Tag Archives: WHO: World Health Organization

Obesity Risk a Dementia Time Bomb? (BBC News / UK Health Forum / European Congress on Obesity / NHS Choices / WHO / BMJ)

Summary Previous research in 2011 has shown that being overweight in middle age increases the risk of developing dementia. Data presented today at the European Congress on Obesity suggests slowing the rise in obesity could help to cut the rising rates of dementia. … Continue reading

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The European Health Report 2012 (WHO/Europe)

Summary This World Health Organisation (WHO), Regional Office for Europe, report covers the overall improvements to health in the WHO European Region, and analyses the health inequalities within and across countries. A road-map is provided to Europe’s health policy goal, … Continue reading

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Human Rights and Nursing (RCN)

Summary The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has produced a position statement outlining their standpoint on nursing, health and human rights. This document also outlines the legal and ethical background to this position. Full Text Link Reference Human rights and … Continue reading

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Mental Health Atlas 2011 (World Health Organization)

Summary This World Health Organization (WHO) report is the latest estimate of global mental health resources available to prevent and treat mental disorders. The WHO Mental Health Atlas 2011 has gathered data from 184 WHO Member States, covering 98% of … Continue reading

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European Report on Prevention of Elder Maltreatment (World Health Organization)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 12, July 2011]. Abstract Maltreatment of elders is pervasive throughout the WHO European Region according to this report. It is estimated that more than … Continue reading

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The mhGAP Evidence Resource Centre: Dementia (World Health Organisation)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 10, May 2011]. Abstract The mental health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP), launched in October 2010, aims to provide simple protocols and flowcharts which offer … Continue reading

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Dementia Epidemic Looms for Asia (World Health Organization)

Abstract Jane Parry and Cui Weiyuan report on how dementia is just starting to receive the attention it deserves in Asia. They mention a WHO initiative which is designed to en­courage countries to give mental health problems greater recognition. The … Continue reading

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