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Acute coronary syndrome in the elderly

This editorial refers to ‘Management and 6-month outcomes in elderly and very elderly patients with high-risk non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes: The Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events’, by G. Devlin et al., on page 1275.In the well developed ...

Report on the State of Men's Health across 17 European Countries

European Men's Health Forum Men's Health, Health Inequity  This publication examines a broad range of men's health issues and health inequalities throughout 17 European countries. Request Full Article Health Inequalities Research and Evalua ...

12-step programs for reducing illicit drug use

Bog, M. et al Drug use, Users Illicit drug abuse has serious and far-reaching implications for the abuser, their family members, friends, and society as a whole. Preferred intervention programs are those that effectively reduce illicit drug use and its ne ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

A cost-effectiveness analysis of school-based suicide prevention programmes.

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death among young people globally. In light of emerging evidence supporting the effectiveness of school-based suicide prevention programmes, an analysis of cost-effectiveness is required. We aimed to conduct a full ...

A longitudinal qualitative analysis of the lived experience of the recovery process in opioid-dependent patients post-detoxification.

The aim of the study was to gain an in-depth understanding of opioid-dependent patients' lived experiences post-detoxification. METHOD The study employed a naturalistic, observational longitudinal design, involving baseline screening and tracking of ...

Fuel Poverty and Policy in Ireland and the European Union

Healy, Jonathan; Public Policy; Fuel poverty; Ireland; Despite Government spending in excess of €63m per annum on income supplements to mitigate fuel poverty, almost one-in-ten Irish households suffer from persistent fuel poverty. This paper review levels ...

The Saving and Empowering Young Lives in Europe (SEYLE) Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT): methodological issues and participant characteristics

Carli V. et al Suicide, Suicide prevention, Self-harm, Mental health     Background: Mental health problems and risk behaviours among young people are of great public health concern. Consequently, within the VII Framework Programme, the European Commissio ...

Saving and Empowering Young Lives in Europe (SEYLE): a randomized controlled trial

Wasseman D. et al Suicide, Suicide prevention, Self-harm, Mental health Background: There have been only a few reports illustrating the moderate effectiveness of suicide-preventive interventions in reducing suicidal behavior, and, in most of those studies ...

Dietary intakes of Swedish children and adolescents: the European heart study

Patterson, Emma, (Thesis); diet; heart; young people; Sweden; Biology; What children eat is important both for their health now and for their risk of chronic non communicable diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, in the future. The diets of 1,121 chil ...

Impact of tobacco control policies on smoking prevalence and quit ratios in 27 European Union countries from 2006 to 2014.

. Ariadna Feliu, Fillipos T Filippidis, Luk Joossens, Geoffrey T Fong, Constantine I Vardavas, Antoni Baena, Yoladnda Castellano, Cristina Martínez, Esteve Fernandez. http://www.drugsandalcohol.ie/28618 Public 1 March 2018 Article National Drugs Library N ...