Tag Archives: World Health Organization (WHO) Global Burden of Disease Database

Burden of Depressive Disorders: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (BBC News / PLoS Medicine)

Summary Depression is the second most common cause of disability worldwide (back pain being the primary cause), according to an international review of research. Experts urge that this disease should be treated as a public health priority globally. Read more: BBC News: Depression: ‘Second … Continue reading

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Global Study of Stroke Statistics: Stroke in Younger People Now More Common (NHS Choices / Lancet / Lancet Global Health)

Summary A major international research project – reviewing 119 studies (58 from high-income countries and 61 from low-income / middle-income countries) has discovered – amongst many other statistics – that the proportion of younger people affected by stroke is increasing. Stroke … Continue reading

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Two Recent “Behind the Headlines” Critical Appraisals (NHS Choices / Evolution, Medicine and Public Health / Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease)

Summary The NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” service produces regular critical appraisals of recent research into dementia-related topics which have appeared in the news. Here are two of these: The Association Between Economic Development, Sanitation, Cleanliness and the Estimated Prevalence of … Continue reading

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Priority Medicines for Europe and World Update Report 2013 (World Health Organization)

Summary The World Health Organization (WHO)‘s 2013 report for the European Commission is a contribution to the Horizon 2020 combined research programme for the European Union, and is primarily aimed at decision-makers in the European Commission, Parliament, and Council. The … Continue reading

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