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Global Burden of Disease (Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, 1990-2016) Study: 2018 Update (Lancet Neurology)

Summary An update to the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors (GBD) Study of 2016 has been published. The number of people living with dementia globally appears to have more than doubled between 1990 to 2016. “In the … Continue reading

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Global Burden of Disease Study: 2016 Update (Lancet)

Summary This year’s update to the Global Burden of Disease Study again includes trends for Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias, based on meta-analysis of prevalence studies. There was an increase of almost 40% in the total deaths from Alzheimer’s Disease … Continue reading

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The Impact of Cancer on the NHS: Fresh Approaches (BBC News / Macmillan Cancer Support / NHS England / British Journal of Cancer / NICE)

Summary Macmillan Cancer Support has made available a collection of the key evidence about the prevalence, needs and experience of people affected by cancer. Around 2.5 million people today are living with cancer in the UK. This figure has increased … Continue reading

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Statistical Focus on the Health and Care of Older People (HSCIC)

Summary The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) has published a summary of information about older people living in England. This collection of statistical information presents a broad picture of the health, care and wellbeing of older people in … Continue reading

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WHO’s World Cancer Report 2014 (BBC News / WHO / Cancer Research UK / British Journal of Cancer)

Summary The World Health Organisation (WHO) has predicted that the number of cancer cases will reach 24 million a year by 2035, due to demographic factors including population increases and an increasingly ageing population. The WHO recommends more focus on cancer prevention, … Continue reading

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UK Health Performance: the Global Burden of Disease Study (NHS Choices / Lancet / BBC News)

Summary Health outcomes have improved over the past 30 years in the UK, but these improvements have been out-performed in other developed countries. When considering the top-ten causes of premature death in the UK during 2010, many of these (heart … Continue reading

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Increasing Active Travel in Urban England and Wales: Potential Savings for the National Health Service (Lancet)

Summary This statistical study looks into the potential savings which increasing levels of walking and cycling in urban areas (i.e. reduced use of private cars and presumably motorised public transport) could bring about purely as a result of positive health … Continue reading

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