analysi ...

Holding the Line: Sweden's Efforts to Achieve Full Employment and Social Inclusion

Page 14 of AARP Summer JournalLabor force participation among those 50 and older is low in almost every European country. However, the reasons for that are different. In Sweden and Norway many people between ages 50 and 65 receive disability insurance. In ...

Self-rated health before and after retirement in France (GAZEL): a cohort study

Background Governments need to increase the proportion of the population in work in most developed countries because of ageing populations. We investigated longitudinally how self-perceived health is affected by work and retirement in older workers. Metho ...

Intergenerational Solidarity: the Way forward- Age Platform (EU)

A group of European NGO's have come together to call for 2012 to become the European Year of Active Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity. They will launch their proposal on Thursday 29th April, which is the second European Day on Solidarity betwee ...

Our shared responsibility- protecting the unborn baby from alcohol.

Today, MEPs together with Mr John Dalli, the Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy, discussed different ways to protect unborn babies from the negative effects of alcohol at the EU level. Mr Adam Fronczak, the Under Secretary in the Ministry of Heal ...

Long-term follow-up of a cognitive behavioral treatment program for obese children

Braet C and Van Winckel M A research paper describing a child obesity treatment program. This study presents a 4.6-year follow-up of children treated for obesity. The primary goal of the treatment program was to prevent further weight gain. In setting thi ...

Healthy ageing and home: The perspectives of very old people in five European countries

AbstractThis paper reports on in-depth research, using a grounded theory approach, to examine the ways in which very old people perceive healthy ageing in the context of living alone at home within urban settings in five European countries. This qualitati ...

Adolescent alcohol use and parental and adolescent socioeconomic position in six European cities.

Background: Many risk behaviours in adolescence are socially patterned. However, it is unclear to what extent socioeconomic position (SEP) influences adolescent drinking in various parts of Europe. We examined how alcohol consumption is associated with pa ...

Europe's Action Plan on Drugs: Cooperation and collaboration for the reduction of demand and supply.

Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre, Brussels Tuesday 7th November 2017 Public Policy Exchange Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre, Brussels Tuesday 7th November 2017 http://www.drugsandalcohol.ie/27769 Public 7 November 2017 Event National Drugs Library No 4676 ...

Alcoholic beverage preference and dietary habits in elderly across Europe: analyses within the Consortium on Health and Ageing: Network of Cohorts in Europe and the United States (CHANCES) Project.

INTRODUCTION: The differential associations of beer, wine, and spirit consumption on cardiovascular risk found in observational studies may be confounded by diet. We described and compared dietary intake and diet quality according to alcoholic beverage pr ...

A systematic review of hepatitis C virus epidemiology in Europe, Canada and Israel.

BACKGROUND AND AIM Decisions on public health issues are dependent on reliable epidemiological data. A comprehensive review of the literature was used to gather country-specific data on risk factors, prevalence, number of diagnosed individuals and genotyp ...

Pill testing kits, chill-out rooms and free water: How to reduce harm from taking drugs in nightclubs.

A new European guide on responding to drug problems was released..... Cormac Fitzgerald A new European guide on responding to drug problems was released..... http://www.drugsandalcohol.ie/28051 Public 25 October 2017 News National Drugs Library No 4676 0 ...

Progressive white matter impairment as a predictor of outcome in a cohort of opioid-dependent patient's post-detoxification.

White matter impairment is associated with opioid dependence. However, the specific neuropathology related to opioid dependence is still not fully understood. The main aims of this study were to: (1) assess the association between white matter impairment ...

Quality assurance in drug demand reduction in European countries: an overview.

. Marica Ferri, Sonia Dias, Alessandra Bo, Danilo Ballotta, Roland Simon, Giuseppe Carra. Research and Evaluation Report http://www.drugsandalcohol.ie/26376 Public 1 January 2018 Article National Drugs Library No 4676 0 1518695773 26376 No SUBSTANCE MISUSE ...

Smokers and ex-smokers have shared differences in the neural substrates for potential monetary gains and losses.

Despite an increased understanding of nicotine addiction, there is a scarcity of research comparing the neural correlates of non-drug reward between smokers and ex-smokers. Long-term changes in reward-related brain functioning for non-drug incentives may ...

How do individuals develop alcohol use disorder after bariatric surgery? A grounded theory exploration.

BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment for severe obesity. However, following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery, a small minority of patients develop new-onset alcohol use disorder (AUD), the aetiology of which is poorly under ...

Treatment for opioid use and outcomes in older adults: a systematic literature review.

. Anne Marie Carew, Catherine Comiskey. Research and Evaluation Report http://www.drugsandalcohol.ie/28129 Public 1 January 2018 Article National Drugs Library No 4676 0 1514902349 28129 No ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION;SUBSTANCE MISUSE;RESEARCH ...

Alcohol control policies and alcohol consumption: an international comparison of 167 countries.

BACKGROUND Alcohol control policy has a fundamental role in limiting negative health, economic and social harm caused by alcohol consumption. However, there is substantial international heterogeneity in country-level policy adoption, implementation and mo ...

Evidence from qualitative studies of youth about the impacts of tobacco control policy on young people in Europe: a systematic review.

Introduction A range of tobacco control policies endeavour to prevent smoking uptake in young people, yet relatively little is known about how such interventions impact young people's engagement with smoking. We reviewed existing qualitative evidence ...